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Martin S.

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  1. Thanks a lot - that confirms what I found. Just wanted to be sure
  2. Dear everybody, about to re-fill hydraulic fluid. I bought AS41. Don‘t know exactly which brand or whether AS31 or AS41 is in my system right know. Could mixing harm? Thanks a lot! Martin
  3. Thanks everybody - that makes sense. It's the oil pressure line. I couldn't find the name for that line and thus was not able to order it.
  4. Good morning everybody, Looks like there's a slow oil leakage on my engine - caused by this (see foto) gasket. The white thing in the lower left is the oil filter. Can anybody confirm this is the oil pressure transducer line? I couldn't find any part number for this gasket - anybody an idea where to find it? Many thanks, Greets from Munich, Martin
  5. I must say soda blasting looks pretty appropriate. I might give it a try.
  6. N201MKTurbo - thanks for that comment. Did you cover all small "crevices/edges" with duct tape? What kind of tool did you use? At which point/location in the well exactly did you hit the sealant - do you remember? I thought using a "mask" for not hitting anything but the small spots I want to clean.
  7. I want to clean up corrosion and and loose paint on some gussets/brackets in the whel well. If the rest is properly covered, does it make sense to blast it with glass perls. Plus, will paint hold, if I first apply zinc chromate after cleaning? Which paint would you apply? Thanks for ideas! Greets from Germany, Martin
  8. Yes integration of G5s is possible - even here . It's planned, but not for the super-near future. I don´t have an IFR GPS. I'm still a VFR only pilot - thus not missing it yet. I was hesitating a lot, whether to go for a IFR equipped aircraft or not. Though it might be more expensive in the end - I like having things exatly the way I want them. That extra degree of freedom made me go for a rather non-equipped aircraft. Thanks for the welcome to everybody!
  9. Been almost a year that I joined this community - when starting to look for a plane. Here in Europe, the market is rather small. My journey made me visit at least 5 birds - and I'm greatful people here would always be providing helpful answers. I closed the deal last autumn. Thought it's time to introduce her. It's a 1978 J - with 1400h and in pretty basic condition. Happy to start transforming her into a hopefully safe and faithful IFR companion. Greets from Germany, Martin
  10. Andrew, to answer the question - the plane is in Bavaria. Current owner is a retired - A&P. Fun fact, his shop was a MSC. Unfortunately, he didn´t accept to bring the bird elsewhere for a pre-buy, but offered me to use his tools and bring another guy to have a look. Had that guy come to have a look. Lifted the rear bench and checked for corrosion at the spar splice. Plus I browsed my cam to check the tubes. See pics. Thats what I did. Thought that would be quite some data already for judging the freshness of the plane. Greets, Martin
  11. Had a mechanic look at it. But believe it or not - There far less ga-specific knowledge in Europe than in the US. That‘s why I appreciate comments from here. Imagine you feel like buying this super rare Porsche model and you live somewhere remotely in Idaho - thats how it is. Your right - I won‘t base decisions on these only Greets, Martin
  12. Dear everybody, my search for a Mooney brought me to a new candidate, 1978 M20j. Last owner for 35 years, Always hangered, 1300h, prestine wheel wells, only VFR, tube structure re-painted, fair price. So far so good. My questions: Inspecting the bird on the main spar below the rear seat, I found these white powdery spots. I'm a little hesitant. Is this something common, that I could easily clean/avoid from getting any worse - or a walkawayer? Thanks for your advises. Martin from Munich, Germany
  13. Thanks boys - appreciate, as always. Completely agree - if I buy that bird - first item will be a nice anti corrosion wing treatment. Have been looking at a lot of birds recently. I really can‘t understand how most owners and more importantly a/p mechanics neglect corrosion preventative measures - such a shame. You can always refurbish an interior or upgrade the panel - but corrosion is nothing to neglect.
  14. Good morning everybody, pretty much about to close a deal on an F model. Completely checked the bird for corrosion. The worst things I found are shown in the fotos: 1.) Surface corrosion on the triangular bracket at the main center spar. 2.) Corroded rib (wing compartment behind the stall sensor) It looks all conservable (nicely clean and then prime) to me. Curious to know your opinions. Thanks in advance and Greets from Germany, Martin
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