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  1. I do have a new bottle of calibration gas. Last year the bottle I had completely leaked out in my tent over night. I slept good that night. My plan is to be at OSH Sunday thru Tuesday. I'll bring the calibration equipment to the caravan tent by 5:3O Monday, 1hr before pizza. I will calibrate before and after pizza. Donations to help cover the test gas appreciated but not required. @yvesg put me down, I'll be solo. Cheers, Dan
  2. Technically the 231 is a Rajay. I know what you mean though, manual wastegate. The aftermarket Rajay is the only Turbo Mooney I haven't flown. I have always wanted to though. Cheers, Dan
  3. I'm well aware! It's a way that I cope. I like flying airplanes. With the 231 I have to fly the engine. Cheers, Dan
  4. Just like tailwheel pilots look down on everyone else, we 231 pilots can look down on all the other turbo Mooney pilots. "A real pilot doesn't need an absolute pressure controller" I find that throttle/MP response is actually a touch easier with the fixed wastgate. Merlyn doen't list "easier engine operation" as a benefit in their literature. But most of the listed claims are true, less work for the turbo down low and a 4-5K foot increase in critical alt is worth it. Cheers, Dan
  5. Tom, Yes the oil cooler is next to #2, but I believe it needs to be removed to access the through studs for #1. Breaches in baffling won't necessarily effect the closest cylinders. So gaps around the oil cooler could manifest in higher chts in #1. Get the cowl flaps squared away first. I found that having mine about 1/4" to 3/8” open when in the closed possition keeps my engine happy. Cheers, Dan
  6. Sounds like you do need to rig your cowl flaps. As for the higher temps, it could just be the cylinders are not fully broke in yet. Or.. Any chance the shop wasn't overly carful with reinstalling the baffling? If #1 was replaced they probably would have removed the oil cooler to do so. The area around the oil cooler has all sorts of gaps that if not properly addressed will effect chts. Cheers, Dan
  7. This might not really be a cowl flap problem. "In trail" the knob is usually most of the way out. It looks like they are full open but you can move it a bit further and feel the over center latch. The difference from in trail to full open can been seen on the airspeed indicator, just a few kts slower. Do you have a GB or LB? Intercooler? Did you have temp problems before the cylinder replacements? Cheers, Dan
  8. I fell asleep once in my Mooney. I don't recommend it. As a kid we did some trips in a Travelair. The drone with the props slightly out of sync was like anesthesia, I never slept so good. Cheers, Dan
  9. Welcome to Mooney ownership! Usually @carusoam does my dirty work for me , but looks like he missed it. Your first upgrade should be a proper CO detector. Cheers, Dan
  10. It’s hard to tell from the photos but are they Cad plated? If so I believe they are the incorrect part. The ones that are supplied with the connecting rod bolt kit (from continental) are not cad plated, I’m assuming they are S/S. Good luck, Dan
  11. My 79 claims 80gal capacity with 72 usable. The later 231's 83-84?? are listed at 78.6gal capacity with 75.6 usable. I flew my right tank dry on my 79 and was able to squeeze 39 gal in it. If I'm going on a long trip I fill as full as I can and plan on 72 usable to be conservative. I haven't tried the left yet, hopefully it is the same. If it is I have an extra 30-40min at cruise as an extra cushion beyond my normal reserves. Cheers, Dan
  12. I believe the override button is just a momentary switch across the airspeed switch. I would bet you have a failing airspeed switch. Did they perform a Pitot Static check (IFR Cert) when they installed the transponder? Often shops unknowingly damage our 40 year old airspeed switches. I always ask that they bypass the switch when doing a leak check. I learned this the hard way once, unfortunately they are not cheep. Cheers, Dan
  13. I always though Bryan was a little slow. Cheers, Dan
  14. That makes perfect sense. Thanks Paul. Cheers, Dan
  15. Do you know what reason they choose to include the new drains in the SB? I know there are a lot of variants of the 360 (both NA and Turbo) that never had a primer diverter valve in the first place, yet used the old drain. Not a big deal, I'm just curious if there is a known problem. Cheers, Dan