Manuals for Detroit Diesel Engines

(including Graymarine)

Marine Diesel Basics author Dennison Berwick

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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

GrayMarine 64 HN9 Illustrated Parts List

Graymarine 64 HN9
(marinized Detroit Diesel 6-71)

Illustrated Parts List

59 pages

 

12 MB file

 

Detroit Diesel Model Serial Numbers Guide

Engines Model Description
and Serial Number Location

Series: 149,
Inline 53,
V53, 60,
Inline 71, V71, V92.

7 pages
publ.  - no date given

< 1 MB file

Detroit Diesel Serial Numbers

Engine Serial Number Guide

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

 

 

Detroit Diesel 149 diesel engine information Brochure

Information Booklet

149

 

5 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8.2L Fuel Pincher Service Manual

Service Manual

8.2 Litre

"Fuel Pincher"

 

224 pages
publ. April 1981

105 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 40 Diesel Engine Operator Guide

Operator Guide

Series 40

 

158 pages
publ. 2003
revised May 2004

1 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 50 diesel engine Operator's Guide

Operator's Guide

Series 50

174 pages
publ. January 2004

 

2 MB file

Detroit Diesel 50:60 Series diesel engine Replacement Parts Catalog

New and Remanufactured Parts

50 Series  53 Series
60 Series  71 Series
92 Series  149 Series

Published by Interstate McBee

72 pages
publ. July 2009

2 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 53 diesel engine general specifications

General Specifications

Series 53

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

 

Detroit Diesel Series 53 diesel engine Operators Manual

Operator's Manual

for paving machine materiel crawler Model BSF-400
with Detroit Diesel Series 53

538 pages
publ. January 1981

 

18 MB file

cover of Detroit Diesel Series 53 Service Manual

Service Manual

Series 53

 

751 pages
updated September 1973

 

5 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 53 Parts manual 1987

Parts Catalog

Series 53

Detroit Diesel Allison

2364 pages
publ. December 1987

 

78 MB

Detroit Diesel Series 60 Diesel Engine Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Series 60

 

3 pages
publ. - no date given

 

1 MB file 

Detroit Diesel Series 60 diesel Engine Emissions 2007 Information Booklet

Information Booklet

Series 60
Emissions 2007

10 pages
publ. 2006

 

2 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 60 Diesel Engine Service Manual

Service Manual

Series 60 Diesel, Natural Gas-Fueled
and Marine Diesel Engines

 

2117 pages (!)
publ. January 2004

 

19 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Diesel Engine Technician Manual

Technician's Manual

Series 60 EGR

 

135 pages
publ. April 2004

 

3 MB file

Detroit Diesel 6V71 diesel engine Brochure

Brochure with Technical Data

6V-71
8V-71
12V-71

 

4 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8V71 Service Manual

Service Manual

8V71

this manual is for a specific fire truck with the 8V71 installed.  Please verify that the information is relevant and accurate for your engine and installation.

641 pages
publ. November 1986

35 MB file

Detroit Diesel 12V71 Gen Set Brochure

Brochure with Technical Data

12V-71         12V-71T
(Generating Set)

 

4 pages
publ. - April 1977

 

1 MB file

cover of Detroit Diesel Series 71 Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual

Series 71

 

202 pages
publ. March 1959

 

21 MB file

Detroit 8V71 Diesel Engine Service Manual

Service Manual

V-71 (Highway Vehicle)

641 pages
publ. November 1986

 

35 MB file

Detroit Diesel 92 Series diesel engine Operators Manual

Operator's Guide

Series 92

 

42 pages
publ. 1994

 

< 1 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 92 diesel engine Service manual 2003

Service Manual

Series 92

 

2185 pages
publ. March 2003

 

21 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 92 Service Manual1999

Service Manual

Series 92

 

2280 pages
publ. September 1999

 

 59 MB file

Detroit Diesel V92 Series Service Manual 1988

Service Manual

Series 92

 

741 pages
publ. October 1988

 

MB

 

 

Detroit Diesel 6V183T Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

Series 183 based on Mercedes-Benz OM400

6V 183 T3
8V 183 T2
8V 183 T3

 

404 pages
publ. - no date given

22 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8:12:16V2000N Tolerances List

Tolerances - Wear Limit List

8V2000M
12V2000M
16V2000M

72 pages
publ. September 1999

1 MB file

Detroit Diesel Series 183 diesel engine Service manual

Service Publication - Maintenance Manual

Engine Series 183
Basis: Mercedes-Benz OM 440 Diesel Engine

8V 183 TA.2
8V 183 TC/TE.2/.3
12V 183 TA.2
12V 183 TB/TC.2/.3
12V 183 TD/TE.2/.3
M020080/10E

596 pages
publ. December 1998

9 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8V183 engine Tolerances and Wear Limits List

Tolerances and Wear Limits List

8V 183
base engine - Mercedes Benz OM 440

 

pages 66
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8V 4000 G60 Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

8V 4000 G60
8V 4000 G80

506 pages
publ. January 2001

22 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8V 4000 M engine Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual

8V 4000 M

 

594 pages
publ. - no date given

 

10 MB file

Detroit Diesel 8V 4000 M Tolerances and Wear Limits List

Tolerances and Wear Limits List

8V 4000 M
12V 4000 M
16V 4000 M

 

64 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Detroit Diesel V2000C Tolerances and Wear Limits List

Tolerances & Wear Limits List

V2000C
V2000G

70 pages
publ. June 1998

1 MB file

Detroit Diesel 12V2000N Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual

12V 2000 M
16V 2000 M

670 pages
publ. August 2008

 

10 MB file

Detroit Diesel 12V 4000 R Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual

12V 4000 R

 

934 pages
publ. 2002

 

46 MB file

Detroit Diesel 12V 2000 G02 Tolerances and Wear Limits List

Tolerances and Wear Limits List

12V 2000 G02
16V 2000 G02

 

50 pages
publ. - no date given

 

1 MB file

Detroit Diesel engine 16V 2000 M90 Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual

16V 4000 M90

 

624 pages
publ.  2002

 

10 MB file

Detroit Diesel 16V 4000 G Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual

16V 4000 G

 

716 pages
publ.  2002

 

12 MB file

Detroit Diesel MBE900 Diesel Engine Reference Sheet

Reference Guide

MBE 900

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

 

<1 MB file

Detroit Diesel 1063-7305 diesel engine Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

1063-7305

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

 

<1 MB file

Detroit Diesel DD diesel engine Platform Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

DD Platform

 

442 pages
publ. 2010

 

 12 MB file

Two-Cycle Engines

Detroit Diesel Two Cycle Replacement Parts Catalog 2010

Replacement Parts Catalog
(published by Federal Mogul)

 

492 pages
publ. January 2010

19 MB file

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