Q: I have just ordered a Lycoming rebuilt IO-360-A1A for my 1965 M20E Mooney. I am replacing a nearly run out Mattituck overhaul.
The engine has treated me very well for more than 1,900 hours with one top overhaul.
After break-in, I used Aeroshell W100 Plus (contains LW-16702) and a 12 ounce bottle of AvBlend at each oil and filter change. Oil analysis has been normal from the beginning.
Besides the Lycoming instructions for break-in, do you have any suggestions, from your years of experience, on how I should treat this “new” engine. [Read more…]