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Old 06-25-2015, 01:16 AM   #1
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European road trip - parts help!

Hi all,

I need to order a few parts in advance of our major European road trip this Summer. I need a new master cylinder and want to get a new starter as I think mine is playing up. Would you mind giving me a few pointers because I need to ship them from the US to England and don't want to make any mistakes!

Master Cylinder
Steve (Keyair) posted a thread sometime ago citing the Dorman part #M39309
as the correct replacement. It looks to be correct for my 1991 Airstream 250 Classic, but has anyone used this part or equivalent on the 1989-1992 series with the burgundy or blue stripes?

I'm minded to go for a stock replacement which I think is this part:
ACDelco 337-1016 Professional Starter
Can anyone confirm that this is the correct piece and do I need any additional parts e.g. brackets or gaskets/heatshields?

many thanks!

Nick and Helen

Try Dorman part #M39309
Listed as 1986 P30 Motorhome part at $53.79
Dorman Products - M39309
Note that is listed as being NEW... not remanuafactured.
You need one that is for IFS(Independant Front Suspension, Dual rear wheel, and 4 wheel disc brakes)
Also looks like CARDONE 13-1668 is a remanufactured MC, for same application..

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Old 07-04-2015, 04:57 AM   #2
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Here is a starter alternative, more expensive, but solves a lot of the issues.
MG Industries Inc.

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Old 07-08-2015, 05:00 AM   #3
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Nick and Helen. I fully agree with Peter. I believe an aftermarket gear reduction starter is THE way to go. If you get on e-bay you'll find many to choose from starting at the same cost at a factory AC Delco replacement. Less than $100. I'm sure the quality isn't as good as the mean green starters, but they are 1/3 the cost. I'm ordering up one for my 454 today. Heat soak is a big issue for GM vehicles and this spaces the solenoid away from the headers, helping to alleviate slow starts (heat soak). IMO well worth the cost.

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