How a 2 stroke detroit diesel engine runs

I have a couple videos of my 2 stroke detroit diesel powered pickup here on youtube, and I have gotten hundreds and hundreds of questions about how in the world it runs, and lots of people who do not believe that it really is a 2 stroke. So, I'm sorry, I don't have the best voice in the world, and I'm not the best at explaining things or getting the right words to come out, but I did my best in this video to try to give you an idea of how it runs.

More Videos...


Detroit diesel two stroke engine
Detroit Diesel Engine, truck and locomotive EMD 567 Brasil motor Detroit Diesel de caminhao e locomotiva GM





Working view of 2 Stroke Opposed piston Engine
Saw this at the Mount Gambier show and had to share. Really appreciate the interest shown so far. Some good views of rockers and scavenge blower and a look in the inlet showing the piston working as the valve plus the injector shooting into a glass jar. As a kid I remember the sharp bark these engines made at full noise. Apologies to anoraks who want to know all the details but it was hard to hear the chap at the engine because of surrounding noise. The chugging noise you can hear is the vintage Ronaldson Tippett engine which is turning this engine over slowly so you can see how it works. Further notes: It is a 2 stroke cycle which fires every revolution and uses the piston on the inlet side to open and close the port and the piston on the Exhaust side to uncover the Exhaust at the appropriate time while the blower is not to supercharge but to "scavenge" the spent gases ( basically the air blows in the inlet and out the Exhaust at a slight pressure) For those interested in Aerodiesels, : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_diesel_engine Link to a running engine:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrAoj5Cuu68





GM Detroit 2 stroke diesel engine, first start in 50 years.
GM Detroit 2 stroke diesel engine, first start in 50 years. Model: 3031C 3 Cylinder 65 HP at 1600 RPM





4-53T 2 stroke detroit diesel and 2 sticks shifting
SOLD PLEASE READ! Transmissions are a 4 speed Muncie 465 and a 2-speed aux obtained from Advance Adaptors unknown model. www.AdvanceAdaptors.com . Engine is 212 cubic inch 170HP at 2500rpm 400lb torque at 1800rpm. Gets about 19 miles per gallon, weighs 6,720 pounds. I did not do the conversion so I am sorry that I cannot answer many questions regarding that.




Follow