Manuals for Volvo Diesel Engines and Transmissions

including Volvo Penta

In 1927, the first engines in Volvo vehicles were made by the engine manufacturer Penta. Volvo bought out Penta in 1931 and made the company a subsiduary of Volvo in 1935.

In 2017, Volvo announced that it was stop development of new diesel engines and stop making diesel engines currently under production in 2023.

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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.

 

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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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Volvo Penta Accessories Catalogue 2016

Catalogue

Accessories and Maintenance Parts

 

92 pages
publ. January 2016

 

9 MB file

Volvo Powerboat Guide 2009

Catalogue and Guide

Powerboat Engines and Parts

 

36 pages
publ. June 2006

3 MB file

Volvo Penta Diesel Engine Product Catalog 2001

Engine Catalog

List and Specifications of Engines

 

76 pages
publ. 2001

 

7 MB file

Volvo Penta Engine List 2015

List of Volvo Penta Diesel Engines

with production years

 

6 pages
June 2015

<1 MB file

Volvo diesel Engine Find Serial Number Guide

Serial Number Guide

How to Find on Diesel Engines

 

6 pages
publ. July 2018

 

<1 MB file

Volvo diesel engine Charging Troubleshooting Guide 1975

Electrical Fault Tracing

Charging Systems

 

44 pages
publ. March 1984

 

3 MB file

 

 

 

Volvo 2001 etc marine diesel engines Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual

2001    2002
2003    2003T

 

18 pages
publ. August 1987

4 MB file

Volvo 31 Series diesel engine Operators Manual

Operator's manual

31,     32
41,    42
43 Series

 

42 pages
publ. March 2006

6 MB file

Volvo 3.0GS etc marine diesel engines Owners Manual

Owner's Manual

3.0GS/SX
4.3GL/SX/DP-S    4.3GS/SX/DP-S
4.3Gi/SX/DP-S      5.0GL/SX/DP-S
5.0Gi/SX/DP-S       5.7GS/SX/DP-S,
5.7GSi/DP-S

88 pages
publ. 1997

< 1 MB file

Volvo 4.3GXi EFI diesel engine Repair Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual
EFI Repair

4.3GXi       4.3OSi
5.0GXi       5.0OSi
5.7Gi          5.7GiI
5.7GXi       5.7GXiI
5.7OSi       5.7OSXi
8.1Gi          8.1GiI
8.1GXi,       8.1GXiI

138 pages
publ. July 2005

5 MB file

Volvo 2000 Series marine diesel engines Product Guide 1990

Guide

2000 Series

 

6 pages
published in 1990

2 MB file

Volvo 2001 Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

2001
2002
2003
2003T

 

35 pages
publ. April 1990

 

5 MB file

 

Volvo D1-13 etc marine diesel engines Installation Manual

Installation Manual

D1-13     D1-20
D1-30
D2-40    D2-55
D2-75

53 pages
publ. 2007

3 MB file

Volvo Diesel Engine D1-13B Workshop Manual

Workshop manual - electrical system only

Group 30

D1-13 B         D1-20 B
D1-30 B        D2-40 B
D2-55 D        D2-55 E
D2-75 B        D2-75 C

48 pages
publ. 2007

1 MB file

Volvo D2 diesel engine Operator's Manual 2016

Operator's Manual

D2

 

88 pages
publ. August 2016

9 MB file

Volvo D2 diesel engine Service Schedule

Service Schedule

D2 - 75F

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

<1 MB file

Volvo D2-55 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual
Group 20-23, 26, 30
D2-55 A, D2-55 B, D2-55 C
D2-75 A

 

108 pages
publ. 2006

11 MB file

Volvo D2-50 marine diesel engine Technical Sheet

Technical Datasheet

D2 - 50

 

2 pages
publ. June 2017

<1 MB file

Volvo D3-140 diesel engine Brochure

Brochure with technical specifications
D3 Aquamatic Duoprop

D3-140
D3-170
D3-200
D3-220/DPS

 

2 pages
publ. March 2010

< 1 MB file

Volvo D3-170 diesel engine Brochure

Brochure with technical specifications
D3 Inboard Diesel

D3-170
D3-200
D3-220

 

