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Forum: Engine 09-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,363
Posted By Spike45
Al, If you are changing a paper media...

Al,

If you are changing a paper media coolant filter at yearly intervals, it is self plugging due to media swelling after 6 months. If you want to have a long term filter change, use synthetic...
Forum: Engine 09-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,363
Posted By Spike45
Al, A blank filter has no chemical additive...

Al,

A blank filter has no chemical additive (SCA). OAT coolants are Organic Acid Technology antifreeze / coolant. OAT coolants are another choice for coolant. At present the second generation...
Forum: Engine 09-27-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,363
Posted By Spike45
Randy, Coolant filters filter about 2...

Randy,

Coolant filters filter about 2 gallons per minute as they are a bypass filter, not full flow thus they cannot cause overheating if they plug. Coolant filters remove core sand, dirt,...
Forum: Engine 09-18-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,363
Posted By Spike45
You can also use a Fleetguard WF2123 synthetic...

You can also use a Fleetguard WF2123 synthetic media blank (zero units) if you are using OAT coolant like Final Charge. Use of a paper media blank (Fleetguard WF2077) is less expensive but must be...
Forum: Engine 09-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By Spike45
Cummins Museum

If you pass through Columbus Indiana, stop at the Cummins corporate headquarters on 500 West Jackson St. Their lobby has a display of the first car Clessie Cummins put his engine into. There is...
Forum: Engine 09-17-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,363
Posted By Spike45
Photoadjuster, Coolant filters remove core...

Photoadjuster,

Coolant filters remove core sand, mill scale, engine assembly dirt, rust particles, just plain dirt. No coolant chemistry can overcome particulate matter circulating at high speed...
Forum: Engine 09-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By Spike45
This product is good and likely the least...

This product is good and likely the least expensive commercial product available. For engines that are inoperative for long periods of time such as over Winter storage, prelubing before start up is...
Forum: Engine 09-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,467
Posted By Spike45
The Davco 382 is a very good alternate to a...

The Davco 382 is a very good alternate to a Racor. The 382 has several micron rating elements available. It is possible to use the 382 as the sole filter on DDC Series 60 as well as the older 92...
Forum: Engine 08-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,120
Posted By Spike45
Two ways to warm the oil. I mentioned the first...

Two ways to warm the oil. I mentioned the first above. There are no shortcuts if you value the life of your engine. The second method is to use an oil pan heater plugged into 120V power to keep...
Forum: Engine 08-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By Spike45
Any lubricating oil meeting the current CJ-4...

Any lubricating oil meeting the current CJ-4 specification. A better oil if you can get it is CI-4+.

CJ-4 oils:
Caterpillar oil
Chevron Delo 400
Mobil Delvac 1300 Super
Shell Rotella...
Forum: Engine 08-23-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By Spike45
Mike, From the beginning, the 3208 had...

Mike,

From the beginning, the 3208 had oversize pistons if the block was bored to repair piston skirt seizure. Plus, dry press sleeves were available to repair block bore issues. The sleeves...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,508
Posted By Spike45
WHat is the part number of your Racor filter? ...

WHat is the part number of your Racor filter? Was this Racor added by a previous owner or the factory? Pardon my ignorance but what engine is this? Do you have a specification on maximum fuel flow...
Forum: Engine 08-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,789
Posted By Spike45
Bwinter, That sounds about right as the...

Bwinter,

That sounds about right as the B5.9L became the ISB in latter half of 98 as well.
Forum: Engine 08-21-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,497
Posted By Spike45
Switching to synthetic base stock oils that use...

Switching to synthetic base stock oils that use PAO, polyalpholefin, often results in seasl leakage of the front and reasr main seals. This is due to compression-set of the seal elastomer. If you...
Forum: Engine 08-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,789
Posted By Spike45
The C8.3 is an excellent engine. Much better...

The C8.3 is an excellent engine. Much better than an ISC as it does not use an electronic engine control. And......way better than an ISL9. From one who knows something about these engines.
Forum: Engine 08-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,120
Posted By Spike45
NO! As a former Cat trainer, TEPS Manager and...

NO! As a former Cat trainer, TEPS Manager and field engineer, let it idle until the temp gauge at least registers 150°F. Then you can run it faster. However, you won't get much benefit as the...
Forum: Engine 08-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By Spike45
Mike, Back in the day when I was a...

Mike,

Back in the day when I was a Caterpillar training instructor and TEPS Manager for a dealer, we fought a lot of battles on oil consumption. Straight weight oil was the specification back in...
Forum: Engine 08-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By Spike45
Filter Quality

Napa's only real sales feature is your local dealer likely has it in stock. Its second sales feature is that it is cheaper than Caterpillar's filter. As to quality of filtration, they are both...
Forum: Engine 07-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,272
Posted By Spike45
John, In that picture on the left of the Cat...

John,

In that picture on the left of the Cat 3208 square 'Fuel water separator' did you know they are prone to suction side air leaks from the seals. The original design was from Stanadyne. ...
Forum: Engine 07-21-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,497
Posted By Spike45
John, There have been issues of leakage...

John,

There have been issues of leakage increase when engines that have operated on mineral base stock oils were switched to PAO synthetic oils (that is Polyalphaolefin for you non-chemistry types...
Forum: Engine 07-21-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,057
Posted By Spike45
In 2003, the ISC was NOT a high pressure common...

In 2003, the ISC was NOT a high pressure common rail system.
Forum: Engine 07-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,603
Posted By Spike45
Rick, Seriously! Is freeze point your only...

Rick,

Seriously! Is freeze point your only concern here?

Put in any fully formulated coolant with SCA. Scare stories about mixing coolants are generated by marketing departments to keep you...
Forum: Engine 07-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By Spike45
WHOA! Fleet Charge corrosion inhibitor...

WHOA!

Fleet Charge corrosion inhibitor eliminates the need for DI water.....you must not have a copy of Caterpillar or DDC coolant recommendations. All diesel engine manufacturers recommend use...
Forum: Engine 01-21-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 46,849
Posted By Spike45
In another life, I changed a lot of them. The...

In another life, I changed a lot of them. The tool is available from Caterpillar it is to "pin time" the injection pump. You need to determine TDC on compression stroke. Initially you only need to...
Forum: Engine 09-19-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,684
Posted By Spike45
I'm no service tech so please explain that one to...

I'm no service tech so please explain that one to me, how a 3208 can idle on less than 8, aren't they all connected to the same shaft or do they just float around in the engine...
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