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Old 03-09-2018, 01:04 PM   #15
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Not really Mike.

The inlet manifold of our A model aftermarket turbo should fit the T model engine as the block and head should be exactly the same.
Getting the T model would give us stronger internal components and oil spray cooling for the underneath of the pistons to better deal with engine heat due to the turbo. It would also allow us to get a slightly bigger turbo compressor, (which will barely fit; see John for details) and allow for higher turbo PSI, versus the 10 PSI we're only allowed on our A models.

Remember, supposedly sometime in 1984, Airstream switched to the T model themselves.

If I were to replace my motor, I'd look for a 6bd1T.

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Isn't the Turbo mounted on the top right on the T model?
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:08 PM   #16
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Well......on top anyway


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Well......on top anyway

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Yes,probably; but like I said, if you take the inlet, exhaust manifolds and plumbing off our A model, they should just bolt up to the T model. You're just changing the engine block and heads for the T.
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Isn't the Turbo mounted on the top right on the T model?
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:46 PM   #18
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I gotya. So, do you know if that's what Airstream did when they switched to using the T model engine? Using an after market Turbo set up on the T block? I wonder just how many classics were built with the 6bd1T. Or when they stopped using the Isuzu all together. I don't remember reading any posts here on the forums from someone with the T model. But I'm lucky to remember my address .
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I gotya. So, do you know if that's what Airstream did when they switched to using the T model engine? Using an after market Turbo set up on the T block? I wonder just how many classics were built with the 6bd1T. Or when they stopped using the Isuzu all together. I don't remember reading any posts here on the forums from someone with the T model. But I'm lucky to remember my address .
Supposedly sometime in 1984 AS switched to the T model; wether by neccesity, if Isuzu stopped making the A model, or owners complaining of lack of power, I don't know for sure; but that is what was told to me.

Like I said, from what I've read and researched, the difference between the T and the A model is all internal stuff mostly and a different turbo location.

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Old 10-22-2018, 08:12 AM   #20
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Need a new alternator for my Airstream 310

Airstream - help - need to find an alternator for my Isuzu 6BD1A engine, have the new engine installed, went to pick up and discovered both alternators i have (Denso 100210-1710) the stator has failed and the alternator is not putting out properly. Any suggestions who to call and where to go, i have tried Denso direct and they have so far not returned my calls or emails.
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I'd suggest you PM Mayco as he just went through having an alternator rebuilt....at least for part numbers.

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Old 10-22-2018, 08:57 AM   #22
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Most of us have had good luck with Hamilton Engines out of Portland OR. http://www.hamiltonengine.com
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And yes, I just had one rebuilt. Lucky enough to have a new spare on hand that I bought a couple years ago. It was a take-off from another vehicle. The stock alternator is 85amp.
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Airstream 310 Renovation Part 2 - Bringing back the dead!

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(Son and daughter-in-law graduated from Auburn Veterinary School, and I don’t follow football, so don’t give me “Roll Tide” noises, please!). Locals thought I was either totally a heretic or a Da$$ed Yankee that just didn’t know better.
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Thank you for the clarification - i have been stating the engine incorrectly for a while now. The engine i purchased came out of an Airstream 310 in Wyoming - interesting story that i will share when i have all the details. The replacement is a 6BD1-A with a Turbo kit

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Simply because you mention Jerry and Nelson of Rocky Mountain Medium Truck Parts, I assume the engine came from the 310 that they parted out on eBay. Many of the folks on here got parts (my complete set of spare pano windows came from the same unit). If you search the forum you will find a trail of parts many folks bought.


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you are correct, the new engine came from that vehicle, it runs great, i drove it last week in Memphis before we discovered the issue with the alternators. hopefully we have a solution from the folks in Washington state
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Bamaforlife - grew up in Tuscaloosa, I am an Alabama fan, my in-laws are huge Auburn fans and i work with many Auburn grads who are good folks. The rivalry is toxic, but i can tell you my experience with the giving from the Auburn community after the tornado's in 2011 was amazing, water, tarps and supplies were provided and we were so grateful. Currently building in Fosters, Alabama and my daughter lives in Tuscaloosa we and had our first grandchild 3 days ago - having lived in NC for the past 30 years, it is great being back in Alabama!
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