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Old 08-19-2018, 07:00 PM
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thanks E. I did just look at that exact page in the plans and determined that the bolts are definitely too short and for all i know the other bolts are too long, which I could adjust with washers. I have not put the nuts on the lower bolts, so I don't know the answer yet. The question for the upper bolts is should I get 25 or 26 and why are the 24s too short. I thought Van's Quality control was better than that. I figured that worst case the bolts would be long and extra washers used.

It took a lot of work to get all the bolts in--used ratchet wrench and push on the bolts. Only two slid in, the rest were a pain in the butt. Maybe not an issue, but the top left bolt head does not sit flush on the end of the tube. One side of the washer barely touches the edge of the tube. In other words the bolt is tilted outwards and is not straight.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:46 PM
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well, I found the issue and I am not sure what to do at this point. I have an email out to Vans to see if the attachment will be safe. I can't post pictures here, but you can see what I am talking bout on my facebook page Ken's RV-14 (https://www.facebook.com/Kens-RV14-6...?ref=bookmarks)

Clearly, the top left engine mount is not flat when placed on a granite counter top while the right one is perfectly flat. This causes the head of the bolt to not line up with the end of the mount where it makes contact even after torquing down the bolt.

Not sure if this is an issue or not.

Any thoughts?
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:18 PM
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Here are the pics:

Non flush sitting top bushing


Opposite top bushing
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for posting pictures. All my pictures on this site got deleted because I used photo bucket.

Anyway, not only is it not flat on the counter top, but there is a clear gap between the mount and the firewall even after tightening.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:01 AM
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