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  1. Basic courtesy, people say things here they’d never say with their mother in the same room. Cursing out a fellow Mooney owner and aviator is uncalled for. Clarence
  2. That hose is from the sniffle valve, it drains raw fuel from the bottom of the intake plenum. Some dripping after shut down is not uncommon. The small plastic ball in the valve opens under gravity and is sucked closed when the engine starts. Clarence
  3. With all due respect Jim, I’m not anti American, I may not agree with policies of your government, just as I don’t agree with policies of my government, that doesn’t make me dislike the American or Canadian people. I did once say in a post that “We get the governments we deserve” I didn’t think that was a controversial statement. As the owner of one of only 2 MSC’s in Canada it would be hard for me to be anti Mooney. If I were anti Mooney as you suggest, do you really think I’d spend as much time as I do here digging out manual pages, finding documents etc. and posting them here, or spend time looking at posted pictures, pointing out errors and suggesting solutions to their troubles. I learn as much reading posts and hopefully share things I’ve learned along the way. I’ve answered people’s questions both privately and publicly when asked about vintage Mooneys and vintage Comanches with honesty based on my 35 years of maintenance experience and ownership of several of both types. If that causes grief I’m truly sorry. Even other respected posters here have directed people to me privately with questions comparing the 2 types, which I happily answer. I make my living maintaining all types of GA aircraft, it happens to be that Cirrus airframes make up the greatest number in my customer base, that doesn’t make me like them more or less than any other type. Regards, Clarence
  4. You’d have to discuss that with the STC holder. Clarence
  5. Where did you read about the class action suit in this thread? Clarence
  6. Dislike of Cirrus airplanes and owners is a universal theme here. Clarence
  7. I remember Russel saying that the quantity and cost of plexiglass that he had to buy from his supplier made it prohibitive. Clarence
  8. I have an Electronics International tachometer ordered for a customer, who then chose a different gauge. Happy to sell it. Clarence
  9. This is only my guess based on years of maintenance experience. The crack is at the base of the cooling fins on an exhaust port on an O-360 engine with parallel valves. This is common on older cylinders which have higher operating hours. You would not notice any loss in engine performance unless the crack entered the combustion chamber. A replacement cylinder is required. Clarence
  10. I think that the LASAR Kit uses a standard Mooney forward skin and lower windshield retainer strip. The SWTA STC gave a choice of access doors or no access doors so strength doesn’t seem to be an issue. Clarence
  11. I’ve had my Aspen for almost 7 years, never had an issue yet. Clarence
  12. In my experience people tend to over think the simplest of things. I think that one could argue that you’re simply adding Inspection holes to the Mooney part using the LASAR drawing to support it. I would guess that if one tried to order a seat for a mid sixties airframe, Mooney would say the seat for a newer model is the replacement part number. I have repaired a single Comanche with parts from a Twin Comanche with the approval of Piper after a few emails back and forth with Piper engineering and some of their own documents to support my request. Clarence
  13. Is there a reason that one couldn’t add the two access doors to the LASAR/ Mooney forward skin? Clarence
  14. Along with the humans in the cockpit making mistakes, the same holds true for the humans on the shop floor making mistakes. Clarence
  15. I thought that the continued stretching of the maintenance interval and lack of grease caused failure of the jack screw and nut connection? Clarence
  16. An interesting video. The finger screen in question on the TSIO/ IO-520 series engine is in the mixture body. Not really native to Factory built Mooneys, however the TSIO 520 from a C-340 as transplanted to a Rocket may have one. The first picture shows it, a 7/8” brass nut with a brass screen attached. New gasket every time. The second picture is the finger screen in Bendix fuel injection servos typical in Lycoming IO series engines. New O rings every time. The third picture shows the screen location in the servo. The fourth picture is the finger screen in Marvel Schebler carburetors. It’s attached to the 3/4” stainless steel nut. New copper crush gasket every time. Clarence
  17. How many young people reading these pages would want to pursue a career in aviation? Look at the outright distain people here have for the trade. Many trades and careers have far higher pay scales, the lack of available talent is a now is a result of this. How many posters race to the bottom for pricing then complain about the outcome? Clarence
  18. Sadly no matter how well trained or how well intentioned the technician is things still can and do go wrong. None get out of bed thinking I’m going to screw up at work and kill someone as a result of my actions today. From the TN manual here are the torques. Clarence
  19. I believe the concern is the balance of the 2 opposing pistons, not the volume difference. Clarence
  20. I don’t know what the Continental overhaul manual says about the subject, Lycoming does not allow it. Clarence
  21. From the J manual, Lubriplate 630AA for the landing gear actuator ball nut. Mobil 28 for wheel bearing, but it does make a mess when it oozes out. Clarence
  22. I still have the Mite, but it’s on the slow path to flight. Clarence
  23. I watched the video, can anyone say what the emergency was? I didn’t hear one. Perhaps it’s on the Live ATC ? Clarence
  24. I still have the entire system, I’d don’t want to split the system. Send me a PM and we can discuss. Clarence