When Is It Time For A Caterpillar Rebuild Kit? Symptoms And Part Options Explained

Today, we're highlighting our caterpillar rebuild kits, which are some of our top selling items.

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When Would You Need A Rebuild Kit for Your Caterpillar Diesel Engine?

Regular maintenance is the key to keep your diesel engine running in peak condition. But if you notice a drop in performance, along with a number of additional issues you may end up needing a new rebuild kit.

Additional Symptoms You Need A Rebuild Kit Include:

  • Crankcase pressure or blow-by

  • Excessive or unusual oil consumption

  • Knocking

  • Excessive smoke

  • Loss of compression

  • Poor or unusual fuel economy

  • Oil Sludge

 

What Features Do Aftermarket Rebuild Kits For Caterpillar Engines Have?

Forged Steel Pistons

Our rebuild kits feature forged steel pistons that are lightweight, high strength, and provide a much longer life than traditional pistons.

Caterpillar 3406E Forged Steel Piston

Hardened Piston Pins

Piston pins that are hardened and tempered for improved strength and wear resistance.

P003847 Piston Pin

Quality Oil Control Rings

Oil control rings designed with precise tangential tension for maximum oil control.

Diesel Oil Control Rings

Tri-Metal Rod And Main Bearings

The rod and main bearings are constructed with a tri-metal material for longevity.

Diesel Engine Rebuild Kit BearingsDiesel Engine Rebuild Kit Bearings

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Diesel Engine Break-In Procedures

If you are going to rebuild your engine you will want to be sure to follow proper break-in procedures. Every manufacturer's manual provides directions on the proper way to break-in your engine. Always refer to the manual prior to doing any work on your engine.

If you have any questions on the break-in process, We have multiple resources available below to help you out. Highway and Heavy Parts is not simply a parts supplier. We are here to help customers get the information they need when shopping for diesel engine parts.

If you have any questions about rebuild kits for Caterpillar engines, you can call our ASE-Certified parts techs at 844-447-1453, or you can chat with us online.

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