Manuals for Renault Diesel Engines

(including Renault Couach)

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


 

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.

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

SPARE PARTS:   The Renault Couach engines (including the RC9D) are based on the German Hatz engines; the company Hatz still manufactures small Diesel engines today; they may be still able to supply spare parts for their old engines.


 

Renault RC8D Diesel Engine Manual cover

Owner's  Manual

RC8D

 

30 pages

publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Renault RC9 diesel engine Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual

RC9D
RC11D

 

11 pages
publ. - no date given

4 MB file

Renault RC 12D diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

RC12D 

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

RC16D

 

23 pages
publ. - no date given

14 MB file

Renault RC18D marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

RC18D
RC28D
RC30D

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
RC210DF
DF4
DF6

 

15 pages
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

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