Manuals for Kohler 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


 

Kohler Diesel Engine Catalog

Catalog

Diesel Engines

 

40 pages
publ. October 2017

 

7 MB file

Kohler KD225 diesel engine Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

KD225       KD315
KD350       KD400
KD420       KD440

 

140 pages
publ . January 2013
languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish

2 MB file

Kohler KD 225 diesel engine Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

KD225       KD315
KD350       KD400
KD440

 

74 pages
publ. June 2021

 

3MB file

Kohler KD 425-2 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

KD425-2

 

44 pages
publ. July 2012

 

1 MB file

Kohler KD477-2 diesel engine Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

KD477-2

 

120 pages
publ. January 2013
languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish

1 MB file

 

Kohler KD 477-2 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

KD477-2

 

48 pages
publ. July 2012
languages: English only

2 MB file

Kohler KD625-2 diesel engine Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

KD625-2

 

136 pages
publ. January 2013
languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish

2MB file

 

Kohler KD 625-2 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

KD625-2

 

56 pages
publ. February 2017
languages: English only

5 MB file

Kohler KD 625-3 diesel engine Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

KD625-3

 

136 pages
publ. April 2009
languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish

 

2 MB file

Kohler KD625/3 diesel engine Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

KD625/3
KD626/3

 

106 pages
publ. July 2012

 

4 MB file

Kohler KDW 702 diesel engine Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

KD702
KDW1003
KDW1404

 

152 pages
publ. January 2013
languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish

 

 2 MB file

Kohler KDW 702 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

KD702
KD1003
KD1404

 

116 pages
publ. June 2012

4 MB file

Kohler KDW 1003 diesel engine Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

KDW1003

 

4 pages
publ. 2008

1 MB file

Kohler KDW 1603 diesel engine Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

KDW1603
KDW2204
KDW2204T

 

148 pages
publ. January 2013
languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish

 

3 MB file

Kohler KDW 1603 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

KDW1603
KDW2204
KDW2204T

 

108 pages
publ. March 2016

 11 MB file

Kohler KDI 1903 M diesel engine Owners Manual

Owners Manual

KDI 1903M
KDI 2504M

 

40 pages
publ. March 2016

 

5 MB file

Kohler KDI 1903 TCR diesel engine Owner Manual

Owner Manual

KDI 1903 TCR
KDI 2504 TCR

 

44 pages
publ. July 2017

 

15 MB file

Kohler KDI 1903 TCR diesel engine Owner 2018

Owners Manual

KDI 1903MP
KDI 2504MP

 

48 pages
publ. November 2018

 

 17 MB file

Kohler KDI 1903 etc diesel engine Service Parts

Service Parts

KDI 1903 M           KDI 2504 M
KDI 1903 TCR      KDI 2504 TCR
2504 TM

Generator Models:
15-30REOZK 30/40REOZK4 35/45REOZT4

 

204 pages
publ. March 2015

8 MB file

Kohler KDI 3404 TCR diesel engine Owner Manual

Owners Manual

KDI 3404 TCR

 

40 pages
publ. May 2017

 

 12 MB file

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