Manuals for Arona Diesel Engines

I've not been able to find out much about the Italian Arona Motori company - except that the factory closed in 1983. Parts van be hard to find, though some parts also may be common to Lombardini engines.

Dennison Berwick at launch of Marine Diesel Basics 1 in Toronto, Canada

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3 simple steps to make your diesel system reliable and robust

STEP ONE  - Get the manuals for your equipment

Owner, Workshop and Parts Manuals are important documents that should be part of every vessel's library. They contain the detailed information necessary for safe operation, maintenance and correct servicing.  

The manuals on this page are provided for public information and education and can be downloaded for free.  All copyrights belong to copyright holders stated in the documents.

congratulations - by downloading these free manuals you are taking an important step towards making your engine more reliable and robust.


STEP TWO - regular maintenance

Simple, regular maintenance is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to avoid problems and accelerated engine wear. Most expensive repairs start from a lack of basic maintenance or ignoring small warnings. The work is not difficult - it just needs to be done.

The purpose is so that we can enjoy our boat for all the reasons we bought her. Trust yourself. Do the work regularly and be methodical.


Download free checklists here

if you need clear, easy-to-understand help

300+ drawings

Seeing is Understanding

Marine Diesel Basics 1
Maintain, Winterize and Recommission

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  140+ tasks, 300+ drawings, 222 pages
•  tasks are fully explained with clear drawings and minimal text
•  all tools & supplies needed are illustrated for each task
•  paperback US$15.99 £10.99 €12.99
•  ebook (kindle, kobo, ibooks, google, epub) US$9.99


STEP THREE - keep a Maintenance Logbook

Keep a detailed and accurate record:

  1. all the work done on your diesel system - what, when  & by who
  2. inventory of serial numbers, component descriptions
  3. early warning of potential problems
  4. time and details of any changes in performance

Use a notebook or use your iPad, tablet or desktop and record the information in an editable PDF directly as you work.

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Maintenance eLogbook

If you've every struggled to keep a logbook, this editable eLogbook may be exactly the help you need.

- "fillable form" PDF
- clickable checklists
- write, edit  details of all tasks completed
- 40+ drawings to help inspections
- all common measurements with live calculators
- just $7.99 196 pages

"the Perfect Logbook" - verified purchaser

Arona Diesel engine 185 Maintenance cover

Maintenance Manual




< 1MB file

Arona AD182M General Information

Report posted by David Reeve on his experience

AD 182M


4 pages
publ. - no date given

4 MB file

Arona diesel engine AD-290m Maintenance cover

Maintenance Manual
& Spare Parts

AD 290 M


29 MB file


Arona diesel engine AD-295 workshop

Workshop Manual

AD 295

52 pages


11 MB file

Arona CA 10/B and CM 10/B diesel engine Maintenance & Spare Parts Catalogue

Maintenance & Spare Parts Catalogue

CA 10/B
CM 10/B


30 pages
publ. - no date given

6 MB file

Arona CM 10B diesel Engine Manual

Maintenance & Spare Parts Catalogue

CM 10/B

(may be same document as Maintenance & Spare Parts Catalogue)

19 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1  MB file

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