2 pages
publ. June 2012

< 1 MB file

Volvo Penta D3 Operators manual

Volvo Penta Operator's Manual

D3

123 pages
publ. April 2011

 

4MB file

Volvo Penta D3 Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

D3 - 110i-B       D3-130i-B
D3-160i-B         D3-190i-B
D3-160A-B       D3-190A-B

 

186 pages
publ. 2006

 

4 MB file

Volvo D3-130A etc Operator's Manual

Operator's Manual

D3-130A-A
D3-160A-A
D3-110i-A
D3-130i-A
D3-160i-A

100 pages

publ. 2004

5 MB file

Volvo D4-225 marine diesel Technical Datasheet

Technical Datasheet

D4-225

 

2 pages
publ. March 2010

 

<1 MB file

Volvo D4-300 marine diesel engine Technical Datasheet

Technical Datasheet

D4-300

 

2 pages
publ. June 2012

 

<1 MB file

Volvo EVC D4 etc diesel engine Installation Guide

Installation Guide

EVC-C
Electronic Vessel control

D4    D6
D9    D12
D16

 

138 pages
publ. 2007

4 MB file

Volvo D4 diesel engine Operator's Manual

Operator's Manual

D4
D6

 

128 pages
publ. June 2007

 

9 MB file

 

 

Volvo D6 Group 30 Electrical Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

Group 30 Electrical

IPS 350    IPS 400
IPS 500    IPS 600
D4-260D-B    D6-310D-B
D6-370D-B    D6-435D-A

 

290 pages
publ. 2006

1 MB file

Volvo KAD etc Operators Manual

Operator's Manual

KAD/KAMD44P
KAD/KAMD300

 

104 pages
publ. March 2006

5 MB file

Volvo KAMD300 Marine Diesel Engine Information Sheet

Information Sheet

KAMD300

 

2 pages
publ. September 2002

 

<1 MB file

Volvo Kad42A:B Service Schedule Sheet

Service Schedule Sheet
Service Protocol

KAD42A/B          KAD42,43,44P-A
KAD43,44P-B    KAD44P-C
KAMD44P-A      KAMD44P-B
KAMD44P-C      KAD/KAMD300-A,

4 pages
publ. October 2006

< 1 MB file

Volvo 4-14L non EDC diesel engines Operators

Operator's Manual

Generating set and industrial engines
4 - 16 Liter non EDC

 

68 pages
publ. 2005

 

7 MB file

Volvo MD 2B diesel engine Brochure 1974

Brochure

MD 2B

2 pages
publ. 1974

 

<1 MB file

Volvo diesel engine MB 21A Instruction Book

Instruction Book

MB21A
MB32A

 

24 pages
publ. February 1972

4 MB file

Volvo MD5A marine diesel engine Instruction Book

Instruction Book

MD5A

 

35 pages
publ. January 1975

 

< 1 MB file

Volvo MD5A diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

MD5A Marine diesel

 

38 pages
publ. December 1975

 

2 MB file

Volvo MD7A 110S marine diesel engine Instruction Book & Owner's Manual

Instruction Book and Owner's Manual

MD7A
MD7A/110S

 

41 pages
publ. August 1980

 

1 MB file

Volvo Diesel Engine MD6A Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

MD 6A
MD 7A

 

44 pages
publ. - no date given

 

2 MB file

Volvo MD11D 120S Information Brochure

Information Brochure

MD11D
Saildrive 120S
Reverse reverse reduction gear MS2

4 pages
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Volvo Penta Diesel Engine MD11C Instructions Manual 1976

Instruction Book

MD 11C 11C/110S
MD 17C 17C/110S

 

44 pages
publ. July 1976

 

1 MB file

 

Volvo Diesel Engine MD11C Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

MD11C
MD11D
MD17C
MD17D

 

48 pages
publ. 1998

 

3 MB file

 

Volvo MD22 diesel engine Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

MD22
TMD22
TAMD22

 

132 pages
publ. April 1999

 

7 MB file

Volvo MD21A marine diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

MD21A
MD32A
AQD21A
AQD32A

 

