> Has anyone considered using the oil cooler for cabin heat? What do
you see as Pros and Cons (diminished chance of exhaust fumes, etc.)?
Given that I've never flown behind an oil cooler heated airplane, I'm
not technically qualified to answer this, but I can't imagine how a
small 175F oil cooler can generate anywhere near the heat of a 1350F
exhaust pipe. Do the math on that, and I think you'll agree. And EGT
is nice and toasty at runup. It may take 15 minutes for an oil cooler
to get up to temp. I think if oil coolers worked well as heaters,
Volkswagen would have use them rather than dual exhaust heat exchangers.
Try it and let us know how it works though. I've yet to fly in
weather cold too cold for my exhaust muff heated plane to easily heat
the cabin, even in the winter at high altitude with outside air temps
I don't worry much about carbon monoxide. I have a monitor on the panel
and I'm already flying behind a VW, with a header system that I built
myself, so apparently I have a death wish already....
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