If somebody could say am i doing anything major errors here.
So my typical flight goes like this:
+9 outside temp. Winds calm. 100 Octane fuel
I start my MKII, i use pretty low throttle, something above rough. Normal oil grade, oil/coolant 100%. RAD open. Pretty soon i add power just enough the plane starts to taxi. When i am at a take off position, i have around 20C+ oil, 50-60C+ RAD. At this point i check the mags and governor at 2000rpm. then i ease on the throttle, soon the temps are around 30C oil and 90-100 RAD and i take off using around 6 PSI and 3000rpm, i open the throttle carefully. After the lift off i immediately raise the gear, and lower the boost to around 1-2 and reduce rpms to 2500-2600. I do not climb much, i try to gain 180mph. I notice my RAD temps are 105-111C MAX. Soon after i start gradually closing the radiator flaps for normal position and the temperature slowly stabilizes to around 88-95 depending on the speed and outside air temperature. Oil temps stabilize to little shy of 80. I cruise usually with rich mixture, if very high then lean, and with -1 PSI and 2250rpm. That gives me something around 200+ IAS.
Then i start to descent, i usually do that at 800-1000fpm. Manifold pressure is usually around -2.5 PSI, somethines less, sometimes i reduce rpms on the prop, but usually it's around 2000-2200rpm. Depending on the situation i either keep my radiator on normal position or i put it +1 on the shut side. I try not to cool down the engine too fast.
In the final approach, i take the gear out at around 150mph, i trim, i open the rads to normal or +1 open. I add a bit throttle, i raise prop rpm, and on a short final i deploy flaps, add a little bit of power, and then i open the rad flaps, +2 or all the way. I land, i retract the flaps when the plane has settled down on the runway and i cool the engine down with low power and by rolling on the runway, i take a short taxi (rad temps around 85 when i exit the runway) i park it, uncock the fuel levers, let it run just above rough and soon after i put the throttle all the way back, after 3-4 seconds i kill it by using the cut-off switch. RAD temps are little less than 100 at this point.
If somebody read it all the way thru, i'd like to ask, is there something i do _WRONG_. I don't mean fine adjustments, but utterly wrong. At this point i have little over 10 hours and the engine is still original but has started to loose its compression and oil pressure (main bearing will go at any moment).
PS. I am very keen to hear how long engine lifes people have got with their mkI/II.