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I have a single caterpillar 3116 on a 34' boat that runs

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I have a single caterpillar 3116 on a 34' boat that runs fine but at times just shuts down I was cruising at 2000 RPM for about 12 min and the Cat just stopped (no hesitation or surge).
This particular time it started after about a minute.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Cat Man replied 5 months ago.
Thanks for asking your question. I will try and help you out.
I would suspect one of two things are causing your shutdown.
First is a faulty shutoff solenoid or faulty wiring going to it. I would verify power to the solenoid first when it shuts down. If there is power. I would try replacing the solenoid.
If the solenoid is ok. I would then suspect a problem in the governor.
Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
Expert:  Cat Man replied 5 months ago.
Hey. I just wanted to see how things were going. Please let me know if you need more help. I am happy to assist. If my information was helpful, please leave a good or higher rating so that I receive credit. Thanks.

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