PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING NEUTRAL EARTH CABLES ON CERTAIN 3516B GENERATOR SETS Caterpillar


PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING NEUTRAL EARTH CABLES ON CERTAIN 3516B GENERATOR SETS

Usage:

Information for equipment:


ELECTRICAL AND STARTING SYSTEM
ALTERNATOR GP-CHARGING

Improved Alternator Adjusting Rod {1405} 2005/03/07
Recommendations for Battery Charging for Genset Usage {1401, 1406} 2015/04/03
A New Alternator Is Now Used For Certain 3500 Engines {1405} A New Alternator Is Now Used For Certain 3500 Engines {1405}

Alternator - Inspect 3500B Generator Sets

Charging System Troubleshooting {1406} Charging System Troubleshooting {1406}

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING NEUTRAL EARTH CABLES ON CERTAIN 3516B GENERATOR SETS PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING NEUTRAL EARTH CABLES ON CERTAIN 3516B GENERATOR SETS

Failures of the 5N-5692 Charging Alternator Gp on Certain 3500 Electric Power Generation (EPG) Engines{1405} Failures of the 5N-5692 Charging Alternator Gp on Certain 3500 Electric Power Generation (EPG) Engines{1405}

Alternator and Regulator 3500B Generator Set Engines
Alternator Mounting 3500B Generator Set Engines

Charging System 3512B, 3512C, and 3516B Generator Set Engines with Dynamic Gas Blending
Starting System 3512B, 3512C, and 3516B Generator Set Engines with Dynamic Gas Blending
Alternator 3500B and 3500C Generator Set Engines

Alternator Regulator 3500B and 3500C Generator Set Engines
Charging System 3500B and 3500C Generator Set Engines
Charging System 3512B, 3512C, and 3516B Generator Set Engines with Dynamic Gas Blending

Alternator - Charging Problem and/or Noisy Operation 3500B and 3500C Generator Set Engines
Alternator Problem - Charging Problem and/or Noisy Operation 3516B Generator Set Engines with Dynamic Gas Blending

Alternator - Remove and Install - Alternator and Mounting Group 3508B, 3512B and 3516B Generator Set Engines

Identification Of External Terminals On Alternators {1405,1406,1400} 1998/12/07


REBE6744-00

22Dec2010


O-459

 
Safety
  
  

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING NEUTRAL EARTH CABLES ON CERTAIN 3516B GENERATOR SETS

1405 1408
PI10837
NOTE:

This Program must be administered as soon as possible. When reporting the repair, use "PI10837" as the Part Number and "7751" as the Group Number, "56" as the Warranty Claim Description Code and "T" as the SIMS Description Code.
Exception: If the repair is done after failure, use "PI10837" as the Part Number, "7751" as the Group Number, "96" as the Warranty Claim Description Code, and "Z" as the SIMS Description Code.



PROBLEM

The neutral earth cables may not have been installed at the factory on certain 3516B generator sets.

Failure to fit these cables may, in conjunction with other factors or circumstances, result in a risk of personal injury or death.

AFFECTED PRODUCT

Model Identification Number
3516B  YAP00255-00263

PARTS NEEDED

Qty

Part Number Description
4 5P2600 TERMINAL-RING
14 7K1181 STRAP-CABLE
2 8T4183 BOLT
4 8T4223 WASHER-HARD
2 8T4244 NUT-HEX
332 1883111 CABLE
In order to allow equitable parts availability to all participating dealers, please limit your initial parts order to not exceed 45% of dealership population. This is an initial order recommendation only, and the ultimate responsibility for ordering the total number of parts needed to satisfy the program lies with the dealer.

ACTION REQUIRED

Assemble and install the neutral earth cables.

Refer to the attached Rework Procedure.

OWNER NOTIFICATION

U.S. and Canadian owners will receive the attached Owner Notification.

SERVICE CLAIM ALLOWANCES

Caterpillar
Dealer Suggested
Customer Suggested
Parts %
Labor Hrs%
Parts %
Labor Hrs%
Parts %
Labor Hrs%
100%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
 NOTE: This is a 0.5-hour job


PARTS DISPOSITION

Handle the parts in accordance with your Warranty Bulletin on warranty parts handling.
 
 
MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
 
 
 
COPY OF OWNER NOTIFICATION FOR U.S. AND CANADIAN OWNERS

XYZ Corporation
3240 Arrow Drive
Anywhere, YZ 99999

SAFETY - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR INSTALLING NEUTRAL EARTH CABLES

MODELS INVOLVED - 3516B Generator Sets


Dear Caterpillar Product Owner:

The neutral earth cables need to be installed on the products listed below. The existing cables may not have been installed in the factory and may, in conjunction with other factors or circumstances, result in a risk of personal injury or death if not installed. You will not be charged for the service performed.

Contact your local Caterpillar dealer immediately to schedule this service. The dealer will advise you of the time required to complete this service.

Please refer the dealer to their Service Letter dated 22Dec2010 when scheduling this service.

We regret the inconvenience this may cause you, but urge you to have this service performed for your added safety and satisfaction.



Caterpillar Inc.

Identification #(s)



Attached to 22Dec2010 Service Letter


Rework Procedure


 
Follow all necessary safety precautions to shut down, and lock out/tag out, the Generator Set before performing this Rework Procedure.

1. Assemble two cable assemblies. Each cable assembly consists of 116cm length of 188-3111 Cable with one 5P-2600 Terminal Ring attached to each end of the cable. Image1.1.1.
Image1.1.1
 
2. Route the two cables as shown in Image1.2.1 and Image1.2.2

3. Attach one end of each of the two neutral earth cables to one of the locations shown in Image1.2.1 and Image1.2.2, using one 8T-4183 Bolt, two 8T-4223 Washers, and one 8T-4224 Nut.

4. Attach the other ends of the cables to the other location shown in Image1.2.1 Image1.2.2 using one 8T-4183 Bolt, two 8T-4223 Washers, and one 8T-4224 Nut.

5. Tighten each mounting location to a torque of 100Nm +/- 20Nm.
Image1.2.1
Image1.2.2
 
6. Secure the two cables together with the 7K-1181 Cable Straps to prevent movement between the cables.

7. Return the generator set to service.
 
 

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