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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 09-02-2019
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Default Barring tool for 3208 NA

Has anyone used a barring tool to rotate the engine on a 3208? I thought I had the correct tool, but maybe not. It appears that I would need some sort of bracket or adapter to make it work on the 3208. Trying to use it where the starter normally engages the flywheel. Looking for some direction from someone that has used one. Trying to get valve lash set.

Any help is appreciated.
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Yep,that big bolt in the crankshaft does it for me.
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Old 09-03-2019
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Default Room to Get to the Crankshaft Bolt?

I wasn't sure I had room to get to the bolt on the Crankshaft... Especially with all of the air out of the suspension.

I will give that a shot. And I guess re-install the starter. At least I know I can remove the starter if I ever need to.

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