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Bob Olsen



Joined: 01 Apr 2001
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Location: Sudbury, MA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:31 pm    Post subject: Cat 3208 Coolant Reply with quote

I intend to replace the coolant in both of my Cat 3208T engines before this year's winter lay-up. The current thinking is to use Cat's coolant (part #8C3684) mixed 50/50 with water. How many gallons of Cat coolant do I need per engine?

Bob Olsen
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Mike Negley



Joined: 22 Jun 1999
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Location: Safety Harbor, FL USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figure about 15 gallons total per engine using 50% distilled water. If you use Cat's coolant it contains the necessary additives. Cat has two types; the standard and the extended life. If you use the extended life, be prepared for some leaks as the stuff is VERY slick. You will need to add additional additive over time and you can buy a kit to test the coolant additive.

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samcoltwilson



Joined: 28 Nov 2000
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Location: olympia, wa

PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I strongly recommand the extended life. Its all premixed, requires no water and contains all the necessay additives for lubrication. I needed about 10 gallons for a 3208 N/A with a 15 gallon hot water tank. When you drain the old out be sure to drain both sides, expecially at the bottom of the oil cooler on the port side. Missed it one year.
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Sam
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