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  1. I've attached a picture of a shock link. It's what the biscuits go around. I purchased my replacements from LASAR.
  2. Be prepared to do shock links while you're at it if your biscuits are well beyond their years. Myself and others had grooves that required replacement.
  3. Yeah, it looks pretty low from here. Get 'em ordered!
  4. Didn't see your question. I've attached a picture of what they look like when they're shot. Wish I could find the side by side comparison I did, but alas it's gone. I also attached a photo of how they're supposed to look. Finally attached is what it looks like after a few hours. I'd only had my Mooney a couple months when I noticed and took action. Alignment guide written by DMax.
  5. My spinner started scuffing my cowl enclosure too. I was floored how much extra clearance was gained when I replaced my mounts. You might even have to adjust shims depending when the enclosure was done.
  6. Depending which mounts you use, this is a good estimate. My C uses J-7402-1 which are "only" ~$110 each. Your K needs 3x J-9613-75 at $387 each and 1x J-9613-76 at $484....ouch.
  7. I've had a similar 'spider sense' go off and found the following in separate incidents. Induction leak from a deteriorating gasket (but your JPI data would show this) Engine Mounts sagging Exhaust hangar snapped Cowl flap movement from wear at the hinge point
  8. This is really rough. We go there once a month and it's my favorite trip to take people who haven't been in a small aircraft before. A truly perfectly situated place. I wish them both the best, I presume they're retiring is the reason. It was always hopping when we went.
  9. You can read the ruling here from the FAA. Important bits: Those provisions, discussed further below, include requirements for the person to: • Possess a valid driver’s license; • Have held a medical certificate at any time after July 15, 2006; • Have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn • Have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied; • Have taken a medical education course within the past 24 calendar months • Have completed a comprehensive medical examination within the past 48 months • Be under the care of a physician for certain medical conditions • Have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions • Consent to a National Driver Register check • Fly only certain small aircraft, at a limited altitude and speed, and only within the United States • Not fly for compensation or hire B. Operating Requirements of Section 2307 of FESSA Section 2307(a) (8) of FESSA requires that the individual operate in accordance with the following operating requirements: • The covered aircraft is carrying not more than 5 passengers. • The individual is operating the covered aircraft under visual flight rules or instrument flight rules. • The flight, including each portion of that flight, is not carried out • for compensation or hire, including that no passenger or property on the flight is being carried for compensation or hire; • at an altitude that is more than 18,000 feet above mean sea level; • outside the United States, unless authorized by the country in which the flight is conducted; or • at an indicated air speed exceeding 250 knots.
  10. Could be a failing door seal and wind blowing it the right direction. I don't recall the delay between exposure and when it registers on the dot. I picked up something like this for my cockpit. Pressing the 'peak detection' button will show you the level even if below 30ppm. Hopefully others have some ideas/more experience with the 'dot's.
  11. Both of my I.A.s gave me the following way to determine which book: Is it required for the engine to operate? If yes, engine, else airframe. Since the engine doesn't need an exhaust system to operate, I would (and have) put it in the airframe book. Same for your air filter.
  12. I ordered one yesterday since it was the last day of the special pricing and today it's cheaper than yesterday ($149.00). FYI - tigers2007, I will probably see if they'll match as any CB club member would and you might want to as well.
  13. Retard breakers are mags that have a second set of points to generate a spark at a retarded ignition timing. We have SoS.
  14. You'll need to check the schematics, but this can mean the left mag isn't working right. In the start position only the left mag is activated and when you let it slide to both the right picks up the slack. I had the same problem, only happened when hot.
  15. Unless you've got other issues mag wise, I'd write it off to abnormal fouling. Cylinder wise -- I've gone through 2 (technically 3) cylinders in the 300 hours I've owned mine. Both cylinders were in the 600-700 hour range. Both had cooked exhaust valves. Your camera shows it's starting to leak. It would be nice to see the whole valve for comparison if you have it, but bottom line is the leak will not get better. You are going to have to start planning to replace it. The last one I replaced gave me 30-40 lbs so I lapped it in place bringing it to 68 and put another 40-50 hours on it until it felt weak during my regular 'poor man's compression check'. It was back to 40 so I pulled it. You've caught yours early, if you do something with it now you can get more time than I got out of mine. Your plan to do a wobble test is what I'd do as well. As to how immediately you take real action... It's really the amount of risk you want to take on. You know it's 'bad' and on the bench wouldn't be airworthy. Personally, I'd do the wobble test, clean up the valve seat, and watch for the area to expand or compression to dip below 60 then replace it. Having a C I know the pain of replacing a jug. One of the ones I replaced had bad valves 30 hours after I installed it, so I got to do that one twice. I wish you the best.