How To Build A Rotary Engine: The ULTIMATE Guide

This week on Living With A Rotary, it's engine rebuild time, so here's how one of these magical motors gets put together!
Massive thanks to Rotary Revs!
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  • Josh was very thorough top mark's sounded clean, Alex on other had looked so bored maybe longest 7hrs of his life #initfortheendgame

    Choppa REChoppa REVor 8 Stunden
  • I have a feeling this tech makes all the same sound effects when hes all by himself. Great video

    T CT CVor 10 Stunden
  • why would you try to hyper mile a rotary it's like the worst engine to try that with

    Mikal StethemMikal StethemVor 10 Stunden
  • Strangely reminds me of a cooking channel

    JansonJansonVor 11 Stunden
  • I’d love to work with Josh, he seems like a cool dude!

    Grantas M.Grantas M.Vor 12 Stunden
  • no brapping you chickened out LOL awesome

    iwanta69rsiwanta69rsVor 14 Stunden
  • "Rob Dahm Liked This"

    JordanJordanVor 15 Stunden
  • What happened to phil?

    Hansel DiqueHansel DiqueVor 16 Stunden
  • Wow! I’ve never owned a rotary-engined car and probably never will, but this build-up was fascinating to watch and so educational! The Wankel is so utterly different- it was like watching an alien spaceship being repaired...and what an absolute pleasure to witness a true master craftsman take us patiently through each step along the process. Great job...I learned a lot about rotaries! (Back in 1975, my Dad was cross-shopping a new Mazda RX-4 rotary wagon with an Audi Fox wagon (aka Audi 80 Avant) for my Mom as a daily driver. Dad was an engineer and was fascinated with the rotary of course he checked them out... In the end, and perhaps because of the Oil Crisis and the known fuel mileage issues with Mazda’s rotary tech of the Mid-‘70’s, he went for the Audi option...but he was a VW man from the word ‘go.’ I haven’t seen a single example of either car for more than 30 years, so who can say..?) Great episode for learning! 👍

    Grant StanfieldGrant StanfieldVor 16 Stunden
  • Sounds smooth but smells spicy

    fabts4fabts4Vor 16 Stunden
  • This is some clever sh*t

    MrSnowGulMrSnowGulVor 16 Stunden
  • This is by far one of the best rotary build videos on DE-visions. Well done lads, so informative and entertaining.

    TclansTclansVor 17 Stunden
  • I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the best thing about Alex getting a rotary is that we all got to meet Josh. What a character! :)

    Brad LandersBrad LandersVor 18 Stunden
  • This man is awesome

    E39HansenE39HansenVor 19 Stunden
  • 31:08 he said bead of semen

    KaputPictures BroadcastKaputPictures BroadcastVor 19 Stunden
  • oh Felix 9 year olds come on

    Juraj KonečnýJuraj KonečnýVor 20 Stunden
  • Great episode!

    vlenhoffvlenhoffVor 20 Stunden
  • Was this filmed with forced perspective, like the hobbit scenes in lord the rings?

    Lewis MacKenzieLewis MacKenzieVor 20 Stunden
  • Step 1: Don't buy a rotary.

    Luca JLuca JVor 20 Stunden
  • Small comment on the Torrington bearing. The design comes from the town/small city of Torrington, Connecticut USA. Torrington back in the day was the silicon valley to all things bearings and part of the Naugatuck River Valley of manufacturing here in the state. (The wrist watch was another item to come from the area with Timex being founded in the city of Waterbury.) One of the other "famous" bearing manufacturers many recognize is Timken. They are a first class world supplier of all things bearings. A friend of mine's family has connections to the Timken family and from what I am told they are first class people. Great episode, I miss my 1987 RX-7 Turbo II sorely. Such a great engine design. I wish they kept refining it.

    JVielloJVielloVor 21 Stunde
  • Can't wait to buy a A90 Supra for 300 quid in 10 years!

    The Motorsport ArchivesThe Motorsport ArchivesVor 22 Stunden
  • Somehow I watched this entire clip, I don't even know how or when I got here, i'm into motorbikes. Rotaries seem hella sick though. Not really a car guy but this was interesting and pretty informative for someone who knows d**k about rotaries.

    Damien HammondDamien HammondVor 22 Stunden
  • You think we didn't see that handshake at the end Alex but we saw it... :D

    crisprappercrisprapperVor 22 Stunden
  • Those engines are truly a piece of art inside.

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  • Zoltan Speaks at 32:25

    CAPDude44CAPDude44Vor Tag
  • And yet. is there anything an owner can do - to prevent it from pissing itself in the next 50kmiles? they all die so damn fast. No matter the driving or the oil or the ambient air.

    Snowhite808Snowhite808Vor Tag
  • 'Smoove'

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm420mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm420Vor Tag
  • Awww yiiss, that 32:46 detail....

    Michał KurzykMichał KurzykVor Tag
  • in summary - rx7 needs a shitton of lube

    wakkadakkaifywakkadakkaifyVor Tag

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  • How much was the rebuild cause I thing I need one

    Aaron MackayAaron MackayVor Tag
  • This was soooo enjoyable to watch, the tech is awesome!!!!

    Val HallaVal HallaVor Tag
  • On this channel you can actually learn something about cars. Nice job, btw the engine purrs 👌

    Denis TahirovicDenis TahirovicVor Tag
  • The engine is literally 50% lube

    Two SetzTwo SetzVor Tag
  • This guy is the British version of Moog from mcm lol

    Jason ChenJason ChenVor Tag
  • 6:30 -- oof, his poor wrists... >_

    GarThor Son of OdinGarThor Son of OdinVor Tag
  • Never comment on videos, just thought I had to give this one the gratitude it deserves. Thank you for such an awesome and instructive video!

    Tristan MaltaisTristan MaltaisVor Tag
  • A lot of bolts and I know it takes time a little more time but I hope you started them by hand. Easy to cross thread when you just drop them in and use an impact drill.

    Horatio HuffnagelHoratio HuffnagelVor Tag
  • Go back to the list type vids

  • I miss hearing the beeeep of my Rx8 when it revd over 9k rpms. This about rotary for me was it was fast some days and slow some days. Weird engine had a mind of its own

    Good KrypolloGood KrypolloVor Tag
  • 18:05 I love how Josh is bending down and he's almost the same size as Alex ahah

    JustMeEmiliaJustMeEmiliaVor Tag
  • Sad that Brad Money Pitt didn't make it :(

    JustMeEmiliaJustMeEmiliaVor Tag
  • Gotta admit, this is the best series from CT. Great job👍 Don't forget your premix, big guy😊

    GimmeDatHemi !GimmeDatHemi !Vor Tag
  • The RX7 FD price is rising and once it peaks, the RX8 is next since it is a lot more affordable and more available parts. I will get a mint RX8 in the future, maybe even import one from Japan.

    MrMeoow91MrMeoow91Vor Tag
  • Josh needs his own show.

    Cameron JonesCameron JonesVor Tag
  • Loved this episode. 13:00 had me laughing

    RichieF85RichieF85Vor Tag
  • I still think Felix-Mac-Feely-Face was a better name :)

    Andrew NorrisAndrew NorrisVor Tag
  • 18:01 his glare lmao

    Curious AirlinesCurious AirlinesVor Tag
  • 12:40 Flagged for porn.

    Keld TundrakingKeld TundrakingVor Tag
  • "No Braps" "You tell people you're fine, but you're not fine...."

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How To Build A Rotary Engine: The ULTIMATE Guide