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What to do against overcooling? -- need advice

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Overcooling hasn't been an issue for me in the past.

P-40 engines sometimes signalled a techchat messege that the engine is overcooled, but it had no consequencies, and closing the rads resolved the problem even if the engine was idle.

Now a P-47 engine quitted me after a few minutes in overcooled state. All three rads were fully closed, and I was gliding towards an airfield with idle engine. What's the trick to avoid that?

 

 

 

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Cutting the oxy mix down should help, but that is from m experience in a La, as I have little with a P-47

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1 hour ago, sniperton said:

Overcooling hasn't been an issue for me in the past.

P-40 engines sometimes signalled a techchat messege that the engine is overcooled, but it had no consequencies, and closing the rads resolved the problem even if the engine was idle.

Now a P-47 engine quitted me after a few minutes in overcooled state. All three rads were fully closed, and I was gliding towards an airfield with idle engine. What's the trick to avoid that?

 

 

 

A slower descent on higher engine settings, or lean your mixture to auto lean to increase heat. Or run the engine a little hot before descending. Or just dive like crazy and pull out hard lol, you won’t have any time to overcool the engine.

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