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Old 12-29-2019, 09:03 PM   #1
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Well I have been checking all around this bus and I can't find the exact type of transmission.
I have a 2001 Bluebird A3RE with a 3126 Caterpillar engine. The plate on the wall states:
Transmission - 6510257729
However I read in some Bluebird paperwork that it could be:
AT 545
MT 643
MD 3060
or
MD 3066

Could someone help me out?1196942066.jpgimage000000001002003004.jpg408245917.jpg
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:18 PM   #2
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There's a plate on the side of your trans with this info.

Or call or visit your nearest International dealer and give them your VIN. They can email or print the build sheet that lists all the components of your particular bus.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:51 PM   #3
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Enter that transmission number here......https://www.allisontransmission.com/...y-transmission
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I am not certain that this is consistent but I have observed that buses that have a transmission # on the dataplate starting with 6510 have all had MD-3060s.

Does it have a push-button shifter?
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:34 PM   #5
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You beat me to it, take pic of the shifter, that'll certainly narrow it down.
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Old 12-30-2019, 07:19 AM   #6
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However that transmission serial number doesn't come back with a result at Allison's lookup page.

Pic of shifter is the right plan.
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That serial number came back to an md3060 when I looked it up. If you have a push button shifter, then the md3060 is confirmed.
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:19 PM   #8
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You beat me to it, take pic of the shifter, that'll certainly narrow it down.
you shoulda took a pic of the shifter on that bus you sold. Or was there one?
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:27 PM   #9
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you shoulda took a pic of the shifter on that bus you sold. Or was there one?
You're right. You should never believe a single word in a listing or what the maintenance people tell you.
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You're right. You should never believe a single word in a listing or what the maintenance people tell you.
But you already knew the difference before doing all this. As shown in the quote.
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I have to say I do not understand why folks do not look at the tag right on the transmission. It is the final word on what it is, and easy to do.
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Here is hte bus at BlueBird Vantage: Unit Dashboard | Portal

However that transmission serial number doesn't come back with a result at Allison's lookup page.

Pic of shifter is the right plan.
This is what I usually do to confirm transmission type. Maybe itís a 3rd party reman?
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:22 PM   #13
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Speaking of looking at the tag, from the looks of mine it looks like the date year is 2013???

Can anyone share insight into this? 20200108_150208.jpg
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Speaking of looking at the tag, from the looks of mine it looks like the date year is 2013???

Can anyone share insight into this? Attachment 40650

Must be a newer core, transmission must've been replaced at some point in its life.


Allison is still making the 2000 series, all our buses have had it for the last 10 years at least.
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:35 PM   #15
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Newer core... I hope that means (assuming it was done properly) that the transmission is nice and healthy.
So far on a short freeway drive it shifts smoothly going on the on ramp and drives faster than 75 mph... I had to back down cause I'm still getting used to the size.

Fingers crossed.
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