Benefits of the Stage 3 Performance Cylinder Head For Caterpillar Engines

Are you running a Caterpillar C15, C15 ACERT, or 3406E diesel engine? You may have taken the time to upgrade your turbocharger or install a marine cam, bigger fuel injectors, or a higher performance manifold.

These upgrades increase the performance of your diesel engine, and you'll need a cylinder head that can handle it!

If that's the case, you'll want to check out our line of performance cylinder heads for the CAT 3406E/C15/C15 ACERT.

We've talked about the standard cylinder head for these applications, as well as the benefits of the Stage 2 head. In this post, we're going to walk you through what makes the Stage 3 Performance Head so great!

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What You Need to Know About the Stage 3 Performance Cylinder Head

So, just what is it about our performance heads that make them stand up to the demands of a high performance engine?

It's Made of Inconel Material!

Like the Stage 2 head, this line uses inconel material in the valves. You'll see this material most frequently in racing, turbo-charged, super-charged, and boosted applications. 

What makes the Stage 3 head really stand out is that all the valves have been upgraded to inconel material, not just the exhaust valves. 

Improvements Made on the Original Design!

This head builds off a strong foundation. There is increased coolant flow in the castings, as well as a higher nickel content. 

This means the casting is going to be much improved over the original. 

Why Inconel Material?

As you may know, when a valve is pushed to perform beyond its temperature and pressure capabilities, chordal fracture can occur. 

To help avoid this issue, the Stages 2, 3, and 4 Performance Cylinder heads use inconel material in the valves. The use of inconel results in a stronger, more robust cylinder head that will go the distance.

What Does a Stage 3 Head Do For My Engine? 

You've invested a lot in your engine.

You want to know that your head is going to hold up. You've created extra horsepower with your upgraded engine components (your turbo, your injectors, your camshaft, and your manifold), and it's important that your cylinder head can handle it. 

If you've upgraded your engine to have higher horsepower above and beyond the standard, then this cylinder head is going to give you some peace of mind that your investment is going to stay together without problems.

 

The Benefits of the Stage 3 Performance Cylinder Head

Stage 3 Performance Cylinder Head for Caterpillar Diesel Engines

Need more convincing? Here are some of the great benefits you get with this cylinder head.

It fits on all your Caterpillar 3406E, C15, and C15 ACERT applications, and, as we mentioned, it is installed with new inconel intake and exhaust valves. 

This means you've got components that are stronger and more durable than stainless steel.

This head is designed for higher horsepower applications, and it maintains structural integrity under high pressure and stress. It also resists corrosion, oxidation, pitting, and cracking. 

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What's Included With This Head? 

With this head, you're also getting new components. This means new valve springs, new spring retainers, and new valve keepers. You're also going to get the cam bearings pre-installed. 

This head is crafted with a higher nickel content, so you're going to get the increased strength and durability you're looking for!

Assembled in the USA and built to OEM specifications, this diesel engine cylinder head comes with a 1-year parts warranty. And you can save up to 50% off OEM pricing. 

Benefits of Ordering From HHP

When you order from Highway & Heavy Parts, you'll have access to:

  • ASE Certified Technicians on staff to help diagnose your diesel engine problems

  • Fast and accurate quotes

  • A huge inventory of replacement parts

  • Fast and easy ordering—call or shop online!

  • Fast shipping

  • Industry leading warranties

Isn't it time you talked to us about upgrading to a Performance Series Cylinder Head? 

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