Manuals for Ford Diesel Engines

Although the Ford Motor Company assembled its first car in July 1903, the company did not produce a diesel engine for the consumer market until 1982.  

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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

Manuals are also available in other languages: (under construction)

Deutsch - German

Ford Diesel Reference Manual 2015

Sales Reference Manual

for all Ford power stroke diesel engines


156 pages
publ 2015

16 MB file

Ford 2400 Range Service Manual

Service Manual

2400 Range

2401E 4 cylinder
2402E 6 cylinder

200 pages
publ. December 1980



8 MB file

Ford 2700 Workshop Manual

2700 Range Service Manual

2701C            2701E
2703C             2703E

2704ET Turbo Charged
2704ET Turbo Plus
2711E            2712E

2713E           2714E

358 pages
publ. June 1979

36 MB file

Ford 2710 Series Operators Instruction Book

Operators Instruction Book
Owners Parts List

2710 Range

2711E      2712E
2713E      2714E


26 pages
publ.  January 1975

3 MB file

Ford 2720 Diesel Engine Operator Manual

Operator Handbook
2720 Range



40 pages
publ. January 1985

3 MB file

Ford 2720 Diesel Engine Service Manual Sections 1, 2

Service Manual
Volume 1 - Base Engine


2722 4 cylinder
2723 4 cylinder
2725 6 cylinder
2726T 6 cylinder
2728T 6 cylinder

145 pages
publ. January 1984

22 MB file


Ford 2720 series diesel engine Service Manual - Lubrication

Service Manual - Lubrication Section

2720 Series


55 pages
publ. September 1982


3 MB file

Ford 2700 Diesel Engine Parts List 1969

Parts List - Owners Edition

2700 Series

2701E       2703E
2704E      2706E
2708E      2709E


86 pages
publ.  February 1969
publ. no.  PL261

6 MB file

Ford diesel engines 1965-68 Parts Identification A Base Lists

Parts Identification

Section A - Base Engine
1965  - 1969 (may also apply to later engines)


36 pages
publ. - no date given


2 MB file

Ford diesel engines spare Parts Identification B Marinized

Parts Identification

Section B - Marinized Parts
1965  - 1969 (may also apply to later engines)


29 pages
publ. - no date given


1  MB file

Ford 2008 6.8L F Series Overview


6.4L F Series

16 pages
publ. 2008


MB file

Ford 6.7L diesel engine Care Tips

Operating, Maintenance & Care Tips

6.7L Normal
6.7L Special

1 page
publ. November 2014

<1 MB file


Ford 6.9L V8 1985 Service Manual

Service (Workshop) Manual

6.9L V8 Engine 


69 pages


7.5 MB file

Ford 6.7L diesel engine Supplement 2014




84 pages
publ. February 2014

14 MB file

Sabb Ford F4.254 Diesel Engine Parts List
Sabb Ford F4.415 Diesel Engine Parts List

Parts List

Sabb - with Ford engine block


60 pages
publ. November 1982

12 MB file

Sabb Ford F6.363T Diesel Engine Part List

Parts List



53 pages
publ. May 1981

3 MB file

Sabre Lehman Ford 4D242 Marine Diesel Engine Operators Manual & Parts

Sabre Lehman Power (with Ford engine block)
Operator's Manual and Parts Identification

4D242        4D254
6D363        6D363TC


30 pages
publ. June 1986

5 MB file


Ford 6.9L V8 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual
Section 2208 only

6.9L V8

Cleaning & Inspection
Diagnosis & Testing
Description & Operation
Removal & Installation


69 pages
publ. - no date given

7 MB file



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