oil winterisation plate

Hello all, its my first winter with my PA28-151. Here in MI its pretty darn cold and I cant get my oil above 100 degrees. Do any of you use a winterization plate?
thanks

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  • Hi and thanks for writing. I live in Milwaukee and have used oil cooler winterization plates for 50 years! I put them on when outside (ambient) temp dip around 40 degrees. If you don't have one, your mechanic can make one for about $50 out of sheet aluminum. Keep in mind that you may need two. Good luck!

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • PS. It's pretty damn cold in Wisconsin in January and February, too! You win the contest on snow, though.

    Scott Sherer
    FAA Master Pilot
    Piper Owner Society Forum Moderator and Pipers Author.
    Need help? Let me know!

  • LOL...thanks...
    I made one for my Ercoupe, just wasn't sure if you guys bought them or made them...

    thanks

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