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?
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.
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!
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