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Old 09-14-2017, 11:42 AM
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Default Cowling Door installed

I bought the cowling door from the antisplat folks and installed it a few weeks ago (Back in august). It was pretty easy to install. I had it painted by GloCustom over at 52F.

I had some occasional hot oil that annoyed me. Always a summer time problem and mostly experienced up on the front range of colorado or other high altitude airports (field elevations > 6000 Ft with density altitude > 9000 ft)... when I would take off at greater than 90F full full, passenger and bags.

At lower altitudes(texas, ok, missouri) we would see high oil temps too but it took longer to get hot. So during the climb we would have to stop at an intermediate altitude and cool off.

I have performed several tests since I installed the door and it I am now able to make it all the way up to 13k without stopping. Whats even better is that when we level off, it only takes a few minutes(less than 10) to cool down from 210 to 190F or lower (oil). It has improved our hot oil situation and we are happy with the results. I'm sure these numbers will be different for you. Take em with a grain of salt and good luck.




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Old 09-14-2017, 04:37 PM
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Cool beans. I can't see the photos but I believe you. Your engine will thank you.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:40 PM
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Did the door change the CHTs?
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:32 PM
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Cool beans. I can't see the photos but I believe you. Your engine will thank you.
I had some trouble with the pictures. I think I got it them working. Maybe somebody else can let me know. I can see them on a different computer than the one I did the post...so I think they are visible now.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:34 PM
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I had some trouble with the pictures. I think I got it them working. Maybe somebody else can let me know. I can see them on a different computer than the one I did the post...so I think they are visible now.
I saw them this morning, but now I cannot.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:46 PM
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Did the door change the CHTs?
Gill...In the climb, the CHTs are more manageable too. In the past the CHTs would rise quickly as well, particuarly up in colorado on a hot day. When I tested the other day, my hottest CHT was 410 when I leveled off at 13K.

I feel much better about making a continuous climb to altitude now. :-)
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:49 PM
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Default Dang pics..

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I saw them this morning, but now I cannot.
Thanks Carl.... I work on fixing them.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:01 PM
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Thanks Carl.... I work on fixing them.
Both are showing now!
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:01 PM
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Default Got the pics working

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Thanks Carl.... I work on fixing them.
I got the pictures working. If anybody has an issue seeing them, let me know. :-)
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the report.
Nice pictures too.
Any thoughts on installing two, one on each side?
If one is good, two might be better?
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