What was the problem with my C-15 cat engine?

What was the problem with my C-15 cat engine?

The check engine light came on and the engine sounded like the jake brakes were engaged. Anyway i took it to a shop and they found that the exhaust manifold gasket was blown and a flex pipe was too. They fixed that and ran an overhead on it while it was apart.

What to do if your cat C15 engine is leaking?

Air might also be found on the return line to the tank, but be careful as some bubbles in the fuel is normal. Try pressurizing your fuel supply lines/fittings with shop air and check for leaks with soapy water. No codes or engine light (even intermittently)……. right?

Is the C-15 engine idled at 1000 rpm?

If you read your manual the c-15 should be idled at 1000 rpm if has to sit longer than 5 min. I have seen this before on a few Mack trucks in Australia.

Why does my air conditioner keep losing coolant?

My problem is coolant is coming out of my over flow drain tube and then when cooling down not all the coolant left in the overflow back into the system as suppose to and only seems to lose coolant when driving because when i idle in the drive way or turn it off i dont show any leaks. Some info of what i have checked so far…

What should coolant temp be on C13 engine?

Two separate sensors. fan will cut in at 103 deg C engine coolant temp 73 deg C inlet air temp and when ever cyled by the air con. Generally I value 5V analog data higher than a 2 wire thermal resistor.

Why did my C13 twin turbo not get 500 miles?

Pulling 97,000 lbs. Didn’t get 500 miles and oil cooler filled rad with oil. $3600 bill. 1000 miles later, 1st turbo tried falling off. Could have been shops fault. 4000 miles, radiator opened up. That and charge-air, $4000.

How does the ECM work on a C13?

On an 05, the dash and ECM get info from different sensors. Need an infrared gun to verify which one is correct first. A5¢ Thanks this. A5¢ Thanks this. A5¢ Thanks this. Both temp sensors while be on thermostat housing on a C13. Cat one will be hooked to cat harness/mesh style covering that is tougher than steel to cut.

Why is my Jake brake not working properly?

We found that over time the harnesses tend to get brittle due to repeated heat cycles and will create intermittent connections to all components under the valve cover. A CAT dealer should also be able to determine what is actually happening when you activate the brake and prevent you from “throwing parts” at this to get it fixed.

What was the problem with my 2006 Freightliner C15 engine?

Hi I just had my 2006 freightliner with the c15 with only 484000 km into the shop about 6 times in the last 2 months, dam neer every part of the cooling system was replaced.

When to replace Cat C7 loss of acceleration?

If the pump will not build the specified pressure, then it gets replaced. If it is not building enough pressure, they may notice the gear is slipping on the shaft, and per Cat the pump should be replaced as this is a sign of partial pump seizure. There’s your problem.

Why does my Arctic Cat 300 not accelerate?

I know this isn’t exactly the right place to ask, but I thought maybe somebody might have a suggestion. I just helped a friend replace the stator on his 2000 Arctic Cat 300. It wasn’t charging at all before. We got it back together but it won’t accelerate.

When did I Buy my ACERT MXS cat?

I bought the truck in September 2012 and it was 18 speed, 3:42 rear end, some Bandag 11R22.5 tires and the fuel mileage was scary, 4.5-4.8 loaded at 75000 gross. In the meaning time truck went to a Freightliner dealer in Calgary, they fixed some turbo leaks and some other things, the engine was sodomized with 2 “head cylinder adjustment”.

What kind of engine does a C-15 twin turbo have?

It’s the C-15 twin turbo. It’s an 04. This is the first year of the Acert. The guy in Knoxville said it mine is the first model of the first year. He said it’s a BNX or BMX. Soon after mine came out they changed to a different design and named it different.

What kind of fuel filter does a C-15 use?

We found out the hard way, the C-15 engine has to use CAT fuel filters. The other filters starve the engine. I know it sounds bizarre, but, thats what we had to do to get rid of a horrible vibration. It only took eight times and Lemon Law to get the problem fixed. Good Luck

Where does excess fuel go in a Caterpillar engine?

