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johnbirchjar
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rotation

Post by johnbirchjar » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:41 pm

Hi guys,engine rotation, clock or anti-clock when out of the frame for long periods?J.B.

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Re: rotation

Post by johnbirchjar » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:26 am

Come on guys exclaim,I'm sure one of you must have had an engine out of the frame and had turn it over to spread the oil around wink,J.B.

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Re: rotation

Post by Charles Wilson » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:05 am

OK, JB, I'll take a shot...

Since the Apex Seals always run Unidirectional you should rotate the engine in that same direction that the Rotor spins when the engine is running.

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Re: rotation

Post by Anthony Duffield » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:06 am

John,

I see what you mean.

I turn my engine in both directions, why? because if you oil the rotors via the spark plug holes and turn it in its normal direction some the oil drops directly into the exhausts, so I also turn the engine in the opposite direction so that the oil get carried around the engine before reaching the exhausts.

Hopes this makes sense

BTW I also put a little oil down the air inlets

And finally when looking at the flywheel the normal direction of rotation is CCW

Tony

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Re: rotation

Post by johnbirchjar » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 am

Charlie,I have no idea which direction the engine turns when running red face.hence the question.J.B.

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Re: rotation

Post by johnbirchjar » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:24 am

Thanks Tony,(I guess it must be OK to turn the engine both ways?)How often have you done this?J.B.

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Re: rotation

Post by Charles Wilson » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:08 am

johnbirchjar wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 am
Charlie,I have no idea which direction the engine turns when running red face.hence the question.J.B.
Point to Intake Port. Move finger around Housing, the long way 'til you get to the Exhaust Port. That's the direction the rotor spins.

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Re: rotation

Post by Anthony Duffield » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:45 am

John,

I oil and turn the engine every 3 to 4 weeks

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Re: rotation

Post by johnbirchjar » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 am

Once a month exclaim,wow, I bet the old girl really smokes when you eventually fire her up cool(especially if the engine has been out of the frame for about a year wink)J.B.

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