The Detroit Diesel Series 60 is an inline, four cycle, six cylinder diesel engine, which was the first commercial diesel engine that was fully electronically controlled. The Detroit Diesel Series 60 was first produced in 1987, and it has three versions: the 11.1 liter, which was discontinued in 1998; the 12.7 liter, which was discontinued in 2007; and the 14.0 liter, which, as of 2014, is available.Continue Reading
Typical uses of the Detroit Diesel Series 60 are in marine vehicles, buses, trucks and tractor-trailers. The proprietary Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system, that controls the engine, make this engine appealing to truck fleets and charter bus companies. The Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system had four incarnations since it was first introduced, the latest version increasing engine power to 575 horsepower and increasing torque to 1,850 foot-pounds, while maintaining fuel efficiency.
This electronic system is easy to use, and it has many functions such as speed limiting, automatic stall prevention, engine diagnostics and cruise control functions that assist in fuel conservation. Additionally, fleet owners have the capability to download engine management reports that provide information to increase productivity, while reducing engine abuse. These reports include records of hard braking, excessive idle time and over-speeding.Learn more about Engine
The numbers and graphics on a diesel engine specification sheet describe the power, torque, torque rise and fuel consumption of the engine. Most sheets show measurements in both SI metric units and older SAE units.Full Answer >
Overheating of a diesel engine can be caused by anything that decreases the efficiency of the cooling system. Low levels or loss of coolant, poor air flow through the radiator and a defective thermostat are just a few of the problems that could cause a diesel engine to overheat.Full Answer >
Before trying to start a cold diesel engine, make sure that the battery is completely charged, and turn off all devices that use a lot of power, including the radio, air conditioner and heater. Obtain glow plugs or block heaters, and use them when starting the engine in cold weather to ensure that the motor starts easily and that the plugs and cylinder heads remain undamaged by cold fuel.Full Answer >
Specifications of M939 6x6 diesel trucks include a 14-liter naturally-aspirated inline 6-cylinder diesel engine pushing 240 horsepower and 685 pound-feet of torque, an Allison 5-speed automatic transmission and a low range front axle. Further, the M939 truck features R20 tires and has a weight of 22,750 pounds.Full Answer >