01-18-2018 12:39 PM
I am with ebeday on your issue. I would also add a point concerning filtration. As ebeday mentioned, those CAT fuel systems are quite robust; however, if lower grade filters are utilized or the fuel is not kept clean per CAT standards, fuel pump longevity will be compromised. The CAT filters do cost more, but they are great insurance against premature pump failure.
10-01-2017 04:11 PM
04-01-2017 06:27 PM
This is none of my business, I am a retired Caterpillar mechanic who specialized in reconditioning Caterpillar fuel injection pumps and related equipment. About the only thing I can contribute to this problem you are having is to say that one of the problems having remanufactured or new components installed without having an understanding of why the original part failed leads to problems like yours.
I can understand that you are cranky with your Cat dealer but if it was me I would insist that the dealer thoroughly explain why the injection pump failed and maybe let them help you fix the reason for the failure. Fuel injection pumps are very rugged components.
It may turn out that the cause of the failure may be putting some of your other equipment at risk, no matter the make of it. In my experience, it isn't good business for a dealer to leave a customer high and dry.
For what it is worth.
03-30-2017 02:44 PM