Cummins 5.9L Diesel Engine Oil Pan Bolt Torque Specs

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Cummins 5.9L Diesel Engine Oil Pan Bolt Torque Specs
The Cummins 5.9 litre engine had 8 cylinders. (engine image by goce risteski from Fotolia.com)

The Cummins 5.9 litre engine is also known as the Cummins L1 230 horsepower engine. It was featured on the Dodge Ram from 1998 to 2003. The engine is a part of the Cummins B-series of diesel and industrial piston engines. The engine was available with the five-speed manual, five-speed automatic and four-speed automatic transmissions.

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Oil Torque Specs

The bolts connecting the oil pan to the engine block had 15ft. lbs of torque. The bolts connecting the oil pump to the engine block had 35ft. lbs of torque, while the bolts connecting the oil pump cover to the oil pump had 10ft. lbs of torque.

Engine Block Torque Specs

The bolts connecting the bell housing to the engine block had 50ft. lbs of torque and the bolts connecting the cylinder head to the engine block had 70ft. lbs of torque. The main cap bolts connecting the crankshaft to the engine block had 85ft. lbs of torque, while the rear bearing seal retainer bolts had 30ft. lbs of torque. Finally, the bolts connecting the water pump to the engine block had 30ft. lbs of torque.

Cylinder Head Torque Specs

The bolts connecting the cylinder head to the engine block had 70ft. lbs of torque, the bolts connecting the exhaust manifold had 30ft. lbs of torque, and the bolts connecting the intake manifold to the cylinder head had 40ft. lbs of torque. The bolts connecting the valve cover to the cylinder head had 3.33ft. lbs of torque with the end bolt having 9ft. lbs of torque. The shaft bracket bolts connecting the rocker arm shaft to the cylinder head had 25ft. lbs of torque.

Cummins 5.9L Engine Dimensions

The 5.9L Cummins was a six cylinder four-cycle inline type engine. It used an overhead valve system (OHV) with a total of 24 valves and had an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system. The engine used diesel fuel and a solid sliding tappet lifter camshaft. The engine had a bore/stroke of 4.02/4.72 inches and a compression ratio of 16.3 to 1. Its aspiration was turbocharged and air cooled. The oil pan for the engine had a capacity of 2.5 gallons, or 10 quarts.

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