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Diesel engine manuals and specifications 


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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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Metric to Imperial, Imperial to Metric Table Conversions

Fuel Consumption

Basis: Specific Gravity of Diesel = 0.853 @ 15.5°C
Unit Multiply By To Get
lbs / hp hour 0.533 liter  / hour
lbs / hp hour 0.1408 US gal / hour
US gal / hour 3.7854 liter  / hour
liter  / hour 0.2642 US gal / hour
kg  / hour 1.175 liters / hour
grams  / hour 0.001175 liters / hour
More On: Diesel engine Fuel Consumption conversions 
Regard all values as approximate

Length

Basis: 1 km = 0.621371192 mile
Unit Multiply By To Get
inches 25.40 mm
mm 0.0394 inches
feet 0.3048 meters
meters 3.281 feet
km 0.612 miles
miles 1.6093 km
thou 0.0254 mm
mm 39.3701 thou

Power

Unit Multiply By To Get
hp SAE 0.7457 kW
hp metric  0.7355 kW
kW 1.3410 hp SAE
kW 1.3596 hp metric 

Relationship between power and torque:
lb.ft = hp*5252/rpm
hp = lb.ft*rpm/5252

Nm = kW*9549/rpm
kW = Nm*rpm/9549

Pressure

Unit Multiply By To Get
psi 0.0689 bar
psi 6.8948 kPa
bar 14.5038 psi
kPa 0.1450 psi 
bar 100 kPa
kPa 0.01 bar

Torque

Unit Multiply By To Get
lb.ft 1.3558 Nm
Nm 0.7376 lb.ft
inch pound 0.113 Nm
Nm 8.8507 inch pound 

Relationship between power and torque:
lb.ft = hp*5252/rpm
hp = lb.ft*rpm/5252

Nm = kW*9549/rpm
kW = Nm*rpm/9549


Volume

Unit Multiply By To Get
inch³ 16.387 ml, cc
inch³ 0.016387 liter
ml, cc 0.061 inch³
liter 61.02374 inch³ 


Weight

1 g     =   0.002204623 lb
1 lb    =   453.59237 g
1 lb	=	0.453592 kg
1 kg	=	2.20462 lb
 

Speed Conversion

Image Speed Scale

Temperature - Ambient

Thermometer °F to °C

Formulae
°F = (°C * 9/5) + 32
°C = (°F -32)*(5/9)

Temperature - Engine Related

Thermometer F2C

Notes
100°C = 212°F = boiling point of water
0°C = 32°F = freezing point of water
-40°C = -40°F = point of agreement on both scales



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