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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 Stalled out at red light

I am stalled out at a red light in Gallatin, Tn. Engine turns but does not catch. Have called a tow truck and any advice to get it started or towing advice is appreciated.
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I think it might be fuel issue, the generator died a couple minutes earlier and I thought it was unrelated, but it runs if you hold the rack.
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Fuel, did you recently change filters?
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No filter change. Just drove away from the previous owners. It started acting weak, then as I approach the light it stalled out.
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The previous owner didn't have any spare filters, I walked to the nearest auto store and they didn’t have it in stock. Pulled the filter and it looks brown, too dirty. Left the ignition on and can hear the lift pump installed near the filter.
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Does that lift pump work or just make noise?
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It sprays fluid out when on. Been trying to get the generator started to charge the batteries, but only runs if I hold the rack. Otherwise it just defuels and dies. I do not know if this is separate.
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The check engine light flashed on and off while I was using the retarder. It would come on and then go out.
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Could it be the shut off solenoid?
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call me, I might be able to help 1-813-802-8018
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