by Steve Johnson
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The Detroit Diesel Corporation, founded in 1937 by General Motors, was originally known as the “Detroit Diesel Engine Division.” Its first product was the Series 71 engine. The 8.2L Detroit Diesel engine, also known as the “Fuel Pincher,” was introduced in the 1980s. It was found primarily in the GMC line of B-series school and commercial buses.
The 8.2-liter “Fuel Pincher” was the first four-stroke engine that Detroit Diesel introduced to the market. The initial launched engine had some problems on the operational side. Its head torque was not achieved properly due to its small head bolts, and the engine block was made using an open block deck which created problems with the head gaskets during overheating. These problems were solved in the following years and a turbocharged diesel engine variant was also launched.
The base 8.2L Fuel Pincher is a naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 500 cubic inches. Its gross horsepower rating is 165 horsepower at 3,000 RPM and it has a dry weight of 1,096 pounds. It has a bore per stroke of 4.25 by 4.41 inches. On the other hand, the turbocharged fuel Pincher has a gross power of 205 horsepower at 3,000 RPM and has a dry weight of 1,121 pounds. Both engines are capable of producing up to 495 pound-feet of torque, depending on their use. They were also made with a dual full flow oil filter, a fuel oil filter, and a fuel oil filter. The cooling system consists of an air filter, a regulator, and a fan. Both engines also come standard with a starter motor and an oil cooler.
Spare parts and prices
Replacement parts and overhaul kits are widely available for the 8.2L Detroit Diesel engine. Today, a full rebuild kit can cost around $ 1,600, while a new turbocharger can cost around $ 360. Other engine parts are also available, including fuel systems, cooling systems, and systems. exhaust and lubrication. As of 2010, a used or remanufactured Detroit 8.2L diesel can cost around $ 2,000 to $ 4,000 depending on its condition.