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Old 08-15-2015, 12:42 PM   #21
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Having no experience with the Yanmar, however over 1,000,000 miles behind a Cat in an over the road truck, I would overwhelmingly go for the Kitty Cat. Never a problem with the engine in 1.3 million miles outside of replacing 1 lift pump and 1 injector.
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:16 PM   #22
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I use Cat SAEO exclusively.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:27 AM   #23
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Not intending to hijack this thread but I am curious about what oil you cat 3116 owners use. I understand the straight 30 weight requirement, but some say only cat Saeo and others say rotella t1 is fine.
We run Rotella T1 straight 30.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:38 AM   #25
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Cat 3126 Oil

Rotella 30wt works well in my 3126s.
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Rotella 30wt works well in my 3126s.
I'd look in the manual and see if that is the best choice. I would think a multi weight might be a better choice, especially in Canada, but look in the manual.
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Cat specifically warns against using multi-grade in both the 3116 and 3126 as the blowby from the multi-vis can lead to aftercooler fouling. Our 1997 manual does specify the use of 15w-40, which we used for some years. They changed the specs somewhere around 2000 or so.
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Awesome!!! Good info and thanks for the correction!!
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:54 AM   #29
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I apologize too for the hijack of this thread. Use the CAT Saeo and save the few dollars elsewhere. Industry specs change.
Our Local CAT Distributor, Foley, is not cheap. But they are competent and honest.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:08 AM   #30
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Our 3116s get fed SAEO only. Over 4K hours and not so much as a hiccup.
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