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michael k

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 09:49:15 AM »
using only water is a good way if you want holes in the liners and all sorts of problem
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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010, 02:05:41 PM »
using only water is a good way if you want holes in the liners and all sorts of problem
I ran a water pump lube and a scr supplement but I guess that wasn't enough! But that was 4 years ago... kind of surprised the problems surfaced now.

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2010, 04:58:14 PM »
Krooser,it does show why the makers tell you not to use your coolant longer then 3y.
A lesson for us all if we were thinking off saving a dollar(euro) on new coolant.
I remove mine after 3 y.

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ps i'm not judging you,ok? :wink:

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010, 02:48:26 AM »
Krooser,it does show why the makers tell you not to use your coolant longer then 3y.
A lesson for us all if we were thinking off saving a dollar(euro) on new coolant.
I remove mine after 3 y.

fangio

ps i'm not judging you,ok? :wink:

No offense taken... but...

I figure that truck has had around five complete changes in the last three years it has run... I had a leaking rad for three years after I bought a 'lifetime guaranteed' radiator... had to add coolant every week.

BTW... all that nasty rust in the engine block is now pretty much gone... my son was visiting the shop today and said they just kinda wiped away all that crud... I'll get some pics with an update next week.

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2010, 06:53:26 AM »
Quick update... the short block is assembled and I'm waiting for the cylinder head...

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2010, 01:15:01 PM »
Finally headed out this morning to help install the head and get that damn truck running again...

krooser

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2010, 09:06:13 AM »
Pix of my Kitty... should have smoke today (Thursday)....






Not to brag but the Jakes, cam followers, etc. in those photos were not even cleaned after being taken off the engine before it was repaired... that's what they looked like when it was torn down. These are photos taken today while being reassembled. If you are wondering, I do 50K mile oil changes and have been using Delvac oil... not bad. My engine guy was impressed... that's how clean an engine can stay when you keep your idle time down to 3%.
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Paccar 105

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2010, 08:22:16 PM »
A rotation oil filter also helps.
Which brings me to a question::::do you have a rotation oil filter on Cat's?


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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 03:10:54 AM »
A rotation oil filter also helps.
Which brings me to a question::::do you have a rotation oil filter on Cat's?


fangio
They call 'em "Spinners" here in the states... no I don't have one. But a few years ago i gave my son a new bypass filter to use as I had quit trucking (for the sixth time, I think!)... anyway he never use it so it looks like I can have it back to use on this engine.

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2010, 09:36:28 PM »
how does this "spinner " filter work ? kinda of like how it sounds ?

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 12:20:39 AM »

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 03:27:31 AM »
But a few years ago i gave my son a new bypass filter to use as I had quit trucking (for the sixth time, I think!)...

So true.  "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave."

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2010, 09:42:16 PM »
thanks Krooser, makes alot more sense now. hope your biuld goes well :P

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2010, 08:18:11 AM »
So true.  "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave."
yep...

The truck runs BUT the timing sensor broke while the guys were adjusting it... so I'll have to wait until monday...

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Re: CAT 3406E rebuild pix...
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2010, 04:18:56 AM »
It's done... anybody wanna guess on the $$$ it takes to get it out of jail?

Full in-frame...six cyl. packs, rods, mains, rebuild the head, clean/reuse injectors, new oil pump spring/check valve, new exhaust flange on turbo with new flex pipe, new cam sensor, new spacer plate between the head and block, new t-stat, new rad. cap, 10 gallons CAT ELC, 11 Gals Delvac, oil filter, fuel filter, 4 air to air silicone hoses, 6 exhaust sleeves, 12 ex. studs, new thrust bearing, new thermocouple for the pyrometer, new rad. hoses and top rad. tube, misc nuts, bolts, clamps, shop supplies... and labor.

Here's a few hints... the head work cost $1026.02... and the (6) cylinder packs cost $3,267.24. All major parts were genuine CAT.

The shop that did the work is an independent outfit... not a dealer or CAT factory branch... figure that in your estimate.

Cummins recently advertised a pre-emission ISX in-frame with similar parts fpr $11,900.00 plus small parts, oil, coolant, filters, misc shop supplies. detroit had a similar deal for a Series 60 priced at $10,900 plus extras as mentioned above.

Let's make this interesting... the person to guess the closest gets a brand spanking new Peterbilt hat fresh from the Pete store... since Pete parts are so expensive the value of the hat should be around $250.00!!!

OK guys...let 'er rip. The contest ends 9/30/2010 11:59PM CDT and I'll announce the winner shortly afterward... the winner will have to PM me with his address and I'll ship it out USPS...anywhere in the world!!!!