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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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My 89 uses a different part number than another 89 that I know of. So maybe one of them is correct? Who knows. Just throwing it out there. I'll check tonight.
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Yep. About $150. I don't have numbers with me right now, but I can get them tonight. I know that mine is different than another 1989 SP I know of.
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Well, Wix 46891 is close enough. Don’t know what the real number would be.

Mine looks substantially different than the others I’ve seen. $160 at NAPA.

https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-4.../dp/B0014BD4XY
Mine must be the other 89 SP Brian mentioned as its slightly different than the WIX one shown on the Amazon link. Mine doesn’t have the inlet pipe but just a boot that clamps up to an oval hole in the side of the filter similar to the other one mentioned. The good thing is I pay around 80 bucks for them. I wonder if one could procure one of the flat mount boots for the extra 70 bucks?
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williams oil filter , fife washington 110.00 bucks, I was squeaking at that.
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Well, Wix 46891 is close enough. Don’t know what the real number would be.

Mine looks substantially different than the others I’ve seen. $160 at NAPA.

https://www.amazon.com/WIX-Filters-4.../dp/B0014BD4XY
that is the filter I had on the 89, 90 and 91 I've owned>
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Well, the new filter stopped the vast majority of black smoke the bus had been making. Glad it wasn’t something far worse and this was an easy fix once the filter was found.

I put about 160 miles on it after install. Feels like I gained 100 HP and gained 5 MPG, ok, a maybe a little exaggerated. Not a 17 ton Ferrari, but it did perform substantially better in the rolling Alabama hills.

Not sure how old the other one was, the indicator was green, clearly needed changing a long long time ago, I just thought it was ok and the coach was supposed to be as sluggish as it was. I keep learning!
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Mine must be the other 89 SP Brian mentioned as its slightly different than the WIX one shown on the Amazon link. Mine doesn’t have the inlet pipe but just a boot that clamps up to an oval hole in the side of the filter similar to the other one mentioned. The good thing is I pay around 80 bucks for them. I wonder if one could procure one of the flat mount boots for the extra 70 bucks?
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David, the boot doesn't completely cover the opening on the Baldwin. What brand are you using and does it fit properly? Thanks
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I want to suggest you SP guys take a good look at the air filters inlet/grill on the side of the coach,its very small and may have a flat plate mounted inside for some reason that makes a huge restriction.
I don't think theres enough air flow through that grill,well,theres not enough i=to suit me anyway!
So maybe having that air filter sealed to the air inlet is not the best idea to start with.
Take a look,just for fun.
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David, the boot doesn't completely cover the opening on the Baldwin. What brand are you using and does it fit properly? Thanks
I have used from Ryder Fleet Products V52 AH 1194 which is a Fleetguard AH1194.
It's 140 bucks or 80 with the WOG discount.

I have also used a NAPA 6848 which I got from Rick. If I had known it was a white elephant to him because it didn't fit in his coaches, I would have negotiated harder.

The NAPA 6848 crosses to several filters
https://www.airfilter-crossreference...vert/NAPA/6848
including the Baldwin PA2876 so maybe your boot is different.

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