Detroit Diesel 353


This page describes how I fixed up a Detroit 353 diesel engine that I acquired at an auction for $200. See the auction picture, and the first photos in my trailer, which is a converted M105A2 trailer, which is a homemade trailer.

Serial and Model Numbers

On Block: 2 CWC-5125423-133
Type SW-VS
Governor 5___72

Please see Detroit Series 353 Maintenance Manual PDF.

Detroit Diesel Model 353

The engine would overspeed. Turns out that the cause was a stuck injector. I took it out and unstuck it. Here you can see the engine running great.

This engine was loaded and unloaded by Chicago Machinery Movers for $120, which I thought was rather cheap.

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