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  1. Reddaero

    M20K 252 Oil Consumption

    I'm not sure if that is what he is talking about. The two check valves are held on with yellow high temp adel clamps. Don Maxwell told me that mechanics get them on incorrectly all the time. They have to be oriented in the proper direction and "hinge" on the top side or you will have just what you described. Steve Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    M20K 252 Oil Consumption

    Hello Mark I had the same problem with my 1986 252. It would blow a lot of oil all over the tarmac and right gear door upon startup. I thought that the turbocharger was the culprit. I called Don Maxwell and he told me that he sees this all the time and that people replace the turbocharger but the actual problem is the check valves. There are two of them and they have to be installed properly. If I recall correctly, The word "hinge" is inscribed on each valve and it needs to be on the top of the valve. Anyway, I had my local mechanic check mine. He took them off, cleaned them and put them back properly. Problem solved Hope this helps. Steve Stansel 1986 252TSE N252VA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Reddaero

    Mooney crash, pilot walks away

    What do y'all think of this one? I bought it at Lowe's yesterday. It's small, battery and sensor last approximately ten years, then you throw it away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Thanks Bob. Mine failed unexpectedly and away from the home base. I have obtained a used Energizer that we are going to stick on in the morning. I remembered seeing yours that you posted but I didn't realize it was a 12 volt. Thanks Steve Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks Lancecasper I just determined that. My starter went out yesterday. Of course, it would happen on a holiday weekend away from home. The plane is currently at KCPS, St Louis downtown. Had to drive home to Conway, AR via rental. car. Bummer. I think I have possibly located a starter and have found a local mechanic there to put it on tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hello Bob Do you still have the starter for sale? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I might have interest in the KI 256.  How many total hours on it and how many since overhaul?  I am assuming it is the original one since the airplane was new.  If it is an exchange how much do you know about it?  Has the airplane ever had an accident or hard landings?  KI 256s suffer from either of these situations.



    1. CaptRJM


      What would you want for the WX-10 System?  I would also be interested in the 525A but not the gyro or fluxgate compass.

      Bob Martin


  8. Here are photos of what was recently removed from my 252 for an upgrade to a G500 system. I really haven't checked the value of these parts and will accept reasonable offers. If you need more detailed photos or info on a specific part let me know. This equipment is being sold as removed. All of it was working when removed. Steve Stansel N252VA 1986 M20K 252 501 626-8601 Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Reddaero

    Air wolf air oil separator

    Thanks for the reply Steve. The aircraft already has an air oil separator. It looks to be factory installed but is not functioning. I've tried cleaning it but I still get a good bit of oil on the belly out of the breather tube. TSIO 360 has about 400 hours SMOH with good compressions. I was just hoping the Airwolf would perform better. Steve Stansel 252TSE N252VA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Has anyone installed an Airwolf air oil separator on a 252 or 231? Where did you attach the oil return line to the crankcase? I'm installing one on my 252.
  11. Reddaero

    M20 Air Oil Separator

    I'm thinking of installing an Air Oil separator on my 252 and have tried to order one of the M20 separators but their website and phone number doesn't work. Does anyone know if they are still in business? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks to all for the info on what oil to use in my turbocharged 252. Considering everything, I'm headed out to buy a case of AS 15W50. I guess I'll just stick with what has been serving me well all these years
  13. I have a 1986 Mooney 252 in which I have always used Aeroshell 15W50. I'm changing the oil in it this weekend and am thinking of switching to Phillips XC 20/50. What are the pros and cons? I know Camguard is not approved for turbocharged engines but what are the thoughts on using it? I fly my plane regularly, 30 to 40 hours per month. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk