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Detroit Diesel 12.7L Series 60 Crankshaft Damper

Vibratech DETROIT DIESEL® 12.7 Liter Series 60 717406-000

Replacement Crankshaft Damper for the Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L engines.

This Vibratech 716852-000 Harmonic Damper is for the Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine with the following displacements and variants: 

  • Detroit Diesel 60 Series 12.7L engines with the DDEC I Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system released in 1987.
  • Detroit Diesel 60 Series 12.7L engines with the DDEC II Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system.
  • Detroit Diesel 60 Series 12.7L engines with the DDEC III Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system released in 1992.
  • Detroit Diesel 60 Series 12.7L engines with the DDEC IV Detroit Diesel Electronic Control system released in 1997.

The Detroit Diesel Series 60 is an inline-six-cylinder four-stroke diesel engine produced from 1987 to 2007 in Four different engine variants.

This Viscous Vibration Damper is bolted directly to your Series 60 Crankshaft to control the destructive torsional vibrations. This balancer is designed as a direct replacement for the OEM Detroit Diesel Damper. This viscous crank damper is designed to control torsional vibrations on stock motors or engines with increased power levels of your Series 60 Detroit Diesel. The Vibratech 716852-000 harmonic damper will provide the correct level of control of all torsional vibrations at all engine RPM levels. This American Made crankshaft damper is a precision-made superior quality torsional vibration damper.

The Detroit 60 Series diesel engine was built to last with a single overhead camshaft to operate its intake valves, exhaust valves, and fuel injector plungers. The simplicity of this engine has lead to many 12.7L detroit diesel engines still being on the road today. Keep your Detroit 60 Series in use with the Vibratech Crankshaft Damper.

The Detroit 12.7L Series 60 Crankshaft Damper offers:

  • Reduces Driver Fatigue
  • Provides smoother engine operation at all RPM's and Power Levels
  • Increase horsepower & torque
  • Provides better fuel efficiency
  • Extends the life of the engine
  • Improves valve timing and valvetrain operation.
  • Paintable steel finish
  • It provides optimum engine protection from torsional vibrations across the entire RPM range.
  • A Fluidampr viscous damper reduces the risk of crankshaft failure.
  • Only a precision-machined viscous damper can increase engine component life.
  • Precision CNC machined and computer balanced components make this the best viscous damper available for your 112.7L Detroit Diesel.

This High Performance Torsional Vibration Damper for the DETROIT 12.7L SERIES 60 cross-references to:

  • Detroit  23525990
  • Detroit  23522891

Vibratech Torsional Vibration manufacturers a Heavy Duty Replacement Diesel Damper that is designed and built to be a superior aftermarket vibration damper for the Detroit 12.7L Series 60 Turbo Diesel engines. The Vibratech Heavy Duty Diesel Damper design contains a free rotation inertia ring surrounded by a viscous silicone fluid which is enclosed in a laser welded, sealed housing. This Vibratech 7176852-000 Torsional Vibration Damper is a viscous damper manufactured in a registered state-of-the-art facility that is ISO 9001-2008 certified.Vibratech Heavy Duty Aftermarket dampers designed by engineers who understand the critical principles of physics that are used to develop harmonic dampers that control torsional vibrations. The fluid-filled Vibratech TVD® viscous harmonic dampers are the preferred heavy duty diesel engine vibration damper based on Quality, Dependability, and Longevity. Your DETROIT DIESEL® or 12.7L SERIES 60 diesel engine requires the best torsional vibration damper available so purchase a Vibratech 7117406-000 damper.

Detroit Diesel 12.7 Liter Series 60 diesel engine dampers require replacement between 350,00 and 500,000 to ensure engine performance and reliability. When your Series 60 diesel engine is having an in-frame overhaul completed the crankshaft damper is often overlooked. The failure to replace the crankshaft damper is an extremely expensive error. 

The failure to replace a worn-out viscous crankshaft damper will not protect your engine from costly engine damage and downtime.
KLM Performance recommends regular inspection of the crankshaft damper to ensure the protection of torsional vibration which will lead to costly engine damage and downtime.
That’s why regular viscous damper replacement in heavy-duty applications is critical to longer engine life

The use of an overseas manufactured Detroit Diesel damper is penny-wise and pound foolish!

NOTE: The picture displayed is not an accurate representation of this replacement heavy-duty diesel balancer/damper for the Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7 Liter turbo diesel engine.

Installation of the Detroit Diesel 12.7L Series 60 Crankshaft Damper as follows:‪

Install the flywheel lock (J–36375–A) to the inspection plug hole in the bottom of the flywheel housing. See Figure "Flywheel Lock" 

NOTE: It may necessary to bar the engine over using the barring tool (J–36237) so that the tool center screw is exactly between two teeth. Thread the center screw of the tool until the tip of the tool rests between two teeth of the flywheel ring gear. Tighten the knurled knob finger-tight. Install two guide studs (J–36235) to two of the holes in the crankshaft pulley 180 degrees apart.

