Category: Detroit Diesel

Detroit Diesel 6V71, 8V71, 12V71, 16V71 Engine Tune Up

June 30, 2022

Guide To Engine Tune Up Your 71 V Series Engine Engine   There is no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine performance is satisfactory, no tune-up should be needed. Minor adjustments in the valve and injector operating mechanism, governor, etc. should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.    To comply with emission regulations, injector timing, exhaust valve clearance, engine idle and no-load speeds, and throttle delay or fuel modulator settings must be checked and adjusted, if necessary, at 50,000 mile intervals.    Normally, when performing tune-up on…
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Detroit Diesel 6V92, 8V92, 12V92, 16V92 Engine Tune Up

June 28, 2022

Guide To Tuning Up Your Detroit Diesel 92 Series Engine In this article we cover a basic tune up for a Detroit Diesel 92 Series engine.  Your 92 series engine has no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine's performance is satisfactory, no tune up should be needed. Minor adjustments to the valve and injector operating mechanism, gover, etc should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.    The type of governor used depends on the engine applications. Since the application of the governor has different characteristics, the tune-up…
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Detroit Diesel 271,371,471,671 Inline Engine Tune Up Guide

June 28, 2022

Guide To Tuning Up Your Detroit Diesel 71 Series Inline Engine   In this article we cover a basic tune up for a Detroit Diesel 71 Series inline engine.  Your 71 series inline engine has no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine's performance is satisfactory, no tune up should be needed. Minor adjustments to the valve and injector operating mechanism, gover, etc should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.    The type of governor used depends on the engine applications. Since the application of the governor has…
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Detroit Diesel 353, 453, 6V53, 8V53 Engine Tune Up

June 28, 2022

Detroit Diesel 53 Series Engine Tune Up Procedures There is no scheduled interval for performing an engine tune-up. As long as the engine performance is satisfactory, no tune-up should be needed. Minor adjustments in the valve and injector operating mechanism governor, etc should only be required periodically to compensate for normal wear and tear on parts.  The type of governor used depends upon the engine application. Since each governor has different characteristics the tune-up procedures vary accordingly. The following types of governors are used.   Limiting Speed Mechanical  Variable Speed Mechanical   The mechanical governors are identified by a name…
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Ring Set Instructions For Detroit Diesel Engines

June 21, 2022

What You Need To Know About Ring Sets For Detroit Diesel Engines In this article we will talk about what ring sets are, what their function is, how to select the correct ring ,and how to install them on your pistons. Proper ring set selection and installation is important for the performance of your engine and proper oil scraping. We will also include an informative video showing you an installation of rings at the bottom of this article.  What Are Ring Sets? Ring sets are the set of rings that you will be installing on the pistons of your engine.…
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Understanding Squeeze Bulb Priming on Detroit Diesel Powered Boats

Understanding Squeeze Bulb Priming on Detroit Diesel Powered Boats

October 5, 2020

Squeeze bulbs are essential to feeding fuel to your engine. Many savvy boaters take the time to understand these components to ensure their engine operates at peak efficiency. Though some people can sometimes overlook the importance of squeeze bulbs, they're crucial to the engine's performance. As you begin understanding boat primer bulbs more thoroughly, you'll want to learn the basics of how squeeze bulbs work and how you can prime them to get the best performance. You'll also want to know more about some common troubleshooting steps you can take in case your squeeze bulb doesn't work correctly. This article…
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