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How do you Identify Detroit Diesels?


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Default Re: How do you Identify Detroit Diesels?

My first thought, was on a quiet night after the storms or hurricane or earthquake or nuclear holocaust has knocked out all the power, listen for the roar that sounds like someone tied a semi truck wide open and it's ready to spit out it's crankshaft, and you will likely find a Detroit at the source. Or listen for the last running engine on the planet

As for the smoke, at least in power generation, I've found Detroits to make a lot less smoke then most other engines of their time period.
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The restriction is a fitting that screws into the head. The return line is not the restriction
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We was always told how to ID one in a truck was to look under the front, if there was a oil puddle under it, You had a Detroit! "If there ain't any oil under it, there ain't any oil in it!"
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ok we will see if its a bear to start next time which should be some time this week, if it fires right off i am not going any deeper. i personally think it runs out of fuel @ 1/4 tank of fuel and we spent the first day fighting air in the system and ran down the battery. the poor thing need worked from time to time, when they get done with it they will park it and forget all about it until they need it again which may be years down the road. this is my first dealing with a older detroit, and to be honest i am starting to like them!
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You do realize the GM Co. came up with the design shortly after the Roswell UFO incident, right? Proof of alien technology? You be the judge. . .
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alien technology..... well if so they are some pretty cool aliens!
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