FlyingMonkey Posted July 1, 2016 Report Share Posted July 1, 2016 It's the height of the oppressively hot and humid Georgia summer, and I just wanted to check in and see if my temps are normal for the conditions. The other day I was flying at 1800ft MSL in 93-94°F OAT. In cruise at 5200-5300rpm, my oil temp was 240°F. Going faster raised it a bit, slowing down didn't seem to help much. It was pretty steady about 240-242°F depending on engine rpm. I'm sure I could have climbed up to cooler air and been fine, but given conditions I would have had to make a slow and/or step climb. Yesterday in 88°F OAT at ~1500-1800ft MSL I was seeing around 230°F much of the time at 5000-5200rpm. I slowed down to keep pace with my buddy in a slower plane at 70-80 knots and 4000rpm, and my temps came down to 200°F or less. Speeding back up made them creep back up to 220-230°F (by then the sun was going down and it was cooling a few degrees). A week or two back I was taking off to fly home in later afternoon from a fly-in. OAT 91-92°F, and in a climb at WOT the temp was 240-245°F. I climbed to 4500rpm where the OAT was around 72°F and leveled off. My temps slowly came back down and settled around 215-219°F. So what do ya'll think? Yes it's been very hot here, and the humidity makes it even worse. But my temps feel a little on the high side, but that might be paranoia talking. Opinions or suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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