Manuals for Renault Diesel Engines

(including Renault Couach)

Owner and Workshop 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.



Dennison Berwick at launch of Marine Diesel Basics 1 in Toronto, Canada

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Marine Diesel Basics 1
shows how to do over 140 tasks:

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  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


Renault RC8D Diesel Engine Manual cover

Owner's  Manual



30 pages

publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Renault RC9 diesel engine Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual



11 pages
publ. - no date given

4 MB file

Renault RC 12D diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual


note: cover missing, no confirmation of engine model

45 pages
publ. - no date given

2 MB file

Renault RC16D diesel engine Maintenance Manual

Maintenance Manual



23 pages
publ. - no date given

14 MB file

Renault RC18D marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual


French/English - English begins on page 18

30 pages
publ. - no date given

4 MB file

Renault RC30D marine diesel engine Workshop Manual French

Workshop Manual

RC series

RC18D        RC30D
RC45D        RC55D

French only

51 pages
publ. - no date given


14 MB file

Renault RC80 diesel engine parts cover

Parts List

RC 80
RC 120
RC 140
RC 180D


15 pages
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

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