1985 caterpiller 3208TA TACH problem?

captinchris

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I Have a 1985 caterpiller 3208TA 1000 hour on
motor runs good .......
but tachometer working not all the time
when HIt wide open throttle motor work very good :D
only problem is tachometer around 1500~2000:evil:

some diesel guys told me need replace for sender and tach gauge !:confused:
around 1000.00 :eek:
any idea for cost ?
any aftermaket part number?
what is really cost for original cat part ?
any one able to fix this week?

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petrel

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It's been a long time since I had 3208's, but it seems like there was a part in the sender that would get worn out and need replacement periodically. That was w/ VDO tachs; it wasn't any sort of thousand dollar problem.
 

starrfish

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problem still there? or have you fixed it?... I have some 3208 parts still kicking around the garage.. a panel with a once replaced digital tach in it ..
let me know.
 

captjohn

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Buy yourself a phototach and check the tachometer with it just to be sure the engine is working fine. There not that expensive and really come in handy when your just not sure what's going on. You would be surprised just how far off tachometers can be. It will also help you confirm you've got the problem fixed.
 

snowstorm

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a 1000bucks for a tach? you can run it off the alternator
 

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