I thought they had an activa like consumption for oil too Jim, and rotor tips
They certainly did Dean and of course that was what broke NSU and Comotor, who made the engine for the GS Birotor and had planned to make the Wankel for the CX and subsequent Citroens. Mazda have got it pretty well cracked now though but the life of the Wankel is still not that of a piston engine...
Steve, what's a Miller Cycle? Is than an engine that runs on McDougall's finest? Or a bike a baker uses to get to work?
Been to Somerset today in the Activa. She ran like a Swiss watch and it was a very enjoyable drive; the roads were very quiet and almost devoid of HGVs
One interesting thing I've noticed is how cool the Activa now runs witrh her new rad. Whenever moving at above about 20mph the temperature gauge remains rock steady just below 80. It will rise a tad when stationary but when moving again the temperature soon drops back. Even if pushed hard it stays there rock steady..
This is the second Activa I've replaced the rad on. On the first I used an aluminium after-market job and following fitting it seemed to be just on the edge of capacity - certainly that one would never hold rock-steady as my current one does.
The difference is that this time I replaced the rad with a genuine Valeo copper-cored rad and it really does appear to have greater capacity than the aluminium ones. Anyone else noticed this?