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Old 08-08-2014, 06:16 PM   #15
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Good luck Tony. Thats a hard one to swallow, heres hoping that your new motorhome gives you miles and miles of trouble free pleasure. Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do.
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Sorry to hear it went down that way! It's a contingency I've pondered 1000s of miles away from home. Repair costs are so extreme that that is a risk we take. On the other hand, we have less invested than most loose driving a new MH off the lot. Good luck! Keep us informed.


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Old 08-08-2014, 10:55 PM   #17
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Wow.. The guy is gonna remember this day a long time!!!

Lots of good "pay it forward" credit there!
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:35 AM   #18
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I am really sorry to hear that this happened to you. There is nothing like the old classic Airstream moho. I always think of NASA's astronaut transport vehicles. They do stand out in a field of big square mohos.

I've always been a trailer woman... mainly because the idea of a moho needing some kind of towed car or motorcycle or whatever just didn't float my boat. If you've ever given a passing thought to a trailer now could be your opportunity - especially with end of the season. It is a PITA to have a blown engine, but with a tow vehicle... you can still trade in a junker truck for a newer one.

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Old 08-09-2014, 10:14 AM   #19
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Probably none of us will ever know,,,, but I say that the odds are high that the mechanic patches the motor up in the coach.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:25 AM   #20
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Someone got their wires crossed here! That is one of the strangest threads I've ever seen. The OP got good advice from all posters and then "gave" the coach away? Go figure, a waste of all our time.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #21
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Sad! But sometimes you end up between a rock and a hard spot.


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Old 08-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #22
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I understand the position. Sometimes the cost of repair is more than the value of a vehicle, or more than one can afford.

I just hope that there really is major engine damage.....
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:01 PM   #23
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The only way to find out there is "major engine damage" is to do what I had to do with the Isuzu one time: I'd blown a turbo and had it replaced, still smoked and made noise. Limped it back from Arizona to Washington and pulled the pump, sent it in, had the injectors checked, pulled the head and had it checked. Except for minor adjustments and cleaning,all was fine. The jugs looked fine, clean as all get out, no scoring, could have eaten off them. As I was staring into the jugs and wondering, "what the hell has happened", the thought ocurred to me "bad new turbo?" When the top end is off, it's easy money to get the turbo out and that's what it was. Bottom line, if you've got problems with the 6BD, the top end should come off, anyway, just to be sure. IMO
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Mike.. Wish we coulda been there to support our fellow Airstreamer.. maybe we could have wrenched a better solution... but, that didn't happen... can only hope at this point he got good advice...

but the mechanic definitely SCORED!!!! IMPHO
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but the mechanic definitely SCORED!!!! IMPHO
I guess he scored! That was a sad deal all the way around. One thing I just remembered for you Isuzu-powered folk: when the injector pump is taken in for service, tell them it's a turbo, otherwise they'll adjust the pump wrong and you'll still smoke.
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Mike,
When you replaced your turbo, what brand did you install?
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When you replaced your turbo, what brand did you install?
I believe it was a Garrett. I only installed the second turbo in 2012, so this # is what you need: AID409280-9012.
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Thanks Mike. I do believe mine is original and still operating well as far as the boost gauge readings and the power it has. But, if indeed this is as you said about being one of the first things to go on this 6bd1a ill file your info away. Is there regular maintenance to be performed on the turbo itself? Ive cleaned the K n N filter and replaced the fiber intake hose (old one was cracked bad). Is there more i should do as regular maintenance on the BAE.
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