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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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Make sure nothing melted or moved that could be blocking throttle movement. Why did it overheat?
Was headed to a campground up a hill - 11% grade, narrow with no sign and no way to divert.

. Engine light came on just for a moment before I was finally able to pull off onto a side street. She didn’t die and was able to cool down, but when I went to leave, she wouldn’t rev over 1500 or so. Once she was cool enough to shut down, I did, and let the engine and transmission cool off completely.

Never made it to the campsite. There is a Walmart at the bottom of the hill and I was able to go down without issue. (She would have rolled down without any power). There are warning signs as to the grade on the way DOWN the hill, but not up!

Anyway, she fires right up and sounds like she is ready to go, but won’t.
Some online have suggested looking for the “pusher pump” to see if it is working. I’m going to do that next.
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Was headed to a campground up a hill - 11% grade, narrow with no sign and no way to divert.

. Engine light came on just for a moment before I was finally able to pull off onto a side street. She didn’t die and was able to cool down, but when I went to leave, she wouldn’t rev over 1500 or so. Once she was cool enough to shut down, I did, and let the engine and transmission cool off completely.

Never made it to the campsite. There is a Walmart at the bottom of the hill and I was able to go down without issue. (She would have rolled down without any power). There are warning signs as to the grade on the way DOWN the hill, but not up!

Anyway, she fires right up and sounds like she is ready to go, but won’t.
Some online have suggested looking for the “pusher pump” to see if it is working. I’m going to do that next.

"Some online" means we are your 2nd best,good luck.
Let me remind you the very best MECHANICs on wanderlodges live and breath on this site.
To even suggest your taking advice from other sources and your doing what they say first is a slap in the face of everybody here.
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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.
check the cable, WOT should be about 2800, could be injection pump not going full throttle, check that anaroid
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Beau,

I am glad you are here NOW. You will find detailed methodical help here from incredible people just like I have.

Sometimes what we say can be misconstrued by others and hurt feelings happen. Lets smooth out the ruffled feathers and move on.
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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.
That was it! The throttle cable fell against the turbo exhaust and it melted the cable cover!

I was able to rig up a fix… does anyone know if I need a special cable or is it a fairly generic cable?
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Glad you found the issue and hope you are climbing that hill again soon:
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I am appreciative of the help here, and I firmly believe that there are as many Wanderlodges on the road as there are because of this site. Good work.
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