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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouter View Post
    I have the opposite problem this week, trying to stay cool while fishing offshore of Venice FL in the gulf. Been kind of windy so we haven't got too far out yet
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    i sent a copy of my fan setup out to the Pheasant Cub man in VT to try. I know he will jump in when he gets a chance to try it. It worked well the other day for me but it wasn't real cold. I plan to mess with it some more when I get home. 24 inches snow on Monday and another foot today coming. I might stay here in the sun for awhile. Someone bring the cub down

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    Heat

    Flying in cold air I noticed two issues, often mentioned on the forum: engine oil that did not warm up sufficiently and cabin heat that did not heat. Aluminum tape over the oil cooler did not make much difference with the former problem.

    As recommended by many I taped over the two ducts on the top of the cowl. It definitely helped the oil temperature, bringing it up to 185 while cruising at 2100 RPMs. But much to my surprise it also made a dramatic improvement in the cabin heat. The heat was both warmer and seemed to have more volume (probably an illusion just because the air coming out was so much warmer).

    I suspect the cowl vents directed a lot of very cold air over the heat muffs. Once that flow of cold air was stopped by covering the vents it gave the heat muffs a chance to actually generate some heat.

    Wondering if anyone else has noticed a difference in cabin heat after closing off the top cowl vents.

    Next project: functional plugs to seal those vents during cold weather.

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    Hi,

    Sounds like your vernatherm isn't working or isn't installed. I think you have a 2014 or newer CC, correct?

    I don't have the oil temp issues with my CC or Deb until it get's really cold, here in the NE that hardly ever happens.

    --paul

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    Default Re: More cabin heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceslaw View Post
    Heat

    Flying in cold air I noticed two issues, often mentioned on the forum: engine oil that did not warm up sufficiently and cabin heat that did not heat. Aluminum tape over the oil cooler did not make much difference with the former problem.

    As recommended by many I taped over the two ducts on the top of the cowl. It definitely helped the oil temperature, bringing it up to 185 while cruising at 2100 RPMs. But much to my surprise it also made a dramatic improvement in the cabin heat. The heat was both warmer and seemed to have more volume (probably an illusion just because the air coming out was so much warmer).

    I suspect the cowl vents directed a lot of very cold air over the heat muffs. Once that flow of cold air was stopped by covering the vents it gave the heat muffs a chance to actually generate some heat.

    Wondering if anyone else has noticed a difference in cabin heat after closing off the top cowl vents.

    Next project: functional plugs to seal those vents during cold weather.

    IMG_9397.JPG

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    Default Re: More cabin heat?

    Good idea. I was contemplating that option some time ago. As long as only the muffs are wrapped, I don't see any downside.

    If anyone has tried that I would be curious to know the results. Although with the upper cowl vents closed it may not be needed.

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