Manuals for Vetus Diesel Engines

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.  

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Marine Diesel Basics eStore items for sale

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

Vetus boat system equipment Catalogue

Product Catalogue

 
all Vetus products

 

320 pages
publ. 2012

 

65 MB file

 

 

Vetus diesel engine Services Procedure Manual

Service Procedures Manual

(explains Vetus service organizational chart and procedures)

 

69 pages

publ.  July 2001

 

3 MB file

Vetus Deutz BFM2012 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

Vetus-Deutz BFM2012

 

368 pages
publ. 2002

 

12 MB file

Vetus D Line VD4.120 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

D Line

VD4.120     VD4.140
VD6.170     VD6.210

 

134 pages
publ. January 2018

22 MB file

Vetus D4.29 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

D4.29
DT4.29

 

112 pages
publ. June 1998

 

9 MB file

Vetus DT4.70 diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

DT4.40
DTA4.85

 

144 pages
publ. 2010

 

27 MB file

Vetus DT4.70 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

DT4.70
DTA4.85

74 pages
publ. September 2012

 

MB file

Vetus Deutz DT43 diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

DT43      DTA43
DT64      DTA64
DT67      DTA67

 

100 pages
publ. 1995, revised March 1998

3 MB file

Vetus DT44 diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

DT44    DTA44
DT66    DTA66

 

88 pages
publ. December 2004

5 MB file

Vetus F1.02Diesel Engine Parts Catalogue 1995

Parts Catalogue

F1.02
F1.03

 

48 pages
publ June 1995

 

<1 MB file

Vetus DT44 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

DT44       DT66
DET44     DET66
DTA44     DTA66
DETA44   DETA66

 

132 pages
publ. December 2015

 

8 MB file

Vetus VH4.65 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

H-Line

VH4.65
VH4.80

 

80 pages
publ. September 2017

2 MB file

Vetus M Line marine diesel Engines Catalog

Product Catalog

M-Line Marine Diesel Engines
16 pages

 

publ. - no date given
languages: English

10 MB file

Vetus M Line marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M-Line

M2.13       M2.18
M3.29      M4.35
M4.45      M4.56
M3.28 SOLAS      M4.15 SOLAS
M4.17 SOLAS       M4.55 SOLAS

148 pages
publ. June 2016

20 MB file

Vetus M2.02 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M2.02
M2.03

 

120 pages
publ. April 2012

10 MB file

Vetus M2.02 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

M2.02         M2.04
M2.06         M2.C5
M2.13         M2.18
M2.D5

 

120 pages
publ. April 2016

7 MB file

Vetus M2.04 diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M2.04
M2.06

 

60 pages
publ. October 1992

2 MB file

Vetus M2.05 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M2.C5       M2.D5
M2.06       M3.09

 

76 pages
publ. December 2009

4 MB file

Vetus M2.05 marine diesel engine Owners Manual 1985

Instructions

M2.05

 

26 pages
publ. July 1985

3 MB file

Vetus M2.C5 .etc diesel engines Operation Manual in Dutch

Operation Manual
Bedieningshandleiding

M2.C5       M2.D5
M2.06       M3.09

 

76 pages
publ. - no date given
Dutch language only
Alleen nederlandse taal

4 MB file

 

Vetus M4.45 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M2.13     M2.18
M3.29    M3.28 SOLAS
M4.35    M4.15 SOLAS
M4.45    M4.17 SOLAS
M4.56    M4.55 SOLAS

174 pages
publ. 2017

20 MB file

Vetus M3.09 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

M3.09

 

78 pages
publ. June 2001

 

2 MB file

Vetus M3-10 Diesel Engine Instructions Manual

Instructions and Parts List

M3-10

32 pages
publ. - no date given

4 MB file

Vetus M3.10 Diesel Engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M3.10
M4.14

156 pages
publ. - no date given

6 MB file

Vetus M3.28 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M3.28

 

76 pages
publ. June 2010

4 MB file

Vetus M3.28 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

M3.28
M3.29

 

106 pages
publ. April 2016

 

6 MB file

 

Vetus M4.15 marine diesel engine Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

M4.15
M4.17

 

2 pages
publ. February 2003

 

< 1 MB file

Vetus M4.15 marine diesel engine Operation manual

Operation Manual

M4.15
M4.17

 

72 page
publ. October 2010

3 MB file

 

 

Vetus M4.15 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

M4.15     M4.17
M4.35     M4.45

 

146 pages
publ. May 2017

 

10 MB file

Vetus M4.15 Operation Manual in Dutch

Operation Manual

Bedieningshandleiding

 

M4.15      M4.17

72 pages
publ. - no date given
Dutch language only
Alleen nederlandse taal

3 MB file

Vetus M4.55 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

M4.55

100 pages
publ. June 2009

6 MB file

Vetus M4.55 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue

M4.55
M4.56

 

130 pages
publ. April 2016

11 MB file

Vetus MF4 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

MF4

MF4.145
MF4.180
MF4.200

 

128 pages
publ. 2018

8 MB file

Vetus P4.25 marine diesel engine Instructions

Instructions

P4.25

 

26 pages
publ. December 1988

2 MB file

Vetus P4.21 Diesel Engine Parts 2013

Spare Parts Catalogue 

P 4.21

27 pages
publ. 2013

4 MB file

Vetus P4.25 Diesel Engine Parts Catalogue 2013

Spare Parts Catalogue 

P 4.25

27 pages
publ. 2013

3 MB file

Vetus VD 4.120 marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual
D-Line
VD4.120     VD4.140
VD6.170     VD6.210

 

134 pages
publ. 2018

22 MB file

Vetus D-Line VD 4.120 marine diesel engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Catalogue
D-Line

VD4.120
VD4.140
VD6.170
VD.210

125 pages
publ. April 2019

16 MB file

Vetus VF4.140E Marine diesel engine Installation Manual

Installation Manual

VF4.140E
VF4.170E
VF4.190E
VF5.220E
VF5.250E

 

72 pages
publ. 2012

6 MB file

Vetus VF4.140E marine diesel engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

VF4   VF5

VF4.140E     VF4.170E    VF4.190E
VF5.220E     VF5.250E

 

140 pages
publ. March 2017

9 MB file

Vetus diesel engine VF4 service manual

Service Manual

VF4 140E
VF4 170E
VF5 220E
VF5 250E

80 pages
publ. 2009

 

16 MB file

Vetus VF4 Marine Diesel Engine Parts Catalogue

Parts Manual

VF4 140E
VF4 170E
VF5 220E
VF5 250E

116 pages
publ. November 2009

 

8 MB file

Vetus VH 4.65 Diesel Engine Operation Manual

Operation Manual

VH 4.65
VH 4.80

80 pages
publ. May 2002

4 MB file

Vetus VH 4.65 Diesel Engine Parts Catalogue 2002

Parts Catalogue

VH 4.65
VH 4.80

 

64 pages
publ. February 2002

 

2MB file

Vetus VH4.65 marine diesel engine Wiring Installation

Installation Instructions - wiring

VH4.65
VH4.80

 

2 pages
publ. July 2012

< 1 MB file

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