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Detroit Diesel MBE 4000 Essential Diesel Engine Bolt Tightening Torques

 

Detroit Diesel 
MBE 4000
Main Bearing Bolts 

Caution - stretch bolts
refer to manual for limits

step 1 = 100 Nm, 
74 lb.ft

step 2 = 200 Nm, 
148 lb.ft

step 3 = 300-330 Nm, 
221-243 lb.ft

step 4 = + 90 degrees


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Detroit Diesel 
MBE 4000
Connecting Rod Bolts 

Caution - stretch bolts
refer to manual for limits

step 1 = 100 Nm, 
74 lb.ft

step 2 = + 90 degrees


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Detroit Diesel 
MBE 4000
Cylinder Head Bolts 

Caution - stretch bolts
refer to manual 
for stretch limits 

step 1 = 10 Nm, 
7 lb.ft

step 2 = 50 Nm, 
37 lb.ft

step 3 = 100 Nm, 
74 lb.ft

step 4 = 200 Nm, 
148 lb.ft

step 5 = + 90 degrees

step 6 = + 90 degrees


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Detroit Diesel MBE 4000 Technical Issues

  Detroit Diesel MBE 4000 Cylinder Heads Leaking

Detroit Diesel MBE4000 Cylinder head Bolts are stretch bolts! 

The MBE4000 head bolts, because there are stretch bolts, loose their clamping force on reuse and unless they are strictly within the manufactures stretch limits, should not be used again otherwise leaks will occur.
Stretch bolts, when properly torqued, loose some of their diameter to the stretch, but in correct use are elastic, and if variations in the gasket material or other things occur they keep their clamping force by varying their diameter slightly, but frequently, like breathing. The clamping force of stretch bolts is necessary to retain the inevitable variations of the cylinder head and its composite gasket material deformations due to heat etc. and they automatically keep the necessary clamping force on the head gaskets for them not to leak.
Steve, BDC, Nov 2017

Non-Stretch Studs
Not withstanding the above technical info, some owners have chosen to replace the stretch bolts with non-stretch studs and nuts, which I am told, are doing a good job resulting in a leak-free engine.
Steve, BDC, April 2018
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Info from Detroit Diesel MBE 4000 DDEC Report

Detroit Diesel DDEC stats 

Top Speed
Highest recorded speed 96 mph, 154 kph

Current Milage
1,231,371 miles, 1,981,645 kilometers

Fuel Consumption
5.83 US gal/hour 22.07 liters per hour

Fuel Economy
6.49 miles per gallon
2.759 kilometers per liter
36.24 liters per 100 km

Goodness, what a good servant!

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Detroit Diesel MBE 4000 Diesel Engine Specs

 

Detroit Diesel
MBE 4000 
Arrangement, 
displacement, 
bore and stroke 

Arrangement
Inline 6 Cylinder
turbocharged

Displacement
12.8 liter, 781 CID

Bore
128 mm, 5.04 in

Stroke
166 mm, 6.54 in


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Detroit Diesel 
MBE 4000
Compression ratio, 
weight and 
electronics 

Compression ratio
18.0:1

Weight approx
1030 kg, 2270 lb

Electronics
DDEC VI


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Detroit Diesel 
MBE 4000
Power and torque 

Power

from

370 hp, 
276 kW @ 1900 rpm

to
450 hp, 
336 kW @ 1900 rpm

Torque

from

1250 lb.ft, 
1695 Nm @ 1100 rpm

to

1550 lb.ft, 
2100 Nm @ 1100 rpm


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Detroit Diesel 
MBE 4000
Dimensions 

approx
length 1339 mm, 53 in

width 1069 mm, 42 in 

height 1130 mm, 45 in


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