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Rotax 582 spark plug gaskets

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Do you guys remove the spark plug gasket on the spark plugs with the CHT sendors? If so how do you get those gaskets off. I remember reading somewhere about them being removed. I can't find anything on it now.

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Take them off with a pair of wire cutters. There's probably a easier way but that's how I do it .

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You do have a 582 if I'm remembering right.  Most water cooled engines use the water temp instead of the CHT temp like you would if it was air cooled.  JImChuk

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I have both on mine and it's a 582

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I have both on mine and it's a 582

What do your CHTs run when you are showing 170 or so water temp?  JImChuk

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I can't even remember my plane has been down for way to long. I do remember having my max line marked and they were always in the middle of the gauge. I had the cheek radiators for that though. Now with the radial cowl and different cooling system I'm not sure . I'm still working on getting a stator for my motor and getting back in the air and as soon as that happens I'm sure I'll be watching my gauges like a hawk the first couple flights. 

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I never did understand the purpose of a CHT on a 582. My 503 CHTs run about 350 to 400 F with a maximum limit of 480.  Minium before take off is 200.  Dave lockwood gave me a free Rotax hat for knowing that.

Rotax lists the CHT on a 582 as optional.  http://www.ultralightnews.com/rotaxinfo/rotax582.html

Normal: 110 C - 130 C or 230 F - 270 F
Maximum: 150 C or 300 F
Max. Difference: 10 C or 45 F
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My mkIV came with both so I figure I'll keep it that way. If one goes out at least I have a backup for my temps. I always had both cht and water temp on all of my planes . It all comes from my dad who always told me you can't pull over in the air . 

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