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Old 10-30-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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RPM red line on a Caterpillar 3208?

I recently purchased a 1971 Ford bus that has a Caterpillar 3208 engine. Does anyone know what the typical redline for RPMs that we should stay under for highway driving?
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #2
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Maybe some help.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:25 PM   #3
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Push it till it go's BOOM.

Now you know the redline.

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Old 10-30-2015, 04:05 PM   #4
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Here is another pretty informative thread...

3208 cat rpm ? for you guys - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums
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