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.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Brown, E A
- Heithaus, J J
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Compression; Crankcases; Icing; Ignition; Low temperature tests; Lubrication; Rotary engines; Sumps; Viscosity
- Old TRIS Terms: Compression ratio
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00264119
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No 74
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM