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lukejb 01-16-2022 05:59 PM

Help with Oil Cooler Selection for RV8 w/ Angle Valve IO-360
 
I am needing to change out oil cooler on my RV8 and trying to see what the best option is. I am in Texas so optimum cooling is important. I was running a PosiTech 4215 mounted to baffling behind #4 before it broke a flange. Searched through the VAF archives on this first but most of the threads I found were pre 2010 and many of these coolers like PosiTech and Harrison are no longer around.

I was looking at the Aero Classics HE Series Part #8001599 (8 row 6" long core) this is an $875 unit. From my understanding this is a former Stewart Warner unit that is now Aero Classics.

There was also an Aero Classics Remote Mount 9 Row Part #8000074 for around $390.

Both of these look very similar. From all I can tell the HE series is a "Bar & Plate" design and the Remote Mount is a "Drawn Cup". Not exactly sure of the difference and if one is much more superior to the other.

Does anyone have any experience in using either of these in a hot climate and have any recommendations for io-360 angle valve?

N82VM 01-16-2022 06:15 PM

Just bought mine from Pacific Oil Coolers. #8001599, For a parallel valve. Give them a call. Wayne explained everything in detail. He’ll get you set up. The HE line are most like the original Stewart Warner. Higher quality, better fin material.

Nick 01-16-2022 06:38 PM

Airflow X Series 2006X

Best cooler I've found yet.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...sOilCooler.php

PN: 08-06154

pilotkms 01-16-2022 07:10 PM

Wayne knows oil coolers. Bought mine from him (Pacific Oil Cooler) years ago. 9 row, 8001689. Firewall mounted using the RV10 mount. Rare to see my oil temp exceed 190. And only if extended climb midsummer.

Walt 01-16-2022 07:40 PM

Just for ref this is the one I use for HC 370 with piston squirters, works great but mounted on the firewall now.
Aero Classis HE
10611R 8001649 11 ROW 6" LONG CORE, 08-07432
$875.00

Rallylancer122 01-16-2022 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick (Post 1582594)
Airflow X Series 2006X

Best cooler I've found yet.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...sOilCooler.php

PN: 08-06154

I'll second this. I used a Showplanes style mount.

https://showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/OCM-8.html

Wayne at Aero Classics was great on a bigger cooler for my Cardinal, and he sent me a bunch of options for my RV8. However the 2006x is a monster. I wanted the biggest baddest cooler I could find, and 2 years ago this was it.

scsmith 01-17-2022 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick (Post 1582594)
Airflow X Series 2006X

Best cooler I've found yet.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...sOilCooler.php

PN: 08-06154

This is essentially the same cooler that Vans sells for the RV-10 and the angle-valve engines. I made a firewall mount similar to the RV-10 mount but with the angle adjusted to align with the engine mount tubes.

Be sure to supply it with plenty of air. 4" Scat tubing, and a good diffuser transition from the 4" duct to the cooler box.

PhilCobbin 01-17-2022 12:11 AM

I did an IO-540 cooler on firewall...emphasis firewall...it's too big for mounting on the back side of the cylinder. That said put a 30 degree down extension on exit ramp from cowling. That exit ramp/cowl flap did the trick. And My bird flies at high density altitude. Good luck.

calpilot 01-17-2022 02:19 PM

My advice.... stay with a Stewart Warner clone available from Pacific Oil Cooler, you will write one check, and never worry again about Oil temps! The SW is about 30% more efficient than most of the "others".

DAR Gary

pilotkms 01-17-2022 02:32 PM

How do u drain it ??
 
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