Category Archives: Engine Work

Shutdown and hi-idle air cylinder repair on Detroit Diesel 8v92TA

This past weekend I installed the Bimba 171S stainless steel air cylinders and Kysor solenoid that I repurposed.  This re-designed the engine shutdown and high-idle limit to use off the shelf commonly available parts.

I took some video of the process.  The first video explains what is going on and why:


The second video shows the installation and then operation of the engine.  It has been edited for brevity as nobody wants to watch 3 hours of mechanic work.


I’m pleased with the outcome as this was a $50 repair overall.  $25 for both cylinders on eBay and $25 for the solenoid on eBay.  Watch to see how I did it.