LOW-TEMPERATURE STARTING EXPERIMENTS WITH A MAZDA ROTARY ENGINE

A study of the low-temperature cranking and starting characteristics of the Mazda engine is described. Measurements were made at around -10 degree F, using a Mazda R-100 car in a cold room. Cranking speed was found to vary inversely with the viscosity of the oil in the sump and to be independent of the viscosity of the seal lubricant. Compression pressure was proportional to cranking speed. A brief investigation was also made of an apparent icing problem which hindered starting of the Mazda engine at low temperatures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Brown, E A
    • Heithaus, J J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No 74
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM