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Cat 3054 Engine

CAT 3054 Engines For Sale

Caterpillar 3054 Engine

The CAT 3054 engine is a powerful piece of machinery capable of achieving between 70 – 130 hp. The 3054 is a highly versatile engine with a fairly simple design. It boasts low maintenance costs and can fit turbochargers when needed. This engine is commonly seen in small skid steers while also utilized in agricultural equipment to drive chippers, grinders, compactors, rollers, compressors, cranes crushers, forklifts, harvesters, hydraulic pumps, irrigation equipment, loaders, mining, earth movers skidders, sprayers, trenchers and landscaping equipment.

The Cat 3054 engine was influenced by the Perkins design. The UK based Perkins previously supplied Caterpillar from the mid 70’s until it was finally purchased by Caterpillar themselves for a sum of $1.325 billion. Consequently, Caterpillar became the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturing company.

Engine Applications and Uses

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Industrial

Common CAT 3054 Engine Problems & Failures

Customers who wish to replace their Cat 3054 engines usually have a reason for doing so, over time we have identified common themes and issues that are frequently reported as the reason someone would wish to replace their Cat 3054 engines. In light of this, we have compiled a list below of such issues, some of which unfortunately mean the engine is at the end of the road, but some are of course fixable.

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  • Spun Crankshaft Bearings
  • Cracked Cylinder Head(s)
  • Scored Pistons and Liners
  • Over Fueling
  • Lack of oil or oil pressure
  • Lifter/Roller Failure
  • Extreme Blow By
  • Dropped Valves
  • Crankshaft Failure
  • Connecting Rod Failure
  • Camshaft Failure

Caterpillar 3054 Engine Replacement Options

Several issues exist with the CAT3054 that could compromise your engine, some leaving you with no choice but to replace it, and some only requiring a few new components. Additionally, in the absence of these instances, maybe your Cat 3054 engine just needs a well-earned refreshment.  Of course, cost, time, and availability will dictate your decision making - so let us inform you of the pros and cons of a new engine from the dealer.

Remanufacturing Process

A remanufactured Caterpillar 3054 long block would be a wise choice for someone who has unfortunately suffered a severe breakdown, especially if there are some re-usable external parts from their old motor. What is more, it’s a perfect alternative if your trying to cut down on costs.

Our team of machinists and engine builders come to do a full core tear down, cleaning, inspection, and machining of the engine before it leaves our facility to ensure perfection every time. This retains both our quality of product and high level of professionalism.

Our method of remanufacturing Cat 3054 engines means they are constructed with both reman and new parts. We do not recondition or refurbish old engine parts, rather we completely rebuild the old Caterpillar 3045 motor back to OEM specs.

Thorough Cleaning

To produce something of good quality, the original components must first be in good working order. To achieve this. Every Cat 3054 engine is completely stripped. Blocks, heads, rods, crankshafts and camshafts are carefully cleaned in a chemical jet wash or hot tank to remove all impurities that could facilitate both early component and engine failure.


The Cat 3054 engine crankshafts will be precision machined to exact tolerances, polished & magnafluxed, then thoroughly inspected by our quality control department to ensure quality is maintained.

Cylinder Heads

It is imperative that the final product is compatible with modern gasket materials. Therefore, heads are resurfaced to guarantee a proper sealing surface with the block and a finish compatible with modern gasket materials. Valve height is mic-d and every head is vacuum tested to assure correct valve seating.

Cylinder Blocks

The blocks are inspected by magnetic particles for cracks and imperfections. Cylinders are bored, fastened and inspected for the precise tolerance. Torque plate honing is performed on some engines to eliminate the chances of any cylinder head distortion after the head is bolted and torqued to the block. This process ensures to eliminate a major cause of engine blow-by. Block surfaces are machined and then inspected to ensure proper finish.


Camshafts are then examined and accurately machined to provide correct lift. Lobs are calculated with a micrometer to make sure OEM tolerances are met.

Connecting Rods

Connecting rods are thoroughly cleaned, machined to OEM specifications, then honed to the standard diameter of original equipment for the even distribution of stress on the bearings. New bushings are also fitted and machined in all bushed rods. Every rod is carefully inspected for any bend and/or twist.

New Parts

All CAT 3054 long block engines will get a set of new parts as standard. These include pistons and rings, bearings, gaskets and seals, and liners. New parts assure dependable performance and reliability throughout the life of your engine. The new parts are a combination of OEM and Aftermarket when available.

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Remanufactured Engines Standards

For the best result, our remanufacturing process aims to make the engine as close to new as possible. Wearable parts are automatically replaced. All Caterpillar 3054 core material is thoroughly inspected and examined against original equipment specifications for correct dimensional tolerances. Replacement parts are either new or requalified. We mirror the same production processes the original equipment if new parts are required. Testing on all our Cat 3054 engines for sale is then performed to manufacturer specifications and original production standards.

CAT 3054 Long Block Parts List:

  • CAT 3054 EngineCylinder Block
  • Complete Loaded Cylinder Head
  • Crankshaft
  • Connecting Rods
  • Timed Front Gear Group
  • New Upper and Lower Gasket Set
  • Intermediate Cover
  • Camshaft
  • Followers/Lifters
  • Pistons
  • Liners
  • Rings
  • **1 Year Warranty

*Note: We can provide new oil pumps, oil coolers, water pumps, turbos, injectors and fuel pumps for additional cost with the long block but will not come assembled to the engine.

**First 6 Months Parts & Labor, Second 6 Months Parts Replacement Only. Ask your sales representative for a full copy of our remanufactured long block warranty

CAT 3054 Spec

Engine Data

Configuration4 Cylinder, Four-Stroke Diesel Engine
AspirationNaturally Aspirated
Horsepower70-130 bph
Kilowatt Output for Generator Application50-64 bkW
Compression Ratio16:02:01
Bore Length105mm (4.13 in)
Stroke127mm (5.00 in)3054 Graphs
Flywheel RotationCounter-Clockwise
Displacement4.41 L (269 cu in)
Cooling System Tank Capacity7.00 L (7.4 qts)
Oil System Tank Capacity6.9 L (7.3 qts)
Fuel ConsumptionLHV 42 780 kJ/kg (18 390 Btu/lb) weighing 845-850 g/liter (7.052-7.094 lb/
Dry Weight291 kg (641 lbs)
Total Length663 mm (26.1 in)
Total Width563 mm (22.2 in)
Maximum Height775 mm (30.5 in)

Give us a call today at 844-340-4114 for immediate sales and support for the Cummins 4BT, Cummins 6BT, 6CT, ISC, 855, QSB 4.5 L or CAT 3306. If you have any questions check out our FAQ Page. We are always ready to help or just listen to your crazy off-roading adventures!

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