Detroit Diesel Series 6V92 Engine Specsby Tim McQuade
The Detroit Diesel 6V92, also referred to as the 6V-92, was a heavy-duty diesel engine. The engine name revealed some information about the engine itself. The "6V" referred to the number of cylinders and the cylinder formation: a six-cylinder, V-6 layout. The "92" refers to the cubic inch displacement of each cylinder.
The 6V-92 had the model number 8063-7000. The turbocharged 6V-92T was model number 8064-7300. The 6V-92 had a total piston displacement of 552 cubic inches, or 9 liters. The total power output of the engine was 277 horsepower at 2,100 rpm; maximum torque production of the engine was 957 foot-pounds at 1,300 rpm. The bore by stroke was 4.84 by 5 inches and the compression ratio was 19-to-1. The 6V-92 was a two-stroke, naturally-aspirated and non-turbocharged engine.
The engine featured a 12-volt, 62-amp battery-charging generator that used alternating current. The starting motor used a high-output 12-volt battery with a sprag over-running clutch. The oil pan operated at 20 degrees and had a rear sump, and the oil lube filter was full flow. The injector system was a cam-operated, clean type unit tip. The engine also featured a limiting-speed governor. The exhaust manifold was flanged and had a vertical center outlet. The engine used a 28-inch fan that had six blades. The flywheel and flywheel housing were SAE No. 1. Fuel distribution system featured a disposable spin-on filter with flexible fuel lines and a strainer.
Dimensions and Weight
The engine measured 41 inches in length, 39 inches in width and 47 inches in height. The total dry weight, without any fluids, was 1,960 pounds.
Tim McQuade began writing in 1999. He has worked for two newspapers, including "The Ithaca Times," and has had a short story published. McQuade received a Bachelor of Arts in writing from Ithaca College.