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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-19-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,257
Posted By joepospisil
Hello. I bought a 310 Turbo vehicle with a...

Hello.
I bought a 310 Turbo vehicle with a blown Isuzu and replaced it with a Cummins engine. These things really work and will outperform that Isuzu by a wide margin.
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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-19-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,268
Posted By joepospisil
Check the Drive shaft timing. If the drive shaft...

Check the Drive shaft timing. If the drive shaft has been disassembled at the slip yoke in the center of the drive shaft and not put back in time the joints will be out of sequence and shake heck out...
Forum: On The Road... 04-21-2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,378
Posted By joepospisil
Thumbs up Alaska

The wife and I drove a 69 Dodge Travco to Alaska in 01 and had a wonderful trip. Just dont get in a big hurry cause it is a long way up there. Disregard the horror stories about the trip and be sure...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-24-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,778
Posted By joepospisil
Lightbulb R and R engine out the bottom

To remove the engine from our 310 I removed the front seats and then the entertainment center. Then I removed the grille and the coolers. This opens up the engine compartment big time. I next removed...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-21-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,778
Posted By joepospisil
454 intake manifold

A item I have noticed on a older 454 was a cracked intake manifold. The crack was found under the baffle on the bottom side of the intake. A friend of ours replaced two long blocks before he...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 02-14-2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 65,124
Posted By joepospisil
Cummins mileage

The trip was done from Minnesota and averaged 62-65 mph Joe
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 02-14-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 65,124
Posted By joepospisil
Smile cummins mileage

We just returned from a 4100 mile round trip to arizona and back with a cummins powered 82 310. 13.5 mpg overall and used no oil. Joe
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-14-2004, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,879
Posted By joepospisil
Lightbulb isuzu engine removal

I removed the Isuzu engine from our 82 Classic out the bottom and put the cummins back in the same way. Remove the entertainment center and the front seats. Remove the transmission first and build a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-06-2003, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,686
Posted By joepospisil
Cool 5.9 repower

Hi Don
When you use a 97 or older 5.9 there are no electronics involved except for the fuel shut off and the alternator wires.
Our 82 310 uses the original manual shutoff and only one wire...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 08-01-2003, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,950
Posted By joepospisil
Thumbs up broken 454

Cummins
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 05-18-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,439
Posted By joepospisil
Cool Classic Motor Homes

There are at least two 310 Turbo diesels in Minnesota and both being used regularly.
Joe
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-18-2003, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,220
Posted By joepospisil
Smile Hi Mike I cant offer you much advice on...

Hi Mike
I cant offer you much advice on your unit but i have a question. are the cummins engines 4 or 6 cylinders? i put a 6 cylinder 5.9 cummins in a p30 chassis that develops about 180 hp...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-29-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,220
Posted By joepospisil
Engine swap

Rik
The cummins swap is a real bell ringer but you are a long way from home to start on such a project. This project is best done when you have the luxury of time to procure parts do the job....
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-25-2002, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,763
Posted By joepospisil
1981 isuzu

I replaced the isuzu in our 82 310 with a cummins and it works very well. if anyone needs some isuzu parts i have a nearly complete set of them. ours was a turbo unit:)
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-18-2002, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,471
Posted By joepospisil
Re: MH Owner Listing Idea

Fred
We have a 82 310 Turbo that we repowered with a 5.9 Cummins and have put about 10000 miles on it since the implant. It works very well. Decent mileage and lots of power. I am sure that the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-07-2002, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,674
Posted By joepospisil
Overheating

Hi John
Take a look at the impeller on the water pump. A way to check this without dismantling the engine is to run it to normal temperature and turn on the heater. If the impeller has failed...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-19-2002, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,407
Posted By joepospisil
Thumbs down caution

Unless you plan on checking the lube level in those front hubs every time you use the vehicle you will be a lot better off using it as the factory built it. There is no advantage using gear oil in...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 07-14-2002, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,111
Posted By joepospisil
good deal

Alan
Good for you. I hope these notes keep some one else from having to go through the door lock thing the hard way. I was sweating it until I found that lock assy. have a good day
...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 07-13-2002, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,111
Posted By joepospisil
310 door lock parts

HI
For any of you that have had difficulty with the door lock assembly on the 310 motor home, I was able to repair the door lock with a tumbler assembly from Stag Parkway using the part number...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-13-2002, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,686
Posted By joepospisil
Hi We are about 5000 miles into this swap...

Hi
We are about 5000 miles into this swap and am very well satisfied with it. I estimate about 4000 for parts and about a week labor to do the job. It makes this unit very user friendy and will...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-10-2002, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,251
Posted By joepospisil
82 310 Turbo

My 1982 310 Turbo Diesel was equipped with a 353 Isuzu Diesel with a modified 400 GM transmission. PS I got that straightened out. Joe:)
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-09-2002, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By joepospisil
Thumbs up Classic motorhomes

It would be interesting to know how many classic motor homes are in this group Joe
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-07-2002, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,838
Posted By joepospisil
Smile a little information

The transmisson is a modified 400 GM transmisson. The hydraulics are altered and the torque converter is changed.
I cant help you with the Isuzu engine. The one I took out showed 130 Hp on the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-30-2002, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,811
Posted By joepospisil
repower

I have repowered a 310 Turbo with a Cummins 5.9 at 180 HP using the 518 automatic trans with the transfer case from Dodge 4wd. This combination gives me plenty of power and a lot of gears to get the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-26-2002, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,848
Posted By joepospisil
Re: Cummins

Hello
The parts cost was about 3500 dollars for the power train and parts from a 96 Dodge pickup. If you need details on this swap drop me a line and I can share some thoughts with you.
...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-26-2002, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,686
Posted By joepospisil
310 Repower

Hello Peter
This swap was made easier by the fact that we had bought the 310 with a broken Isuzu engine. Our option at that point was to redo the Isuzu or do a repower. If you are planning to hire...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-25-2002, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,686
Posted By joepospisil
310 repower

Hello Dave
The engine and trans I used came from a 96 Dodge 4wd and cost about 3600 including the transfer case. This included the charge air cooler and the accessories. This pretty well covers...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-24-2002, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,848
Posted By joepospisil
Smile 310 Repower

Another option for a 82 310 Turbo is a 5.9 Cummins with the 518 Chrysler automatic trans. It is a neat swap and makes a lot of power. We have done two of these in the last year and a half and they...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-24-2002, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,686
Posted By joepospisil
Cool repower 310 Turbo

We repowered 82 310 Turbo with a 5.9 Cummins. The unit is very user friendly with plenty of power. Anyone else doing such a thing?
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