Why did my caterpillar C-7 diesel engine fail?

Why did my caterpillar C-7 diesel engine fail?

My research indicates that Cat has known about this problem for a long time and has failed to take steps to remideate the problem. My unit only has 36,000 miles, seems awfully soon for that type of equipment to fail due to lack of the integrity of the material.

Can a valve break on a cat C7 engine?

Very fortunate. Valve breakage is a very common problem on the C7 and its forerunner the 3126B. However the mileage is usually in excess of 200,000. I have know several that have had the same problem. Almost always the very last valve on the number 6 cylinder. Glad you had warranty because CAT won’t help.

When did Caterpillar stop making the C7 warrenty?

CAT & Freightliner are known to use any excuse not to honor the C7 warrenty since they stopped making highway rated motors 3 years ago.

What are the issues with the cat C7 ACERT engine?

The ACERT technology was prone to numerous regeneration issues. Drivers reported low power and low fuel economy. It was common that the CAT C7 ACERT engines would experience overheating when driving up an incline. The cooling fan does not kick in until 235 degrees Fahrenheit while many drivers reported overheating at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is the cat C7 engine a good engine?

I’m in the process of buying another truck, It’s a M2 business-class with a C7 engine and Eaton ultra shift. It’s a expediters so I will be running long haul. Is this a good engine???

What to do if your C7 engine overheats?

If the coolant levels drop too low then your engine will start to overheat. Considering this if you notice that the CAT C7 engine is overheating too much then you should confirm the level of its coolant. If the problem persists then you can take your vehicle to a professional.

Is there warranty on Cat C7 fuel pump?

Cat sells the pump and injectors as a kit and has great warranty as long as its installed by a Cat repair centre or Cat mobil repair, I had an issue 2 years later and Cat replace the complete kit again. what happens is the chrome starts pealing on the cam in the heui pump and the metal go’s though the fuel system and scores the injectors.

How many miles is a caterpillar C-7 diesel engine?

The engines produced from 03′ to 06′ were known to have many issues as CAT changed manufactors that produced many engine parts. 36,000 miles isn’t alot of mileage, but CAT & Freightliner don’t always go by mileage they go by hours on the engine as well. if your warrenty was 5/100,000 than it is out of warrenty you may beout of luck.

What kind of engine does a caterpillar Crecendo have?

I have a 2005 Gulfstream Crecendo with that engine, an Allison 6 speed, and a Freighliner chassis. According to the freightliner repair shop the Heiu (fuel) Pump failed and distributed metal pieces throughout the rest of the fuel delivery system, destroying all the injectors.

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