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    Default DD 3-53 Parts Info

    Goo day, and thanks you for letting me join. I am in the process of building a firewood processor (cuts, splits) in one motion. I picked up an un-used 3-35 military surplus (almost complete). It was configured for laying on it side. The model number is 5083-7001. Sn 3D-21119. I am struggling to locate the correct parts manual for this MO#. I have purchased a few parts and service manuals, however the do not address this particular model number, lots of other model numbers are available. The parts order plate is missing off the valve cover. According to the service and part manuals, the dealers have the info on the parts order plate by serial and model number. So far, no dealers are responding. Even contacted corporate. Now MTU.

    I have two questions and can sure use expert direction.
    #1-Does anyone know where or how to obtain the parts order plate?
    #2- Can anyone direct me where to find the service and parts manuals for this model? Any help will be appreciated.
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    Thanks for your help

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    Welcome aboard!

    If it is a military service replacement engine, it is very likely to have application-specific appointments (not available in the civilian market, and unique to that application). Your best bet is to locate the military asset tag, then find the manual for the equipment it is used. Many/most mil-spec manuals for older equipment are available online, and usually cover everything, down to the nuts & bolts.
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    Welcome to the DieselPage,

    I have rebuilt many 53, 71 & 92 series DD motors and I have never seen an inline DD desined to lay on it's side. Look at the direction the oil dipstick points and that will tell you which way is down on the motor. There should be a long build sheet (metal) tag on the valve cover. That tag will tell you all about the motor. Additionally, if it was a military motor it could have a 24 volt starter. You have a good uncomplicated motor that is easy to maintain and will run forever. Books for a DD-53 should be pretty much the same for all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DmaxMaverick View Post
    Welcome aboard!

    If it is a military service replacement engine, it is very likely to have application-specific appointments (not available in the civilian market, and unique to that application). Your best bet is to locate the military asset tag, then find the manual for the equipment it is used. Many/most mil-spec manuals for older equipment are available online, and usually cover everything, down to the nuts & bolts.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I thought there was a reason I could not find anything on it. The 5038-7001 model designation is assigned to "Vehicular" from what I can find. There is no asset tag or valve cover parts tag.

    I appreciate your input. Thanks

    I have two step-sons who are heavy equipment diesel mechanics, once I get the missing parts they will assist (or I assist them more likely) to get the thing running.

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    Thanks for you input. There is no tag or plate on the valve cover. It does have a 24 volt starter & alternator, you are correct. No big deal there, not going to run anything electrical, just us the alternator to charge the batteries.
    The service manuals are pretty much generic, you are correct. The part number manual is specific to the 5083-7001 model. Thanks for your input.

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    Might try Jensales.com they might be of help

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