This Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip, one of a series we publish, outlines how to change this belt in 13 easy steps.
The Deutz Model 1011 and 2011 series engines don’t rely upon cast iron timing gears like most industrial engines.  Rather they use a timing belt.  This belt should be changed every 800 to 1,000 hours Because the engine is an interference fit engine, if the belt fails the pistons will hit the head and cause expensive damage.  This will result in much yelling and screaming.  As a result we encourage you to change this belt regularly.  In our experience, when a someone buys a Deutz powered machine, especially one that has been in rental service, he should assume that the belt has never been changed out and immediately change this belt to avoid headaches.

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Electronic shut off solenoids on Deutz engines are high mortality items. They fail frequently and can be hard to identify, but we can help. Take a look at the chart below for two easy steps to identify the Deutz ESO that you need. We bet you can identify 99% of shut down solenoids used on Deutz 1011 / 2011 engines with this chart.

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Many of our customers run engine block heaters in their Perkins, John Deere, Deutz and other industrial engines.  As with everything else in life, there are some things you should know about before you can get the most out of a block heater.

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This tech tip follows other earlier ones on Deutz serial number locations. Please see Tech Tip #199: Deutz Engine Serial Number Location Made Easy and our Videos section on our website for more help on finding the serial number on your Deutz engine.
The Deutz 511 is a widely-used engine that is found in Bobcats as well as other small industrial machines.  It is important to have the engine serial number when you call us to order parts for your Deutz 511.  Here is how to find it.

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This Tech Tip, one of a number we publish for the engine community, discusses the importance of proper maintenance of your Deutz or Perkins turbocharger.
Turbochargers are an important component in industrial engines, especially smaller Deutz engines. They are engineered to add power throughout the engine operating range without changing the size of the engine package. More power in the same package is always good.

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The Deutz 912 series diesel engine, while a rugged, long lasting engine, can be tricky to rebuild. Take the connecting rods, a very important component of a compression firing engine. On a Deutz 912 these rods come in two different styles: weighted and unweighted and can’t be used interchangeably.
The problem comes in when you are rebuilding the connecting rods and trying to determine which style you have
Here’s how to tell them apart.

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Recent Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tips have sought to help people find and unscramble the serial numbers found on their engines.
This Tech Tip focuses on how to find the serial number on a Deutz engine. This is very important because Deutz parts are serial number dependent.  In other words, the vast majority of Deutz parts vary according to serial number and the parts are not “all the same” as the saying goes.

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This Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip focuses on the electronic shut off solenoid as used on Model 1011, 1011F and 2011 engines. The electronic shut off solenoid, which people refer to as “ESO”, is a very high mortality item on Deutz engines. We sell a ton of them. Because we sell so many of these solenoids we decided to find out why they fail.
For more information on Deutz ESOs check out Tech Tip #160: Deutz Diesel Electronic Solenoid Selection.

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How to Break-In a Re-manufactured Deutz Engine
General
The lube oil you choose to run in your Diesel engine plays a vital role in the ability of the engine to operate safely, achieve a long life, and have a minimal impact on the environment. Considering today’s modern engines, the lube oil has to meet some very exacting standards to achieve those goals.
In general, diesel engine oil must meet the following requirements:

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