Detroit Diesel 3-53 specifications and manuals


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Detroit Diesel 3-53 Essential Diesel Engine Bolt Tightening Torques

Main Bearing Bolts (9/16 NC)
step 1 = 60 lb.ft, 80 Nm 
step 2 = 130 lb.ft, 177 Nm

Connecting Rod Bolts
earlier type had 5/16 in bolts
24 to 28, lb.ft, 33 to 38 Nm

later type has 3/8 in bolts
40 to 45, lb.ft, 54 to 61 Nm

Cylinder head Bolts (5/8 NC)
step 1 = 60 lb.ft, 80 Nm
step 2 = 110 lb.ft, 150 Nm 
step 3 = 180 lb.ft, 240 Nm

Detroit Diesel 3-53 Diesel Engine Specs

Arrangement
3-53 - 3 Cyl In-Line, natural aspiration
3-53T - 3 Cyl In-Line, turbocharged 

Displacement
3-53N and 3-53T - 2.6 liter, 159 CID
Bore - 3.875 in, 98.425 mm	 
Stroke - 4.50 in, 114.30 mm

Compression ratio:
3-53 21:1
3-53T 18.7:1

Power 
 3-53
101 hp, 75 kW @ 2800 rpm

 3-53T
131 hp, 98 kW @ 2500 rpm

Torque 
 3-53
205 lb.ft, 278 Nm @ 1560 rpm

 3-53T
312 lb.ft, 423 Nm @ 1600 rpm

Dimensions approx:
3-53N 
length 838 mm, 33 in
width 686 mm, 27 in 
height 889 mm, 35 in

3-53T 
length 838 mm, 33 in
width 737 mm, 29 in
height 1016 mm, 40 in

Weight approx:
3-53N 438 kg, 964 lb
3-53T 454 kg, 999 lb





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