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Bluehead 582 anyone got a cost on one recently

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The 8 plus, say 8.5 was for the lot but not instruments I think and not incl freight but that's only about $130. Even so I've been looking for best possible cost to try and make something of this cheap 2 seat concept and get back to ultralight basics.. in which case, if you're not in a big hurry you can save around 20% off that if you buy a 'better than new' from Rotax Rick in US and the rads and exhaust from the US eBay site and get it all freighted by economy FedEx - note - their economy service!

 

 

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No such thing as a core, they always come with carbies. 5k from Flood new with 3month/50 hr warranty. Or $4k new and/or remanufactured from Rotax Rick (plus $300 freight) with lifetime warranty to plus 50% TBO (750hrs?)... Rotax Rick is something else, worth checking...

 

 

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No such thing as a core, they always come with carbies, 5k from flood with 3 mth/50hr warranty. Or 4k plus $300 freight from Rotax Rick remanufactured with TBO (600hrs+) warranty! Rick is something else, worth checking!

 

 

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No such thing as a core, they always come with carbies, 5k from flood with 3 mth/50hr warranty. Or 4k plus $300 freight from Rotax Rick remanufactured with TBO (600hrs+) warranty! Rick is something else, worth checking!

Sorry to butt in here, but where do you get the 600hrs/750hrs from.

 

AFAIK, TBO on a 582 is still 300hrs. Plus 50 per cent equals 450hrs.

 

Or am I missing something?

 

 

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Sorry to butt in here, but where do you get the 600hrs/750hrs from.AFAIK, TBO on a 582 is still 300hrs. Plus 50 per cent equals 450hrs.

 

Or am I missing something?

Not sure, I might have mixed something up, I haven't had a 2T for many a year and I thought the 582 TBO was 450. I was talking to Rick and he mentioned 50% increase in TBO, so perhaps that was to 450 rather than from 450. I do remember he said folks were running them over 600hrs though, so I guess that's 'on condition'.

 

All that said I'm surprised the 582 TBO is so low. I used to run 503s to around 700 once they fitted the dog clutch to the gearboxes and the cranks stopped breaking.

 

 

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There are many stories of 582's going well beyond TBO...unfortunately not from me....

Andy

We have two of them in our hangar, one with 900+ and the other on 760. Both still running like clockwork.

 

The official TBO in the Rotax 582 manual is 300hrs, however I see that one of the biggest french authorised repair centres tells people to bring 582's for overhaul at 450hrs

 

 

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Don't buy anything but the total bit. Most carbs are exhibiting some wear/damage and getting the muffler etc means you start off with a known quantity. all new and matched. I think all the 582's are oil injected now. 8.5 k sounds about right, but that should be the top because I can't see why an engine that has been around for as long as this has, unchanged, should go up in price. The A$ is good so... Floods are the importers, I guess they have a monopoly. Nev

 

 

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