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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 Flushing Oil

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Seems like a terrible idea in an old engine to me.
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Look like some really good snake oil. High priced, too!!!
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Seems like a terrible idea in an old engine to me.
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Definitely not. Change your oil at the correct interval and that’s all you need.
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I change my oil well before the Caterpillar recommended interval and the service records show that's always been done. I'm going to put this in the same category as every other oil additive out there. Several I have used, none do what they claim in my observation.

I have a bottle of this I acquired from somewhere, not sure where. Maybe someone has an almost dead engine they would like to try it on.

My reason for not trying it is fear of seal and gasket damage. Other than usual Caterpillar blow by, my 3208 runs very well.
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No thank you.
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I wonder if it will remove stains?


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Probably won’t flush your oil, but it will definitely flush money down the toilet.
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