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 about Engine
According to United Diesel, causes of a non-starting diesel engine include low compression, insufficient fuel pressure, faulty glow plugs, contaminated fuel and low crank speed. Others include insufficient fuel, clogged fuel filters and internal engine problems. Many of these issues require professional evaluation with sophisticated diagnostic equipment. Others manifest clear symptoms that help vehicle owners identify the problem, even if they lack the equipment to fix it.Full Answer >
If properly maintained, a diesel engine can last between 300,000 to 600,000 miles. In a few cases, drivers have reported that their diesel engines endured up to 1,000,000 miles.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 >
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 >