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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 11-21-2018
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Thank you all for the suggestions. The plan of action is as follows:
  1. New Fuel Filters - Racor and Main Engine
  2. New Air Filter
  3. New Facet Fuel Pump back by the tank

Interesting side note - The Racor filter directly from Racor is substantially larger than the "direct replacements" from NAPA or Wix. Not sure why this is, but I went out of my way to find the actual Racor brand filters. Hopefully these items will fix it.

I will let you all know.

Thanks again for the suggestions.
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Thank you all for the suggestions. The plan of action is as follows:
  1. New Fuel Filters - Racor and Main Engine
  2. New Air Filter
  3. New Facet Fuel Pump back by the tank

Interesting side note - The Racor filter directly from Racor is substantially larger than the "direct replacements" from NAPA or Wix. Not sure why this is, but I went out of my way to find the actual Racor brand filters. Hopefully these items will fix it.

I will let you all know.

Thanks again for the suggestions.
Filters will be the same size from Parker Racor or NAPA or Wix. Ill bet your looking at a 900 vs 1000 filter.
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And on the Racor filter selection you want the 30 micron. The Racor is your initial filter - the 30 stops all the big junk, and won't clog up too fast.

The engine screw on filter is 2 micron which is needed to protect the fuel injectors.

A good "top off" fluid for the filters is ATF/Dexron. It's already filtered.

Let us know how it all works out.
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