Manuals for Lister Petter Diesel Engines

(including Lister, Lister Blackstone and Petter engines)

Lister Petter came into existence in 1986 when the two businesses of R A Lister and Petters were combined by their then owner Hawker Siddeley.

R A Lister had been founded in 1867 by 22-year-old Robert Lister to produce engines to power farm machinery after falling out with his father. The company's first diesel engine was produced in 1929 - the single cylinder, 9 hp CS (cold start) which became known as the Lister 9-1.

Petters had started as J B Petter & Sons of Yeovil in 1896 and produced stationery petrol and diesel engines mostly to drive farm machinery. During the First World War the company began building aircraft for the British Royal Navy.

Lister Petter was sold to Schroders Venture Capital in 1996, to a management buyout in 2000 and went into administration (bankruptcy)  in 2013.  The company was bought by Sleeman & Hawken in 2017 and is now known as Lister Petter Power Systems and manufactures its iconic green engines in Hardwicke, Gloucesterchire, England. 

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


 

Documents are available for the following engines:

 

Lister

HR series
HR2
HR3M
HRW series
HRW2
HRW3M
HRWM

LD1

LRM

LS1

SRM
ST
STW

 

Lister Blackstone

JPM
JKM
SW2M

Lister Petter

A Series
AA1
AC1
AD1
AD2

Alpha Series
20
20DI
30
30DI
40
40DI
45
55 Turbo

Canal Star series
18
27
36
45

Delta Series

HR Series
HR2
HR3M
HRW2
HRW3M

LPA2
LPA3

LPW
LPWT
LPWS

L Series
LT1
LT2
LV1
LV2

TS
TR
TX

TR1 G
TR2 G
TR3 G

X90

Petter

AB1W
AC1W
AC2M
Mini Twin

Lister Engines Listing and Data Sheets

Listing of Engines (marine and industrial)
Information & Technical Data

 

5 pages
publ. April 2018

< 1 MB file

Lister-Petter Engine Production Dates

Engine Production Dates

Lister-Petter engines

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

 

Lister-Petter Engines List

List of lister-Petter engines

(author and copyright unknown)

 

4 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Lister Marine Engines Operators Handbook

Operators Handbook
Lister Marine Engines

 

25 pages
publ. 2011

 

4 MB file

Lister Blackstone JPM Diesel Engine Instructions

Lister Blackstone

Manual of Instructions, Operation and Maintenance Parts List

Type JPM and JKM 2 and 3 cylinder

 

139 pages
publ. March 1978

7 MB file

Lister Blackstone LRM Diesel Engine Instruction Manual

Lister

Instruction Manual and Parts List
LRM and SRM
air cooled engines

 

55 pages
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Lister Blackstone SW2M Diesel Engine Operation Manual

Lister Blackstone

Instruction Manual

SW2M

 

64 pages
publ. 1969

1 MB file

Lister HR diesel engine Workshop manual cover

Lister

Workshop Manual

HR          HRW

HR2          HR3M
HRW2      HRW3M

 

120 pages
publ. October 1978


36 MB file

ListerPetter HR2 Parts cover

Lister Petter
Master Parts List

HR2
HR3M
HRW2
HRW3M

 

274 pages
publ. 1989


3MB file

Lister Petter Alpha Series 20 Diesel Engine Information Sheet

Lister Petter
Information Sheet

Alpha
20        30
40        45
55 Turbo

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter Alpha Series 20di Diesel Engine Information Sheet

Lister Petter
Information Sheet

Alpha

20DI      30DI
40DI      55 Turbo

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter Alpha Series diesel engines Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

Alpha Series

LPA      LPW
LPWT    LPWS
LPWG

 

109 pages
publ. May 2003

 

3 MB file

Lister Petter Alpha LPA2 Diesel Engine Information Sheet

Lister Petter
Information Sheet

LPA2
LPA3

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

 

Lister Petter Canal Star 18 Diesel Engine Information Sheet

Lister Petter
Information Sheet

Canal Star

18     27
36    45

 

2 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter Delta 65 Marine Diesel Engine Brochure

Information Brochure

Delta 65

 

2 pages
publ. April 2000

 

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter Delta Marine Diesel Engine Series Operators Handbook

Operators Handbook
Delta Series

 

36 pages
publ.  October 2000

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter L Series Marine Diesel Engine Operators Handbook

Operators Handbook
L Series

LT,    LV

24 pages
publ.  April 2003

< 1 MB file

Lister LT1 diesel engine Workshop cover

Lister Petter
Workshop Manual

L Series

LT1      LT2
LV1      LV2

123 pages
publ. August 1999


10 MB file

Lister Petter T Series Marine Diesel Engine Operators Handbook

Operators Handbook
T Series

TS, TR, TX

56 pages
publ.  May 2000

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter X90 Series Marine Diesel Engine Operators Handbook

Operators Handbook
X90 Series

36 pages
publ.  August 2001

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter Canal Star Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

Alpha Series
Canal Star Engines
18, 27, 36, 45 HP

water-cooled marine propulsion diesel engines for canal boats

 

2 pages
publ. September 2008

< 1 MB file

ListerPetter diesel engine A Series workshop manual cover

Lister Petter
Workshop Manual

A Series

AA1      AC1
AD1      AD2

77 pages
publ. - no date given


4 MB file

Lister Petter LPW Diesel Engine Parts Manual

Lister Petter

Master Parts Manual for

LPW
LPWT
LPWS

 

211 pages
publ. May 2001

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter TS Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Lister Petter

Workshop Manual
TS
TR
TX

 

120 pages
publ. May 2005

6 MB file

Lister Petter TR1 G Build Diesel Engine Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

T Series
TR1 G-Build Engine
single-cylinder air-cooled engines

 

2 pages
publ. January 2010

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter TR2 G Build Diesel Engine Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

T Series
TR2 G-Build Engine
two-cylinder air-cooled engines

 

2 pages
publ. January 2010

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter TR3 G Build Diesel Engine Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet

T Series
TR3 G-Build Engine
single-cylinder air-cooled engines

2 pages
publ. January 2010

< 1 MB file

Lister Petter X90 Series Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

X90 Series

 

79 pages
publ. April 2000

 

2 MB file

Lister Petter X90 Diesel Engine Master Parts Manual

Master Parts Manual

X90

 

64 pages
publ. March 2001

 

1 MB file

Lister LD1, SL1 Diesel Engine Instruction Book

Lister
Instruction Book and
Parts List

LD1
SL1

 

44 pages
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Lister HRWM Diesel Engine Parts List

Parts List

HRWM
2 and 3 Cylinder

 

44 pages
publ. 1976

 

6 MB file

Lister diesel engine ST, STW Workshop Manual

Lister Workshop Manual

ST
STW

 

170 pages
copyright 1984
publ. 2001

 

Please contact me directly if you want this manual

44 MB file

Petter A Range diesel engine Workshop Manual

Petter

"A" Range

 

136 pages
publ. August 1982

 

23 MB file

Petter Diesel Engines AB1W, AC1W Operation Manual

Petter

Operation Manual

AB1W
AC1W

 

58 pages
publ - September 1974

 

2 MB file

Petter AC1WM Diesel Engine Operation Manual

Petter
Operation Manual

AC1W

 

33 pages
publ. - no date given

 

2 MB file

Petter AC2WM Diesel Engine Parts Manual

Petter
Parts Interpretation Manual

AC2WM
Mini Twin

 

52 pages
publ. - no date given

13 MB file

Petter PH Range Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Petter
Workshop Manual

PH Range

95 pages
publ. October 1981

 

19 MB file

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