2005 Detroit Diesel 60 Series

Detroit Diesel 60 Series 2005 engine is recognized among truck operators big and small in North America for its fuel economy, electronics, and durability as the premier heavy-duty engine in the commercial vehicle industry. The 2005 model raises the 14-liter offering to a new degree of efficiency for its clients.

Based on R.L. Polk registrations, the Detroit Diesel 60 Series engine has been the most popular heavy-duty truck engine in the Class 8 market since 1992. One of the reasons for this engine’s appeal is its large fuel efficiency savings over other engines in its class. DDC was able to apply software improvements to the 14-liter engine to boost fuel efficiency by up to 1.9 percent in certain instances by using extensive research, testing, and analysis, as well as exclusive new techniques.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The use of unique tools and software changes to fuel injection and EGR flow resulted in a gain in fuel efficiency of up to 1.9 percent without compromising performance or emissions. Furthermore, no hardware modifications were necessary to improve fuel economy. The tests were confirmed not only by DDC lab findings but also by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Type IV Fuel Economy Test standards and real-world performance data from its customer base.

Detroit Diesel Corporation is the industry leader in on-highway heavy-duty diesel engines for commercial trucks. The firm provides a comprehensive series of engines ranging in horsepower from 170 to 515 for the on-highway and vocational sectors. With its corporate headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Diesel is involved in designing, producing, marketing, and servicing these products and supporting alternative and hybrid engine solutions for the commercial vehicle industry. Detroit Diesel is a DaimlerChrysler company and a member of the Freightliner Group.

DETROIT DIESEL 60 SERIES 2005 — Owner’s Manual

Buyers who purchased a Detroit Diesel 60 Series were provided with an owner’s manual that included all of the information they would need for future maintenance and upgrades.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

This list is comprehensive since the 2005 DETROIT DIESEL 60 SERIES owner’s manual contains several operational suggestions intended to simplify the user’s experience with the engine.


  • Height: 50 inches
  • Length: 57 inches
  • Width: 34 inches
  • Curb weight: 2,550 lb
  • Passenger volume: N/A
  • Trunk volume: N/A

Engine type: Inline-six 4 stroke diesel

Vehicle type: N/A

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: N/A

Detroit Diesel 60 Series 2005

DETROIT DIESEL 60 SERIES 2005 Factory Service Manual

These DETROIT DIESEL 60 SERIES 2005 service manuals are thorough and cover every element of the engine’s operation. Your DETROIT DIESEL 60 SERIES 2005 engine comes with a service manual.

  • Rocker Cover
  • Camshaft Housing
  • Camshaft Timing
  • Gear Train and Engine Timing
  • Coolant Crossover Pipe
  • Cold Boost Pipe (Charge Air Pipe)
  • Composite Cold Boost Pipe
  • Air Intake Manifold
  • Cylinder Head
  • Cylinder Liner
  • Crankshaft
  • Crankshaft Oil Seals
  • Lubrication System
  • Oil Pan
  • Oil Level/Temperature Sensor
  • Oil Dipstick Tube
  • Crankcase Breather
  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Sample Valve
  • Oil Filler Neck
  • Oil Coolant Module
  • Oil Cooler
  • Oil Thermostat
  • Cooling System
  • Engine Water Pump
  • Coolant Thermostat
  • Coolant Filter
  • Coolant Filter Service Module
  • Coolant Inlet Elbow
  • Vibration Damper
  • Front Engine Cover
  • Engine Lifter Brackets
  • Belt Drive Tensioner System
  • Poly-V-Belts
  • Air Compressor
  • Cylinder Block
  • Clutch
  • Pilot Bearing

A 60 Series Detroit Service Manual is meant only for technicians and dealerships in the maintenance and repair of engines. A service manual should be used in conjunction with any maintenance or repair work that an owner does on their engine.

Power, DDEC Injection Control, and a Support Network

The ECM controls the EUI (electronic unit injector) fuel injectors used in the Detroit Diesel 60 Series 2005 engine series (engine control module). The ECM analyzes sensor data and utilizes it to regulate injector timing, pulse width (the quantity of fuel injected per injection event), and injection pump pressure (injector feed pressure). For short, Detroit Diesel Electronic Control, or DDEC, is the system’s name. Throughout the 60 Series‘ manufacture, the DDEC system was modified several times.

The groundbreaking electronic controls included in the Series 60 engines are the Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system (DDEC). These have gone through many iterations, and various variants can be found on 12.7L and 14L. The 12.7L went through many DDEC stages, with older engines having DDEC I, II, or III. The DDEC IV engine was debuted in 1999 and was included in all new Detroit Diesel 60 Series 2005 engines. This DDEC was launched before the 14L and featured improvements to the cylinder kit. A new version of DDEC IV was launched in 2003. The 14L additionally benefits from newer versions of the systems, which were introduced after discontinuing the 12.7L and allow for more fuel injection control.