Month: May 2013


What is a Detroit Diesel Series 60 Rebuild Kit form HDKits?

Simply put, it is the most complete Detroit Diesel Series 60 rebuild kit in the market. Whether it’s the rocker cover gasket as part of the basic Series 60 In-Frame Kits or the oil pressure regulator and relief valves as part of the Super Overhaul Kits, we include it! Our kits consist of all parts needed to rebuild your diesel engine correctly. We only offer high quality aftermarket parts that come with a two year factory warranty against defects in material and workmanship. All parts are manufactured to factory specification to ensure quality. Our parts are sourced only through reputable American companies such as Interstate-McBee, Maxiforce, Mahle-Clevite, PAI, Federal Mogul.

Please visit our website for complete details on all of our Detroit Diesel Series 60 Kits

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How does HDKits ensure parts compatibility for your Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine?

HDKits has been in business since 2003. Our experienced staff in combination with our vast library of up to date technical support helps us ensure that you get the right parts every time.  Pertinent information, however – like the engine model & serial numbers, would have to be provided in order to enable us to find a suitable match. All trucks with Series 60 engines have a serial number and/or model number etched on the block on the driver’s side or the side where the air compressor is mounted. There are other ways such as year, make and Vin # of the truck, but having the engine serial # is the best way for us to ensure compatibility.

Below is a view our Detroit Diesel Series 60 electronic parts catalog that works in conjuction with your engine serial #. 

Detriot Diesel Rebuild kit


Detroit Diesel’s inline 6 cylinder Series 60 engine has been a success from the start of production in 1987. Available in 12.7L and 14L displacements, the Series 60 was the first heavy-duty diesel engine with fully integrated electronic controls in the world, and with the evolution of its electronic controls, it’s still the leader. The Series 60 engine is the most popular heavy-duty diesel engine in the truck market for 12 years in a row. The overhead camshaft and cylinder head design not only maximizes engine power and performance, but optimizes fuel economy too. The Series 60 has also successfully crossed over into the off-highway markets. The Series 60 delivers up to a maximum 825 horsepower and is available for Truck, Bus, Construction & Industrial, Gen Sets, and Marine applications.

What are the most popular Detroit Diesel engines?

The easiest way to categorize Detroit Diesel engines is by classifying them as “2 Cycle” or “4 Cycle” engines.  A 4 cycle or 4 stroke engine is an internal combustion engine in which the piston completes four separate strokes—intake, compression, power, and exhaust—during two separate revolutions of the engine’s crankshaft, and one single thermodynamic cycle. Below is a list of the most popular Detroit Diesel “4 Cycle” engines:

  1. Detroit Diesel Series 60 (S60) engine 6 cylinder In-line (11.1, 12.7 & 14L)
  2. Detroit Diesel Series 50 (S50) engine 4 cylinder In-line (8.5L)
  3. Detroit Diesel Series 40 (S40) engine 6 cylinder In-line (6.7, 7.6 & 8.7 L)
  4. Detroit Diesel Fuel Pincher engine 8 Vee (8.2 L)

A two-stroke or two-cycle engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle in only one crankshaft revolution and with two strokes, or up and down movements, of the piston in comparison to a “four-stroke engine”, which uses four strokes to do so. This is accomplished by the end of the combustion stroke and the beginning of the compression stroke happening simultaneously and performing the intake and exhaust (or scavenging) functions at the same time. Below is a list of the most popular Detroit Diesel “2 Cycle” engines:

  1. Detroit Diesel Series 53 engines: 2-53, 3-53, 4-53, 6V53, 8V53
  2. Detroit Diesel Series 71 engines:  2-71, 3-71, 4-71, 6-71, 6V71, 8V71, 12V71, 16V71, 20V71
  3. Detroit Diesel Series 92 engines: 6V92, 8V92, 12V92, 16V92
  4. Detroit Diesel Series 149 engine 8V149, 12V149, 16V149, 20V149

HD Kits has a complete line of rebuild kits and parts for all of the popular Detroit Diesel engines. For more product information please check us out at:

When to use a Detroit Diesel Series 60 Rebuild Kit by HDKits?

HDKits brand rebuild kits are used, when necessary repairs and overhauls are needed by a diesel engine. Loss of horse power, excessive blow by, excessive oil consumption and water in the oil are all very good signs that it is time for an overhaul. High mileage is also a very good indicator of your engine’s condition. On such a situation, down time is kept to a minimum since we can usually deliver your kit within 3 business days anywhere in the contiguous United States for free.
The lead time can be shortened to 24 hours, depending on the specific requirement of the owner.

Why should you purchase your next Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine Rebuild Kit from HDKits ?

Our passion for parts is what drives us. We have the greatest selection, lowest prices, the quickest service and, to top it all off, we ship everything for FREE!. All of our parts carry a two year factory warranty, unlimited mileage. In other words, we stand behind the parts we sell. Furthermore, our strategically located warehouses help us ensure that you receive your parts order quickly, keeping down time to a minimum. Through the years, HDKits has built a solid reputation in the diesel industry for fast and reliable service at a fair price.  Visit us at for more information.