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Old 04-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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3126 in need of more power

my boss has a 224hp 3126 CAT in our hauler and its sloooowwwww , we may be haevy but it has a hard time getting out of its own way , down hill with a tail wind even. so far ive got the MP8 Power Play on it and it did help it out but it still needs more , im open to ideas on pump work , injectors , turbo higher factory CAT tunes i really have no clue. any ideas?
 
Old 04-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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You might try pdi, they do tunes for the big cats but I'm not sure about the little ones.

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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what is pdi???
 
Old 04-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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The 3126 got a HEUI system very similar to the 7.3L powerjokes. Put bigger injectors in it and a better windmill.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #6
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and where can i get injectores for it and windmill??
 
Old 04-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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down side to the pdi , is the ecm just took a **** and we had stock one put in it
 
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #9
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I have found the reason for their low hp usually is because a dead cat got stuck behind the fan hub. Remove that and pull the dead cat out.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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its factory rating is 224hp. the programmer i think bumped it up to just a tic over 300hp.
if im not mistaken this is one that has more power when you use the cruise control cause i can flat foot her and it go NOWHERE , then bump the cruise and feel the boost come up and it moves right along!
 
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my boss has a 224hp 3126 CAT in our hauler and its sloooowwwww , we may be haevy but it has a hard time getting out of its own way , down hill with a tail wind even. so far ive got the MP8 Power Play on it and it did help it out but it still needs more , im open to ideas on pump work , injectors , turbo higher factory CAT tunes i really have no clue. any ideas?
I work for a Cat dealer in Alaska. Post your serial number for me and I will look and see what power options you can get. 3126 is no power house but will run ok, what is your gross vehicle weight?
 
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Bout the time you get it running like you want, it'll go poof ....
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #14
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Engine year. 1999
Ser.No. 7AS71643
Perf.Spec. 175-3302

GVW of truck is 25'000lbs

Rolling down the road im probably at 40'000lbs+
 
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Sorry bud, I missed this... Still want me to look into this?
 
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