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  1. Thanks so much for all the great input! All the hoses are coming off right now to get replaced, which I think is the reason for the big catch pan in the picture, owner says there are just couple of drops on the hangar floor normally. I'm going to go ahead with the recommendations above to have the engine cleaned and fluorescent dye added to track down the leak source. I'll make a post when I get some results so everyone gets to find out the answer.
  2. I don't have additional pictures right now but if there are any angles to look at I can ask for more pictures. The engine is getting all new hoses right now so I'm guessing that's the reason for the missing oil/air separator, guessing.
  3. It that what right side up looks like? I meant it when I said I can use advice!
  4. Hi All, I'm pretty close to owning my first Mooney and while I'm pretty darned excited about it I'm trying to make sure that I don't end up with a plane I should have passed on. Pre-buy is complete and the owner is correcting some things that the pre-buy turned up. The one item on the list that I don't know about though is an oil leak. The pre-buy A&P said it might be nothing to worry about, might also be something bad but that the engine is too dirty to see where the leak is coming from. The owner assures me that it is only a nuisance leak, but it isn't like he is 100% impartial.
  5. Thanks all! I'll get to work on setting something up.
  6. Thanks! I'm pretty clueless about locations in the NE, those are both towns? Are there specific shops that you know of??
  7. Thanks! I'll give them a call in the morning, they aren't super far from KTAN. I'm Looking at a C, the one listed on Mooneyspace.
  8. Hi All, Anybody know a good Mooney A&P to do a pre-buy in between Boston and Providence (KTAN)? Also, while I'm at it, I'd need some crossover training before flying it home to the other side of the country; any recommendations on a flight instructor? Thanks!
  9. Anybody know a good A&P to do a pre-buy in the KTAN/Providence/Boston area? I'm interested in this one but am coming from the other coast.
  10. Hi@MooneyMuscle, do you still have your plane? I'm shopping for one now and am just over in Spokane. If you do still have it for sale I'd love to come and take a look at it sometime in the next couple of weeks.
  11. Thanks again everyone for the great input. Put together this has confirmed what I have been thinking. I.e., I really can reduce a large percentage of my driving time by flying a Mooney. I'm going to follow everyone's advice and when I'm home next week I'm going to book a discovery flight. Then start figuring out how to fit flight traning into the schedule. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. Yep, exactly, this is why I've been looking into this. I think the majority on this forum are used to cities with normal commercial service options. In addition to Seattle and Portland there are once a day flights to Denver and LA but for regional travel that is not to Seattle and Portland then I'm driving not flying. And in Seattle and Portland, once I get there I'm still getting in a rental car and driving 30 minutes to 2 hours to my final destination (which has a GA field nearby). And while I totally get that a mile by airplane costs more than a mile by car, every minute saved has a few dol
  13. Thanks for the good input. It sounds like we are in similar businesses, my company designs and builds custom automation for factories; robotic stations, part inspection systems, etc. What keeps me from flying right now? I want to make sure that I'm launching into something worthwhile before I start pouring money and time down the drain. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. How much can you rely on crew cars being available? Is it a coin toss or pretty close to guaranteed? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. I do take care of a lot of phone calls while driving so that is a good point about not doing the same while flying. Getting home at reasonable hours and having dinner with the family, that is what I'm wanting. Hearing that the plane actually delivers that is what I'm looking for. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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