Each Perkins engine has its own Operation and Maintenance Manual (RETO / OMM). This provides all the necessary information so that your engine runs normally day after day. It contains detailed information on regular maintenance intervals along with technical data and instructions.
Perkins issues Operation and Maintenance Manuals (OMMs) for each engine type. Each manual is divided into four sections, which cover:
The first letters of the engine serial number are the engine family and type code. They can be found on the engine data plate or in the sales order confirmation.
INTERPRETING THE MARKING OF PERKINS ENGINES
Perkins is a subsidiary of Caterpillar and manufactures engines used in:
Perkins engines can be both diesel and gas.
Example: 1206E-E66TA (G)
1206E-E66TA (G) 12 = Series. (12 = 1200 series)
1206E-E66TA (G) 06 = Number of cylinders
1206E-E66TA (G) (Emissions Compliancy) Emission Compliance
1206E-E66TA (G) (Electronic Fuel Injection) Electronic Injector
1206E-E66TA (G) Capacity in liters. (6.6 liter)
1206E-E66TA (G) Supercharging: T = Turbo, A = Air - air cooling, W = Water - water cooling.
1206E-E66TA (G) Generator Set Rating
Perkins 400A and 400D Industrial Engine – PDF Service Manual