What are people using for an oil filter adapter? Also, any strong opinions about an oil cooler. Zenith Cruzer with O-200A 

Views: 66

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I used the Tempest TAF-L oil filter adaptor. Spruce part number 08-00631. For oil cooling, I installed Cessna 150 p/n 0450502-22 and -23 baffle assemblies under the center of the crankcase, and cut a slot below the spinner for the air inlet. I also have a blast tube on the oil screen housing (oil screen is removed when spin on filter is installed) as on the C-172 with the O-300 engine. With OAT at 92 degrees F, and high humidity, I see oil temperature at 204 F. It was my desire to avoid the additional failure points associated with an oil cooler installation. I rarely fly when OAT is above 85F.

I’ve had an F&M oil filter adapter on my 750 STOL for over 9 years & 860+ flight hours now. I do not have an oil cooler. Oil temps run approx.180 in winter and 195 in summer, highest occurs flying dual & max weight in 95°+ air temps where I may see 200-205° after a long climb. With a Cruzer, which will be 20 mph faster, you should not see any problems with oil temps running without an oil cooler. Getting your baffling and cowling well sealed up tweaked correctly during phase one. Adding a small turned down lip at your cowl exit helps with both oil and cylinder head temps a lot. Keep it simple and as light as possible. Good luck with your completion.

RSS

New from Zenith:

Zenith Planes For Sale 
 

Classified listing for buying or selling your Zenith building or flying related stuff...


Custom Instrument Panels
for your Zenith
:

Custom instrument panels are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company exclusively for Zenith builders and owners. Pre-cut panel, Dynon and Garmin avionics, and more.


Custom Upholstery Kits for your Zenith Aircraft:

Zenith Vinyl Upholstery Kits


Zenith Apparel from EAA:


Zenair Floats


Flying On Your Own Wings:
A Complete Guide to Understanding Light Airplane Design, by Chris Heintz


Builder & Pilot Supplies:

How to videos from HomebuiltHELP.com

Developed specifically for Zenith builders (by a builder) these videos on DVD are a great help in building your own kit plane by providing practical hands-on construction information. Visit HomebuiltHelp.com for the latest DVD titles.

Aircraft Insurance:

 
 

West Coast USA:

 
Pro Builder Assistance:

 

Transition training:

Golden Eagle Aviation

Pianosa Flying Farm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty for all your building and pilot supplies!

© 2021   Created by Zenith.Aero.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service