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Rotax 582 long time not started.

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:30 pm
by cjkrit
Due to circumstances my PPC with Rotax 582 bluetop was not used for several months- like 7 or so.
Any special precautions when I start her up now for the first time?
Advice will be appreciated.

Re: Rotax 582 long time not started.

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:01 pm
by ICEMAN
Hi cjkrit

when mine stands for a while i ensure to turn the motor by hand (mags off) for a good couple of turns just to get the parts moving again and some lubrication distributed. Additionally make sure your air filters are cleaned as they can accumulate a lot of dust; drain and check the carb bowls a few times to ensure clean fuel is primed through the system. Also replace your fuel filter as they can dry out in addition to replacing old fuel in your tank, Remove and clean/ replace your plugs to ensure they dont have any rust on the tip. If your radiator coolant has a probability of being old and possibly has sediment then flush the entire systems and refill... lastly if you have a battery it will likely need a good charge.

hope this helps
regards
Stan

Re: Rotax 582 long time not started.

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:51 pm
by cjkrit
Hi,
Thanks this will most definately help me.
Much appreciated

Re: Rotax 582 long time not started.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:09 pm
by spatz
Mine stood for 5 years in a barn after the owner was killed in another trike. Turned it over primed it and it started 4th pull, ran for 10 hours (flying ) bearing checked all good , monitored it for the next 50 hours, no change now has close on 200 hours. and still going strong.
Keven