16V71 Detroit Diesel Parts+
To make sure you have the right engine, locate the serial or model number. The serial number will be a number similar to 16VF 1015. For this engine, it will always start with 16VF. The serial number will be longer with newer engines.
The model number, on the other hand, will always be an eight digit number. An example of one for this engine would be 7162-7201. The most important thing is that 16V92 engines will always start with 716. The other numbers vary with type of engine and arrangement. For example, a turbo engine will have a 3 for the sixth digit, and a turbo aftercooled engine will have a 4 for the sixth digit. So if you have a model number that is similar to " 7 1 6 x – x 3 x x " or if you have one that is similar to " 7 1 6 x – x 4 x x " then be sure to click on the 'Turbo' engine option above to see the right parts.
The Detroit 16V92 is a two cycle engine with 16 cylinders, 10 main bearings, and a displacement of 24.14 liters. The serial number for this series starts with 16VF and the model number will start with 816.
This engine uses 14.5 gallons of coolant and about 87 quarts of oil.
Lubricating oil should be SAE viscosity of 40, or with an API classification of CF-2. Oil should not have more than 1% sulfated ash.
Outside temperatures can affect the type of oil your engine needs. High temperature operation, above 200 degrees F, requires a lubricating oil with a monograde of SAE grade 50. For low temperature operation (not including marine engines), in an environment of 25 degrees F or lower, SAE 30 or SAE 15W-40 may be used. Replace with monograde SAE 40 lubricant as soon as temperatures climb above 25 degrees F.
Oil should be changed every 6000 miles for stop and go conditions, up to every 15000 miles for highway use. For marine units, change the oil every 150 hours of operation.
Normal Values for a Turbo Engine
The values below are based on a Detroit 16V71 TA with a T18A90 Turbocharger and 1.32 Turbine.
Normal coolant temperature should be between 160-185 degrees F.
Normal compression pressure is 500 PSI (based on sea level altitude) at 600 RPM. The minimum needed for proper operation is 450 PSI.
Lubricating oil capacity is 67 quarts, with a low of 55 quarts.
Normal lubricating oil capacity is 50-70 PSI. The minimum needed is 28 PSI at 1800 RPM or 30 for higher RPM speeds.
Normal lubricating oil temperature is between 200-250 degrees F.
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