Is the cat 3126 engine a good engine?
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.).
Can a Caterpillar 3126 engine have an oil leak?
It’s important to keep the valves adjusted in them, and the 3126E’s tend to have oil leaks in the cylinder head from time to time (coming from the high pressure system that operates the injectors) but it’s usually a very easy fix (O-rings or the pressure sensor). Caterpillar parts are a little expensive! these trucks all have autos behind them too.
What kind of injection does a cat 3126 use?
It is an awesome running truck, he changes his own fluids and has never had any down time with it. The 3126 is a slightly larger version of the 3116 (6.6L vs. 7.2L). 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.
What kind of power does a Ford 3126E have?
They are both pretty reliable and make good power (up to 330 h.p.). It’s important to keep the valves adjusted in them, and the 3126E’s tend to have oil leaks in the cylinder head from time to time (coming from the high pressure system that operates the injectors) but it’s usually a very easy fix (O-rings or the pressure sensor).
How can I test my caterpillar ECM wiring?
ECMs are pretty tough. Problems like yours are wiring related 99.99% of the time. Another test you can do is to load test those power and ground wires. With the OEM connector disconnected at the ECM, jump power one at a time from pin 4 and 6, through a headlight bulb, then ground the headlight to make it come it on.
What’s the serial number on a caterpillar serpentine belt?
Also, depending on engine serial number, you may have a grease zirk on the fan hub bearing. 3126 with serial numbers up to HEP15357 (Engine build date 1/7/03) have the grease zerk fitting. 3126 with serial numbers above HEP15357 and all C7s have permanently lubricated bearings.
Why is my scanner not connecting to my ECM?
There must be a broken wire somewhere. Usually between the firewall and engine. Dash harness never seem to give grief unless someone scotch locked a qualcomm to it. If you post the engine serial number I can try to give you pin numbers to check on the engine to ohm out with the dash.
Is the caterpillar 3126cat used for Fire Rescue?
Someone correct me if im wrong but i read where the 3126Cat @ 330 h.p. is mainly for fire/rescue & ambulance use only . Thanks guys! That is the information I was looking for.
Why does the cat 3126 have a bad rap?
Why does the CAT 3126 have a bad rap? The 3126 is based on an earlier engine (3116), it appears that earlier engine had some bad problems and this started it out on a bad foot.
How much horsepower does a Caterpillar CAT have?
Actually feel a whole lot better today about the 330 hp Cat. This is not related to RV’s, but back when I was driving 18-wheelers, some of the trucks began to come out with the Caterpillar engines. One of the fellows we “kind-of” run with purchased one. He went some time and was always complaining about how much of a dog that engine was.
How big is a 3126B diesel truck engine?
3126B 175-330 hp 420-860 lb-ft @ 1440 rpm Peak Torque 42.5 in (1078 mm) 31.4 in (798 mm) 34.0 in (862 mm) Shown with Optional Equipment From the library of Barrington Diesel Club
What should fuel pressure be at low idle?
At low idle, fuel pressure should be about 400 to 435 kPa (58 to 63 psi). If fuel pressure is zero then check to see that the cam/timing gear is turning the fuel pump. If fuel pressure is low then check fuel filters, fuel lines, etc. for restrictions. Check fuel transfer pump, valves and bypass.
What is the fuel temperature of a caterpillar 3126B engine?
Power produced at the flywheel will be within standard tolerances up to 50°C (122°F) combustion air temperature measured at the air cleaner inlet, and fuel temperature up to 52°C (125°F) measured at the fuel filter base. Power rated in accordance with NMMA procedure as crankshaft power.
How does the HEUI work on a Caterpillar 3126 engine?
A HEUI injection system (also found on Ford Power Strokes, as well as other engines) uses a second oil pump to boost oil pressures to 1500+ PSI (I don’t know the maximum) and essentially use the high pressure oil as hydraulic fluid. And the computer would control the high pressure oil which then controlled the injectors.
What’s the problem with my Cat 3126 RV?
The problem started out on a drive from Baton Rogue to Terre Haute. It was going down the road at 65 one minute then it was struggling to maintain 45 mph for the duration of the drive. I’ve changed all the filters and have ran a temp fuel hose on the outside of the RV to verify that the one under it isn’t my problem.
When did the Caterpillar 3126 C7 come out?
Caterpillar launched a three-tier system of overhaul kits for the 3126 and its C7 successor in 2011. It was rated for multiple power applications from 170HP to 330HP. ^ a b cMcDonald, Bob (27 September 2012).
How much does a Freightliner FL60 RV cost?
(MSRP $56,613 for camper only). Truck is 2000 Freightliner FL60. Caterpillar 3126 engine 275 HP, 860 lbs. torque. Can tow 10,000 lbs Plus. Garaged indoors. Generator has 72 hours on it. Solar Panels and Auto Search Satellite System Camper: Wide body, 102 inch wide, camper along with above truck bed rail floor design.