What\'s the low down on the Rotary swap??
I'm looking to replace my 1.6 16 valve Sidekick engine for something with more power and torque?
I'm considering quite a few options but a 12A rotary does seem to have some advantages when compared with other options.
Aside from any reliability issues, what do you guys think about the power and torque characteristics of the rotary engine for 4wdriving? Some people say they are really peaky and others say that they have a really flat torque curve.
I don't want to go to a V6 as the only real option here in Australia is a buick based 3.8L cast iron engine backed by a T700 (too long and heavy!!!), but I'm having trouble finding a decent option in the 2-3L size with a 5speed or auto that is short enough to fit in a sammy. So any other suggestions??
'88 Sierra,16v efi 1.6L, 4.16 transfercase, Hilux diffs, 4.88 ratios, Locked rear, SPOA, 33" Swampers