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  1. Currently sailing off Menorca with infrequent internet so just read your post. Look at last line in NTSB report for N1310W, July 2012. Pices of a torn o-ring. Early symptoms were sudden roughness and/or significant loss of poster, usually on departure but once on arrival.
  2. Speaking of blind darts, my intermittent issues with an IO360A1A went on for a couple of years. My issue ended when an internal fault in the fuel servo block flow to all injectors, resulting in a forced landing and total loss. That's after I worked on cleaning injectors, cleaning and changing plugs, and had fuel injection OHed. After each step, such as cleaning injectors, problems would disappear for awhile. I now have no injectors and life is good.
  3. I had just moved to VA in 1989 and was looking for a C172/182. Met a pilot looking at a M20E, and we ended up as partners. Had never sat in a Mooney or considered one until that moment.
  4. It only took 5 years to sell the business!
  6. Also I believe Old Bridge has a very capable Mooney shop, which is always nice if the unexpected issue crops up.
  7. Bankrupt again?
  8. I'm interested as well. I have a 65C, and haven't been to Patti's in a decade. Depending on the date, we may be able to line up an E, F and C at M34.
  9. It maybe model dependent but in early C/Es the cig lighter has an inline fusible link set at 8amp. Should not be a problem for a USB adapter.
  10. M20G, O-360 based on OP's MS info
  11. Recent re-branding to Phillips 66 has KAWM at $3.37 SS. Full service is discounted $0.20 off of $4.49.
  12. I owned a 64E from 1989 to 2012, and my current 65C since 2012. With about 2200 hours in the E & C my experience is that the C's performance is not that different from the E. Carb heat is not that big a deal in the C, and I personally prefer the simplicity of a carb over fuel injection. I would shop for both models, and pick one based on condition, equipment and price.
  13. When I parked at KSDL last November, I found that I could self-serve fuel near Ross for at least $3/gal less than their full service rate, and then park at Ross and avoid their ramp fee. Just showed them the self-serve receipt. Scottsdale ended up being much cheaper than the alternative airports, and way more convenient for me.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.