Originally Posted by K1W1
The next time you personally rebuild a Caterpillar engine using "genuine parts" please close ya mouth long enough to look over your top lip and see where the country of origin is on the box the parts came in. It can be very educational. They don't make the big bits in house either.
I do not know who the YF
Member Strat57 is other than what I see on his profile and from a few things he has written I figure he would have some Engine manufacturer contacts himself.
The fact that he has openly questioned your un substantiated claims about the Break In oil that no CAT Tech or senior member of the organization I have contact with can verify exists is purely co incidental.
I don't rebuild CATS, nor would I rebuild a CAT or anything else. I would prefer to have the dealer do a full rebuild simply for warranty support. Even though I have a few mechanics I use that are excellent and better then most of the guys that work for the dealer.
CAT uses a lighter grade oil. It is not a special oil that they use solely for that purpose, it is simply a lighter grade of an oil they already sell. It also depends on the motor, application, and initial usage area of where the boat will be used. Some do recieve the normal 15w40DEO. Some do recieve something in the 30w range from what I've been told (some 5w-30, some straight 30). I'd be more than happy to foward you the same e-mail I sent him with direct phone numbers for the people that know, and you can do your own research. They happen to include the Sr. Construction Manager for Hatteras, The Director of Operations for Cabo, The CAT installing dealer for all of Cabo's CAT installations.
You have a knack for questioning someone who has spent a lot of time with people who are the head of large organizations in the marine industry. I was the Captain that did the tests with the 2nd set of MAN common rails installed in the US. I spent over a week doing all day sea-trials with the CEO of MAN North America on-board, their two top engineers, and 2 of the head techs from twin disc. This is the boat that they used to program their fuel curves and engine control parameters as well as twin disc programmed their gear pressure curves with. We did things during those tests that I would never EVER do to another persons boat. Just like Cabo is doing right now with their first set of Zues drives. They have over 400 hours on the boat (Cabo Zues)doing just tests, trying to get a failure out of it and there has not been one glitch with it. With 600hp zues, the boat is 1 knot faster then the same boat with MAN 800hp's, it burns 44gph at cruise while the MANs burn 64gph at cruise.