Does a 3116 CAT have glow plugs?
3116 is a direct injection engine and has no glow plugs.
Is the CAT 3116 a good engine?
Any Cat 3116, 3126 or C7 are good engines. When you have hundreds of thousands engines on market you always will find hundreds of people who complain about. Most of problems are due to misuse or poor maintenance.
How much horsepower does a CAT 3116 have?
The Caterpillar 3116 engine is built for pulling power. The horsepower rating is 205-350 hp with a torque rating of 420-735 ft/lbs.
Is Cat 3126 a good engine?
All the 3116’s that I have ever seen had mechanical injection, most of the 3126’s are the E model, which use HEUI injection. That system is very similar to what’s on the 7.3L Powerstroke. They are both pretty reliable and make good power (up to 330 h.p.).
How do you adjust the valves on a 3116 Cat?
Place the appropriate feeler gauge between rocker arm and the valve bridge. Then, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction. Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve bridge. Continue turning the adjustment screw until a slight drag is felt on the feeler gauge.
What is MEUI?
The Mechanically actuated Electronically controlled Unit Injectors (MEUI), also known as Electronic Unit Injectors (EUI), also use the engine camshaft and push rods to generate fuel injection pressure, but use an Electronic Control Module (ECM) to control the amount of fuel injected into the cylinders.
How much does a 1997 Caterpillar 3116 engine cost?
1997 CAT 3116 Diesel Engine, 170HP. Good For Rebuild Only. $1,995.00 For Information on this or any other engines. Please Call . “NO CORE RETURN REQUIRED” USED 3116DI CATERPILLAR ENGINE WITH 215 HP, COMPLETE, INSPECTED AND TESTED RUNNING ENGINE,ALSO MANY ENGINES IN STOCK.
Is the cat 3116 an engine to avoid?
As my friend, the Cat engine repair instructor said, ” Any engine can be an engine to avoid, if it has not been properly maintained”. It is true that the life of a 3116 can be greatly shortened by improper maint. It may be more sensitive to that, then other engines that can take more abuse and keep going.
How many miles does a 3116 cat get?
Its not meant for a high hp application. we have a bunch of topkicks with 3116/3126/c7’s in them at 270-300 hp, and they fall apart like wet kleenex. We usually get between 150K and 200K miles out of an engine before catastrophic failure.
Why is my Caterpillar 3116 engine leaking oil?
Thought the cause was the common catch all for the HEUI “dirty oil” cause. Just checked the tank vent line and it was clogged. Caterpillar upgraded the oil cooler gaskets because they all leak. They also changed the high pressure oil line design a few times, also leaked.