I really need help here - I’m headed for a real issue as the weather gets warmer.
I’ve noticed a significant escalation in the oil temperature in my SR20 on takeoff, and in cruise. I thought it might be running the Tannis during warmer weather - that was eliminated. I thought it might be my new 2700 RPM takeoff settings - that was eliminated.
Here’s the scenario. 800FPM climb, just my 215 pounds and full fuel, OAT 40 degrees F on ground/ 35F at 6000’ altitude, 2600 RPM climb, new SB screen installed. Oil temp 220 on climb, 210 sustained in cruise. This can’t be right or good!
What should I be looking to? Bad sensor? Is there something on the plane akin to a thermostadt in a car?