Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Diesel Truck Engine Cat C-16 / C-15

Caterpillar C-16 Truck Engines offer a wide operating range and high torque rise which promotes the use of transmissions with fewer gears. Even with this built-in feature, heavy/specialty haulers must remember their trucks should be geared to achieve the appropriate compromise between startability and desired road speed. Typical loads of 80 000 Ib or less are less affected by improper drive train specing than are heavy haulers.
Diesel Truck Engine Cat C-16
In general, either application shares one similar recommendation - gear fast/run slow is essential for good fuel consumption. If any of the following conditions are present, special attention should be given to proper transmission and axle specifications. A complete Caterpillar Truck Engine Pro (TEP) C-16 analysis is available from your local Caterpillar or truck dealer.

Standard engine equipmet
  • Crankcase breather, valve cover mounted
  • Electronic data link, ATA/SAE
  • Electronic control module (ECM)
  • Electronically controlled unit injector fuel system
  • Fan drive mounting bracket
  • Fuel — spin-on filter, transfer pump
  • Gear-driven jacket water pump
  • Governor — full-range electronically controlled
  • Lubricating — cooler, right hand filler, full flow filter, gear-driven pump, front or rear sump pan
  • SAE No. 1 flywheel housing
  • Turbocharger
  • Vibration damper

Diesel Truck Engine Cat C-16 performance data
  • Operating Range - (1200–2100) 900 rpm
  • Maximum Engine - 2120 rpm
  • Governed Speed — 2100 rpm
  • Advertised hp - 575 (428) kW
  • Max hp @ 1700 rpm - 575 (428) kW
  • Peak Torque — 1850 (2516) lb-ft (N•m)
  • Peak Torque — 1200 rpm
  • Torque rise - 32%
  • Altitude Capability — 7500 (2288) ft (m)

Accessory equipmet C-16
  • Air compressor, gear driven 13.2, 16.5, or 31 cfm
  • Air inlet elbows
  • Alternator (12 Volt-65 Amp, 24 Volt-45 Amp or 60 Amp)
  • Auxiliary pulleys and drives
  • BrakeSaver (hydraulic retarder) — front or rear sump
  • Coolant conditioner, dry-charge
  • Exhaust couplings
  • Fan and fan accessories
  • Fan drive, adjustable
  • Flywheels
  • Front support
  • Fuel priming pump
  • Hydraulic steering pump drive, SAE A
  • Jacobs® engine brake Model 340B
  • Primary fuel filter
  • Refrigerant compressor mounting
  • Sound suppression panels — block
  • Starter, 12 or 24 Volt