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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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Hello Folks,

Cleaning up around the rear undercarriage and noticed that the oil pan has a guard with insulation inside.
Took it off to clean it and the insulation is desintegrating and is full of oil in the bottom....
Is that fiberglass insulation really needed around the oil pan ? I understand the need for a guard, but insulated ?
Thoughts ?
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So....not needed ?
I figure we are trying to keep that oil cooler not insulate the pan more....right ? Don't need another rattler there anyway.....
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I have this on my 3208 too. Worth pulling off?

Is there a few bolt that hold it on or what?
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Nothing more than a noise suppressor, gains aren't worth the mess of removing it unless it's falling off.
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The oil pan guard is a noise suppressor? How ?
Should i then look for some aluminum lined 0.5 inch thick insulation and put this guard back ?
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It is actually a way to keep the oil warm in cold climates. At forty below and 60 miles an hour it likes to cool down in a hurry. Nothing to do with noise supression.
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