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Series V 53 Model Description Chart, Application, Rotation, & Design Variations

50 63-520 0
Series 53# Of
Cylinders
Application
Designation

(see below)
 Basic Engine
Arrangement

(see below)
Design
Variation

(see below)
Specific
Model #
Application Designation
  • 5062 - 3000 Marine
  • 5063 - 5200 Fan to F/W Industrial
  • 5064 - 5200 Power Base
  • 5065 - 5200 Generator
  • 5067 - 5040 Fan to F/W Vehicle
  • 5082 - 5000 Marine
  • 5083 - 5000 Fan to F/W Industrial
  • 5087 - 5040 Fan to F/W Vehicle
Design Variation
  • 5062 - 3000 "N" Engine
  • 5063 - 5200 4 Valve Head
  • 5067 - 5340 Turbocharged

Basic Engine Arrangements
Rotation: R (right) & L (left) designates rotation as viewed from the front of the engine.
Type: A & C designates location of starter & oil cooler as viewed from the flywheel end of the engine.
Cylinder Bank: Left & right cylinder banks are determined from the flywheel end of the engine.

Detroit Diesel engine rotation guide

ALL VIEWS FROM REAR (FLYWHEEL) END OF ENGINE

The model number and serial number on the V 53 engines are located on the top right-hand front corner of the cylinder block, as viewed from the rear of the engine.

An example of a Series 6V53 serial number is 06DXXXXXXX. Engines built in Brazil have a serial number prefix of 6DB (six cylinder). The engine serial number is required when placing a parts order.

Model number 5063-5200 is interpreted as follows: Series 53 Engine (5), six cylinder (06), industrial, fan to flywheel (3), right-hand rotation with "A" accessory arrangement (5), four-valve head engine (2), and specific model Number 00 (00).