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Caterpillar 3208 Solutions This sub-forum is hosted by Mike Hohnstein who has been at this kind of thing for 50+ years now, guess I'm addicted. The saga has been all about progressively larger shop space since then. Honestly, never wanted to get into the CAT 3208's that were originally considered to be a throwaway engine but that's all that works in a FC in my world. Same thing with my Ford toter, that came with a NA, too much effort to hang in a 6, so been at it with the CAT V-8 for 20 years now. In reality you can get excellent life out of a CAT 3208 if it's built correctly. Post your questions about the CAT 3208 engines here and Mike will try to help you out.

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I'm working on a 1983 Bluebird Wanderlodge 3208 turbo CAT engine. I have run across a part I don't know what it's for. See attachment - it's the long silver part with screw threads and it is loose or turns back and forth, located above the water pump. Can anyone tell me what this part is and if it's suppose to be loose? Any info you can provide would be appreciated.
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It is the tachometer sending unit. The nut going on the block should tight enough to keep the unit from moving.
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Caution is advised when working with that component. It's too easy to break off an ear of the casting if removal is required. Looks dry and the sender rarely fails so leave the dog lie.
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