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Old 02-23-2021, 08:06 AM
PhatRV PhatRV is offline
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The original Wankel design definitely has a lot of mechanical constraints compare to the reciprocating design. I am not sure if the Liquid Piston company put some thought into solving these other than curing the vexing apex oil seal problem by creating a reverse Wankel design. The original rotary also suffered from poor fuel efficiency and some argued the real reason was due to the strict emission standards.
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