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Old 01-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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detroit diesel 60 series help

you guys always able to help so need some help again

son has mod 60 detroit with 850,000 and now the head gasket is leaking in the right front about 4 inches from the front...

it has a little rough at idel but after rps get up it evens out ok. run ok . gets 6.5 miles per gal

can we get by just pulling the head and have it checked for warping or is it time for a complete redo????

like to not spend all MY YES MY money to get it going so please let the comments fly
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might PM Gone Fishin, he's a full time Detroit mechanic and he could no doubt help. I never worked on any of the 60 series so I don't have a clue, but with many other diesels, if it's just a slight oozing, correctly re-torqueing the head usually takes care of it. The 92s and 71's, etc, didn't use head gaskets, but the 60 is a different animal and I'd think it probably does.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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inframe?

Ok, you can just remove the head and install a new head gasket and NEW head bolts. This is a quick fix for someone who has a lot of miles and does not want to spend money, HOWEVER: remember this<<<<<<<<<<< if you want to keep the truck>>>>>>>> and you like the truck>>>>>>> Do an inframe overhaul BEFORE 1mil miles. You CANNOT purchase an extended warranty on an overhaul after the 1M mark. The new trucks have several items worth noting. They will NOT get your fuel mileage. The new trucks have payments.
So just my 0.02 for what is??? run the truck for another 100K if it will do so. Take it in at 900K or 925K and get the inframe done. If you have money to spare you can always get a reman 3/4 engine or full reman engine.
I have opened a few up at that mileage and found several things wrong. I found rusty head bolts that were eaten up with rust. This is caused by the liners leaking where the liners touch the block. The overhead had the old style 'buttons' on the running gear and required replacement. Lots of little things to go wrong eventually. Your money your choice.
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thanks to all

you did a great job again will give the bad news to son and hope it helps make up his mind
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Alright, I'm new here just for this question: I have a '96 model 500 detroit with about
300k on an inframe. I had a head gasket blow in Nov. 07 and had the whole head reworked. When we did it we noticed some pitting in the block between 4 and 5. It blew again bad between 4 and 5 three weeks ago. Had it replaced by a good shop, but now I am getting compression in my radiator again. Any ideas? I do not think it is a liner. It hasn't been that long since an inframe, and the nitrate level has been kept right in the coolant. Somebody please help!!!
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I drove a 93 model w900 with a 450 series 60 detroit for about a year. I had compression in my radiator too. After a about a month and a couple of repair shops not fixing the problem, I came home took it to my local detroit shop and said don't call me till its fixed. Turned out my problem was a faulty air operated coolant valve in my sleeper bunk heater. Air was slipping into the coolant and pressurising my radiator and blowing my coolant out the bypass tube. The part cost about 50 bucks. You might check out that possibility!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This one of the problems I mentioned. Your liners have a 'seating' problen between #4-5 cylinders. But when you open this engine up, do it right this time. Perform an overhaul and have the counterbores cut so the liners fit. Patching is just that. A fix to sell the truck to someone else.
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Just a heads up you can't check the head for warping its already pre-warped to help clamping.

You can clean it real good and check for impressions from the headgasket failure. Maybe do valves and such but for a quick fix just check it for any damage and if it looks good plop the thing back on with new bolts like Gone Fishen said. If you need any torque specs just speak up. I'd do what Gone Fishen stated keep the truck and sink a couple bucks into an O/H in the near future.

rennixtrans - +1 on Gone Fishen. Check the counterbore.

wdricker - I've seen those bunk heaters bite a few people in the ass
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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detroit diesel 60 series service manual

Hello all,

is there a link to download detroit diesel 60 series service manual?

please help.

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Angry Manuals and my engine

Not that know of, however they can be purchased resonably on ebay. To all concerned mine is in the process of a full inframe now. Looks like I had a counter bore problem. A real special thanks goes out to Detroit Diesel in Wisconsin. Those idiots caused a premature inframe at only 300,000 miles because they can't seem to do things right. I love it when someone else half-asses something!
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I am in the same "boat".. Sux too... I bought a truck with a Detroit 60 at 660K miles. Ran like a scalded cat and shortly started eating coolant. Did test after test and it get worse and worse. Turned out to be a head gasket at #5. Shop (Williams in Las Vegas) said I'd be better off cutting 6 counterbores and buying 6 new buckets since new linings and rings were only $50 less/each. Now I'm in so deep as I might just get a new head since mine has a groove in it where it blew(of which I've seen). Let's just say, the sweet deal I got for the truck is turning out to be not so sweet.. I still dig the truck but DANG IT..!! Like Gone Fishen said tho, if you like the truck, pay the buck..
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DRT POR, which truck is it? [color ect?]
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como puedo obtener el manual de servicio de un motor detroit serie 60 11.1 350
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having problems with 60 series

i am getting eng oil in rad. i have replaced the oil cooler 2 times 1 was reman 2nd one is new pulled head had it rebuilt with new inj. sleeves installed new rad.flushed system a few times still getting oil in water can anybody help me.
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Could be cavitation in the liners, basically pinholes allowing oil from the pistons to get into the cooling system. Lots of miles?
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