Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002
Thanks for adding the additional details.
They are important to understanding why your issue occurred and show that an aluminum fitting in an aluminum oil cooler isn't automatically a disaster waiting to happen.
(not arguing the fact that a steel fitting is a bit more forgiving)
Fair. The additional details were critical and should have been included.
It's worth nothing from page 5-34 (bolded shown on that page):
"While the manual has been crafted in such a way as to minimize contradictions between the instructions provided by Van's and the instructions provided with a part/assembly that is included in the kit (wheels and brakes for example), should there be an instance where the instructions from Van's contradict the instructions provided with a particular kit component, those of the component manufacturer shall take precedence over those provided by Van's.