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  1. I replaced the factory EGT with a Aerospace EGT in both of my Mooneys. Fits in you EGT hole to provide 4-channel EGT function. While not a full-fledged monitor, having full EGT coverage gives you a lot of troubleshooting capability at a fraction of the cost.
  2. After I retired the first time in 2015, I did some consulting as a chemical facility auditor. As an example, for the last audit the Mooney allowed me to shave 1-2 days off of what would otherwise been a 5 day 3-facility assignment. There were no practical commercial air options. My client saved money. I billed out-of-pocket for Mooney expenses, 2 rental cars for a total of 3 days. If I had driven, the auto mileage and additional 2 days hotel and meals would have exceeded those expenses. They also saved, and I lost, since I billed them for 12 hours less time. But I did get to fly. Until you gain experience and an IR, it's still only marginally practical. i may resume auditing after I re-retire in a week.
  3. Not relevant in this case, since they were equipped with only basic NAV/COM, no GPS or DME. While probably not relevant in tis case, this F had not installed shoulder belts WHICH SHULD BE THE FIRST UPGRADE FOR ANY VINTAGE MOONEY.
  4. Simple matter of googling N243CW NTSB. Here's the salient finding: "The oil suction screen was removed and found to be contaminated with metal fragments. The accessory case housing was removed, and the No. 5 main bearing was found to be partially extruded out through the crankshaft gear. Holes were also noted in internal portions of the crankcase halves, and the No. 6 connecting rod was observed to be broken. The engine was subsequently disassembled, and the crankshaft was found to be fractured between the No. 5 and No. 6 cheeks. The camshaft was also broken in the vicinity of the crankshaft fracture, and the interior of the case halves were gouged rotationally, consistent with the damage having occurred awhile the engine was still operating."
  5. Well if the fluid is only 3-4 years old, and the flush included the lines through the calipers, then your fluid should not be causing any issues.
  6. Any idea when, if ever, the hydraulic fluid was flushed? Old brake fluid, especially near the brake caliper, can become very viscous with time. I cured weak brakes on my 64E with new fluid and bleeding, and no mechanical work done to the calipers or master cylinder. This concurs with rgpilot's suggestion
  7. Owned a 64 M20E 1989-2012 (about 2000 hours), and experienced "flooding issues, rough idle, surging, hard hot starts, engine cranks, (no start), hesitation, sputtering". Fought a fuel injection issue for several years, ended up having my fuel system rebuilt. A couple of years later totaled the E due to an off-field landing, NTSB determined a piece of a torn O-ring in the fuel servo had blocked fuel flow to all injectors. Have owned a 65C since 2012, and so far we have not experienced any of the symptoms that you attribute to a carburetor. Other than an increased fuel consumption of about 0.5 gal due to a carb, it's been great.
  8. Yes, a spec of dirt in that injector is most likely culprit
  9. Please tell me how to install Gamis in my 65C
  10. Ever been to Gaston's in Lakeview? Cabins along the river, decent trout fishing and a restaurant (good Sunday buffet). No car needed. So long as it's relatively dry, their grass at 3M0 is Mooney friendly. If not, they will shuttle you to/from KBPK.
  11. I'm not saying your wrong, but the Stolport web site seems to show parking for a Mooney @ $35/night
  12. During a 5 month period, while I completed recovery from surgery and also worked a couple months in China.
  13. Afraid it's been a couple decades since I flew into CYTZ, Toronto Island Airport. I've never rented a car from there, but I understand Enterprise/Hertz/National are available. Alternatively, you can take the free shuttle to downtown and rent from one of the many locations near Union Station, which might be a bit cheaper. Stolport (FBO) was $25/nite plus a $25 facility fee; you might want to reserve parking online. Landing fee is about $20.
  14. I'm under the impression that, assuming it's totaled, insurance pays "agreed value", i.e. your hull coverage, irrespective of "what the book says its worth". With values dropping in the early-to-mid 2000s, I was a bit slow in lowering my hull value on a 64E. When it was totaled in 2012, insurance paid the covered value which was several thousand $$ above "what the book says its worth".
  15. Also, it can be really annoying if the next time it sticks is after starting. The starter can remain engaged in the ring gear. Happened to me years ago and, while the engine was running ok, there was an unusual sound. I shutdown, and then arranged for a repair. The shop told me that if I had continued to run the engine, the stater would have likely caught fire.