Online PDF Caterpillar 3208 Engine Maintenance Interval Schedule
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SMCS Code: 1405-040
Note: This engine is equipped with an alternator circuit breaker. Note the location of the alternator circuit breaker for your particular application. If the alternator circuit breaker trips, you will need to reset the breaker in order for the charging system to operate. Refer to the information that is provided by the OEM for more information.
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Caterpillar recommends a scheduled inspection
of the alternator. Inspect the alternator for loose connections and proper battery charging. Inspect the ammeter (if equipped) during engine operation in order to ensure proper battery performance and/or proper performance of the electrical system. Make repairs, as required. Refer to the Service Manual.
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Check the alternator and the battery charger for proper operation. If the batteries are properly charged, the ammeter reading should be very near zero. All batteries should be kept charged. The batteries should be kept warm because temperature affects the cranking power. If the battery is too cold, the battery will not crank the engine. The battery will not crank the engine, even if the engine is warm. When the engine is not run for long periods of time or if the engine is run for short periods, the batteries may not fully charge. A battery with a low charge will freeze more easily than a battery with a full charge.
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SMCS Code: 1371-040
Impellers and seals require periodic inspection. Impellers have a service life that is limited. The service life depends on the engine operating conditions.
Inspect the components more frequently when the pump is exposed to debris, sand, or other abrasive materials. Inspect the components if the pump is operating at a differential pressure of more than 103 kPa (15 psi).
Check the following components for wear or damage:
- Wear plate
If wear or damage is found, replace the components which are worn or damaged. Use the proper repair kit for the pump. Refer to the Disassembly and Assembly for more information on servicing the auxiliary water pump.
Belt tension should be checked initially between the first 20 to 40 hours of engine operation.
After the initial check, the belt tension should be checked at Every 250 Service Hours or Three Months. To maximize the engine performance, inspect the belts for wear and for cracking. Replace belts that are worn or damaged. For applications that require multiple drive belts, replace the belts in matched sets. Replacing only one belt of a matched set will cause the new belt to carry more load because the older belt is stretched. The additional load on the new belt could cause the new belt to break.
3208 cat engine diagram. If the belts are too loose, vibration causes unnecessary wear on the belts and pulleys. Loose belts may slip enough to cause overheating.
If the belts are too tight, unnecessary stresses are placed on the pulley bearings and on the belts. This may shorten the service life of the components. Remove the belt guard. Inspect the condition and adjustment of the alternator belts and accessory drive belts (if equipped). If the belts do not require replacement or adjustment, install the belt guard. If the belts require adjustment or replacement, perform the following procedure to adjust the belt tension.
caterpillar fire pump engines 3208. When the engine is not run for long periods of time or when the engine is run for short periods, the batteries may not fully recharge. Ensure a full charge in order to help prevent the battery from freezing. If batteries are properly charged, ammeter reading should be very near zero.
cat 3208 435 hp fuel consumption. Use a fine grade of sandpaper to clean the terminals and the cable clamps. Clean the items until the surfaces are bright or shiny. DO NOT remove material excessively. Excessive removal of material can cause the clamps to not fit properly. Coat the clamps and the terminals with 5N-5561 Lubrication Compound, petroleum jelly or MPGM grease.
3108 cat engine. Fill the cooling system no faster than 19 L (5 US gal) per minute to avoid air locks.
- Fill the cooling system with coolant/antifreeze. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, “Cooling System Specifications” topic (Maintenance Section) for more information on cooling system specifications. Do not install the cooling system filler cap.
- Start and run the engine at low idle. Increase the engine rpm to 1500 rpm. Run the engine at high idle for one minute in order to purge the air from the cavities of the engine block. Stop the engine.
- Check the coolant level. Maintain the coolant level within 13 mm (.5 inch) below the bottom of the pipe for filling. Maintain the coolant level within 13 mm (.5 inch) to the proper level on the sight glass (if equipped).
- Clean the cooling system filler cap. Inspect the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap. If the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap is damaged, discard the old cooling system filler cap and install a new cooling system filler cap. If the gasket that is on the cooling system filler cap is not damaged, perform a pressure test. A 9S-8140 Pressurizing Pump is used to perform the pressure test. The correct pressure for the cooling system filler cap is stamped on the face of the cooling system filler cap. If the cooling system filler cap does not retain the correct pressure, install a new cooling system filler cap.
- Start the engine. Inspect the cooling system for leaks and for proper operating temperature.