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Detroit Diesel 3-53 Essential Diesel Engine Bolt Tightening Torques

 
Detroit Diesel 3-53
Main Bearing Bolts (9/16 NC)

step 1 = 60 lb.ft, 80 Nm 
step 2 = 130 lb.ft, 177 Nm




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Detroit Diesel 3-53
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

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Detroit Diesel 3-53
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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Detroit Diesel 3-53 Diesel Engine Specs

 
Detroit Diesel 3-53
Arrangement, displacement, bore,
stroke and compression ratio

Arrangement
3-53
3 Cyl In-Line, natural aspiration

3-53T
3 Cyl In-Line, turbocharged 

Displacement
3-53N and 3-53T 
2.6 liter, 159 CID

Bore
3.875 in, 98.425 mm	
 
Stroke
4.50 in, 114.30 mm

Compression ratio
3-53 
21:1

3-53T 
18.7:1

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Detroit Diesel 3-53
Power and torque

Power
3-53
101 hp, 75 kW @ 2800 rpm

3-53T
131 hp, 98 kW @ 2500 rpm

Torque
3-53
205 lb.ft, 278 Nm @ 1560 rpm

3-53T
312 lb.ft, 423 Nm @ 1600 rpm












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Detroit Diesel 3-53
Dimensions and weight

Dimensions approx
3-53N 
length 838 mm, 33 in
width 686 mm, 27 in 
height 889 mm, 35 in

3-53T 
length 838 mm, 33 in
width 737 mm, 29 in
height 1016 mm, 40 in


Weight approx
3-53N 438 kg, 964 lb
3-53T 454 kg, 999 lb









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