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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:00 pm 
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I have a very strange problem. My engines are now overheating instantly at startup. This is the second time this has happened. I did a complete re-install after the first time. Then everything is fine for a few flights, I shut down according to the manual, check the maintenance hanger, and everything is shown in excellent or good condition. I replenish the fluids, then exit the flight.

When I try to start the engines the next time, the temps just keep shooting up overheating within minutes. I shut down, go to the maint hgr, and do a complete overhaul. Try to start again, and the same thing happens. I go back into the maint hgr, and do a complete overhaul again. It doesn't matter how many times I do an overhaul, the engines still overheat. I tried doing the overhaul, then exit, then restart the flight and go back into the maint hgr. Same thing.

Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? I fly by the numbers, and my engines are usually in pretty good condition after a flight, untill all of a sudden out of the blue this happens.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Are you cowl flaps open?
Or are you letting your co-pilot take care of them?

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:23 pm 
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Yes, I have the cowl flaps fully open. I found out early on, that the Co-Pilot doesn't do a very good job managing the cowl flaps until in the air. Thanks for the suggestion!

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:45 pm 
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Could you try pressing cold-start before you start the engines, and see if that makes a difference?

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:25 pm 
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How about inter coolers?

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:08 pm 
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Thanks for the replies Guys!

I always press cold start, and set the intercoolers to cold.

This is really weird. I just had a successful flight without doing anything. One thing I did notice this time was the air temperature was 42 C at the airport the first time when I was having the overheating problems, then a couple of FSX restarts later, the temp was 6 C at the same airport KMFR, not more than 15 minutes later. I just checked the real world temp, and it was 17 C.

This sounds like it could possibly be a FSX real world weather related issue. I'll have to do a little experimenting here.

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