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Old 12-07-2012, 09:50 AM
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Default What am I missing here - -

the Thermostasis Oil temp control works perectly. http://thermostasis.com/

Cuts warm up to minimum. Was written up many times in the past.

? ? ? ? ?

John Bender

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:09 AM
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Default Oil Cooler Cover

I made an aluminum cover to block off part of the oil cooler in below freezing temperatures.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:11 PM
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I have the oil thermostat 209F and a metal flap like Joe made for temps under 35F. Oil temps are nice and toasty.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:47 PM
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Default Oil cooler shutter

Finished installing the Oil Cooler Shutter.

I used the an3 bolts on the top and added 2 cowling guides on the bottom. I needed to grind one side so they would fit with the slope of the bottom cowl.




Created a frame for the shutter sold by Vans


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I forgot to take pictures of the cable placement inside the cabin. I mounted the two cables on the pilots left side under the panel next to the air intake, one for the radiator baffle and the other for the oil cooler shutter.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:14 PM
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Default Dave the innovator!

Great Job David and Dave!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:38 AM
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Oh yeah, very nice job! Much more elegant than my fixed plates covering half of the two coolers. They help a lot, but it would be nice to have something adjustable. Also would be nice to have a coolant temp gauge so radiator could be adjusted using more than CHT as a guide. Maybe a project for next year.........
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:42 AM
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the Thermostasis Oil temp control works perectly. http://thermostasis.com/

Cuts warm up to minimum. Was written up many times in the past.

? ? ? ? ?

John Bender
Does the Rotax not have a Vernatherm like our Lycomings? If not, this little unit looks really good.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:55 AM
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Does the Rotax not have a Vernatherm like our Lycomings? If not, this little unit looks really good.
No it does not have one.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:36 AM
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Cool Thermostat problem

I am probably the only forum member to have a problem with the thermostasis unit. Installed, one, oil warmed up very quickly, and as soon as the unit opened (210 deg) my oil pressure dropped to about 15 pounds. Shut down checked everything, no leaks. Repeated process several times, same result. Checked the oil line routing and posted pictures so those who had already installed one could check, looked OK to everyone. Removed thermostat, everything normal. Reinstalled thermostat (more oil, more purging the system) and had the identical problem. Contacted manufacturer who insisted that the problem COULD NOT BE with their device. Sent photos, they OK'd the oil line installation. After much discussion they refused to exchange my unit for another one but finally did agree to refund my purchase price -- (go fiugure that one out!) but not the money to send it back. That left me holding the bag for a bunch of oil line and firesleeve and waiting for the oil to warm up.

That said, others have had great success with theirs and I might have a happy story if they'd been willing to simply exchane the unit for another one.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:43 PM
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Default Hey Wayne - -

no idea why you had a problem. Could you post a picture again of the installation. I never bleed mine. Just turn over with a set of plugs out, and it bleeds itself. I also take the cooler off each time to get a complete oil change.

Trying to help. I remember you talking about this. Wish you were closer, I'd like to see what is happening. Might be because you are trying to "pre-bleed" the hoses. Let the pump pull the oil thru the system. It takes all the air out that way.

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