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Submitted by No Rotor on Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 9:21pm

New to this engine type, I'm wondering, other than some oil consumption due to the inherent design, what are the long-term reliability issues with the rotary? What kind of scheduled (or otherwise) maintenance will one be looking at in 50-, 100-, 150-, 200 thousand miles? I've driven only Toyotas for 25 years, now, which have established a well-deserved low-maintenance track record for me.

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No Rotor
September 28, 2004 - 1:23am
My first car was an 1986 n/a turbo RX-7, and this car had 132k on it when I brought it. As far as maintenance I was told by a rotary shop guy that it is a must to change the oil every 3,000 miles or less. Also its really easy to change the oil on the old 7's. I recommend using 20w-50 oil and the alternators on the old 7 was the only part that went bad on my car. Also its a good idea to change the spark plugs every few months aswell. Although my 86' blew at 170k, I did start racing it heavily on the weekends. I hope this helped.
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