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Old 09-17-2008, 03:09 PM
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Looking For Some Performance Upgrades For My 3126 Cat Motor In A Medium Duty Topkick Truck
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Judging by the speed you were pulling the boat on the way to Destin you need a serious horsepower increase.
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Originally Posted by jmeng View Post
Judging by the speed you were pulling the boat on the way to Destin you need a serious horsepower increase.
YOU GOT ANY ANSWERS?
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**** no, I don't even know what the hell 3126 CAT is.
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I had a 2001 Freightliner Sport Chassis with a Cat 3126 and the previous owner installed an Edge tuner and that truck hauled A$$!!! Just make sure you watch your EGT,,,
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A tuner on this motor is a bad idea.

Depending on what HP you're already at, Cat can do a number of uprates on HP. Some take a reflash, some take injectors and a turbo, some take pistons and a new balancer- all depends on where you're starting from. You can bump the motor up to marine horsepower ratings (425/990tq) but you're going to get marine lifespan out of it. At 325, it's 500,000 hour motor. At 425 it's a 3000 hour motor. And a reman short block is about $20K installed.

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Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin View Post
A tuner on this motor is a bad idea.

Depending on what HP you're already at, Cat can do a number of uprates on HP. Some take a reflash, some take injectors and a turbo, some take pistons and a new balancer- all depends on where you're starting from. You can bump the motor up to marine horsepower ratings (425/990tq) but you're going to get marine lifespan out of it. At 325, it's 500,000 hour motor. At 425 it's a 3000 hour motor. And a reman short block is about $20K installed.

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50k miles with the tuner,,no problems at all with low EGT's, just dont set it on KILL,,or like Chris said have it re-flashed at a Cat dealer,,330hp is about max that a dealer can do, I'm on my 6th Freightshaker and there decent rigs for the money
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looking to put this hydraficient water fuel cell system in my F650, I will let you know next month after the instal how it works
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THANKS GUY'S FOR ALLTHE INFO I THINK I WILL START WITH THE REFLASH FROM MY LOCAL DEALER AND SEE WHAT THAT DOES, AND THEN GO FROM THERE
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