My oil temp is real high.  I'm thinking of adding an oil cooler.  Any ideas?

I've checked into the coolers on Aircraft Spruce.  Pricey.  Is any oil filter adapter for the oil cooler the best way to go?  If you are able to call in the next few days, I can start to order parts.

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I would verify that it is actually high or a faulty gage first

Hi John, I agree with Buddy about checking your gauge accuracy, there are a number of approaches to this but I chose to use a pan of vegetable oil on a hot plate along with a known accurate digital thermometer.  I suspended the oil sender unit in the vegetable oil and stabilized the temperature at 220F.  I compared the values at a couple of different temperatures (200F, 220F, and 240F to check gauge linearity) and found I needed to calibrate my MGL PFD to my sender.  Mine was originally reading 50F high!  If your gauge checks out we can move on to some other ideas.  

I have a 7 year MGL unit too. I feel I need to add an oil cooler. The engine is a rebuilt and I don’t want to get it too hot. We are at 7000 feet at KFLY. Any thoughts on installation?
Thanks for the comments so far. Good advice.


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