Detroit Diesel Series 60 Wastegate Calibration on Turbochargers

Date: February 2001


Detroit Diesel has a complete and updated list of wastegate calibrations and the part numbers for different turbocharger manufacturers. The specs covered in this bulletin are for the Series 60 diesel engine only.

Details and Servicing

Prior to servicing the turbocharger, inspect the nameplate to determine the turbocharger manufacturer.


There is a difference in wastegate calibration for the Garrett® and BorgWarner Turbo Systems®.

See Figure 1 for a typical calibration set-up, using DDC tool set TLZ00100. After determining the manufacturer and model, find calibration specs listed in Table 1.

Figure 1 Typical Calibration Set-up


DDC tool set TLZ00100, Wastegate Turbo Calibration Kit, is available in Canton P.D.C.

ManufacturerModelRatingCan PressureRod Travel
Garrett11.1L330–350 HP26.5–27.5 lb·in2
(182.71–189.61 kPa)
0.040 in.
(1.016 mm)
Garrett12.7L330–500 HP30.5–31.5 lb·in2
(210.29–217.19 kPa)
0.040 in.
(1.016 mm)
Garrett14.0L550–575 HP30.5–31.5 lb·in2
(210.29–217.19 kPa)
0.040 in.
(1.016 mm)
BorgWarner Turbo Systems12.7L330–430 HP33.97–34.03 lb·in2
(234.22–234.63 kPa)
0.057–0.089 in.
(1.45–2.26 mm)
Garrett® is a registered trademark of Honeywell.
BorgWarner Turbo Systems® is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Corporation.
Table 1 Wastegate Calibrations

Additional Service Information

Additional service information is available in the Detroit Diesel Series 60 Service Manual, 6SE483. The next revision to this manual will include the revised information. As a convenience to holders of the Series 60 Service Manual, information in service manual format is attached. The page(s) may be inserted into the manual.


Manual insert pages are numbered for insertion into the current Series 60 Service Manual dated October 2000. Service manuals are available from authorized Detroit Diesel distributors. If this bulletin was obtained from the Internet, service manual page(s) are available by returning to the screen “SIB Index”, selecting attachment pages, and printing the page(s).


Jimmy Finch

Dallas Branch Manager, M&D Distributors

Jimmy Finch has over 33 years of experience in Diesel Engine Sales, Service and Repair. His experience started early in life at Texas Fuel Injection Service (an early acquisition of M&D) as a job with a means to an end. Somewhere in that 33 years this job turned into a fulfilling career. He started in the injector clean up department and has held practically every position leading up to his current role as Branch Manager of the Dallas, Texas location.

In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife of 24 years, Priscilla. They are currently getting ready to make their way into the empty-nesters stage of life. He also enjoys the occasional hunting trip with friends and family and chasing down potential customers by the names off their trucks.

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