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Old 11-06-2011, 07:42 AM   #1
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catapiller 3208 engine zincs

Hello.

I have two cats 3208's and I don't have an engine manual and there are no maintenance records to tell me when or where the engine zincs are and how many of them are there. The diesel book that I have does not address* the issue.* Any one have an Idea?

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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RE: catapiller 3208 engine zincs

Larry, Take a look at Boatdiesel.com. Browsing is free. For anything more you need to buy a $35 annual subscription - excellent investment IMHO. You should find everything you need there, including (probably) where to buy a sevice manual.
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RE: catapiller 3208 engine zincs

You should be able to go to Cat and get the books, even now.

These guys MAY be able to help: http://www.marineengine.com/manuals/index.html

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or E bay. i got some manuals for my old Cummins from here , just took a while for one to appear.
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catapiller 3208 engine zincs

There's a lot of 3208 arrangements out there...so no one source may explain where all your zincs are.* Do yourself and the next owner/mech a favor and paint the zinc plugs a contrasting color from the engine.

Mine had 7 per engine...2 in exhaust elbow, 2 in oil cooler, and 3 in the heat exchanger.* The first 4 were easy to see they were zincs, the other 3 is where*I thought 1 or 2 were overkill over the 3..*but when I pulled all the plugs on the heat exchanger..all had threads for zincs.

The zincs are in*nice locations...*as pull them all...crack the plate on the back of the sea water pump and the engine is drained for winterization..at least mine was.


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RE: catapiller 3208 engine zincs

just had them all (9) replaced with 3208 cats..
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #6
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RE: catapiller 3208 engine zincs

thanks to all who responded.
That site boatdiesel.com has a lot of good answers.
Iwill take your advice, and paint the heads of the zincs green
Nine zincs replaced? How many engines do you have?
I just ordered the manual and service manual, both for around $275.00.

Thanks again for your responses
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RE: catapiller 3208 engine zincs

twin engine and the 9 included the prop and aft zincs
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catapiller 3208 engine zincs

I just pulled my heat exchanger apart there are 3 zincs Two small ones on the port side of the engine one on the starboard. They are located on the end caps of the heat exchanger. The port 2 side ones are located on the front and the starboard one is on the bottom of the bonnet

This*is with a drystack. I don't know about a wet exhaust. The zincs have a square dead on the bolt.

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