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Offline allen

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Oil Cooler needs replaced.
« on: January 27, 2008, 10:54:37 PM »
Went for a short hop around the pattern just to get the motor warmed up. After I landed I found a bit of oil streaking out from the oil cooler. I may need to replace it, just to error on the side of safety since from a quick look it appears that a leak has developed in the core. Iím a big fan of doing things once so I would like to replace it with the highest quality cooler available. Any recommendations? It is going on a Lycoming O-320 160hp motor.

Also can anybody out there recommend a good Glider tape for sealing up seams?
Allen
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1998 O-320 160HP
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Oil Cooler needs replaced.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 11:06:08 AM »
Hi Al

I got mine from Wicks nearly 22 years ago and no leaks.

Here is a link

http://www.wicksaircraft.com/catalog/product_search_results.php/search=b2lsIGNvb2xlcnM=

Rick
Long EZ, 0-235L2C, 1986

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Oil Cooler needs replaced.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 03:16:28 PM »
Here is another place to look.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/download/2007_catalog.pdf

While you are looking at leaks, look around the valve covers too.  If the gasket is cork, replace it with the silcone ones.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/siliconecalvecover.php
Drew Swenson
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Oil Cooler needs replaced.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 06:55:33 PM »
Here is a source for glider tape:

Bowlus maxi tape

1-614-783-6912
Drew Swenson
Cozy N171ML