Detroit Diesel

Detroit Diesel’s history began in 1938 when General Motors formed the GM Diesel Division, the origin of today’s Detroit Diesel Corporation. With World War II heating up, GM Diesel produced its first model: the Series 71. Tanks, landing craft, road building equipment and standby generators needed compact, lightweight, two-cycle engines. During this epic time, a tradition of strength, quality and dependability was born. By 1943, GM Diesel employed 4,300 people, more than 1,400 of them women. Together, these employees produced 57,892 engines in 1943 alone.

After the war ended, GM Diesel recognized the growing opportunity of the on-highway truck market. The company developed heavy-duty engines to meet these commercial needs and began selling to clients other than GM in 1955. GM Diesel also began to focus on developing a worldwide distribution network of independent, authorized distributors and dealers to provide parts and service. In 1957, GM Diesel introduced the Series 53 engine, and put the Series 71 engine into use for both on-highway and off-road use. Click here to read more.

DK Engine Parts provides OEM equivalent quality parts for most Detroit Diesel engine applications without charging the dealer prices.  We have worked with reliable vendors to ensure your needs are met with quality engine parts and knowledgeable sales associates.

Showing 1–16 of 122 results

  • BF10L413F - Major Overhaul Kit

    12V-71 – 4-Valve Cylinder Head – Overhaul Kit

    $2,247.54
    Select options
  • BF10L413F - Major Overhaul Kit

    12V-71 – Crosshead Pistons – Overhaul Kit

    $2,827.63
    Select options
  • 3208 Out-of-Frame Engine Kit - 456-1014

    16V-71 – Crosshead Pistons – In Frame Kit

    $3,607.39
    Select options
  • 3208 Out-of-Frame Engine Kit - 456-1014

    16V-71 – Trunk Style Pistons – In Frame Kit

    $2,803.88
    Select options
  • In Frame Engine Kit 3029

    3-53 – Deep Bowl Piston – In Frame Kit

    $566.45
    Select options
  • In Frame Engine Kit 3029

    3-53 – Deep Bowl Piston – Overhaul Kit

    $615.00
    Select options
  • In Frame Engine Kit 3029

    3-53 – Shallow Bowl Piston – In Frame Kit

    $601.95
    Select options
  • In Frame Engine Kit 3029

    3-53 – Shallow Bowl Piston – Overhaul Kit

    $695.00
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-53 – Shallow Bowl Piston – In Frame Kit

    $780.91
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-53 – Shallow Bowl Piston – Overhaul Kit

    $842.07
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-53 – Trunk Style Piston – In Frame Kit

    $733.57
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-53 – Trunk Style Piston – Overhaul Kit

    $781.72
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-71 – Aluminum Valve Cover – In Frame Kit

    $758.98
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-71 – Aluminum Valve Cover – Overhaul Kit

    $843.72
    Select options
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-71 – Aluminum Valve Cover and Crosshead Pistons – Overhaul Kit

    $1,055.43
    Call for Price
  • Engine Overhaul Kit 4.219 35mm Pin

    4-71 – Crosshead Pistons – In Frame Kit

    $951.48
    Select options