Jim Meade Posted November 28, 2011 Report Share Posted November 28, 2011 I recently flew from Denver to eastern Iowa. The flight was initially in the clear at 7500, then 5500, then under a deck at 3,000. OAC in the clear was 3C and under the deck -3C. Oil temperature initially was about 175F, and under the deck got down to 150F. As a side note, the cabin temps with the heater wide open were a bit cooler than comfortable. I checked today and the cabin temp control does seem to be moving the flap properly. I have an oil thermostat I intend to install this winter when I do some other work. My impression is it will bring the oil up to about 190F where it is safe to operate, as in warming for takeoff, but it will not by itself really keep the oil at 200F or over where some would prefer to see it run. Comments on those two temps are welcome. If the oil thermostat is not the only or best answer, is air restriction an option? How large an air dam should be installed, where and how is it fastened on? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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