Detroit Diesel Series 6V92 Engine Specs

by Tim McQuade
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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.

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