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We have a CAT 966G with CAT 3306DITA engine continues to

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We have a CAT 966G with CAT 3306DITA engine continues to overheat and fails +/-500hours
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Cat Man replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for asking your question. I will try and help you out.

What kind of damage is done to the engine? Cylinder damage?

How long did the engine run before the engine was damaged?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Typical damage, water ferrules melted, valve guides worn, rings worn, slight pickup on cylinders, indications are engine breather blowing, and blocked by oil pressure within the block. Typically 250 to 500 hours each time. The dealer is after 5 warranty repairs saying it is for our account. I have owned many 966G, and H,s and have never experienced this. The application is stockpiling and loading coal into rail wagons. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant to add that cylinder number 2 and 5 seem to be the worst each time. The dealer is saying this is a common fault ?
Expert:  Cat Man replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the information.

Does the engine run hot all of that time? Or just at the end?

Has the fuel system timing been checked?

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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