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Detroit Diesel 6v-53 specifications and manuals

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Essential bolt tightening torques are the main bearing cap bolt torque, the connecting rod cap bolt torque and the cylinder head bolt torques.


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Workshop manual, specs and bolt torques for Detroit Diesel 6v-53 engines

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Arrangement
6v53 - 6 Cyl v-engine, natural aspiration
6v53T - 6 Cyl v-engine, turbocharged 

Displacement
6v53N and 6v53T - 5.2 liter, 318 CID
Bore - 3.875 in, 98.425 mm	 
Stroke - 4.50 in, 114.30 mm

Compression ratio:
6v53 21:1
6v53T 18.7:1

Power 
 6v53N
216 hp, 161 kW @ 2800 rpm

 6v53T
320 hp, 239 kW @ 2800 rpm

Torque 
 6v53
445 lb.ft, 603 Nm @ 1500 rpm

 6v53T


Dimensions approx:
6v53N 
length 991 mm, 39 in
width 1016 mm, 40 in 
height 940 mm, 37 in

6v53T 
length 991 mm, 39 in
width 940 mm, 37 in
height 1041 mm, 41 in

Weight approx:
6v53N 674 kg, 1483 lb
6v53T 1000 kg, 2200 lb


Detroit Diesel 6v53 essential 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


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