The excess fuel flow that pumped through the system exits the cylinder head near the rear of the engine. he fuel exits the fuel gallery and returns to the fuel filter base. A pressure regulating valve (7) that is located in the fuel filter base regulates the pressure for the fuel system.

Why does my Jake brake pedal not work?

Found a broken wire in the harness and fixed it. I was told to check the clutch pedal switch, brake pedal switch, and speed sensor. Then I was told if it was that, they wouldn’t work at all. Now the mufflers come up in conversation. Maybe plugged up. Still have factory pipes on truck. Don’t know if this is the issue or not.

Is there a problem with my 2006 Pete?

I bought a new 2006 Pete last year in March and I have been having a problem with this engine since I hit about 95,000 miles (2 months ago) This truck has been to 3 different shops, and all three shops know that the truck is missing but can’t seem to find the problem.

What kind of mileage does a T-600 get?

He used to be the foreman at KW in Knoxville. The truck is a T-600 and he said they get much better mpg’s than say a 379 Pete or a W-900. Anyway. I started writing my mileage down after repairs and it’s been averaging 5.5 to 5.7 mpg.

When did Caterpillar switch to the C15 model?

Caterpillar faced another problem when they released the MBN model between 2002-2003. This model garnered the nickname “Much Bad News,” and for good reason. They ran at high temperatures, guzzled fuel, and couldn’t pull very well. The Caterpillar C15 shifted over to the C15 ACERT in 2004.

When did the caterpillar C25 engine come out?

Even though the 3406E engines were unbeatable in their heyday, time may start to play a role in these oil leaks. Following the production of the 3406E, Caterpillar released the C15 in 1999. This engine is very popular because of its reliability and versatility.

What’s the difference between a caterpillar C25 and a 3406E?

The Primary Differences Between Caterpillar 3406E, C15, and C15 ACERT Diesel Engines. 1 Caterpillar 3406E. The Caterpillar 3406E has been known as a reliable diesel engine throughout the years. Many mechanics praise this engine as being 2 Caterpillar C15. 3 Caterpillar C15 ACERT.

What kind of engine does a Kenworth W900L have?

Drive a Kenworth W900L with C-15 w/ twin turbo, fired up one morning started missing at idle and through the gears. After changinging fuel filters with no result we put it in shop and found #1 and #2 injectors bad.

How much boost does a kW and Pete C15 make?

The other 5% of the time, it makes 42 pounds of boost on the gauge and runs like it is supposed to. Been to 5 cat dealers, a KW and Pete dealer.

Why does my car run slow with no power?

If your oil is old, dirty or thick, this may cause the engine to run slowly and not be properly lubricated. Not only is this not ideal for your engine run quality, but this may also damage internal engine components. Adjust the carburetor’s choke lever — it may be closed or partially closed.

Why does my Vortec 5300 feel sluggish when I accelerate?

I have noticed that when I accelerate it feels a bit sluggish. Have a KN intake system on it and keep it clean so I dont think that is it but I havent really done anything else as far as modifications. After accelerating it feels like it starts to let loose and eventually seems to get up to speed.

What to look out for with the cat ACERT series / Twin Turbo?

The 2011 Duramax and the 2011 Ford both have urea systems. I think the Cummins Dodge Blu-Tec system still gets by without it for 2011. I’ll be keeping my ’08 Duramax for a long time. We’ll also have a whole new round of crap with the EPA fuel economy regulations passed just today for diesel pick-ups and heavy duty trucks.

Why did cat insist on learning to drive the ACERT?

There is a reason Cat insisted on drivers learning how to drive the Acert’s, and they insisted you have to gear them right.

When did Caterpillar make the C15 bridge engine?

Another big problem Caterpillar had with the C15s was the Bridge engines. Bridge engines are C15s made in 2002 and 2003 with an MBN serial number prefix. They were meant to bridge the gap between the pre-emissions 6NZ and the emissionized ACERT engines.

Which is the best engine for a Caterpillar C15?

It costs way less than what Caterpillar would charge you for a cylinder head that doesn’t have the benefits this one has. As mentioned above, the 6NZs are the most popular of the C15s and this particular inframe kit is one of two we offer for 6NZ engines.

