G3600 Master Mechanic

Course Date

Coming Soon

Course Length



Course Length: 4.5 days (8 hrs/day)

This course is intended for those who will be asked to form an opinion as to the root cause of failed engine components. Management of metallurgy, material and process laws, wear, and fracture characteristics are the fundamental principles behind this course. Course material includes: CAT Applied Failure Analysis books on all engine components, visual examination, basic metallurgy, principles of wear and fractures. Practical application is applied to all engine components.

PPE Required

Participants must provide their own safety glasses, steel toed footwear, gloves, hard hats and fire-retardant coveralls with reflective stripe.


It would be beneficial for participants to have a fundamental working knowledge of either diesel or gasoline powered engines. It is highly recommended for participants to have an active CWS Login for access to Caterpillar secure websites. The Finning training department will supply a laptop for participants to use while in the training course.


After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the basic operating principle of the G3600 gas engine mechanical systems.
  • Remove and install a camshaft segment and time the camshaft to the crankshaft.
  • Remove and install a cylinder head.
  •  Remove and install a piston, connecting rod and cylinder liner.
  • Understand adjustments to the fuel control valve, waste gate and choke valve linkages.
  • Explain the internal and external flow of engine coolant and lube oil and explain temperature control of each system.

Successful completion of a written examination with a passing grade of 80%