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Old 09-29-2014, 08:31 PM   #15
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looks like a new block will cost about $2400 probably that much to remove and ship?
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:52 PM   #16
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Even if it was less to remove and ship, I would go with the new block at that price and get another 100,000 miles of worry free use!
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #17
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Looks like a reman block is the way to go, unfortunately mine only had 70k on her!
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:39 PM   #18
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If you're looking to get her running, get out a do a few trips and then sell her; the $2,400.00 engine will do. If you want her to last a few more miles down the road and enjoy her without having to spend the big bucks getting the engine out again, an engine from a reputable builder maybe the way to go.

There are a few builders that would relish putting something so classic like an Airstream on their website and would build you an engine to suit your application. Four bolt main versus two, the correct camshaft for good torque versus high end horsepower. Roller rockers for endurance, fuel injection, etc, etc.

Dropping in a block designed for even truck use may not be enough for a rig weighing 12,000 lbs and pulling a toad.

Having someone design an engine for your Airstream may save you money in the long haul with better economy, more power and longevity.

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Old 10-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #19
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Dropping in a block designed for even truck use may not be enough for a rig weighing 12,000 lbs and pulling a toad.

Having someone design an engine for your Airstream may save you money in the long haul with better economy, more power and longevity.

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Well spoken. If you buy a rebuilt or have yours rebuilt, get it with a RV cam. There is such a part.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:22 PM   #20
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Hey everyone
I'm thinking about buying a airstream 1984 310. It seems like they blow up a lot.
Any advice or thought about the engine or why. And if you do a rebuild, any suggestions to make it better. Any advice will be helpful since this is all new to me.
Any way to improve gas mp?
Thanks so much
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:46 PM   #21
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If it was mine, and the engine was blown, I would buy a Goodwrench engine from GM.

They are affordable and they used to come with a 3 year 36,000 mile warrantee. (Probably still do)


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