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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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Default HELP - stuck. Cat 3208 won’t go over 1500 RPMs

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Good luck. sure someone who knows Cat will be along shortly. I'm 1000 miles away.
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Engine ran hot, I pulled over and let it rest. Sounds great at idle, normal temps, but won’t go over 1500 RPMs. Stuck in Weat Virginia near Moundsville!

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Any chance it's related to the PP-1 park brake valve that you just installed?
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Any chance it's related to the PP-1 park brake valve that you just installed?
All good - problem solved! Thanks so much!
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That sounds pretty restrictive. I use 30 micron Racors.
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How many rpms can you get in neutral?
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How many rpms can you get in neutral?
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Are you pushing on the pedal or moving the arm of the pump? you may have a binding accel cable. Might disconnect cable at injection pump and see if it throttles up more. The overheat may have affected the sliding of the cable. Just a thought.
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Are you pushing on the pedal or moving the arm of the pump? you may have a binding accel cable. Might disconnect cable at injection pump and see if it throttles up more. The overheat may have affected the sliding of the cable. Just a thought.
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Make sure nothing melted or moved that could be blocking throttle movement. Why did it overheat?
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