Lead Sled said:The Aztec is a great plane. I did my multi in one. You're doing the right thing by going through the manual and learning the systems and speeds. Also, spend some time learning the limitations.
Here's a bit of advice, make sure your instructor isn't one of those guys who likes to pull the mixture or cut fuel right down low. My examiner was one of those guys who shut off the fuel. When the time came to fail an engine he distracted me and reached down to the fuel levers between the seats. Thinking that he had his hand on the LH lever, he shut off the fuel to the RH engine. Moments later, when the RH engine quit, I correctly went through the entire engine failure drill - including feathering the RH propellor. A few moments after the RH engine quit windmilling I witnessed, for the first time, a person (my examiner) having a heart attack - in his mind, he had shut off the fuel to the left engine and I had just shutdown and feathered the right engine. - not a good position to be in at pattern altitude. You've never seen a guy start to sweat so profusely. Once he realized what he had done he settled back down and the rest of the checkride was pretty mellow.