Oil Temp Lower with Wheel Pants
Y'alls advice and patience has produced good results. I finally completed my wheel pants and first flight with them was today. I gained 16 KIAS at 24 squared, 5000', and oil temp was 15 degrees lower.
45 total hours on airframe.
Speed increased from 142 KIAS to 158 KIAS and oil temps decreased from 214 to 199. OAT's were similar.
Still on mineral oil. Changed at 40 hours. I wasn't convinced oil consumption had stabilized but it appears to be holding around 6.25 quarts now.
Thanks for all the inputs.
EAA Chapter 343 (DTN)