Cat 3116 Diesel Engine Setting Synchronization is a multi-step operation and requires the Cat Tune up Kit. Some standard hand tools will work but most of the setting tools are specially designed for this purpose. NOTE: Remove fuel solenoid before starting synchronization, this allows free rack movement.
Below is Step One: Calibrating #1 Injector
Step Two: Setting Up For Injector Synchronization
Step Three: How To Adjust Injector Synchronization
This is the hardest step to get around (especially for the first time) but comes much easier with repetition. The Cat 3116 Diesel Engine is a fussy engine to tune up, but it pays you back with great performance.
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