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Old 01-17-2022, 09:41 AM
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Default Show me your Firewall mounted oil cooler (RV-7)

Hey all,

I am installing piston skirt squirts in my Parallel Valve, IO-360 engine and from what I hear, I need to change my oil cooler from the baffle mounted style to another type.

I am aware of the Showplanes style, but am leaning towards the firewall mounted RV-10 (VA-186) setup.

Questions:

1) does the VA-186 fit on the RV-7 firewall adequately?
1b) if so, pictures would help in positioning it correctly. Please provide...

2) In keeping with this RV-10 mount, I plan on using the EA OIL COOLER 20006A with it, as provided from Vans and would like to know if anyone with this setup is willing to share empirical data with regard to oil cooling performance.

Thank you in advance.

John
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:57 AM
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Well, ain't no -7 (almost), nor a VA-186, but a Positech P20002C, might give you some idea. The cooling was too effective, and I've since installed a shutter which works pretty good.
Finding real estate on a firewall is usually the bigger challenge, but I would never install an oil cooler on the engine baffles.
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Old 01-17-2022, 10:09 AM
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That's how mine is set up. RV10 mount, ccooler and a 4" butterfly valve. I installed nutplates for the mount in case I needed to work in the space. The cooler can be unbolted and the mount removed.
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Old 01-17-2022, 10:28 AM
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Hey all,

I am installing piston skirt squirts in my Parallel Valve, IO-360 engine and from what I hear, I need to change my oil cooler from the baffle mounted style to another type.

I am aware of the Showplanes style, but am leaning towards the firewall mounted RV-10 (VA-186) setup.

Questions:

1) does the VA-186 fit on the RV-7 firewall adequately?
1b) if so, pictures would help in positioning it correctly. Please provide...

2) In keeping with this RV-10 mount, I plan on using the EA OIL COOLER 20006A with it, as provided from Vans and would like to know if anyone with this setup is willing to share empirical data with regard to oil cooling performance.

Thank you in advance.

John
My 2 cents...I tried to do this but I could not get the SW8432R to fit on the FW with the mount. There isn't enough room to fit everything without serious fw point relocations. Many may say "sure it does" BUT those are mostly -A models. The -A model engine mounts are trussed differently than the TD's, changing the option of a FW mounted OC tough to accomplish. I finally mounted mine in the stock location off #4's rear baffle. Yes the corner has been reinforced to aid in crack prevention.
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Old 01-17-2022, 10:45 AM
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https://vansairforce.net/community/a...1&d=1642441173

It’s a tight fit but worked on a angle for me.

Here’s how I did mine. I can control the temperature in the winter to run at 180F and in the summer never see more than about 190F
(Parallel valve IO-360)

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Old 01-17-2022, 02:52 PM
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For my 200HP, IO-360-A1B6 (Angle Valve - Piston squirter equipped) I mounted a SW 8406R on the firewall. After a couple of flights, I wanted a bit more cooling margin so I upgraded to a SW 10599R -- I just had to remake the diffuser.

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Old 01-17-2022, 05:10 PM
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This is on a 6A, 7 row cooler with a throttle:
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:42 PM
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This is what I did for my RV6 I’m building. O-360-A1A. It worked well on my first RV6, so here I go again. Easy to install and plenty of room.
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Old 01-18-2022, 09:21 AM
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This is on my 8 . 13 Row Oil Cooler on its own mount .
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Old 01-18-2022, 01:51 PM
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As the -8’s firewall is smaller than the -7’s, the “real estate” was an issue and i ended up putting a 20006’er on the engine mount.

IO-360 with squirters. Had too high oil temps, now it is more than adequate. I installed a shutter, works perfect.
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