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I have a naturally aspirated 210 hp Cat 3208 marine diesel

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I have a naturally aspirated 210 hp Cat 3208 marine diesel and have been told these can be 'upgraded' to a max of 400 hp. I don't want to stress the motor but would like to increase to maybe 300 to get the boat up on the plane.
Is this possible and at what approx expense.
John K
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Cat Man replied 1 year ago.
Hi John. Thanks for asking your question. I will try and help you out.
A 210 can have adjustments done to the fuel pump to increase the HP. But only up to 250. To go any higher. You would need to change the Pistons, injectors and fuel pump. You would also need to have a turbo installed.
The highest a 3208 engine can go without a turbo is 250.
Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
Expert:  Cat Man replied 1 year 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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