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Is there a winterization plate for Dakota? If so, where to get one?

N677ap

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I just bought a 1980 Piper Dakota. Does it use a winterization plate over the oil cooler? If so, what is the part number and where can I get one?

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No, there is no winterization plate.

And engine runs hot, low oil temp is never an issue.

And congrats! Post some pics.

* Orest
 

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So, no need to do anything, anywhere on the engine? Awesome!
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No, there is no winterization plate.

And engine runs hot, low oil temp is never an issue.

And congrats! Post some pics.

* Orest
Do I know well: the Pa-28-140 (O-320-E3D) requires the winterization plate under 50 F°?
 

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Very comfy looking. And nice that the interior has been upgraded to leather.

My Dakota had the factory orangy-red 1970's velour interior, that had to go!

* Orest
 

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Yes, it's extremely comfortable. I have back problems and the 3 hour flight from Ohio to New York was pain free. I felt really good flying it. My Archer had the red coffin velour interior. Hated it.
 

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