Well I have come full circle and am back where I started. Or SHOULD HAVE STARTED(After triple checking baffles, oil temp sender, verna, ect ect ect......). High Oil Temp, now let me see, either not enough air through the system or not enough ejected from the system?????
I was fooled in to believing my cooler was adequate because I absolutly knew for sure that Darwin Berrie had the same set up as me. An 8406R cooler. But not so fast. In this thread I finally paid attention to the fact that he in fact was running with the 8432R. See comment #4
So why is that so important? We both, if I am not mistaken, are running a Robbie Attaway inspired ECi engine setup. The main difference is, though, is he would argue, his third wheel is in the proper location. Darwin if your out there and have the time chime in and correct any fables I am telling. Also any data points that will help me would be appreciated.
So with the 8432R his oil temps are held at bay while mine are sky high with the 8406R.
So, I have had a number of conversations with the good folks at Pacific Cooler and am about to pull the trigger on their new and improved version of the SW 8432R. As a side note some of you may know that Pacific is now building and owns the rights to the AeroClassic line of oil coolers. They have built, tested, and are going to produce their 8432R Clone at a reduced price as compared to the SW 8432R.
The Clone is same height, same thickness, but is 1 inch wider than the 8406 This presened a problem of placing on the baffling behind #4. So I made a card board mock up and used that to see just where I could place it. I used this thread as my guide. See page 6 and 7 .......
My props control/Aux air would not allow a firewall install like David's, Absolutely no room available behind #3. Slight but minimal chance on the left side engine mount.....so back to Van's typical placement point. If I move it down an inch, back an inch, and to the left an inch it may just fit behind #4 on the baffles. Now I know that the firewall and engine mount offer an optimum location for vibration. But as mentioned I will not have that possibility. Plus, I kinda agree with Paul in this thread as to placement and potential outcomes. See #2
I have designed the mount and as soon as the cooler arrives I will fabricate it. Order up a new oil hose, and necessary fittings. Put it together and go fly.
Am I missing anything????????????
Brian cross those fingers .......
Frank @ 1L8 ... RV7A