C280-12 Propulsion Engine

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Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the IMO II compliant C280 engine line. The core components are the same as the existing C280, including the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEM™ A3 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) features. Caterpillar® products continue to deliver more available power while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency. You can also count on long maintenance intervals and worldwide Caterpillar parts and service availability.

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Standard Equipment:

  • Air Inlet System
    • Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side)
    • Air inlet shutoff
    • Breather, crankcase, top-mounted
    • Turbocharger, engine oil lubricated
  • Control System
    • Dual Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System
    • Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
  • Cooling System
    • Engine coolant water drains
  • Exhaust System
    • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Fuel System
    • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38 degrees C)
    • Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side)
    • Duplex fuel filters
    • Electronically Controlled Unit Injectors
  • Lube Systems
    • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff. Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers. Includes installed oil lines and single shutoff valve. Filters centrifuge bypass oil from the main lubricating oil pump. Can be serviced with the engine running.
    • Oil filler and dipstick
    • Valve, oil pressure regulating
    • Valves, crankcase explosion relief
  • General
    • Paint, Caterpillar yellow
    • Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water

Optional Equipment:

  • Engine Application/design Control
    • Crankshaft Deflection Marks
    • Extra Mounting Feet
  • Engine Package Description
    • Front Auxiliary Drive
    • Stub Shaft Certification
  • Air Inlet System
    • Air Cleaners
    • Air Cleaner options
  • Cooling System
    • Auxiliary Water Pump
    • Jacket Water Heaters
    • Heat Recovery System
    • Heat Recovery Thermostats
    • De-Aerator
    • Connections for Driven Equipment
    • Cooling System Connection Groups
  • Exhaust System
    • Outlet Expander
    • Flexible Exhaust Fittings
    • Weld Flange
  • Fuel System
    • Fuel Priming Pump
    • Duplex Primary Fuel Strainer
    • Fuel Systems Connections
  • Lube System
    • Oil Pan Drain Valve
    • Lube Connections
    • Lube Oil Heater
  • Marine Society Requirements
    • Spray Shielding
  • Protection System
    • Monitoring System
    • Turbocharger Speed Sensor
    • Cylinder Pressure Relief Valve
    • Oil Mist Detector
  • Spare Parts Kits
    • Intake and Air System
    • Basic Engine
    • Cylinder Head
    • Fuel System
    • Cooling System
    • Instrumentation
    • Cylinder Valve Kits
  • Starting System
    • Boost Control Valve, Pressure Reducing Valve
  • Engine Testing
    • Basic System Testing
    • Special Witness Test
    • Customer Selected Test Points
    • Marine Limit Line Test
    • Propeller Demand Curve Test
  • Service Tools/ship Protection/factor Support
    • Commissioning
    • Service Tools
    • Shipping Protection - Export Boxing
    • AID Emblem
    • Storage Preservation
Renee HerndonRenee Herndon
21:55 29 Feb 24
Dalton was very helpful, The road construction, however, was not! 😂I would rather have to sand paper an alligators @$$ in a phone booth that to get in that mess again.
Michael BirrenMichael Birren
14:58 24 Feb 24
I purchased a used C-15 from a customer of Greg Pool was a running take out. I picked up the engine from the Greg Pool Cat near Nags Head NC. They started they had done all service on this engine stated the hours and all items replaced during the life of engine under their care. I just recently put the engine in my boat after 2 years of building the vessel I find that everything they said about the engine was a LIE!!! Turbo was Bad, After cooler was not updated to the newer version for the C-15 it was missing a terminal Resistor that was clearly stolen off the engine which created a major issue with start up upon installation. Greg Pool Caterpillar stated the hours at 3300 we find out there were 5700 hours. I didn’t do a start up or test run which I regret because i was dealing with a Caterpillar dealer i thought i could trust them. Clearly not Buyers Be Ware if your dealing with Greg Pool Caterpillar in NC. I have 3 of the C-15 engines in my Work boats here in Tampa Fl and my Cat dealership here is Ring power who have done an amazing job to get me going with this Engine. I am very Disappointed in The Caterpillar company for allowing such A dealership to exist.
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13:04 22 Feb 24
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Rick Kelly-CrapseRick Kelly-Crapse
21:06 25 Aug 23
They had all my parts for my 3208 Cat.Friendly folks at parts counter.
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