Manuals for DAF Diesel 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

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DAF diesel engine number Location

Location of the Engine Number on models:

475        575
615        620
820       865       920
1160 (K)      1160 (W)

1 page
publ. - no date given

<1 MB file

DAF serial numbers types


Serial Numbers Guide


1 page
publ. September 2017


<1 MB file

DAF diesel engine DA 475 Brochure


DA 475

2 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1Mb file

DAF DA 475 diesel engine Instruction

Instruction Manual

DA 475
DD 575
DS 575
DF 615
DT 615

46 pages
publ. May 1971

5 MB file


DAF DA 475 diesel engine Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

DA 475


27 pages
publ. January 1968


2 MB file

DAF DD 575 diesel engine Operators manual

Operator's Manual for Marine Engines

DD 575 M
DF 615 M
DT 615 M

40 pages
publ. July 1980


4 MB file

DAF DD 575 diesel engine Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

DD 575

28 pages
publ. March 1972


2 MB file

DAF DD 575 Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

DD 575
DF 616
DT 616

87 pages
publ. February 1979


2 MB file

DAF DU 825 V diesel engine Brochure

Information Sheet

DU 825 V


4 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

DAF PACCAR PX-7 diesel engine Guide


PACCAR PX-7 series

PX-7 172
PX-7 194
PX-7 217
PX-7 239


4 pages
publ. - no date given

2 MB file

DAF 1160 diesel engine Parts Manual Dutch

Parts Manual


80 pages
publ. - no date given
Dutch language only


6 MB file


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