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Cat 3406 engine is a Sullair 1600H air compressor. Cat

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cat 3406 engine is a Sullair 1600H air compressor. Cat engine monitor screen shows the word 'error' when key, but not engine is turned to on. Mechanic asked me if engine should/can be started up despite that 'error' on screen and what 'error' term might indicate
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 4 months ago.

Do all the oil pressures and coolant temps look ok?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
3406 E
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 4 months ago.

If all the temps and pressures look good the error might have been a display error and not an engine error if your are not getting any engine fault codes I would run the compressor let me know if you see any fault codes while the engine is running

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Engine will not start...no smoke in the exhaust, like it's not receiving fuel
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 4 months ago.

Is there any fault codes on the display?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No other codes come up besides that.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 4 months ago.

Ok let me do some research I will get back with you

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks !
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 4 months ago.

Has the compressor been run out of fuel and does compressor have fuel?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We have about diesel powered machines in our rental fleet....mechanics know the ABCs. My guy found a faulty circuit breaker.

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