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Hi all, Assuming all goes well tomorrow, I'm buying a truck that has a Caterpillar 3406E in it. Anything in particular I should look out for? The shop is supposed to ensure that either no engine password is set or, if there is one, tell ... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER

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Old 06-01-2009, 06:25 PM
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Hi all,

Assuming all goes well tomorrow, I'm buying a truck that has a Caterpillar 3406E in it. Anything in particular I should look out for? The shop is supposed to ensure that either no engine password is set or, if there is one, tell me what it is. How can I verify that?

I've also asked them to disable the idle shutoff timer and the speed governor. Any other parameters I should get them to set while we're in there?

Is there a list of ECM parameters somewhere?

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:44 PM
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if it was me i would look for the age of the truck. if you could get a older truck (pre 01) you can get a truck that gets super mileage this is before epa change class 8 trucks. im not sure the year exactly but its around that time and i never had a cat that made good mile after about then. why a cat? i dont like the way a detroit pulls but i never had a truck get 8mpg but a detroit. that one i got 1.1 mil out of the first engine.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:43 PM
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The truck is a 1997 Peterbilt 379-127. So this particular 3406E is pre-02 emissions and pre-ACERT.

In other words, it's one of the good 3460Es.
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yep, do you know someone at a cat house?

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pm me, if your ever in my side of the state and need a tow i would give you a real deal and set you up with someone to help you out with repairs i have a super wrecker.

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:35 PM
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Don't know anyone at a Caterpillar dealer. But if you do, I *am* going through Jacksonville on the way back home from Indiana with the truck. (I don't feel like paying the tolls on the turnpike.)

I drove it today, by the way. If negotiations go well, it should be mine tomorrow.
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cool deal hope all goes well get some pics on here and
like to see pics of your super wrecker

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:46 PM
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nice wrecker looks good

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it dies on the road every two months. but thanks. it has 75,000 miles on it. the wrecker body is so nice but the 18 speed cat combo is the dumbest thing we ever did. 5960 bucks a month. lots of down time. shoulda gota cummins!
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:49 PM
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That sucks about it dies every two months, and a hole bunch of gears,its hard to have a dead truck with a big truck payment i worked on cat motors alot so if you have any question i might be able to help yeah
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