This manual contains instructions on the overhaul, maintenance and
operation of the basic Series 53 Detroit Diesel Engines.
Full benefit of the long life and dependability built into these engines can
be realized through proper operation and maintenance.
Of equal importance is the use of proper procedures during engine
Personnel responsible for engine operation and maintenance should
study the sections of the manual pertaining to their particular duties.
Similarly, before beginning a repair or overhaul job, the serviceman
should read the manual carefully to familiarize himself with the parts or
sub-assemblies of the engine with which he will be concerned.
The information, specifications and illustrations in this publication are
based on the information in effect at the time of approval for printing.
This publication is revised and reprinted periodically. It is recommended
that users contact an authorized Detroit Diesel Service Outlet for
information on the latest revisions. The right is reserved to make
changes at any time without obligation.