Technical Corner

IPD Technical Bulletins:

IPDTB0001 — Valve Rotator Failure

IPDTB0003 – 3400 VT Issues

IPDTB0004 Cat Piston Casting vs Part Numbers

IPDTB0004 Numero de fundicion y numero de parte en los pistones del fabricante Caterpillar

IPDTB0005_Measuring Ring End Gaps

IPDTB0006 Industry Acronyms and Abbreviations

IPDTB0007 – C15 Isolation Seal

IPDTB0008-3500 Valvetrain Update

IPDTB0008-3500 Parts Groupings

IPDTB0009 – Oversize Bearings

IPDTB0010 -3110 and 3126 Piston Clearance

IPDTB0011 – Engine Bearing Appearance

IPDTB0012 – 3500 VT Parts

IPDTB0013 3500 Water Ferrules

IPDTB0014 -3110 and 3126 Head Gasket

IPDTB0015 Overhaul Engine Break In Notes

IPDTB0016 – Correct Piston Rings

IPDTB0017 -C-Series Engine Injector O-Rings

IPDTB0018 -Measuring Engine Bearings

IPDTB0019 Problem Indicators

IPDTB0020 – Detroit Diesel Series 60

IPDTB0021_3400-C15-C18 Lower Bore Block Wear

IPDTB0022- 3500 Series Update

IPDTB0023 Cummins ISX-QSX Updates

IPDTB0024_Acceptable Oil Consumption Rates

IPDTB0025 Reuse Info for ISX Connecting Rods

IPDTB0026 C Series Engine Information

IPDTB0027 C10 C12 Head Gasket Identification

IPDTB0028 C7 Engines Information

IPDTB030 C27 Piston Information

IPD Technical Video Series:

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IPD Cummins ISX Steel Cylinder Line Engineering and Engine Test

IPD Tech Series: Cylinder Liner Fitment in C9 & C12 Engines

ISX15 APR Piston Install Process

IPD Engine Overhaul Kit Unboxing Video


IPD Parts – 3500 Pistons

IPD Tech Series: Caterpillar® 3500 Diesel Valvetrain Compatibility

IPD Parts – 3400 Pistons

IPD Parts – 3064/3066

IPD Tech Series: Exhaust After Treatment Systems

IPD Tech Series: Electronic Engine Sensors Introduction

IPD Tech Series: Update to 3500 Liner Installation & Filler Bands

IPD Tech Series: Head Gasket & Liner Info

IPD Tech Series: IPD Crevice Seal Liners

IPD Tech Series: ISX Engine Precautions

IPD Tech Series: Failure Analysis as a Customer Service Tool

IPD Tech Series: Cylinder Bore Distortion in 3116, 3126, & C7 Engines

IPD Tech Series: 3406E & C15 Head Gaskets

IPD Introduction

Technical Articles

Engine Professional Oct-Dec 2021 “Getting Under the Hood”

Engine Professional July-Sept 2021 “The Surprise Inside Cummins ISX”

Engine Professional Jan-Mar 2021 “Piston Designs… So many designs, so little time”

Engine Professional Oct-Dec 2020 “Ring Rang Rung… What are the most critical seals in your engine?”

Engine Professional July-Sept 2020 “Breaking Valves – It Broke…but Why?”

Engine Professional Apr-Jun 2020 “The Devil is in the Details”

Engine Professional Jan-Mar 2020 “Is it really the Water Ferrule’s Fault?”

Engine Professional July-Sept 2019 “Reuse, Rebuild or Replace?”

Engine Professional Apr-Jun 2019 “Dressing Up Your Gaskets”

Engine Professional Jan-Mar 2019 “Engine Failure Analysis – Look beyond the obvious.”

Engine Professional Oct-Dec 2018 “Preventative Maintenance”

Engine Professional July-Sept 2018 “How to Break In a Rebuilt Engine”

Engine Professional Apr-Jun 2018 “Cool Enough to be Forgotten?”

Engine Professional Jan-Mar 2018 “Cummins ISX Cylinder Liner Dilemma”

Engine Professional Apr-Jun 2017 “Continuous Design Changes on Cummins ISX/QSX Series Cylinder Components”