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Detroit Diesel 4-53 Essential Diesel Engine Bolt Tightening Torques

 
Detroit Diesel 4-53
Main Bearing Bolts (9/16 NC)

step 1 = 60 lb.ft, 80 Nm 
step 2 = 130 lb.ft, 177 Nm






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Detroit Diesel 4-53
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



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Detroit Diesel 4-53
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



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Detroit Diesel 4-53 Diesel Engine Specs

 
Detroit Diesel 4-53
Arrangement, displacement, bore,
stroke and compression ratio

Arrangement
4-53
4 Cyl In-Line, natural aspiration

4-53T
4 Cyl In-Line, turbocharged 

Displacement
4-53N and 4-53T - 3.5 liter, 212 CID

Bore
3.875 in, 98.425 mm	 

Stroke
4.50 in, 114.30 mm

Compression ratio
4-53 21:1
4-53T 18.7:1


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Detroit Diesel 4-53
Power and torque 

Power
4-53N
140 hp, 104 kW @ 2800 rpm

4-53T
175 hp, 131 kW @ 2500 rpm

Torque 
4-53
282 lb.ft, 382 Nm @ 1560 rpm

4-53T
420 lb.ft, 569 Nm @ 1600 rpm









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Detroit Diesel 4-53
Dimensions and weight

Dimensions approx
4-53N 
length 991 mm, 39 in
width 686 mm, 27 in 
height 940 mm, 37 in

4-53T 
length 991 mm, 39 in
width 762 mm, 30 in
height 1260 mm, 49 in


Weight approx
4-53N 503 kg, 1106 lb

4-53T 572 kg, 1258 lb





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