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Old 10-03-2017, 06:11 AM
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Default Prepping the oil sump for Reiff install

Hi all,

I want to install the Reiff oil heaters on my O-360 A1A. I installed the cylinder bands last year.

The Reiff instructions say to remove any "anodizing" and paint from the sump's surface then clean with Acetone.

I confess my ignorance: are oil sumps aluminum and are they anodized?

If so what should be used to remove that?

And if you remove paint/anodizing from the sump on an area larger than the
glue surface of the heating pad, is that exposed surface now susceptible to corrosion? If so, what's the best way to seal it? Some of the Epoxy?

Thanks
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:54 PM
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I bought myself a Christmas present; an insulated engine cover from Aircraftcovers.com.
The red bag is the storage bag.
I'm really impressed by the quality and fit (even a protrusion for the exhaust). The Reiff preheater is switched by a WiFi switch (DRH-704 ~ €35,-). Will take some temperature measurements next week.







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Old 12-30-2019, 06:58 AM
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The reflective N-number is just the icing on a very nice cake.
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:52 AM
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Nice floor! Can you tell us about your WiFi switch?
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:35 AM
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The reflective N-number is just the icing on a very nice cake.
For just $20,- extra ;-) The cover is not cheap but it's really a beautiful cover


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Can you tell us about your WiFi switch?
I initially was looking for a switch with a GSM sim. Thoose switches are more expensive and you need an extra sim card. The company selling thoose switches came with this solution. You only need Wifi in the hangar, no ports forwarding or oher network stuff etc. The switch is controlled with an IOS/Android app. This switch is 240V btw. Works awesome
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:14 PM
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Iíll butt in hereÖ. I have a cell phone relay switch because I canít get a WiFi signal at the hanger. If youíre one of the lucky ones who has a strong WiFi signal then I suspect this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sonoff-Swit...8AAOSwj~VcmErZ would work just fine. Rated at 2200 watts so it will operate an engine preheater.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:14 AM
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Iíll butt in hereÖ. I have a cell phone relay switch because I canít get a WiFi signal at the hanger. If youíre one of the lucky ones who has a strong WiFi signal then I suspect this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sonoff-Swit...8AAOSwj~VcmErZ would work just fine. Rated at 2200 watts so it will operate an engine preheater.
Personally for something like this I'd spend a couple extra bucks to get a trusted name brand from a reputable source, and look for the UL listing. Just watch Big Clive on YouTube tear down some of these eBay "Chinese automatic house ignitors," as he calls them.
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