I am trying to find the serial number on a cat 3406-I have been told and have read it should be on the block on the right rear. All Cummins serial numbers are eight numeric digits. I would suggest taking brake clean to the engine block to remove dirt and grease. And that just slows everything down. The hp rating on your engine when shipped from factory was 355.
Something I found out many years ago when I was dealing with corrosion with stainless bolts and steel bolts in aluminum, stainless and cast iron was to use a dab of silicone gasket maker on the bolts, studs and nuts when assembling. This is to prevent traffic from leaving other, awesome, subs out there! 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. Pushrods came out the block and a wrist pin snap ring was under the truck dangling from an air line! I removed the cover and there's a blank plate in there, no bolts, period. 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. The prefixes will correspond to a particular model, and usually to a certain subsets of the model. Some prefixes even have reputations.
If you have twin engines, the number from the outside engine should work, the parts should be the same for both. But it had been replaced sometime back. I hope I'm not too late getting back here Mark250 we are in different time zones for sure, lol. Detroit Diesel engines are now used exclusively in Freightliner trucks. You can look at your turbo that is currently on your engine and there should be a tag on it.
It could of been uprated by now, I think the only way to find out what it is currently set at is to hook up to a computer. Not a lot of Tens with blades mounted. The 3406 engine in my truck had the number on a plate glued to the valve cover, I have no idea if they stamped the number on the block anywhere. 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. There are Caterpillar dealers in Africa, but I do not know about the parts supply.
Relavent additions are welcome and you can help by. There was no standard Make-Model-Year formula that magically gave all engines with the same model name the exact same parts. All parts listed to fit these manufacturers models are replacement aftermarket parts. The 3126 series engine was used by Caterpillar in both marine and on-highway vehicles during the 1980s. The Caterpillar 3406 engine was a popular choice for truck use before the development of the C series engines. Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number Location We could write an entire blog on where you can find your Detroit Diesel engine serial number. Caterpillar and Cummins engines are used by Peterbilt, Kenworth and Freightliner.
I'm going to call Cat this morning when they open and also pick their brain as well. 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. I'll include a picture of this location to make it easier. The tubed connection between the flanges on the engine block and aftercooler started to leak. Hi everyone-first I would like to thank everyone for all the help you have given me-I have been a long time lurker-all my questions have been answered with a search. The serial number will consist of 13 numeric digits. A Freightliner, Peterbilt or a Navistar may have been built with a Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar or Cummins engine up until the late 1990s.
The 3126 is a six cylinder mechanical engine consisting of three valves per cylinder. If the plate is missing, the owner will need to find the fuel pump and turbo part numbers located on each part and call their local Navistar dealer to determine the engine type. Even after years of use, the engine will still have hints of yellow-patched paint. This A model Cat has a 2 bolt plate on the front of the accessory drive that is the place where a power steering pump would usually mount. I have steamed cleaned the engine, and it could be used to eat dinner on. I have a couple of options for Cat men around here that can wake that thing up. The numbers are very small and hard to see, they are not big like casting numbers.
The other thing about this project is, the B spins that gear in the opposite direction of the A engine due to that idler gear in the A, thus having to split the hydraulic pump and reversing the cartridge to throw the oil the opposite direction and it will work. Because of the lack of foresight, finding parts that correctly fit an engine can be incredibly complicated. They go in a numerical sequence, based on which engine came first off the assembly line. No engine that exists has the same serial number as another engine. Not only do things come apart as easily as they went together, the silicone sealant works as a thread locker. Some models such as the C15 are built with twin turbochargers. Now I think it's time for an in frame rebuild.
Or maybe you can give others some advice? One thing i would do and many guys dont think to do but pull the advance and check it and make sure and get it timed back to its specs. All Caterpillar engines are painted yellow from the factory. As most engine serial numbers used to identify the engine are located on metallic plates; these plates to wear and in some cases become illegible. That is some interesting history of your tractor. On the left side of the engine block, look just below the number one cylinder on the curved section of the block.