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  1. As typical Anthony makes some good points, but I figured I'd offer an anecdotal data point to the conversation... I just looked at my records and can state that my Sensorcon CO detector was put into service in February of 2017 and I've yet to see the "low battery" indicator come on. It seems obvious that the expected (CR123A) battery life (2+ years) is based on time-in-use (not calendar time). And while the sensor element may become less viable with "age", mine still reacts quickly and vigorously to any level of CO in the cockpit. To me, absolute numeric accuracy is less important than pr
  2. I can't comment on the difference between the "new" version vs. the "classic" version but... The "Industrial Pro" model allows you to change the alarm set-point from the default (35 ppm) to a higher level (up to 100 ppm for the initial LOW alarm). I like that feature and will opt for that model when replacing my existing unit because... ... due to the fantastic sensitivity of these devices it's not unusual for the alarm to activate while idling or during ground maneuvers as small amounts of exhaust enter the cabin through a vent, window, or door. When the red lights start flashing my
  3. FYI, here's how mine's been for the past 7+ years (note existing screws). CNoe
  4. Thanks for the pic and comments! I have similar screws in place but they didn't appear to be positioned optimally for securing the cover; one is closer to the lever than the other. From what I can tell yours seems to be similarly spaced. Looking at this pic (below) previously posted by @PT20J it appears that the lower screw hole is indeed located much closer to the handle than the upper screw hole for some reason. I guess I just need to cut an appropriate slot in each side of the cover and trim to fit. Thank you very much for the quick reply! CNoe
  5. Welcome to the club 201Steve... and sorry for your troubles. See my lifter pic from 2017 below. Purchasing a Lycoming-powered plane is a crap-shoot at best since there's no effective way to inspect the cam/lifters (without cylinder removal). I've now logged 674 hours on the new Lycoming cam and DLC lifters with no new metal. There are several of us on here who go to bed every night hoping that the DLC hype is for real. Time will tell. In the meantime my engine lives on a closed-circuit dehydrator and enjoys 25-30 hour oil-changes (spiked with ~10 oz. of Camguard). And I can't remembe
  6. After a recent thread about inadvertent opening of a baggage door in flight I opted to replace the missing emergency-exit latch-cover in my J. In the 8 years I've owned the plane it has never had the cover installed. Though SB-M20-239A has been complied with there is some chance that shifting baggage or a clumsy passenger could accidentally pull the safety-pin and pull the lever while in flight. While I find this unlikely it's still a possibility. So being safety minded, I purchased a new cover from Plane Plastics to install over the exposed latch. The problem is that neither Plane Plasti
  7. I'm late to the party on this thread. I too believe the OP did a fine job of handling the situation. The smart move might be to simply keep my head down, but instead I'm going to open myself up to criticism by offering an alternative position on Mooney baggage doors. Door security has been thoroughly discussed but I do not believe I've seen/heard of a single instance where a "properly latched" baggage door has inadvertently opened either during take-off or during flight. If there are confirmed instances of this I implore you to share them. For several years I both latched and lo
  8. I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks and give an attaboy to the fine folks at Appareo, makers of the various Stratus products. After experiencing an intermittent problem with my TSO'd Stratus-Power USB Charger they did the right thing and sent me a brand new unit even though I'd passed the warranty period. I had notified them of the problem earlier, and after just dealing with it for a while I finally sent it in (late) for evaluation. The replacement they sent out works perfectly now. I've also had a good experience with them in the past with a Stratus ADS-B receiver that had
  9. Thanks Bartman. Yours is the only one I’ve seen so far with firesleeve on the oil-pressure/gauge hose. That’s actually not a bad idea. I replaced that hose last year and may add firesleeve after the fact; it’s only about $10/ft on Spruce. CNoe
  10. Great pic @OR75; thanks! Yours is clearly configured as shown in Mooney’s literature. And mine is not. I will likely revert to that setup when replacing the hoses. I’m curious if there will be any noticeable difference in cooling. I doubt it but will report back here afterwards. In the meantime if any others want to add to this thread, their input and/or pics are welcome.
  11. Thanks Toto. It’s a little dark along the firewall but appears that your accessory case port may be routed to the upper cooler port similar to the diagram above. I also found this pic by @201Steve from a post in February that clearly shows that same configuration. You can see this is different than the pic from my plane. Can anybody else confirm theirs? CNoe Edited pic to show flow on oil cooler hoses as confirmed by Lycoming Tech Support.
  12. Sorry for the delay. MS seems to be down a bit lately??? Here you go. CNoe
  13. Thanks for looking Jim. Byron swapped out for the newer style engine so his routing is different now. He may have some old pics though (Jetdriven?). Manual shows what appears to be downward flow but the engine connections aren’t clear. The 90 degree hose fitting should connect just above the Vernatherm which would correspond with this drawing. CNoe
  14. Thanks for your input. That’s what I was thinking too. And I saw reference to that method recently as well, perhaps on Beechtalk. But it appears that the factory Mooney installation was opposite of that, but I’m not 100% certain. Lycoming confirmed the actual flow direction for me this morning but said that proper flow through the cooler was determined by its manufacturer. Aero-Classic Coolers said air entrapment was no issue in any configuration (up, dowm, or sideways). I just want to confirm that Mooney directed the flow from top to bottom (for whatever reason). CNoe
  15. A pleasure as well, as always. I indeed just posted my own inquiry on the Modern Mooney section. No big problem, in fact I just got out of Annual a week ago and am doing well. Hope the same for you and all!
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