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Old 01-29-2021, 09:21 AM
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Default Narrow Deck V Wide Deck

We have been offered an O-540 narrow deck engine that is inhibited, around 900 hours and was sent to the shop for an IRAN 'overhaul'.

Any issues with this motor on an RV10 ?

It is a basic O-540 260hp unit out of a BN Islander, O-540 E4C5 which should convert easily to our spec.

Please discuss and advise, as it is being offered at a rather attractive price ;-)
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Old 01-29-2021, 09:26 AM
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No problem with a narrow deck other than there is a little extra work to make the standard baffle kit fit. I know several folks (including me) who have narrow deck -540's from BPE.
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Old 01-29-2021, 09:58 AM
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Default Narrow deck

I'll agree. I have a narrow deck built by Barrett on my -10 and the only hassle is tweaking the baffle kit. It's not that hard but a little time consuming. I think it specs a little lighter than the wide deck so you have that going for you as well.

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Old 01-29-2021, 11:22 AM
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Same here. No real issues other than a bit of baffling work to make it fit.
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Old 01-29-2021, 11:34 AM
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That's a carbed 540? What's it's HP?
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Old 01-29-2021, 01:37 PM
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It is now, but it will get FI, electronic injection etc etc etc
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Old 01-29-2021, 04:18 PM
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Smile Narrow deck

Does it have the cylinder hold down plates and internal socket nuts holding the cylinders? If so, a cylinder change is a little harder in my opinion

I have a narrow deck O320 on my Hatz
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Old 01-29-2021, 04:23 PM
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I have a narrow deck in my Rocket. Some believe the narrow deck is stronger. Itís the preferred option for high performance versions.
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Old 01-29-2021, 05:23 PM
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Mine is a Barrett narrow deck IO-540. I'm not a mechanic or engine builder but someone in a position to know told me when I was shopping that over the lives of a thousand engines, the ND's would have more cylinder base issues and the WD's would have more case crack issues but neither would be common or significant enough to specifically choose one or the other.
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Old 01-30-2021, 01:12 AM
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Default Sump fitting

Mike

I brought a Aztec c4b5 and changed to d4a5 configuration.
Looking at the e4c5 spec it may have a different sump so you need to find out if it will fit the vans engine mount and cowl.
From the Lycoming operations manual-

Oil Sump (O-540, IO-540-C, -D, -J, -N, -R) – The sump incorporates an oil drain plug, oil suction screen, mounting pad for carburetor or fuel injector, the intake riser and intake pipe connections.
Oil Sump and Induction Assembly (Except O-540, IO-540-C, -D, -J, -N, -R) – This assembly consists of the oil sump bolted to a mated cover containing intake pipe extensions for the induction system. When bolted together they form a mounting pad for the air inlet housing. Fuel drain plugs are provided in the cover and the sump incorporates oil drain plugs and an oil suction screen.

I checked the parts catalog and noted any difference. In my case it was mounting ears and some studs for the prop governor.
As for narrow deck vs wide deck I was told by my engine shop to be more concerned about how many rebuilds the engine had.

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