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Model # 3208
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 6 months ago
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Thanks for asking your question. I will try and help you out.
What is the problem you are having with your 3208 Cat?
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
We have a cooling leak, that seems to be coming from the water sleeves, what is the best approach for the solution to this problem how can I replace them ?
Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 6 months ago
Thanks for the information.
Unfortunately the only way to remove and repair the water sleeve from the head to the front cover is to remove the cylinder heads. I am sorry. That’s the only way to remove and clean both the head and front cover ports. I wish there was an easy way. This is a very poor design by Cat.Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay I see, so is there no way to do it just by removing the front cover?
And if not can you send information on how to this step by step?
Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 6 months ago
you can pull the front cover. But to be honest it’s easier to pull the heads.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Can you give me a guide on how to do this process
Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 6 months ago
I can get you the procedure to remove and replace the head. Be back shortly b
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Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 6 months ago
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Mechanic: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 6 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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