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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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Its around 70,000 miles.
I can get the exact numbers on Saturday when I'm back out there.

Shifting seems fine by the way. Slow acceleration though.
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To test the CAC you need to cap the inlet and outlet and have a way to pressurize with shop air and have a gauge to indicate pressure.
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Yep, thats what i did. no leaks.
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So here's the status after this weekend:
*Hooked up the smoke machine and the boost is leaking into the crank case. Getting smoke out of the oil fill and around the lifters in the head. No smoke from the valves or around the edge of the head.
*Rotated the engine and no change. Its unlikely that its just blow by one one cylinder.
*Tried to pull the injectors to do a compression test but they wont budge and there no room for a puller in there. Removed the hold down before trying to pull.
*Because i cant pull the injectors i cant check the adapters to see if they are clogged.

Im wondering if i just have a lot of blow by on all cylinders combined with poor fueling on one or more of the injectors. I get so much black smoke and high EGTs, it doesn't seem like poor fueling though.
Anyone have any secret to pull the injectors in this thing?
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You can pull the adapters by removing the steel lines from the pump, unscrew flare nut on nozzles and pull adapters out, remove lines from rear two curb side cylinders separately from the rest, not necessary to remove the lines individually. Pay attention the the vibration clamps, make sure nothing is wearing on the lines.
A lady foot pry bar will get the nozzles loose, need to locate the oil drain holes in the head and cover so the tiny little fasteners that hold the injection nozzles don't find their way down to the bottom of the oil pan.
Where are you introducing the smoke by the way??

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Thank Mike. I will give that a try.
We introduced smoke at the intake on the head. Just pulled the turbo hose off and put the plug in for the smoke machine.
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FYI the guys at CAT pulled those lines to replace some of the pumps in the IP. You would think they would check something like that but you never know. Im going to call them to ask.
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FYI the guys at CAT pulled those lines to replace some of the pumps in the IP. You would think they would check something like that but you never know. Im going to call them to ask.
Save your time, they didn't even if they claim they did. It's a rare occurance, Cat house guy I talked to that had tons of 3208 time claimed he only saw clogged adptr once in 35 years.
That may be but I've seen two in the last 10.
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Sorry for the intrusion, but can you guys please tell me what the "CAC" is?
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You don't have one.
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