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  1. Are you going to do this yourself in the future or hire a shop? If you're going to DIY, get some dual-instruction, so to speak, on the tricks. How not to spill the oil from the filter. There are several methods. How to safey the new filter. How tight to do it up. How to cut open and inspect the old filter. How to take the sample for analysis (let a quart drain first). I like to take a good look at everything anytime the cowl is off. For a while you'll be just looking to see what normal looks like. Eventually something will catch your eye that isn't normal, better to catch something o
  2. I don't know if you've already committed on the 3330.... but when we re-did our windows, I recall grey sealant which would have been the slightly tougher 3204. I am not an A&P/IA, just going with what I remember my guy using. And +1 for using the one where you mix with the plunger and dispense with the special caulking gun.
  3. I am late to the party here, and I like our airplane but want to urge some caution. Call me old school but I think if you really want to haul 4 (post adolescent) people for any distance, you need 6 seats. Your kids will be growing to adult size before you know it! If you want to haul them across the country.... buy an airline ticket. There, I said it. If you want to take the kids to Oshkosh or some other grand flying centric adventure, that is another animal. But if you want transportation, hauling 4 in a Mooney won't be that fun. The first issue you will run into is running out of b
  4. Never say never. May your fuel tanks be perpetually free of leaks. (I have my right tank open for leak repair, but burned down to a gallon left so the draining wasn't too bad this time).
  5. The thing that jumps out at me is 13V after start. Should be more than that to charge the battery well. I would get a voltmeter out to verify that 13V figure with the engine running and if so be looking at your charging system. Alternator & voltage regulator..... or what parts of it might have been inadvertently touched/messed with with your new starter install?
  6. I dont know if I posted what I decided this year... Renewed with the higher premium at Global. Avemco was not much higher over. Decided, any further increase next year and I will go to Avemco. After a year with no claims, their premium drops.
  7. Call when appropriate for the circumstances, or failing any special circumstances per the AIM. The controller's happiness is not our responsibility. Operating safely and in compliance with the FARs is. If they don't like it, Boo-Freaking-Hoo. No donut for you.
  8. Nukemzz, thank you so much. I like your heat shield solution. After looking at this further, its clear the lengths I have are wrong. The hoses snake past each other a couple of times, creating rub points, in an effort to run out the extra distance. I'll go forward with the lengths PHT has, since they match the PN's in the parts manual.
  9. I suggest getting your nosewheel off the ground, get your head up there and start wiggling things, looking closely for where the play is? If the truss was rebuilt, that is a major component. How about the steering horn? How about the little tiny bearing (going from memory here) That the steering horn attaches to (there's a small one very high and forward). Really everything between the pedals and the tire should be looked at for undesired play.
  10. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/windowsealant.php This stuff is nasty, gets stuck to your hands, clothes, etc. But a thin bead, applied to the airplane, and then squashed down with the avionics panel screws, will seal your panels and it is pliable enough to open them back up easily for service. Every so many openings, the dirty job of pushing the caulk around is done, adding a dab here or there as necessary to keep the seal continuous. Maybe others use a different tactic but my IA suggested this and it works.
  11. Thanks @Nukemzzz! Similar setup on my 66E, but different routing on the top hose exiting the engine, may explain why they are longer than spec. The longer routing is not necessarily better.... I see you have brand new hoses. Would you happen to know their lengths? Mine are aeroquip but the data tag has the length in inches embedded in it... 50, 53, 54... One more question if anyone can help: there is a heat shield under which the hoses pass as they go under the exhaust. Only one of the two hose has an adel clamp under the heat shield on mine. Do others have both hoses clamped there?
  12. Amazing! Still swinging a Johnson bar! Not dragging it in with a 10-mile final, nice tight pattern. Looks like he is out of San Luis Obispo, CA. Congratulations, Captain Moyer.
  13. My IA changed my external brake hoses some years ago, and he took care of that project so I don't have the paperwork with the lengths. That said, mine were original 40+ yrs old. We opted for the 'regular' kind. I look at this in terms of consequence. Losing brakes, or a brake, in a Mooney isn't that big of a deal. Losing fuel or oil is. But if you want to do teflon because you like it, why not?
  14. Thanks, so my hoses go to the same spots. Now why are they different lengths than spec. One of the many mysteries of an old airplane! Thanks for the service bulletin. That appears to be how mine are routed.
  15. Do you know if one goes into the accessory case down low... below the oil filter?
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