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Engine pre-lubrication?
When I bought my Dodge Turbo Diesel truck I joined the Turbo Diesel Register where I learned that some people installed pre-lubers on their Cummins engines.  I have not seen any mention of it here until I added a comment about pre-filling oil...

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John, A good subject,  Having worked for Cat power generation division, we at one point did indeed keep the larger engines pressurized (Lube) with a automatic jockey pump, kept the oil pressure between about 15 - 30 psi and was disabled when the...

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Dave,
Thanks for the information.  My Cat 3208 pre-dates computers and as I remember it, the fuel solenoid is controlled by the 12 volts from the switched side of the relay.  On the Dodge I used to disconnect the fuel solenoid after changing oil. ...

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John, Yes by all means, if you can keep the fuel solenoid off until you have oil pressure, it prevents the heavy bearing loads on the rods & Mains etc before they are floating with oil, then put the fuel to it, get started, warm up and enjoy many...

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Dave, I never thought about this but maybe you know.
Does the 8.3 Cummins require oil pressure before it starts ? I have a red indicator light at the remote start but I have never seen it red, Its marked oil pressure.  Is there any control on this...

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Gary, To my understanding the mechanical 8.3 would not have such a setup, meaning have never seen one, they start as soon at the Bosch type injection pump sends fuel to the injectors which  would be immediately  upon pushing the button or turning...

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