Detroit Diesel 8V92 Engine Specifications

by William Bronleigh

Detroit Diesel is an American engine manufacturer that has been producing engines since 1938. These engines are popular in trucks, buses and have been used to power many boats. The 8V92 engine is a V-8 diesel engine that is particularly popular with boat enthusiasts. Detroit Diesel's range of two-stroke diesel engines, including the 8V92, have been discontinued due to emissions concerns.

General Engine Information

The Detroit Diesel 8V92 is a V-8, two-stroke diesel engine, and was first introduced in the mid-1970s. This engine has a displacement of 738 cubic inches (12.1 liters). A turbocharged version was developed later on. This engine was particularly popular for buses and trucks, but was also used in construction equipment and other applications.

Engine Performance

The 8V92 produces 312 hp (233 kW) of continuous power at 1,800 rpm. Intermittent power is 362 hp (269 kW) at 2,100 rpm. Maximum power, on the other hand, is 388 hp (289 kW) at 2,300 rpm.

Physical Dimensions and Weight

The 8V92 engine is 65 inches (1,651 mm) long, 46 inches (1,168 mm) wide and 47 inches (1,194 mm) tall. Detroit Diesel engines are generally heavier than comparable engines from other companies. As such, the Detroit Diesel 8V92 weighs 3,230 pounds (1,465 kg).

About the Author

William Bronleigh has been writing professionally since 2010. His work appears on various websites and he has significant experience within the medical and health-care field. Bronleigh holds a Master of Science in medical sciences and a Bachelor of Science in cellular, molecular and microbial biology, both from the University of Calgary.

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