Not only do things come apart as easily as they went together, the silicone sealant works as a thread locker. Research has told me that I need to find the gear that drives the pump, because this current engine doesn't have it. Pushrods came out the block and a wrist pin snap ring was under the truck dangling from an air line! Then I'm gonna take the plunge and buy a 3406C crate motor and slide that in place of the white A model and be done with it. For the more popular prefixes, people will sometimes refer to their engine by the prefix rather than the broader model. How to Find a Caterpillar Engine Serial Number Most engine serial numbers can be found on the dataplate, which is typically on the driver side of the valve cover. There are Caterpillar dealers in Africa, but I do not know about the parts supply.
If the motor has several coats of paint, it could be covered. Max hp on that engine can go to 550 hp 1800 rpm, is how I am reading it but I could be wrong. The bright yellow is a clear indicator to a technician or vehicle owner that the engine is a Caterpillar. All Cat engines are shipped from production painted yellow regardless if the engine is destined for earth moving equipment or on-highway truck use. Since the contract has the customer paying cost plus for airfare and a day rate, maybe the mechanic will come up, and he can make a day trip into town if he needs any parts.
Naturally, on the 2 engine pumping skid, the leak is on the inside engine, whereas, if it was the other engine, you could stand right alongside of it and work on it. Relavent additions are welcome and you can help by. The 3126 is a six cylinder mechanical engine consisting of three valves per cylinder. Caterpillar stopped production of the 3126 due to emission standards enacted by various governments around the world. All Caterpillar engines are shipped from the factory painted yellow, making them one of the most recognizable engines in the automotive industry. The serial number should be stamped on the right side of the block towards the rear.
I am about 48 hours away from buying a used 85-86 3406B Cat engine, one that's out of an old Autocar and the guy that's selling it to me was going to use it for a different application in a soil aerating machine. Even after years of use, the engine will still have hints of yellow-patched paint. It worked so well that I now do this as a matter of course. Popular on-highway engines such as the 3406E and the C series engines have made Caterpillar a top choice among truck manufacturers for use in their vehicles. The tubed connection between the flanges on the engine block and aftercooler started to leak.
Engine serial numbers are important because they are the only guaranteed way to find the exact parts that an engine was built with. Cummins also stamps the engine serial number into the passenger side of the engine block for all models. Some prefixes even have reputations. Mechanical engines use fuel nozzles and governors, whereas an electronic engine will have fuel injectors and either an injection pump or a fuel transfer pump. Sincerest thanks for all the replies.
I have a couple of options for Cat men around here that can wake that thing up. That's not my plan to rebuild a B and invest all that when the real plan is to buy a crate C motor in another year or thereabouts. Being it came in a truck it's almost gotta be a 350 and if the A-car was very heavy spec at all I bet it's a 400. I only have today to figure it out, gonna call Cat this morning and pick their brains too. This article or section is a proposed future development or undergoing restructuring. I under the impression that while driving it was blowing oil out the dip stick tube but the dip stick handle is still fastened down over the dip stick tube when i get back. The serial number for a B model Cat that you are looking for is on the block, not the head or anywhere else.
I had an 86 Western Star with a wjac 400, it ran like an animal. The motor has been leaking oil for a while now but I haven't been able to pin point the location of the leak. If you see the flat spot and no plate It might have been removed. In one pic you can see through a hole in the block, see a rod journal and daylight behind it! I don't see anything like that in your photos. Good in the sense that it's lower rating may attribute to longevity up to now, bad in the sense that I may have to spend big bucks to make it a 400. They are eight digits long and are composed only of numbers.
I never heard of using the gasket maker but at the dealer we always used the never seize wherever we needed to use it. The C series engine was developed by Caterpillar to comply with diesel emission laws. There is no special designation for particular models. I'm finding that hard to believe, unless the gears are cut different. For engines that were built before the year 2000, that pad can be found on the left side of the block, just under the head to block parting line. No, they were special; each individual engine was different as it came down the conveyor belt.
We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. No engine that exists has the same serial number as another engine. For most Navistar engines that were built after 1993, you will need more than just the engine serial number as well. I'm not sure what size or how that turbo flows but looks like part number 0R-7136. Whether it's coming from the bolt holes or not, if the source of the leak is behind the panel then removing it is going to be the only way you'll see where the oil is actually coming from. You can look at your turbo that is currently on your engine and there should be a tag on it.
The engine dataplate is located on the driver's side of the valve cover. One of the easiest ways to determine if an engine is a Caterpillar or not is by its color. They have a specific format that will provide the engine model, configuration, application, country of origin, and unit number. The Caterpillar 3406 engine was a popular choice for truck use before the development of the C series engines. I have a nice, fairly new Vickers pump that I personally removed from a 3406B engine and kept it for future use. I would suggest taking brake clean to the engine block to remove dirt and grease. The Importance of Diesel Engine Serial Numbers Long, long ago in a time before electric cars were even conceived, heavy duty diesel engines were first made.