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I have a caterpillar 3406e engine and I'm replacing the

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hello, I have a caterpillar 3406e engine and I'm replacing the pistons. I'm having trouble installing them. I don't know what direction the dowels on the piston needs to be point to.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.
Customer: ok
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no I think that is it
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Cat Man replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for asking your question. I will try and help you out.
Are you referring to the dowel pins on the bottom of the connecting rod?

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