C-15 Cat Engine Problems.

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by dave_0755, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. TA63

    TA63 Bobtail Member

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    How much manifold pressure should a 550 Acert run? During cooler weather, it will hit 50psi under heavy load.
     
  2. DL550CAT

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    If you have to borrow the money to get a PDI tune its worth paying the interest on it. It will pay for itself in less than 6 months.
     
  3. DL550CAT

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    I think stock mine would do about 52 on a cool day. It does a tad more than that now:biggrin_25525:
     
  4. vinnie_

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    dave_0775 wash your air to air and radator out inside and out side also the thermostat housings wear out and they will turn side ways in the casting and or slide with in the oring aka gasket id check all this first more time than money!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. ridefree4life

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    i am looking at a 04 cornbinder it has a c15 475 set @550 with 600k on it ,it has the twin turbo ,engine ser.# bsx07122 ,with 1850 lb-ft @1200rpms..has a 13spd.with 3.42 rears.sitting on 11r24.5 meats..previous owner said water pump was the only thing done to it..would like a little in put on making the purchace of this truck.all my experience is with 60 series detroits your input would be great thanks
     
  6. Jfaulk99

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    That's all I've replaced on mine (06' MXS). Great motor, especially with a stage 1 PDI tune. Would not hesitate to buy another, mine is on 3.36's with a 13spd. 24.5's.
     
  7. T800

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    I was told that the rule of thumb was 47-50 psi for a 475hp, 50-55 psi for a 550hp and 60-65 for a 600hp mine will hit 75 psi on a brisk Canada winter day.
     
  8. DL550CAT

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    I have a ACERT would buy another I love it. If you get it put the PDI tune in. It is worth it at twice the price! You will need to change your driving habits a ACERT does not run like the 60 series.
     
  9. 3500DRW

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    So what's the story on dave 0755's truck. Why is his truck over heating. Never mind when the fan or buzzer should come on, help the man fix his truck!!!!
     
  10. oneshot

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    Dont u think when the fan and buzzer should come on is important?The ECM controls both and on the Acert it is 217 and 228.He said his fan comes on at 235 and normally runs at 200.Sounds like his gauge is wrong to start with.Then maybe a good air to air and radiator cleaning would be a good cheapway to start.But he has'nt updated in a while so maybe it's fixed.
     
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