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Detroit 6/71 circa 1960 black smoke


Created On Tuesday May 06, 2003 22:50 Diesel Talk
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NorthernLights
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Just purchased a GM PD 4104 Bus which is equipped with a DD 6/71. The main 2 questions are as follows:

1) Whenever I step on the accelerator (during acceleration)) , black smoke can be seen out of the exaust. Under normal cruising (at any speed) and when not accelerating....the smoking subsides. Is this normal for a 6/71 2 stroke engine??

2) I've notice that the temparature of the engine rises when under load (climbing a hill, flooring the accelerator for 5 minutes) and this only at near top end speeds (in this case 65 mph). The temp gauge can read 200 - 220 degrees. As soon as I let off the gas a little (drop 10 mph or so) the temp gauge drops back to aprrox 180 degrees . When i'm at idle... the engine temp drops to about 120 degrees (even after a 3 hr run or so). email
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Hi,
!.. depends on the hours on the clock or milage done and how long since injectors were checked and setups done!!!
2.. sounds a bit like a thermostat problem/ wouldnt be suprised if there isnt one in there!!!??
don

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Note Wednesday May 07, 2003 22:45 View thread in raw text format
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Thanks for the response Don...I was told that the mileage on the this rebuild is approx 40,000 (can't be sure cause no odometer or hour meter exists in this unit).
I will go have the unit checked by a Diesel Mechanic....thanks for the info.....
Guy
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