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    Riva Thermostat instructions are WRONG

    Well just put on the BKIT and riva 158 degree thermostat setup and the thermostat housing was leaking like a sieve. The ORING should be installed on the BILLET hose intake cone first BEFORE inserting the intake cone into the thermostat housing. The instructions say to simply lay the ORING on top of the thermostat and THEN snap in the hose intake piece into the housing. Well I did it THEIR way and ONCE the thermostat opened up it leaked like a sieve. I would ALSO silicone the INSIDE of the snap ring that goes over the outside of the thermostat (it is the billett retainer ring piece).


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    What does the b kit have to do with it or do you mean you installed both at the same time?

    Personally I had heard they leaked and went with a rotax one despite the price difference

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    I had the Riva Kit and it leaked, I went with the Rotax kit with much better results

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    Thumbs up

    I eliminated. I`m AOK boyz.

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    hoss,are u saying you have no thermostat at all in ur ski ?ur basicly letting water run strait thru ? if so ,how did u seal up the thermo housing cap ? & did u get any performance gains?

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    i'll give my opinion... i dont think a thermostat does JACK in a hot climate. if u ask me, once u get going, that engine is getting so hot that i dont care what thermostat u have it's gonna be open the entire time bc these fuggers get hot running at 8000+ rpms with boosted intake air.

    the difference is gonna be in colder climates..

    1. ski with 180 degree t-stat
    2. ski with 158 degree t-stat

    if it's cold out, ski #1 waits until 180 degrees to open and then flows... ski #2 opens sooner @ 158 degrees so with cold temps it MIGHT have the opportunity to regulate the temp a few degrees lower than ski #1... but just a few degrees if u ask me...

    it's a pyscological thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by breister04rxp
    hoss,are u saying you have no thermostat at all in ur ski ?ur basicly letting water run strait thru ? if so ,how did u seal up the thermo housing cap ? & did u get any performance gains?
    Correct,,do a search for A/F bung installation in this form,,,its in there with pics and the epoxy I used. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS
    Correct,,do a search for A/F bung installation in this form,,,its in there with pics and the epoxy I used. Works great.
    HOSS: I couldn`t find that post, where is it...PR...

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    i couldnt find anything eather ,hoss could u post some pics please

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    its in this forum,,,called A/F Bung install,,,just gotta look through the thing and the pics are there.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5420

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