Detroit Diesel Temperature Range These recommendations apply within the normal ambient temperature range. For extreme cold, that is at temperatures below -32°C (-25°F), the oil recommendations change. Consult your oil supplier for further advice. Click for Detroit Diesel Oil Analysis and recommendations
Detroit Diesel Oil for 2-stroke and 4-stroke Engines 2-Stroke Engines Use SAE 40 Mono grade oil 4-Stroke Engines Use 15W-40 multigrade oil There are no sulphated ash limits imposed for Detroit Diesel 4-cycle engines. Click for Detroit Diesel Oil Analysis and recommendations
Detroit Diesel Changing oil and filters New Engines or newly overhauled engines First oil and filter change: After 50 hours of operation Subsequently: Change oil every 150 hours Change filters every 450 hours Click for Detroit Diesel Oil Analysis and recommendations
Detroit Diesel 2 stroke engines Normal and max levels of allowable Elements in oil: Chromium normal 15 max 20 Copper normal 15 max 25 Iron normal 65 max 150 Lead normal 20 max 25 Silicon normal 35 max 40 Sodium normal 0 Tin normal 30 max 40 Click for Detroit Diesel Oil Analysis and recommendations
Detroit Diesel Excess levels of allowable Elements in oil of 2 stroke engines Indicates problems with: Chromium rings Copper Bushings, bearings, thrust washers Iron Liners, gears, camshafts Lead Bearing overlay material Silicon Dust, air leaks Sodium Internal water leaks Tin Piston plating Click for Detroit Diesel Oil Analysis and recommendations
Trace elements found by oil analysis in Detroit Diesel 2-stroke engines, are in some cases quite different from the normal ranges of elements found in 4-stroke cycle engines, therefore special mention of the 2-stroke ranges is made here.
Basic specs are open to everyone and include images, displacement, dimensions and weight, essential bolt tightening torques, the characteristics of the engine like its power and torque. 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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