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WTF?!?!? You guys don't know about the ATF trick? or the Water trick? well what you do is take out your spark plugs and then fill each rotor with a Table spoon of Automatic Transmission Fluid. Then disable your engines ability to start and crank the motor a few times. let it sit overnight, then go out next morning and crank it a few more times. Then put everything back in place and start your motor. After you start it proceed to the nearest phone and call your local fire dept. cause that bitch is gonna SOMKE!!!!!!!
Now for my answer to the others. Nothing is wrong with the motor i just know that the rotaries LOVE ATF baths because it restores your lost HP. Plus this car is a 93 with 90k original miles on it. the turbos blew on it so i figured he should do it to clean out his motor. I mean I have a 2nd gen 87 and i do it like every 2 months to keep my car running nice and smooth. and man can you notice the difference.
I did it to my 3rd gen to unflood the engine and get it running again. Worked great. I am not about to do it all the time and no, I would not recommend doing it all teh time. It helps clean out carbon deposits but so does running it hard. I would search, I know this has been talked about b4.
The ATF thing is good for unflooding an engine and unsticking the apex seals if they are caked with so much crap that the springs aren't pushing them out anymore.... 3rd gens generally don't flood and don't last long enough to have stuck seals, therefore, it doesn't do them a whole lot of good.
That said, if an FD was experiencing one of those problems, the ATF flush would work just as good on it as it would on an FC or 1st gen
driving for long distances and times helps to clear out carbon build up as does driving it hard. Hmmm, would i rather be out driving my car or at home pulling plugs and trying to get ATF into the combustion chamber.