How Long Will CAT 3126 last?

How Long Will CAT 3126 last?

typically a Cat block will last 500,000miles or more before the block is worn out. School buses are typically well maintained and in good shape and they age out before they mile out. if your really worried you can take it to a cat dealer and they can give it a inspection and let you know but that would be a bit pricey.

Is a Cat 3126 engine good?

So what’s good about the CAT 3126 Engine My conclusion is that I believe the 3126 is a very good engine. If you try to use it for a heavy duty, continuous duty cycle application you’ll be disappointed. But if you are just using it in your RV, and you don’t have a lead foot, I think you’ll be just fine.

How much does a 3126 Cat engine weigh?

The engine is around 1,100#, so probably under 1,500 total.

How much horsepower and torque does a CAT 3126 have?


Model Max. Power Max. Torque
3126 250 hp 660 lb-ft @ 1440 rpm
3126 250 hp 800 lb-ft @ 1440 rpm
3126 275 hp 800 lb-ft @ 1440 rpm
3126 275 hp 860 lb-ft @ 1440 rpm

When did the Caterpillar 3126 diesel engine come out?

Engine 3126 Caterpillar WebPage. The Caterpillar 3126 is a turbocharged 7.2L inline 6-cylinder diesel engine manufactured by Caterpillar and first introduced in 1997; it was the first electronic mid-range diesel engine that Caterpillar produced.

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 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 kind of engine is a Caterpillar dump truck?

It is a medium-duty engine and has been used in dump trucks, long haul trucks, ambulances, buses, RVs, boats, cranes, fire trucks, and more. In 1998, Caterpillar released an improved version, the 3126B; in 2002, the 3126E was released; though these improved versions only affected engine electronics, not the actual engine design.