This guide contains instructions on the safe operation and preventive maintenance of your Detroit Diesel Series 50® engine used in vehicle, stationary, construction/industrial, agricultural, generator set or fire fighting apparatus applications. Maintenance instructions cover routine engine services such as lube oil and filter changes in enough detail to permit self-servicing, if desired.
Detroit Diesel 50 Series Operator's Manual
The operator should become familiar with the contents of this guide before operating the engine or carrying out maintenance procedures. Power-driven equipment is only as safe as the person operating the controls. You are urged, as the operator of this diesel engine, to keep fingers and clothing away from the revolving belts, drive shafts, pulleys, etc. on the engine installation.
Whenever possible, it will benefit you to rely on an authorized Detroit Diesel service outlet for all your service needs from maintenance to major parts replacement. Authorized service outlets worldwide stock factory-original parts and have the specialized equipment and experienced, trained personnel to provide prompt preventive maintenance and skilled engine repairs.
The information and specifications in this publication are based on the information in effect at the time of approval for printing. Contact an authorized Detroit Diesel service outlet for information on the latest revision. The right is reserved to make changes at any time without obligation.
Keep this Operator's Guide with the engine installation at all times. It contains important operating, maintenance, and safety instructions.
Detroit Diesel 50 Series User Manual
Detroit Diesel cautions that the indiscriminate rebuilding of precision components, without the benefit of specifications, specialized equipment, and knowledge of the electronic operating system, will jeopardize performance or lead to more serious problems, and can take the engine outside of compliance with U.S. EPA or CARB emissions standards.
There are other components in an engine, such as turbocharger, camshaft, piston, etc., which are specifically designed and manufactured to exacting standards for emissions compliance. It is important that these components, if replaced, modified or substituted, can be verified to ensure that the engine remains in compliance with emissions standards. The use of inadequately engineered, manufactured or tested components in repair or rebuild of the engine may be in violation of the federal Clean Air Act and applicable U.S. EPA or CARB regulations.