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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 Rod & Main Bearings - service manual?

Does anyone have the instructions to install new bearings they can post up?

Thanks in advance!
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Oil pressure low @ idle? If not don't worry.
Frankly, if you need instructions, probably should out source the job, not the place to learn/hobby because it seems 'interesting'. Definitely not the place to attempt to save a couple bucks.
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I asked for a copy of the repair manual, not for advice or criticism.
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You Canucks sure are sensitive. Best bet is to remove an insert and match the numbers to a replacement available @ the Cat house. Torque procedure when replacing rod cap is 30#'s, don't have a metric spec, then one FLAT of the nut tighter. Done, don't knick the crank.
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Thanks for the help Mike!
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Matt, Have you done this type job before? If you've done a SB Chevy you can do this as well.
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Actually it's easier than the Chevy. Mains are another matter.
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Does anyone have the instructions to install new bearings they can post up?

Thanks in advance!
Ive done a couple Matt. I also have the big torque wrench you will need. I can drop by if you like.

Actually you should come and use Pierce's pit. We can drink beer and watch you.
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Thanks for the offer Martin.

I would want to do it cold. Take the pan off & let it drip for a day or so.

What I really just need to know is: torque values & should I replace the rod bolts & nuts?

Do you have a manual? I realize that yours is different...
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must be the unusual heat! making some testy

I know i got told today at work today that i was !!!!!!
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