I am trying to find the serial number on a cat 3406-I have been told and have read it should be on the block on the right rear. If you see the flat spot and no plate It might have been removed. But in 86, they went to Japanese mfg bearings and i was one of several thousand that had a catastrophic failure of 5 rod bearing disintegrating, causing lifestyle changes and financial crisis beyond comprehension back then, lol. Whether it's coming from the bolt holes or not, if the source of the leak is behind the panel then removing it is going to be the only way you'll see where the oil is actually coming from. I under the impression that while driving it was blowing oil out the dip stick tube but the dip stick handle is still fastened down over the dip stick tube when i get back.
The 3406 was available as a mechanical or electronic engine. And that just slows everything down. That data sticker you showed is something they put on every engine showing year it was produced and engine serial number. If this article , please remove this template. I wonder if something has been missed out at some time and the result is that the boss on the cylinder block has cracked from becoming over-stressed.
Any info about this engine and in-framing it would be appreciated. Pics of the gear and plate I found off the 3406B attached. Cleaned up that spot on the turbo side of the block the best that I could and couldn't see anything at all, going to try and take a rubbing of it later to see if maybe there's a number there that I can't see. It can still get rather complicated though. Because of the lack of foresight, finding parts that correctly fit an engine can be incredibly complicated. I never heard of using the gasket maker but at the dealer we always used the never seize wherever we needed to use it. I hope I'm not too late getting back here Mark250 we are in different time zones for sure, lol.
Recently I removed the drive gear and that adapter plate that bolts to it off of another 3406B and thought I struck gold, but according to the Cat dealer I deal with, that drive gear that attaches to the 3406B air compressor is not what I'm looking for; because the 3406A engine has an idler gear supposedly in the accessory drive train with the splines in it for the pump drive. They have a specific format that will provide the engine model, configuration, application, country of origin, and unit number. The motor has been leaking oil for a while now but I haven't been able to pin point the location of the leak. Hi everyone-first I would like to thank everyone for all the help you have given me-I have been a long time lurker-all my questions have been answered with a search. The C series engine was developed by Caterpillar to comply with diesel emission laws. No, they were special; each individual engine was different as it came down the conveyor belt.
Vintage Diesel and Oil Engines Fairbanks Morse, Lister, Petter, Witte and other pump injected Diesel oil engines. For engines that were built before the year 2000, that pad can be found on the left side of the block, just under the head to block parting line. Some had tags and some didn't. The emission label can be found on the top of the rocker cover or intake manifold. If it wasn't so darn far away I'd buy it! If the motor has several coats of paint, it could be covered.
They are eight digits long and are composed only of numbers. For engines newer than that, the pad is on the right side of the block, between the oil cooler and the top of the block. Relavent additions are welcome and you can help by. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums. Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number Location We could write an entire blog on where you can find your Detroit Diesel engine serial number. This is an , which may never be able to be considered complete.
The engine dataplate is located on the driver's side of the valve cover. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. Some prefixes even have reputations. Turned out he didn't use it because of different bell housing and other issues that wouldn't work for him, so he's listed it for sale. Then I'm gonna take the plunge and buy a 3406C crate motor and slide that in place of the white A model and be done with it. How much else has to come off will depend on how large the sound deadening panel is.
No engine that exists has the same serial number as another engine. For now, I'm going to boost this 3406A with a turbo and a little more fuel to spin it and just deal with it. The tubed connection between the flanges on the engine block and aftercooler started to leak. Did find some other numbers scattered around the motor, maybe you guys can make sense of these. I have done this before on a cummins,but this will be my first try on a cat. Being it came in a truck it's almost gotta be a 350 and if the A-car was very heavy spec at all I bet it's a 400. Ha, you found my hiding place! It can get expensive in a hurry and not even end up what I want in the end.
I had an 86 Western Star with a wjac 400, it ran like an animal. I removed the cover and there's a blank plate in there, no bolts, period. . That number would tell you how it was born but I'd be surprised if it's still set like that. Hope I didn't get too confusing or detailed, I have a tendency to do that sometimes. Might not be worth it, might keep up the search for a 400 in this case. They go in a numerical sequence, based on which engine came first off the assembly line.