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With its low weight-to- horsepower ratio, the Cat 3126 engine offers excellent performance. It has significantly more displacement than other diesels of similar size, so you have more reserve power to handle additional load in adverse sea conditions... when you need it most.
Heavy-duty features you'd expect on larger engines are common on the 3126 engine. Individual unit injectors improve reliability as well as fuel economy. Big engine roller followers and a steel cam make this engine durable and reduce surface wear that can rob an engine of power over time. Excellent internal oil control from chrome-faced oil control rings keeps the engine running clean. Deep oil pans allow longer intervals between oil changes. Replaceable cylinder head valve guides and seats help reduce service costs. And slim, in-line 6-cylinder configurations, with your choice of either left- or right-handed gauges and filters, improves installation and service efficiency.
Although these engines were introduced in 1991, ongoing product improvement programs make them better and better.