Cat 3208 T stalls
I purchased a 1987 Executive coach with a Cat 3208T engine and about 117K miles.
On the drive home after purchase, it ran perfect for about 250 miles, then began to stall at stops. I was able to restart and then kept it going by holding the brake with my left foot, and feather the throttle with my right.
Once moving, it runs great.
Once home I began to investigate the cause. Found multiple issues. Rust in the tank. A leaky Water/Fuel separator. Added a boost pump to help with bleeding, but it still stalls and hard to get re-started.
On my first attempt to clean the tank, I did not get all of thee water out of the tank, so got a slug of water in the system.
New filters etc and tank is clean, but may still have some residue in the pump.
Now it also can lose power while driving at below around 30mph.
I am going to try draining the injection pump more throughly today, but if that does not cure it, the only other thing I can think to do is send the injection pump out for rebuild.
How does a person know when the injection pump should be rebuilt?
Any other suggestions appreciated.