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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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That looks good too and with a rating of API CF-2, CF/SG it sounds perfect...


How much and where to buy, besides Missouri ??
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Haven't been able to find 30 around here on last oil change. Oil consumption has went up a tad. I'm ready to change my oil again. Not using 15/40 thanks for the heads up Mike
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What can you find Marblemount ??
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From Bob the oil guy.
CF2 oil is designed for 2 stroke Detroit Diesel engines. As such it has very low ash levels and therefore necessarily low detergent and ZDDP antiwear levels. I would most definitely not run it in a (4 stroke) flat tappet engine because of these low additive levels.
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Mobil Delvac 1630 Motor Oil 30W can be found at Rural King.

https://www.ruralking.com/mobil-delv...iABEgL6hfD_BwE
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If the 3208 Serial # is in high 4's good chance it's a roller cam. Pull a valve cover, follow the push rod down to the lifter, black metal tab next to lifter it's a roller.
Any idea what year the change happened?
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