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I would like to see a category for a series of lessons or videos that follows the Rotax 2 stroke maintenance schedule. For example, I'm trying to figure out the procedure for No. 6, inspect electric starter gear. The repair manual says what to inspect but doesn't describe the procdure, starting with removing the cover over the starter gear. What are the torque values for the bolts? I can't find that information in the maintenance or repair manuals. This is all new to me, so I expect I will have basic questions about every item on the list.

  • Re: 2 /stroke maintenance schedule

    by » one month ago


    Thanks for the suggestions. Which engine do you have?


  • Re: 2 /stroke maintenance schedule

    by » one month ago


    Thanks for responding. I have a Rotax 503 DCDI. The schedule I'm following is the one in the maintenance manual for engine types 447 UL SCDI, 503 UL DCDI, 582 UL DCDI and 582 UL DCDI Mod 99. FWIW, I've posted a couple of questions in the 2-stroke forum about maintenance schedule items, and I'm trying to use keywords in the title, including "maintenance schedule" with more specific terms like "V-belt tension." I don't know how much it helps with searches. I tried to add search tags but was unable.


  • Re: 2 /stroke maintenance schedule

    by » one month ago


    PS: For any unspecified torque values, just use the standard torque value for the size and grade of bolt you are torquing.

    Keep in mind that the maintenance manuals are intended to be used by trained mechanics, not by "lay people"...

    If you intend to do all of the maintenance on your ROTAX-powered aircraft by yourself, I would recommend that you take one of the iRMT "two-stroke maintenance" training courses.

    see this link:  https://rotaxirmt.com/scheduled-courses

     

     


  • Re: 2 /stroke maintenance schedule

    by » one month ago


    Thanks for the tip about torque values. Your response about the maintenance checklist seems inconsistent with everything else you offer on rotax-owner.com, which seems to be aimed at helping ordinary owners understand and maintain their engines. I agree some of the items on the maintenance schedule are more than I want to tackle without help, but many are pretty simple, once you know what you're doing. For what it's worth, I did take the 2-stroke IRMT course at LEAF, and it helped demystify the engine. It turns out that the two items that have stumped me involve aftermarket parts that we didn't cover. I learned through your forum that my starter is a GPL, not Rotax; I found the GPL installation manual online, and it had the torque values and other information. My other stumper was ball joint lubrication, which was confusing until I figured out that I have the ball joint conversion kit. These things are beyond the scope of my original suggestion, but I still think it would be helpful to your members, unless I'm the only one who isn't a technician. But it wasn't a demand, only a suggestion, and I appreciate your responsiveness


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