8V53T Detroit Diesel first start
Detroit Diesel 8V53T, (turbo just
removed for test run) this is literally the first starting attempt after
bringing it home, it had sat for years. Not so many 8V53 Detroits were
made, and very few turbocharged ones,
This is one of about four I know of.
V12 Detriot Diesel 525HP
Setting the engine up and breaking it in.Remember this engine is just being
started after a rebuild so that's why it's smoking from the assembly lube
and the rack will be set-up to stop the hunting etc etc. Then the oil is
changed and the engine painted. These engine's go into Euclid mining rock
trucks,and they were in many other equipment/vehicles.The engine has
rebuild heads,turbo's, blower, water
pump,all internal parts and the air compressor All done in the great north
4-53 Detroit Diesel in a '89 Chevrolet C1500
Sounds GREAT! Owner installed a two stroke 4-53 (four cylinders, 53 CID per
cylinder) Detroit Diesel into their '89 Chevrolet half ton truck. Saw this
at Carcraft summer nationals 2010.
1961 Hayes HD Truck
An old surviving truck from the 60's with a cummins getting started up
after sitting a long time
1960 Peterbilt Hotrod Truck called Piss'd Off Pete
While I was at SEMA 2009 a captured a video of Piss'd Off Pete's engine
being revved up in front of a huge SEMA crowd just down from the
This is Jay Leno's 1960 chopped Peterbilt with a 852ci two-stroke Detroit
Diesel twin-supercharged V12 mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic
transmission from a Greyhound bus. The engine produces 500 horsepower and nearly 1000
lb-ft torque with a red line of just 2,800 rpm. Built by the Blastolene
See more pictures at www.autogeekonline.net
Evinrude 300XP -91
After a few hours in the workshop..
The expansion chambers are "home made" by hydroforming. The original Exhaust is milled away and the engine
block is filled whit plastic.
This engine will get electronic fuel injection and will not be used in a
Note: This is a sponsored video for Forge Apollo
RUN AWAY Detroit Diesel! 453-T
DD 453-T runs away! rack gets stuck on valve cover. almost lost some
fingers too, it was all i could find. F'ed up new turbo compressor wheel, was only damage
2-53T Detroit diesel 1972 Ford 1/2 ton
2-53T Detroit Diesel conversion very nicely done by "supercharged65"
(Truck doesn't have this engine in it any more, and I probably don't have
answers to your questions about it)
For more info visit
MTU 8V 396 diesel engine catastrophic failure
This is a MTU 8V 396 diesel engine blowing up. This video was shown during
a rebuild class I just took. Not really sure what happened. My guess would
be that it spun a bearing, causing a piston to try and sieze, in turn
throwing a rod. Pay attention at 24 seconds to the engine torquing hard to
the left and the terrible sound it makes until it lets go...