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Old 07-24-2014, 11:20 PM   #11
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Didnt go through them but these might help:

https://safety.cat.com/cda/files/557607 ... ervals.pdf

http://www.liberatedmanuals.com/TM-9-2320-312-24-2.pdf

http://www.agkits.com/caterpillar-3126- ... sheet.aspx

http://www.notagz.com/tbb/cat%20eng-er%20serv.pdf

This might be your best bet: http://www.liberatedmanuals.com/TM-5-3895-383-24.pdf
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:13 AM   #12
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Wow great Info ... Not all fits exactly but I should be able to get 90% of what I need from there ! Thanks So much !
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:37 PM   #13
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Today ... I got the head off and pulled 2 pistons ..... 2 and 5 nothing wrong at all .... Researching this more and looking at one of my injectors I do believe I have wasted time and money on taking the engine apart .... Looks like it might be an injector causing the loud knock ! 1 week to get her apart probably 3 to put her back together ... Im going to clean everything really well ... Paint ..... and replace anything looking warn out perhaps this was good for me to do ... I dont know ... Now I know what the inside workings of a 3126 cat look like and the amount of work to get there .... I just hope it all goes back together right .... BTW The reason I did this is cause I took it to a shop to have it diagnosed and they said it was a wrist pin in cylinder 2 .... Im taking the 2 piston assemblies in tomorrow and gonna ask them WTH is wrong with my pistons .... I see a bad review coming ... I think they didn't know enough to diagnose it so they said something to get it gone .... Argh .... Guess this is good and bad news .... Saves me 1500 in piston parts !
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:41 PM   #14
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Personally I would call or email the manufacturer on that one and let them know what their dealer did. You never know, CAT may make it right with some freebies. I would also drop a note to the BBB and spread the word. This would be especially good if they put the estimate in writing. You may have stumbled upon some scam artists.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:06 AM   #15
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When Removing a piston today I scratched the #2 cylinder .... Im loosing sleep on this .... Its really low in the cylinder but im curious as to how bad can this be ... I keep reading and everyone makes this sound horrible and says new engine or sleeved ... Either way the engine has to come out ... At this point I think im going to have to hone it and pray for little blow by ... I hope I didnt ruin this engine by scratching a cylinder .... This is where my inexperience hurts me ... Would be great to find a mobile guy that can sleeve in the truck .... Im freaked out ... Guess I will put piston back in tomorrow and see where the scratch lands in its stroke .... FML I hope I can build this thing soon ! Loosing faith ... BTW I didn't take it to a CAT dealer I took it to mechanic who works on CATs ... They didn't charge me and left the door open for the 7 weeks ... bus has cat **** and piss everywhere .... I will never take anything to them again !
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #16
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Hone it-you'll be fine. If it was in the top 1/4 of the cylinder (where cylinder pressures start getting high during compression) I'd worry more. I worked many years as an automotive machinist-I've seen patch jobs on race engines with scratchs from prior blow ups not hurt the power on the dyno.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:13 AM   #17
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I admire your ambition Ryan! You've come this far.... You'll get that feline whooped into shape.

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Good luck and welcome, like dwarf said check out location, hone to "knock off" the burr only and run it
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:25 PM   #19
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Now I'm depressed, I have a bid on a bus right now that has a cat 3126 engine
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:06 AM   #20
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LOL, dont let that get you down! There are loads of vehicles running that engine. We never said it was junk and that you'd best burn it to the ground.
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