Is the cat 3116 engine a bad engine?

Is the cat 3116 engine a bad engine?

I did some research on internet, and it seems like Cat 3116 engine has such a bad reputation out there. People is avoiding Cat 3116 all together. How does it perform in the truck?

Is the 1993 TopKick cat 3116 hard to start?

1993 topkick with 3116 cat is hard to start every morning, replaced intake heater,check valves,filters, shut off solonoid, installed electrical fuel pump ( mech still operational) engine does not lose fuel back to tank, most mornings have to spray with quick start. Heavy smoke when she first starts then she runs fine all day.

How to find the Diagnostic Code on a HEUI engine?

Count the first sequence of flashes in order to determine the first digit of the diagnostic code. After a two second pause, the second sequence of flashes will identify the second digit of the diagnostic code. Any additional diagnostic codes will follow (after a pause) and will be displayed in the same manner.

What does the yellow light mean on a HEUI diagnostic?

The YELLOW lamp will flash to indicate a two digit flash code and the SET/RESUME switch may be released. The sequence of flashes represents the system diagnostic message. Count the first sequence of flashes in order to determine the first digit of the diagnostic code.

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.

Why does my truck engine not start when I replace the ECM?

NOTE: A new ECM comes with an unprogrammed Personality Module in it. If the ECM has been replaced, the ECM WILL NOT COMMUNICATE and the ENGINE WILL NOT START until the integral Personality Module has had software flashed into it. 4.

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.

How to find your Caterpillar engine serial number?

Caterpillar Serial Numbers, Prefix Identification – Depco Power Systems Find your Cat model by using this serial number prefix guide to easily identifyyour engine. Sorted for generators, industrial, marine and trucks Find your Cat model by using this serial number prefix guide to easily identifyyour engine.

When to replace injectors in a cat 3116?

Had to replace all injectors first at 50K miles. Then the problems started- had several high pressure oil lines blow, when one blows it pumps a lot of crankcase oil all over the engine and then shuts itself down due to low oil sensor.

Is the cat 3116 a land speed record?

Won’t win any land speed records, but it is a very dependable, tough engine. It is also low maintenance (as far as diesels go)…with the following caveat: as JB noted, keep the oil and filter clean. Let me repeat: keep the filter and oil clean.

What’s the difference between a cat 3116 and a 3126?

Delmer, you hit the nail on the head on that. The 3116 is mechanical, 6.6 liter, rated at 170hp and up. The 3126 is electronic, 7.3 liter (?) and starts at about 200hp, so the 3126 would compare a little closer to the DT 466.

What kind of oil does a cat 3126 take?

By the way my engine in Serial# HEP 280486. I tapped into the high pressure oil galley and put a 4000 psi gage in. Had a helper crank the engine while I watched. The pressure started up kind of slow and then quickly headed toward max on the gage.

Is there any warranty on Cat 3126 cranks?

The diagrams I have seen don’t look exactly like my configuration. No warranty! Any thoughts?

When was the 3116 engine replaced by the C7?

The 3116 provided the foundation for its successor the 3126, which was later replaced by the CAT C7 engine in 2003.

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