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Old 01-23-2011, 08:46 PM   #11
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Default Re: 582 coolant thermostat

I am having problems finding the thermostat for my 582 grey head, the rotax dealership sold me a thermostat for a 583 but that did not fit . The part number that was mentioned #18-3558 I cannot get from our napa dealer and did a little research online. The number seems to bring up a thermostat for marine engines, is this the same thermostat you guys are using? Also does it fit into the existing outlet housing on the 582, thanks for any input. In the mean time I'll keep using the duct tape to block off part of the rad.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:37 PM   #12
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The #18-3558 thermostat will fit. It is a NAPA # for US NAPA's and yes it is for marine engines. Mine works fine. If you do not have a thermostat now you will also need to get the proper gasket to fit the thermostat.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:30 PM   #13
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Great thanks for the info Pieter, A friend and me are talking about a flight up to Smithers in his Luscombe and me in the Kitfox 2 on skis,from 100 Mile House, If we make it maybe we might have to stop in and check out your Kitfox 4.Were did you order yours from?

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #14
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I ordered my thermostat from our local NAPA in town. They had no issues. It took a couple of 4 days to get.
Our runway here is not maintained so there is about 2' of snow on it. I have asked the district if they would plow it but no luck. I have ordered some skis but do not have them yet so I am grounded for awhile. If you guys have skis and do stop I can meet you and drive you into town if you need.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #15
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Thanks Pieter,found one today at the local marine place,is the gasket like a large O ring that fits in were the thermostat sits? If we decide to go up there I let you know, hope you get your ski's soon its alot of fun with them.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #16
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Yes it is a flat sided ring. They are a special design with a grove to hold the thermostat. You will need one to install your thermostat. I got mine at Rotech Research Canada Ltd in Vernon BC. 1 250 260-6299.
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