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Prestolite introduces PowerPro Extreme 5 Starters for Detroit Diesel DD5 5.1L, DD8 7.7L engines

New Leece-Neville PowerPro Extreme starter motors are available for Detroit Diesel DD5 5.1L and DD8 7.7L engine models and are the latest in rotating electrical products released from Prestolite Electric.

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New Leece-Neville PowerPro Extreme starter motors are available for Detroit Diesel DD5 5.1L and DD8 7.7L engine models and are the latest in rotating electrical products released from Prestolite Electric.

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PowerPro Extreme 5 12V starters – engineered to meet major OE specifications – are designed and provide exceptional performance and durability to medium-duty vehicles, the company says. The latest 100% new starter motors are available now through leading replacement parts distributors.

Featuring a planetary gear reduction design, the PowerPro Extreme 5 12V starter is a premium replacement alternative for a variety of medium-duty vehicles running the Detroit Diesel DD5 or DD8 engines and operating in a variety of extreme environments, including a full range of pickup and delivery, construction, refuse, fire and rescue applications and school buses.

“We’re thrilled to offer the reliable, proven PowerPro Extreme 5 starter for the popular Detroit Diesel DD5 and DD8 engine platforms,” said Jonathan Smith, assistant director of aftermarket sales and marketing. “Medium-duty applications like school buses, fire trucks, EMS applications and garbage trucks need a reliable, high-performance starter day in and day out, and our PowerPro Extreme 5 starter offers consistent, tested performance in even the most extreme conditions. It cranks faster and requires less current than competitive starters.”

The PowerPro Extreme 5 12V for Detroit Diesel DD5 and DD8 engines include:

  • 12V 5kW starting power
  • Cranking performance in 6- to 10-liter engines
  • Planetary gear reduction design for higher torque/speed and less power consumption
  • Soft-Start Relay technology to help prevent ring gear damage
  • Integral Magnetic Switch (IMS) technology to help eliminate voltage drop
  • Sealed noseless design protects against dust, oil and other contaminants
  • Weighs 21.5 pounds

The PowerPro Extreme 5 starter series is covered by a one-year warranty.

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