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  1. I’m glad you were paying attention and took corrective action to save your hide! Your story reminds me to ask if anyone is seeing a variance in altitude reporting from TIS A, B traffic and ADS-B trafffic? I regularly see a 400-500 feet difference on the same traffic. It makes me stop and question which is more accurate when you share a story about only a 200 feet separating being the difference between a near miss and a mid air?
  2. This is not addressing your question, but is there anyway you could rotate your ap disconnect switch (I believe that’s what it is) on the upper left hand side of your yoke? I realize in sudden stop the entire panel becomes a possible impact point for your head, but that switch mount would be like a dagger.
  3. With an small mirror and a flashlight you should be able to check each row of the breakers and confirm nothing foreign (like screws or panel spacers) are resting where they don’t belong. With my incident I mentioned earlier, it took several hours and some light turbulence to work the spacer loose for it to drop in on the gear breaker and cause the issue.
  4. Any panel work done lately? I say this because after having some avionics work done, I had a similar experience. One of the panel spacers that belongs with a screw through it instead was just sandwiched between the panel and frame. Needless to say, it worked loose only to fall right on top of the gear breaker and created a direct short—not the best situation.
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    Interesting today in the pattern

    I’m still amazed that one of the only times pilots are in a rush to land is if they think they can win a race to the airport! It must be an innate behavior we all have (and I include myself in “we”).
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    Buyer's Brokers cost

    If you feel comfortable to find your own aircraft and transporting it home, then maybe ask the broker if he’s willing to perform the other tasks such as the prepurchase....Maybe he’ll negotiate. There’s an old saying: “if you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, then hire an amateur.” Not knowing the broker you’re mentioning, I’m sure his fee includes pricing the value of his experience which should hopefully help your purchase go a little smoother. Good luck on your upcoming purchase! You’re already a step ahead of the rest by searching for a Mooney!
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    430W TAWS?

    I was simply pointing out what the Garmin site stated the 430w has. I generally realize TAWS is quite an upgrade and a nice add-on if you can get it.
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    430W TAWS?

    From Garmin’s site: Enhance Situational Awareness GNS 430W seamlessly integrates built-in terrain and navigation databases, providing a clear, concise picture of where you are and where you’re heading...
  9. cbarry

    rudder pedal vibration

    Could it be that it has an issue with a spring on the aileron-rudder interconnect?
  10. cbarry

    Cut out at idle

    This issue makes me wonder if there’s a lag in the altitude compensating fuel pump’s metering process when returning to lower altitudes while at lower power settings resulting in too lean of mixture?
  11. cbarry

    Erratic idle... SOLVED!!

    Thanks for passing along your good news! This one of the awesome things about aviation— there’s always something to learn!
  12. cbarry

    Just sell me the f**$’ng oil

    I would have politely said, “on second thought your oil and filter are too special for my Mooney and walked away.” Today with the near immediate availability of products and services with just a few clicks, there’s simply no reason for a “local” shop to forget that they really are no longer that convenient.
  13. Two other things you might check: 1) confirm there is no a “winter/cool-weather” restrictor plate on the oil cooler (I’m not sure if this engine configuration has this...) 2) you could simply need to have the oil cooler flushed to remove any gunk that may have built up to help with the oil circulation.
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    High-low vacuum pump light

    Another simple thing to check is condition of the hoses going to the vacuum gauge...If they are breaking down you may have a small leak not allowing for an accurate readout (low in this case) which then triggers the low vac warning light.
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    Oil temperature and EDM830

    It’s sounds like you may have simply a wiring issue with the JPI sensor. A bad connection/resistance can show itself through an abnormally high readout.