New | 3516C Propulsion Engine (Tier 3)

The 3516C propulsion engine is available with a wide range of ratings that meet EPA Tier 3 and IMO II regulations without any additional aftertreatment. These engines provide efficient operation with electronic governing, cold mode start strategy, and programmable low idle to minimize fuel consumption. The 3516C engine also incorporates a closed crankcase ventilation system to lower emissions.

Power Rating
Power Range2131-2675 bhp (1590-1995 bkW)
Engine Specifications
Speed Range1600 rpm
ConfigurationVee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Bore6.69 in
Stroke8.46 in
Displacement4765.0 in3
Rotation (from flywheel end)Counterclockwise
EmissionsEPA Tier 3, IMO II
Dimensions & Weights
Length125.7 in
Width89.9 in
Height87.6 in
Dry Weight21164.0 lb

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• Instrument Panel With Cold Mode Start Strategy And Programmable Low Idle • Electronic Governing Control Unit Minimizes Fuel Consumption And Monitors Engine Operating Parameters • Optional Alarm And Protection System

• Advanced Combustion Design Uses The Optimum Configurations And Cylinder Geometry • Enhanced Control Of Fuel Injection Optimized Through Crank Timing

• Closed Crankcase Ventilation System And Redesigned Piston For Improved Efficiency And Lower Emissions • Optimal Nozzle Geometry And Electronic Injection Control For Improved Fuel Delivery • Epa Marine Tier 3/imo Tier Ii Emissions Compliant

Air Inlet System
  • Corrosion-resistant separate circuit aftercooler core, air cleaners with service indicator, dual turbochargers, closed crankcase ventilation system
Control System
  • Dual A4 engine control modules provide engine control and monitoring, rigid wiring harness with plug and run connectors on port and starboard sides
Cooling System
  • Separate circuit auxiliary fresh water pump, centrifugal non-self-priming auxiliary sea water pump, gear driven centrifugal jacket water pump, expansion tank, engine oil cooler, thermostats and housing
Exhaust System
  • Dry gas-tight exhaust manifolds with SOLAS compliant stainless steel heat shields, dual turbochargers with water-cooled bearings and heat shields, modular pulse exhaust manifold, single exhaust outlet
Fuel System
  • Electronically controlled unit injectors, fuel filter with service indicators, fuel transfer pump, SOLAS compliant fuel connections with spill shield
  • Instrument panel shipped loose with Color Marine Power Display (MPD), alarm horn, overspeed shutdown notification light, emergency stop notification light, secondary ECU “Ready” light, secondary ECU “Active” light, graphic display unit for analog or digital display of oil and fuel pressure, oil and fuel filter differential, system DC voltage, exhaust and water temperature, air inlet restriction, service meter, engine speed, fuel consumption (total and instantaneous)
Lube System
  • Pre-lube strategy, top-mounted dual crankcase breathers, oil filter with service indicators, oil level gauge, oil filler, gear-type oil pump
Power Take-Offs
  • Accessory drives — upper RH, upper and lower LH; two-sided front housing
Protection System
  • A4 electronic control module with customer programmable engine derate strategies, engine alarms and diagnostics displayed on local and remote MPDs, emergency stop pushbutton, safety shutoff protection for oil pressure and water temperature, overspeed protection
  • Vibration damper and guard, Cat® yellow paint, two lifting eyes attach to engine block,
ISO Certification
  • Factory-designed systems built at Caterpillar ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities
Mounting System
  • Mounting rails



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