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Mar 19, 2020 at 04:00 PM CST
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What do guys think about the c13 cat engine in ‘04? I’ve been with Detroit and am new to cat
Replied on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 09:57 PM CST
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I'd take a C-12 over a C-13 if you're trying to save weight, seen a couple of guys struggle to keep them going. I always ran CATs years ago and had good luck, except the C-13, Yellow motors are always many thousands of $$ more to fix. If I was to start again, I'd run a Detroit or Cummins...I vote No on the C-13, Just my 2 cents...
Replied on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 09:58 PM CST
Is it a twin turbo or an ACERT? They're better than most engine options in that year but not as reliable as the C12. It would have intake actuators possibly in that year which is better than early ERG systems but still somewhat problematic.
Replied on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 09:18 AM CST
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We have gotten rid of all of our C-13's.They will crack a head with any kind of overheating. We switched them over to C-12's and have been very happy with the results. I would suggest C-12 or C-15 if you want a Cat.
Replied on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 01:43 PM CST
Best CAT motor was the 6NZ! Powerhouse and if you drove them nice, the fuel milage was not horrible.
Replied on Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 05:21 PM CST
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No question a C12 over a C13. I own several C12’s and that’s not by accident. Also, don’t believe what everyone says about CAT broadly being more expensive to repair. While that IS true for a 3406/C15, it is not the case for a C12. The C13 is still rather expensive to repair in comparison as it’s more complex than a C12...for emissions reasons. What do you haul and what’s the gross weight?
Replied on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 09:26 AM CST
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Thanks. I’m pulling hoppers running 80000 plus
Replied on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 06:18 PM CST
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Joseph, I agree, the c12 is pretty rock solid. But I'm with ed 100 percent. 6nz is a seriously faithful machine. I'll sell ya a 379 with one in it pretty reasonable
Replied on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 09:50 PM CST
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There’s not a damn thing wrong with a c13. They are a solid workhorse.
Replied on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 07:51 AM CST

6nz or c15 are good power best mileage is 62 mpg million plus miles before overhauling

neither like to run warm got both with autoshift triple-on both ends 98000 and the 90 day is 6.1-6.4. You run it at 70 mpg is 4.9-5.1.

Replied on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 11:06 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "Joseph, I agree, the c12 is pretty rock solid. But I'm with ed 100 percent. 6nz is a seriously faithful machine. I'll sell ya a 379 with one in it pretty reasonable "

What year is your pete? Can I get some pictures?
Replied on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 04:38 PM CST
2004 379. 2003 6nz. What's your email?
Replied on Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 10:25 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "2004 379. 2003 6nz. What's your email?"

Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 07:47 AM CST
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Cat motors are so great they don't make them anymore
Replied on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 04:31 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: ERIC SCHETTL
Quote: "Cat motors are so great they don't make them anymore"

What are you getting at? What's your personal experience with cat?
Replied on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM CST
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Originally Posted by: ERIC SCHETTL
Quote: "Cat motors are so great they don't make them anymore"

CAT doesn't make engines? My guess is that you dont realize how foolish you just made yourself look. Go pump some DEF...your CAT experetise is not needed in this thred.

Replied on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 07:01 AM CST
I’ve got a C13 in an 04 379, I’ve got it set at 490hp with the single turbo conversion and the VVA’s backed off. Good running little motor. Avg mileage 5.25-6. Need to make sure and run the over head every 100k and change the oil religiously. Also need to run the 192 thermostat and not the 210 C13’s will crack heads at 230.
Replied on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 07:01 AM CST
Well 3406. C12. C13
Replied on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 01:35 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ERIC SCHETTL
Quote: "Cat motors are so great they don't make them anymore"

Not true
Replied on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 02:38 PM CST
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Order a new Pete with a new cat it then
Replied on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 08:37 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: ERIC SCHETTL
Quote: "Order a new Pete with a new cat it then"

Eric, CAT made great on-highway engines and that's widely accepted as fact by the industry; especially true for the pre-emissions (non-acert) engines. Dare I say, Pete would sell MORE new trucks if the EPA would allow CAT to produce NEW 3406E's and C-12's for them. Suggesting CAT was anything less than LEGENDARY in the on-highway segment is FAKE NEWS! Cheers

Replied on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 07:17 AM CST
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Eric, cat still makes engines. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they are still one of the biggest diesel engine manufacturers. Just not highway, so my stupid comparison in response to your statements....AC/DC doesn't make music anymore, that doesn't change the fact that their music is still the best
Replied on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 11:01 AM CST
You have off highway equipment
Replied on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 01:10 PM CST
When asked your cat experience, you said 3406, c 12 and c 13. What is your experience with them. Which 3406? What problems did you have?
Replied on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 09:23 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "When asked your cat experience, you said 3406, c 12 and c 13. What is your experience with them. Which 3406? What problems did you have?"

Would start with 1674 and then 1693 . Some new caterpillar boat engines have found they way into new kits and the lists go on. Cats are not dead.