Is the C-13 Pete engine a bad engine?

Is the C-13 Pete engine a bad engine?

I’ve got 12 Petes with the same EPA 07 C-13 430 HP/1650 ft/lb. No major problems to date, except some regen issues. The dealer replaced the ARD heads to an updated version which cured the issue. The motors only have 250K on them so we’re getting ready to start replacing DPFs.

Is the C13 cat engine slow to wind up?

A 13 spd. would be my choice behind any engine. The c13 is slow to wind up but I found that if you just crack the throtle after a gear change and wait a second or two for turbo spool-up then squeeze on the pedal it really comes to life. If all you do is shift and mash then it wont pull or get any mileage.

When did a C-13 begin to be a truck?

C-13 began to be trucks in 2004. Uh, you only had to read 10 words into my post to see that I said my 02 pete has an 06 engine in it. Its a c13 for sure. Oxbow and tnpete Thank this.

Which is better a C12 or C13 cat?

The turbos are horribly slow to kick in, and if your truck isn’t warmed up beyond about 160 degrees good luck getting a heavy load moving. The C12 was a much better motor. New Cat C13’s, even pre 2007, are only designed for fuel mileage. So screw it if it takes your truck 5 minutes just to get up to 65 MPH.

Why is my Caterpillar C13 engine not working?

Most of the alleged engine problems seem to be related to the diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration system. The DPF would not regenerate for a number of reasons—such as clogged injectors, sensor malfunctions, or fuel line issues—which triggers engine shut down by the electronic control module.

Why is caterpillar being sued over engine problems?

Caterpillar sued over C13/C15 engine problems. Caterpillar is being sued by frustrated customers over failures, ineffective repairs and financial losses in C13 and C15 ACERT engines, according to a report by

What kind of engine does a Pete 378 have?

Discussion in ‘ Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum ‘ started by 2006gmcdmax, Feb 20, 2018 . I have a 2005 pete 378 with a c13. I’m having a issue where the gauge in the cab says the truck is running 200-225.

How much torque does a Cat C13 engine have?

CAT C13 Torque C13 Torque Range 1150-1750 lb.ft 1559-2372 Nm @ 1200 rpm Click for CAT C13 engine manuals and specs CAT C13 Dimensions approx Dimensions length 1280 mm, 51 in width 1090 mm, 43 in height 1220 mm, 48 in Click for CAT C13 engine manuals and specs

Which is better the C13 or the C15?

The C13 does a good job, especially in tanker ( Wayne Transports, Kane Transports) and flat bed operations like Decker. “B50” life to overhaul according to Cat is 1,000,000 miles with proper maintenance ( same as the C15). Mpg is generally a little better than the C15 ( Smaller horse eats less hay). What’s your application? How important is mpg?

Is there a charge for cat trouble codes?

There is no charge for this service, but standard message and data rates may apply. When I brought the truck new I got a laminated page with all the codes on it for the C12-15-16 and the E I will try and find it and post it on here later today.

Is the C-12 a hell of a motor?

The c-12 is a hell of a motor. We still have a couple 2000 FLD 120s for city use that have over 870K w/o any sort of rebuild or major motor work. I will che k the shaft play thanks.

How often does the cat cooling fan cycle?

The fan cycles off and on about every 3 minutes. 3 on; 3 off. It does this all the time. Weather idling, road speeds, or A/C on or off. Engine temp never goes above 190*. Anyone have any ideas what is causing this?

How often does the engine fan stay on?

Discussion in ‘ Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ] ‘ started by tkilby, Jun 23, 2010 . 05’ Pete 379 with a Cat ACERT: The last few day’s the engine fan has been staying on 90 % of the time. The air solenoid on the firewall has no power and the manual rocker swich has power only on one side “the yellow/orange wire”.

Why does my engine fan keep coming on when the a / C is off?

You could have a bad high press switch on the A/C. Thats the swtich that will turn the fan on when the A/C is on and say your not moving to get air flow. Unplug the swtich and put a jumper wire on it and if the fan stops you found your porblem. They can go bad and make the fan stay on even with the A/C off.