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SerbianWings
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« on: February 20, 2011, 07:01:28 PM »

I heard yesterday on TV that Spitfire had problems with oil injection.Is there anybody that know what it was?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 07:07:55 PM »

I wonder if this was a reference to the problem which affected the Mk V in it's early days. It was initially thought to be due to inadequate oil cooling, but proved to be caused by the oil freezing in the DH constant speed prop., resulting in loss of the CS function and the engine overspeeding.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 05:18:41 AM »

Thanks Wink
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