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Caterpillar 3508, 3512 and 3516 Generator Sets Operation & Maintenance Manual
Caterpillar 3508, 3512 and 3516 Generator Sets Operation & Maintenance Manual
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Caterpillar 3508, 3512 and 3516 Generator Sets Operation & Maintenance Manual

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Caterpillar 3508, 3512 and 3516 Generator Sets Operation & Maintenance Manual 

 High resolution, searchable, printable PDF format  

Covers: 3508, 3512 and 3516 Generator Sets With Serial Numbers:  

  • 5PW1-Up (Generator Set)
  • 6WW1-Up (Generator Set)
  • 8TW1-Up (Generator Set)

Format: PDF
Compatibility: Windows/Mac/Linux

Table of Contents

Battery - Recycle .................................................. 88
Batteries - Replace ............................................... 88
Battery or Battery Cable - Disconnect .................. 90
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Dual Element) -
Clean/Replace .................................................. 101
Engine Air Cleaner Element (Single Element) -
Clean/Replace .................................................. 103
Fuel System - Prime ............................................ 114
Generator Bearing - Lubricate ............................ 120
Generator Set - Test ........................................... 125
Generator Set Alignment - Check ....................... 126
Generator Winding - Test .................................... 128
Maintenance Recommendations ........................ 133
Rotating Rectifier - Check ................................... 141
Varistor - Test ...................................................... 145
Daily
Control Panel - Inspect/Test .................................. 91
Cooling System Coolant Level - Check ................ 96
Engine Air Cleaner Service Indicator - Inspect ... 106
Engine Air Precleaner - Clean ............................ 107
Engine Oil Level - Check .................................... 108
Fuel Tank Water and Sediment - Drain ................ 116
Generator Bearing Temperature - Test/Record ... 124
Generator Load - Check ..................................... 124
Walk-Around Inspection ...................................... 146
Every Week
Automatic Start/Stop - Inspect .............................. 88
Battery Charger - Check ....................................... 89
Electrical Connections - Check ........................... 100
Generator - Inspect .............................................. 118
Generator Lead - Check ..................................... 124
Space Heater - Test ............................................ 142
Stator Winding Temperature - Test ..................... 144
Voltage and Frequency - Check ......................... 146
Initial 250 Service Hours
Engine Speed/Timing Sensor - Clean/Inspect ..... 112
Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust ..................... 113
Speed Sensor - Clean/Inspect ............................ 142
Every 250 Service Hours
Battery Electrolyte Level - Check .......................... 89
Belts - Inspect/Adjust/Replace .............................. 90
Cooling System Supplemental Coolant Additive
(SCA) - Test/Add ................................................. 97
Engine Oil Sample - Obtain ................................ 109
Fan Drive Bearing - Lubricate .............................. 113
Hoses and Clamps - Inspect/Replace ................ 132
Radiator - Clean .................................................. 140
Initial 500 Hours (for New Systems, Refilled
Systems, and Converted Systems)
Cooling System Coolant Sample (Level 2) -
Obtain ................................................................. 97
Every 500 Service Hours
Cooling System Coolant Sample (Level 1) -
Obtain ................................................................. 96
Engine Oil and Filter - Change ............................ 110
Every 1000 Service Hours
Engine - Clean .................................................... 100
Engine Crankcase Breather - Clean ................... 107
Engine Protective Devices - Check ..................... 112
Fuel Control Linkage - Check/Lubricate .............. 113
Fuel System Primary Filter - Clean/Inspect/
Replace .............................................................. 114
Fuel System Secondary Filter - Replace ............. 115
Generator Winding Insulation - Test ................... 129
Every 2000 Service Hours
Crankshaft Vibration Damper - Inspect ................. 99
Engine Mounts - Check ...................................... 108
Engine Valve Lash - Inspect/Adjust ..................... 113
Generator Set Vibration - Test/Record ................ 127
Turbocharger - Inspect ........................................ 144
Every 2000 Service Hours or 6 Months
Generator - Dry .................................................... 117
Stator Lead - Check ............................................ 144
Every Year
Cooling System Coolant Sample (Level 2) -
Obtain ................................................................. 97
Generator Bearing - Inspect ............................... 120
Every 3000 Service Hours or 2 Years
Cooling System Coolant (DEAC) - Change .......... 92
Every 3000 Service Hours or 3 Years
Cooling System Coolant Extender (ELC) - Add .... 95
Every 6000 Service Hours or 6 Years
Alternator - Inspect ............................................... 88
Cooling System Coolant (ELC) - Change ............. 94
Cooling System Water Temperature Regulator -
Replace ............................................................... 99
Engine Speed/Timing Sensor - Clean/Inspect ..... 112
Speed Sensor - Clean/Inspect ............................ 142
Starting Motor - Inspect ...................................... 144
Water Pump - Inspect ......................................... 147
Between 7500 and 9000 Service Hours
Overhaul (Top End) ............................................. 137
Between 15 000 and 18 000 Service Hours
Overhaul (Top End) ............................................. 137
Between 22 500 and 27 000 Service Hours
Overhaul (Major) ................................................. 135
Every 228 000 L (60 000 US gal) of Fuel or
6000 Service Hours or 6 Years
Standby Generator Set Maintenance
Recommendations ............................................ 143
Overhaul
Generator Bearing - Replace .............................. 123
Overhaul Considerations .................................... 138

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