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Old 07-11-2007, 02:25 PM
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Detroit Diesel Help.

Hey everyone,

Im doing some work/maintenance on some marine detroit diesel's. I am about to change the oil in both of them, twin detroit's on a sport fisher. I was wondering how much oil each engine would take? My best guess would be 4.5-5 gal.? They are Detroit Diesel, series 60. Which is a 885 cu in, inline 6 turbocharged 825hp marine engine. Id appreciate some heads up on this and also if anyone has any other tips, tricks or warnings about the series 60 detroit's.

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PS: Im running off memory here but all the information above should be correct.

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By the way I did read the owners manual and it says about 10 different numbers. The best one seems to be 43 quarts at the full mark with galleries and filters full. I was just looking for another opinion due to having to pre order the oil and the 10 different amount choices.

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The lubricating oil specification for engine models 6067MK2E and 6067MV2E is partly outlined below and is required for engines produced to the new, more stringent emission standards.
SAE Viscosity Grade: 15W-40
API Classification: CI-4
Oil pan capacity:
Level Qty.
High limit 32 US qt.
Low limit 26 US qt.
Total engine oil capacity w/ filters 38 US qt.
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Perfect, exactly what I was looking for! Thanks! Any tips, tricks or warnings about these engines? These will be nmy first set of detroit's under my care.

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Steve,

I have a few 60 Series in my Fleet (4 and 6 Cylinder), and we have had almost zero problems with them-one or two Injectors here or there, but so far (and they are only a Year or two old), we have experienced nothing but good from them
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Thats good to hear! These ones are from 2003. They are a bit {alot} behind in their maintenance schedule. The guy that owned the yacht before my customer didnt take care of it very well. But Ive gotten everything worked out cleaning wise {the boat looks new again} and the engine room is spotless. Now I have to start catching up on maintenance. It appears as if the person before me overfilled the oil ALOT on both engines. Its almost an inch above the "FULL" mark and the oil is midnight black. Im also under the assumption that none of the zincs have ever been checked or air filters cleaned etc. I can see into the fuel/water separators and they are very dirty! So Ive shut down the main power to the engines to make sure they arent run until maintenance is done. Ive got alot of work to do this week! Thanks for the help!

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