I'm a big fan for having a plan B, a spare, back up; from cars to motorbikes and everything but my wife, I have always felt better having a Plan B.
The Airstream has been no different. I allways have one good eye cocked on KIJIJI (our version of Craigslist) for anything remotely to do with Isuzu/Allison/Airstream/Keeler, you get the drift. I need a Plan B for the motor tranny in my 310, so you'll forgive the excitement I felt when I came across this ad.........
Isuzu 6HK1-TC ENGINE | parts, accessories | Hamilton | Kijiji
Pre 2007, so unencumbered with all the emission crap that post 2007 diesels have; motor has low use, less than 60,000 miles and for a reasonable price, especially if I could swing the Allison tranny with it. If the motor and transmission comes with the vehicle, all the better.
The problem is with the maths. The 6H1K-TC motor is 52.36" long, 34.66" wide and 43.5" high compared to the 6BD1 at 44.1" long, 25.5" wide and 30.5" tall. Now I don't know how much of these dimensions have the ancillary stuff tacked on that could be moved somewhere else, like the intercooler. Is the intercooler included in the engine length I wonder, or is the turbo right on top of the motor which would add to the height? Turbo's can be moved, not easily but it can be done.
I would love 300hp in my 310 but the oil changes would be deadly....33 litres.
I still think I might look at it.