quote:Originally posted by Jay: ctdhombre, the boil-over happened soon after installation and testing. A power outage occured out of hours and, due to a mis-configuration of the load bank, full building load and full load bank load were applied at once, which exceeded the maximum power rating. The engine ran until it overheated and shut down.
The $5,000 "repair" that I mentioned is the cost of draining some of the coolant and topping off with ELC concentrate and some additives to bring the anti-corrosion additives up to normal levels.
The repair has been delayed because of it's cost.
That's one tough Genset! Usually with that kind of load the alternator will loose sync and your voltage will sag resulting in a major brown-out.
Re: Caterpillar 3512 Emergency Generators, Cat ELC coolant#70612207/05/0604:37 AM