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Old 08-30-2012, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Hvytrkmech View Post
Once cat went to accert it was all down hill from there. You could not go to any Paccar dealer without seeing a sea of yellow in the shop. The cost of tier 3/4 and warranty claims drove cat straight out of the class 8 market. On a side note if you knew someone that could "enhance" the ecm along with a few small mechanical mods then the accerts were power houses, unfortunately to many super truckers have to show how fast and powerful their chicken hauler special is and wind up windowing a block then on to a 30-40k engine replacement.
I've heard similar to that. I knew a Cat mechanic who said he could get into the computer of the truck I was driving at the time, and make it do anything we wanted but get fuel mileage, it was going to need new rear gears to do that. His opinion was that if they could have built a decent top end for it, the C15 would have easily been the best motor out there.

I have heard that part of the deal with Navistar building trucks for Cat was that Cat will be supplying C15 bottom ends to Navistar, who will be building the heads and finishing the motors out for highway use.
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I have a customer that has a 1500 hp. 3412E for sale.... We have two 3412PEEC in the back yard that are 1275 hp mechanicals... Think you could get the hood closed??
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