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  1. I have always been in the habit of GUMP's ( mixture full rich ) pre landing check on . final. I do enrich the mixture very very slowly on descent to the pattern ( leaving it lean enough in order to keep temps up) on descent . Thats just my method but it might be wrong. I would never fly the descent full rich but i am in the habit of . always full rich on final..... just in case g/a!
  2. I received my oil sample back today after an oil change with 25 hours and 3 months on the oil I had a pretty good report. The engine has been consistently good except this time I had tiny bit of fuel in the oils sample and flashpoint was just below the average is this normal and what is it an indication of when present could this just be improper leaning that could cause that scenario Thoughts.
  3. So I'm flying along in the bravo ( m20m) and I notice in level flight that the altimeter is oscillating a bit ( maybe 15 ft up and down, think flickering rapidly up and down ) , clear day at about 5000 temps in the 20c range. I had never really seen that before ( or noticed ). I was not sure what was going on but then I noticed the rudder trim was way off. Not sure what I did next, except trim the rudder. Is it possible that if the rudder trim is way out that turbulent air at the static ports would create this effect . My guess is that is what happened but curious.
  4. I took my plane to Clarence in Waterloo. Ontario.. he reviewed the seals... all looked great but we applied a new tweaks where the seals had puckered. a bit.A slit here and a cut there to ensure all was lined up and voila... I think it made a difference, I have to say that this community is amazing and is always adding great content.. Not to sound to squishy, but if you own a Mooney you need to be part of this forum... Tons of experience here!!
  5. It is interesting because i don’t fly with a FMP setting that low. I always fly about the same at 29/2400. But I’ll try lower. What is the spread across the cylinders
  6. @donkaye any thoughts on my post above. I was not so much interested in lop just peoples experience on my observations above. Hope all is well with you. Peter
  7. Interesting. i do not run my plane LOP. so that is all new to me.. but i fly pretty consistently at 29/2400 and my tit is higher around 1650 and then i get a range of 390-435 and 19.5 +/- but since i don't like anything over 400 i can bring it down with fuel or Cowl flaps. I was always under the impression that LOP was not healthy for the bravo lyc engine Peter
  8. Im sure this has been asked a million times but .... In my Bravo when It is warmer/hot outside I find it is always a choice of power and cowl flaps to get the CHT down to my self prescribed limits I typically fly at 29/2400 /obviously Cowl Flaps closed. In this condition when it gets warm outside +18C or into th 70's( that's warm to me im in canada ) I find that my cht will rise to just over 400 on some cylinders My limits; ( perhaps conservative are 1650 tit and 400 CHT, I try to stay just below those numbers but what I find is that at that power setting and when leaned to 1650 +/- I have to trail the cowl flaps or add fuel rich the mixture (which will be >19.5) So maybe this is all normal, and I'm trying to play nice with the engine, but perhaps im being too conservative Love to hear others experience Thoughts. Pete
  9. perhaps a simple and good suggestion.... btw i love your term @jaylw314 "knobology" is my new word of the day and could not be more true as it relates to the 530w
  10. Ok well as with everythihng in the Mooney its a bit tight and complex. I have a 530 w and edm 700 I tried to upgrade the 700 to a better graphics model. but i only have a 2.25 inch hole and super tight so i cant go to a nice updated square jp display pics below I think it is probably worthless to upgrade the miniflo. it will be $$$ but i started this to find out if there were any other thoughts.. Its sort of a goofy problem and not a deal breaker but was curious. Peter
  11. So i have a mooney bravo 1998 version, It has a shadin miniflo . It has this weird little anomaly in that when you select the fuel to destination it will display the fuel required to the next intermediate waypoint instead of the destination. I called shadin and they confirmed there was a version deployed in the early 2000's that when working with a garmin 530w provided data to the intermediate waypoint not the destination. So it is operating correctly.It was only like this on one software version and luck me that is what i have in the plane.. Like everything else in life they can fix it with money and 2 weeks. I wonder , is it worth it ? Has anyone here ever fixed or seen this issue and what other options would you consider at this point. its not supercritical as i have my ipad etc etc. but just curious. Peter
  12. Well with all this great advice albeit i have to pick up a few products from spruce..... The weather has gone back into the freezer here at cykz . Thank you for the suggestions! Peter
  13. when you say all (blue) what product are you referring to?/ there is a reference to red as well?
  14. Yes, I do keep them primed all year long ( they seem to drain for a long time after running, mostly at the wing roots). I seem to run them just enough in the "non-icing" season to keep the plane nice and goopy and messy!!! Pete
  15. I always was concerned about using chemicals that might harm the paint and skin of the plane . also the tks guys are pretty clear that one should not use any solvent of any sort on the tks panels but i suppose soap and water cant hurt Pete