The specifications given in this book are on the basis of information available at the time it was written. The specifications torques, pressures of operation, measurements, adjustments and other items can change at any time. These changes can effect the service given to the product. Get the complete and most current information before you start any job. Caterpillar Dealers have the most current information which is available. For a list of the most current modules and form numbers available for each Service Manual, see the SERVICE MANUAL CONTENTS MICROFICHE REG1139F.
When the words “use again” are in the description, the specification given can be used to determine if a part can be used again. If the part is equal to or within the specification given, use the part again.
When the word “permissible” is in the description, the specification given is the “maximum or minimum” tolerance permitted before adjustment, repair and/or new parts are needed.
A comparison can be made between the measurements of a worn part, and the specifications of a new part to find the amount of wear. A part that is worn can be safe to use if an estimate of the remainder of its service life is good. If a short service life is expected, replace the part.