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Old 02-14-2018, 07:40 PM
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Default What Gascolator backing plate?

I have the Van's accessory catalog gascolator. what backing plate do I need for installation in my RV-9A?

I see pictures of this massive plate that spans the angles of the firewall, do I really need such a big plate for just the gascolator? If so, what's the P/N?

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Old 02-15-2018, 08:17 AM
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Yes you need it to stabilize the flexing motion from engine vibration transmitting into the firewall & causing cracking. Also if the gascolator has aluminum lines running to it, you don't want any fatigue cracks forming there either.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:43 AM
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One thing-----be sure you are using the correct in/out ports.

There is a gascolater out there that feeds from the rear mounting flange, not sure if it is the one Vans sells or not.

See this thread. http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ght=gascolator
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:13 AM
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Great. I found the P/N for the gascolator brace, it's on order from Van's.

Tnx,

Andy C.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:26 AM
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One thing-----be sure you are using the correct in/out ports.

There is a gascolater out there that feeds from the rear mounting flange, not sure if it is the one Vans sells or not.

See this thread. http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ght=gascolator
There are 6 different iterations of the gascolator produced by Usher Enterprises and sold by Van's over the years.
GAS-1 through GAS-6

As shown by the thread Mike linked to, it is important to know which one you have when installing it.
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