Is the C15 Acert engine a good engine?

I just purchase a 04 frtlinge c-15 acert twin turbo truck. It was overhauled in March o9 aat frtliner in arkansas. It sat at a bank in missouri for 1.5 … read more Vocational, Technical or Tra… I have a C-15 475hp Cat. No loss of power. No loss of fuel mileage. I have a C-15 475hp Cat. No loss of power. No loss of fuel mileage.

How do you adjust the vavles on a cat C-13 engine?

Place the appropriate feeler gauge between rocker arm and the valve bridge. Then, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction. Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve bridge. Continue turning the adjustment screw until a slight drag is felt on the feeler gauge. Remove the feeler gauge.

Where is the feeler gauge on a Caterpillar engine?

Loosen the adjustment locknut. Place the appropriate feeler gauge between rocker arm and the valve bridge. Then, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction. Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve bridge.

Where is the timing bolt on a Caterpillar engine?

Remove the timing bolt and turn the flywheel by 360 degrees in the direction of engine rotation. This action will put the No. 6 piston at the top center position on the compression stroke. Install the timing bolt in the flywheel. Adjust the valve lash according to Table 3. Lightly tap the rocker arm with a soft mallet.

Is there a cat C15 serial prefix of MXS?

I have a Cat C15 serial prefix of MXS. What C15 do I have? Discussion in ‘ Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ] ‘ started by Deezl Smoke, Mar 10, 2018 . It’s in an ’05 Peter 379X. C15 prefix of MXS with VVA. I’ve read several threads here about the C15’s many configurations that are always referred to by the prefix.

Are there any problems with Caterpillar C15 head gaskets?

While a great idea, it has been noticed by multiple shop techs that head gaskets tend to fail a little more often since those slots were introduced. That being said, if you keep an eye on it and buy quality gaskets it shouldnt be much of an issue. Another big problem Caterpillar had with the C15s was the Bridge engines.

If tuned correctly, the C15 ACERT can be a strong, reliable engine. There are some problems with earlier models however, which we’ll go over. At the beginning of production a common issue was broken rocker studs. This shouldn’t be a problem anymore, because by now most ACERTs have updated studs.

Is it OK to turn off the engine after a long drive?

After a long drive or aggressive driving, you should never switch the engine straight off. Always let the engine idle for a minute or so. Otherwise the turbo will be deprived of fresh oil as its spooling down. Overtime this will cause unwanted stress to the turbocharger.

How often does a Backblaze hard drive fail?

After that, the failure rate levels out to 1% per year. This is explained by random drive failures. Then after three years, hard drives begin to wear out. The components can only move so much before they begin to fail. It should be noted that Backblaze used consumer-grade hard drives that normally come with 12 to 36 month warranties.

What’s the average life span of a hard drive?

A compelling study that proved this statistic comes from the online backup company Backblaze who analyzed the failure rates of 25,000 running hard drives. They found that 90% of hard drives survive for three years and 80% for four years. But this number varied across brands.

What to do if your C15 cat wont start?

Put a wrench on each one and make sure they are tight. Vampire and silver dollar Thank this. Sounds like you may have a leak somewhere between the tanks and the lift pump (suction side). Could be as simple as a loose fuel line fitting. Put a wrench on each one and make sure they are tight.

How does a cat 2000 flow control system work?

The CAT 2000 controller is preset from the factory to maintain ORP at 650 millivolts. The Flow Sensor (required) monitors the rate of flow across the pH and ORP sensors and signals the controller to disable automated chemical feeding during periods when the filtration system is off or low recirculation flow is detected.

How does the Cat 2000 work in a pool?

A pool operator typically checks and adjusts pool or spa water chemistry hourly at best. The CAT 2000 continuously monitors pH and sanitizer activity, constantly adjusting the feeding of chemicals on a basis proportional to the demand.

What does a flashing check engine light mean?

A flashing check engine light means that the problem occurs at the moment and it’s most likely a more serious problem like a misfire. It’s not recommended to drive with the check engine light flashing or ON.