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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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Old 04-03-2019
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I always use a preheater as well. 1500 watt circulating heater for several hours before startup. This year the bus gets a Webasto Thermo Top C with 17,000btu of heat. I like to start the 3208 with some heat, I run the 120V compressor as well and almost zero idle time.
Jeff Kunzelman
Oakville, Manitoba, Canada
1988 FC-35SB 300HP/ZF (2016-current)
1978 GMC Royale 26' (2015-2016)
1982 FC-33SB 250HP (2007-2009)
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I've got a 45 Proheat in the FCrb, for many years, it's a good thing to have on board.
Mike Hohnstein
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Germantown, WI/Myrtle ID

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