What can A 3208 Caterpillar marine engine be used for?

What can A 3208 Caterpillar marine engine be used for?

Marine applications include main and auxiliary engines on the following vessels. Other applications for the 3208 caterpillar engine include: Government Service Vehicles – garbage trucks, snow ploughs and blowers, delivery trucks and school buses. Agricultural Machinery – combine harvesters, tractors, sprayers, and fork lift trucks.

When did the caterpillar 3160 marine engine come out?

Contact vendors directly if still in business. Caterpillar had came out with the 1100 medium truck engine in the 1960’s which became the 3160 marine engine. it suffered from weak “bottom end” problems also.

Why was the Catepillar marine engine painted yellow?

All the livery including the engines was painted yellow, distinguishing it from its competitor’s machines. During this time the engines were developing apace, and during the Second World War found fame once again when their diesel engines became the preferred engine as opposed to a gas (petrol) one.

What is the compression ratio of a Caterpillar 3208?

The compression ratio for the 210- and 375-horsepower versions of the 3208 is 16.5:1. The compression ratio of the 435-horsepower version is 15.5:1. The 3208 has a forged steel crankshaft, and early versions had a cast iron camshaft, which was replaced with a steel camshaft in later versions.

How much power does a Caterpillar marine engine have?

Marine Engine. 3208. 157-324 bkW/210-435 bhp. 2800 rpm 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.

When did the Catepillar marine engine go out of production?

Unfortunately, the engine was a bit of a gas guzzler and failed to meet the new internal combustion exhaust emission laws which were due to come into force in the new millennium; therefore it was discontinued in 1999.

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