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Old 15-11-2015, 10:36   #1
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Aluminum packers

I need to pack up the engine mounts by about 15mm would aluminium be suitable? It is easier to work than steel but I am a bit worried it would compress. The engine is a 60hp diesel.


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Re: Aluminum packers

Not sure what a packer is but ALuminum shims would be fine.

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Re: Aluminum packers

Our engine, a 3 cylinder kubota, sits atop 1.5" of aluminium spacers that used to be a truck frame. 400 hours like this and no worries.
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Re: Aluminum packers

They would only compress if you caught on fire and they melted.
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Re: Aluminum packers

Aluminium is fine use 5000 series (a marine grade) for best corrosion resistance and strength.
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Re: Aluminum packers

We had aluminum shims on our 85hp Ford Lehman and did not notice any problems for 15,000nm. But use a good grade of AL.
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Re: Aluminum packers

No problems, used all the time. The thicker the better.
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