A Detroit Diesel fault code indicates a specific problem with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine. The fault code is displayed when the "check engine" light is activated on a truck powered by the aforementioned engine.Know More
The Detroit Diesel Series 60 is an inline-6 four-cycle diesel engine that was first produced in 1987. The most popular on-highway version was the 12.7-liter, which was electronically controlled by the Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system. The DDEC system was designed to be particularly easy to operate and provide an owner, dealer or operator with a variety of diagnostic functions, including the ability to download periodic engine management reports.
The list of fault codes begins with number 11, indicating "VSG Sensor Input Voltage Low," and runs through number 86, indicating "External Pump Pressure Sensor Input Voltage Low." Codes 43 (Low Coolant), 44 (Oil or Coolant High Temperature), 45 (Low Oil Pressure), 51 (EEPROM Error) and 53 (EEPROM Non-Volatile Memory Failure) are critical codes. If one of these codes is shown, a yellow light will come on to indicate a significant engine fault, and the engine may shut down. All other codes will cause a yellow light to come on, indicating a minor fault, but allow the engine to continue running.Learn more in Engine
To bleed a diesel fuel engine, check the fuel filters, access the fuel lines, open the cut-off valve, leak the fuel, and clean up everything. Bleeding a diesel fuel engine takes roughly 1 hour and requires mechanic tools, rags, a container for the fuel and an engine hoist.Full Answer >
White smoke occurs in a diesel engine when the diesel fuel goes through the engine and reaches the exhaust without having been burned. This typically occurs due to the engine being too cool to burn the fuel, often resulting from low compression in one cylinder, problems with the fuel injection timing or a defective fuel injector.Full Answer >
Most knocks come from the ignition or the injector nailing. Fuel injectors can also cause a knocking noise, especially in older diesel vehicles.Full Answer >
A diesel engine cannot run on petrol, which can cause damage to the pump. Petrol in a diesel engine will act as a solvent, thus reducing lubrication and damaging the pump.Full Answer >