  • A light coating of an anti-seize compound should be applied to the pilot diameter (not the face of the crankshaft) to reduce future removal difficulty.
  • Install the vibration damper to the end of the crankshaft.
  • The six mounting holes in the damper are equally spaced, and the damper may be installed in any position.
  • The part number on the face of the damper should face out, away from the engine.
  • Install the crankshaft pulley or crankshaft pulley spindle to the crankshaft.
  • The crankshaft pulley or crankshaft pulley spindle may be installed in any position. Refer to "1.15.3 Installation of Crankshaft Pulley.
  • Install four new special bolts, with hardened washers installed, through the pulley or crankshaft pulley spindle and damper and into the crankshaft.
  • Finger-tighten the bolts.
  • Remove the two guide studs.
  • Install the remaining two new special bolts with hardened washers installed.
  • Torque the six crankshaft pulley bolts to 210 N·m or 155 lb·ft.
  • Proceed in a clockwise direction until all the mounting bolts are torqued.
  • Install crankshaft pulley and hub assembly if equipped with this pulley style. Refer to "1.15.3 Installation of Crankshaft Pulley"
  • Remove the flywheel lock tool.
  • Install the pipe plug to the inspection hole in the flywheel housing.
  • Install the drive belts to the crankshaft pulley. Adjust the belt tensions to the specifications. Refer to "14.6.9 Drive Belts".
  • Install any other components that were removed for this operation.
  • Refer to "12.7 Engine Run-in Instructions" for verification of proper crankshaft vibration damper installation.

NOTICE: Crankshaft pulley and spindle mounting bolts are to be considered single-use items and must not be reused. Always use new bolts when mounting the crankshaft pulley or spindle. Reusing bolts may result in excessive bolt stretch during installation, leading to loss of bolt torque and loosening during engine operation, which may cause severe engine damage.‪

Detroit Diesel Series 60 Crankshaft Vibration Damper is MADE IN THE USA!

Vibratech Crankshaft Dampers for Detroit Series 60
  • Engine: 12.7L Detroit Diesel
  • Vibratech Product Warranty:One Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
  • Item Number: Vibratech 716852-000
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: Diesel
  • Year: 1997 |1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 
  • Manufacturer Part No: Vibratech 716852-000
  • Product Application: Detroit Diesel 12.7L Series 60 DDEC I, II, III, and IV series diesel engines.
  • Height: 4
  • Width: 14
  • Brand: Vibratech TVD
  • FAQ: When To Replace Your Detroit Diesel Harmonic Balancer?
    Your harmonic balancer should be replaced at every major overhaul or in-frame. Professional diesel mechanics, service advisers, and fleet managers recommend replacing the harmonic balancer every 500,000 to 750,000 miles or according to OEM service intervals with a genuine Vibratech TVD viscous damper. This small preventative step provides financial returns over time by helping to maintain the operating efficiency and fuel economy of the engine while reducing the risk of downtime.
  • Part Number 716852-000
  • Manufacturer: Vibratech TVD
  • Product Note: This is a High-Performance American Made Viscous Crankshaft damper designed to control torsional vibration on your 12.7L Detroit Diesel engine.


VIBRATECH WARRANTY: All warranty claims must be made with your point of purchase.

LIMITED WARRANTY: Vibratech TVD warranty extends to the original purchaser only, and a copy of sales receipt must be provided. Keep your receipt.

Vibratech recommends that our customers have their Vibratech products installed by a certified technician or engine builder as the warranty does not cover installation errors. Vibratech offers a one-year warranty for defects in material and workmanship. The repair or replacement will be at Vibratech’s discretion. If purchased from Vibratech: To obtain warranty service, call customer service to receive a return authorization number.

Warranty Returns must include the RMA#, description of the problem, and a copy of the purchase invoice/receipt.

Warranty Returns shipped without an RMA# will not be processed.

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If a Vibratech product is faulty, Vibratech will pay UPS Ground Freight when returning the product to the customer.


• Damper failure due to improper installation or maintenance.

• Loss or injury incurred from the use or operation of Vibratech products.

• Misuse, abuse, modifications, or unauthorized repairs.

• Removal or replacement cost.

• The cost incurred due to the downtime of the vehicle.

• Damage to other engine or vehicle components.

• Normal wear and tear.

• Use in racing applications or competitive purposes.

• Vibratech limited warranty coverage is subject to change due to uncontrolled circumstances with or without notice.

• Custom manufactured items are non-refundable.

Vibratech TVD reserves the right to make changes in design, additions to, or improvements in its standard products without liability to install, change, or improve any product manufactured and shipped prior thereto.

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