Diesel engines have lots of small parts and pieces that work together to ensure everything runs smoothly. When you perform an engine rebuild, you need to know what you’re replacing, what parts you need, and what you should expect. ATL Diesel is here to give you a rough idea of what to look for in a Caterpillar engine rebuild kit.
Check the Basics
Any proper rebuild kit should contain everything that you need for a good in-frame overhaul. Check that the pack you buy contains piston kits, rods, bearings, liners, a complete gasket set with o-rings, and the oil pan gasket. These small parts may be easy to overlook, but they're essential when performing a proper rebuild.
A fully loaded cylinder head should come with valves, locks, seals, cam bearings, springs, injector cups, seats, and rotocoils. The cylinder head acts as the combustion chamber's roof and contains many vital pieces to keep your engine from overheating or leaking.
Something to look for in a Caterpillar engine rebuild kit are both types of necessary pumps. A good kit will have a new oil pump and water pump. Pumps keep things moving and use fluids to reduce overheating.
Fuel injectors are vital components of your diesel engine that help create the air-fuel mixture that you use for combustion. If you're looking for a proper Caterpillar engine rebuild kit, you want to ensure that these injectors are original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. This will allow you to get the most mileage out of your kit.
A few other things to look for in your Caterpillar rebuild set are kits for your head bolt and your exhaust manifold hardware. A rebuild kit will come with a new space plate to reduce internal stress on your engine block and help maintain your rebuilt engine's longevity.
To find out more about rebuild kits and to locate the right one for your engine, head to ATL Diesel. We’re here for you. We've got a wide range of products, including CAT c15 platinum rebuild kits. If you require additional assistance, you can contact us anytime, and a specialist will help you find what you need. Our kits come with a two-year warranty, so don't be afraid to find what works for you and your vehicle.