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WTB oil cooler winterization plate

nrua

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Yes I know, it's a small thing - I'd rather not spend the $150 or so they want for it. Anyone have an extra?
 

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Yes I know, it's a small thing - I'd rather not spend the $150 or so they want for it. Anyone have an extra?

For what model and serial number aircraft?

Last time we saw such a request I sketched a winterization plate out on paper and another owner fabricated one from my drawing.

A piece of aluminum sheet, drill 4 holes, and some common AN hardware.

Some winterization plates are that simple, others not so much.

That's why we need more info on your aircraft.
 
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Where are you located. In that warrior you won't need one unless you are in extreme cold weather state.

Michigan. Last winter I was taking off with -15F ground temps (but not in this plane). Is that "extreme cold"? :)
 
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For what model and serial number aircraft?

Last time we saw such a request I sketched a winterization plate out on paper and another owner fabricated one from my drawing.

A piece of aluminum sheet, drill 4 holes, and some common AN hardware.

Some winterization plates are that simple, others not so much.

That's why we need more info on your aircraft.

1974 PA-28-151. See attached excerpts from the parts manual. It appears that there is only one type of winterization plate for all Warriors, part # 35453-00.

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I use aluminum tape on my 1966 140, which had no winterization plate.
 

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1974 PA-28-151. See attached excerpts from the parts manual. It appears that there is only one type of winterization plate for all Warriors, part # 35453-00.

I see the plate, item 12 in the illustration.

I'd call Wentworth and also browse the Dawson salvage parts website.

My wild guess is maybe $30 or $40 for a used one.

Easy to make if you can borrow one to use as a model / template.

I always say not to discount the value of your time.

If you can get a new one for $150, do it. Then the issue is solved and you can move on to other things.
 
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I see the plate, item 12 in the illustration.

I'd call Wentworth and also browse the Dawson salvage parts website.

My wild guess is maybe $30 or $40 for a used one.

Easy to make if you can borrow one to use as a model / template.

I always say not to discount the value of your time.

If you can get a new one for $150, do it. Then the issue is solved and you can move on to other things.
Spoke to both already and they don't have it. Also called a number of other ones. It makes sense - they probably only get aircraft with the winterization plate installed in the winter, and it's fall now.

So that's the story of how I ended up making this thread.
 

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I bought one for an atrocious price of $350! Didnt realize how expensive it was until after it arrived.
 

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Once you see how it goes it would be simple to make your own, easier with one to fabricate off of. Next time I go out I can get a picture.

I like mine on below 40F or so, averages, since it will vary where you fly.
 
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