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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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Thank You Mike H. for the cleaning the connections advice. both meters now read the same temps. Made it home over the 5 mountain passes without issue.
still had to climb at 25 mph to keep exhaust temps under 1000 degrees. I was still getting thumbs up by cars passing us by.
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Thank You Mike H. for the cleaning the connections advice. both meters now read the same temps. Made it home over the 5 mountain passes without issue.
still had to climb at 25 mph to keep exhaust temps under 1000 degrees. I was still getting thumbs up by cars passing us by.
1000 is pretty cool, isn't it?
Sources I looked at say about 1300 limit.
I tried to keep me 3208 under 1250.
Someone correct me if wrong.
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1000 is pretty cool, isn't it?
Sources I looked at say about 1300 limit.
I tried to keep me 3208 under 1250.
Someone correct me if wrong.

Didn't someone say that Cat's "Do Not Exceed" is 950?



I try to keep mine under 900- which I wonder is too low. Having that extra 400 degrees would make this thing a comparative rocket ship on hills.
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Mine runs at 900
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Mine runs at 900

900 just cruising down the road? Mine likes to sit at 600 on no grade. Any ant hill makes it jump up to 900 in a hurry, though.
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