A new steel spacer plate is now available for CAT 3500 series engines. The part is said to be more corrosion-resistant than the standard aluminium or cast iron product and includes a number of additional modifications.
Now available from IPD South Africa, the IPD steel spacer plate is for CAT part number 5197297, which replaced part number 3629677. The spacer plate includes changes such as a new MLS gasket shape, made to meet original-equipment manufacturer thickness specifications.
There is also an added, precision-machined O-ring to ensure proper sealing and added grooves to aid in disassembly. Smooth corrective edges help to seal the surface between mating components.
The company asserts that the new plate offers a cost effective option for CAT owners, without compromising quality, performance or engine life. With its ISO 9001:2008 certification, the company ensures the highest quality of components, governed by stringent quality control processes. In addition, IPD boasts an extensive product line for the CAT aftermarket.