42 pages
publ. December 1975

 

6 MB file

Volvo MD22L diesel engine Instruction Book

Instruction Book

MD22
MD22L
TDM22

 

44 pages
publ. November 1995

1 MB file

Volvo Penta MD22L diesel engine Brochure

Information Sheet

MD22L

 

2 pages
publ. 2000

 

<1 MB file

VolvoPenta 2001 Workshop cover

Workshop Manual

2001
2002
2003T

 

48 pages
publ. April 1990

 

6MB file

 

Volvo D1 Diesel Engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

D1
MD1
D2
MD2

 

42 pages
publ. December 1966

8 MB file

 

 

Volvo D2 Marine Diesel Engine Operator Manual 2017

Operator Manual

D2

 

98 pages
publ. June 2017

 

14 MB file

Volvo D2 Marine Diesel Engine Operator 2018

Operator Manual
D2

 

96 pages
publ. June 2018

 

12 MB file

Volvo D2 Marine Diesel Engine Technical Sheet

Technical Specifications

D2-75

 

2 pages
publ. December 2016

 

< 1 MB file

Volvo D2-75 Marine Diesel Engine Technical Sheet 2008

Technical Specifications
D2-75

2 pages
publ. December 2008

 

< 1 MB file

Volvo D2-55 Marine diesel Engine Operator Manual 2009

Operator's Manual

D2-55
D2-75

 

68 pages
publ. June 2009

 

4 MB file

Volvo marine diesel engine MD2010 Operator manual

Operator Manual

MD 2010
MD 2020
MD 2030
MD 2040

60 pages
publ. August 1996

15 MB file

 

Volvo MD2010 diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

MD2010 A/B/C
MD2020 A/B/C
MD2030 A/B/C
MD2040 A/B/C

 

96 pages
publ. - March 2006

 

1 MB file

Volvo MD-2010 diesel engine Workshop Manual 2006

Workshop Manual

MD2010 A/B/C
MD2020 A/B/C
MD2030 A/B/C
MD2040 A/B/C

 

81 pages
publ. - no date given

 

2 MB file

Volvo MD2010 Workshop Manual Wiring Diagrams

Wiring Diagrams

MD2010       MD2020
MD2030       MD2040
MD22
TMD22
TAM22

 

32 pages
publ. May 2000

< 1 MB file

Volvo Diesel engine TAD 1241GE Workshop Technical Data

Workshop Manual
Technical Data

TAD1240GE
TAD1241GE/VE
TAD1242GE/VE
TWD1240VE

60 pages
publ. August 1996

< 1 MB file

Volvo TD70D diesel engine Service Manual

Service Manual (Section 2 only)

TD70D, F86
TD70E, F86, N7

 

110 pages
publ. June 1976

 

38 MB file

Volvo TAD734GE diesel engine Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

TAD734GE

 

250 pages
publ. May 2008

MB file

Volvo TAD1343GE diesel engine User Guide & Maintenance Manual

User Guide and Maintenance Manual

TAD1343GE
TAD1344GE
TAD1345GE

 

82 pages
publ. June 2010

2 MB file

Volvo TAD1640GE diesel engine EMS2 Installation Manual

Installation Manual

EMS2 (electronic control)

TAD1640GE   TAD1641GE
TAD1642GE   TAD1641VE
TAD1642VE

56 pages
publ. 2005

2 MB file

Volvo TAD760VE diesel engine Workshop Manual (electrical only))

Workshop Manual

Electrical System only

TAD650VE    TAD660VE
TAD734GE    TAD750VE
TAD760VE

160 pages

publ.  2007

2 MB file

Volvo TD1210g generator Set brochure

Information Sheet

TD1210G
(Generator Set)

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

Sail Drives

Volvo Sail Drive Oil Bulletin 2010

Service Bulletin 
Changed oil quality recomedation for S-drives

130S-A
130S-B
130SR-B

150S-A
150S-B
150 SR-A
150 SR-B

1 page
publ. September 2010

< 1MB file

Volvo Saildrive Types

Volvo Waterjet and Thru Hull Drives
 - including sail drives

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

 

1 MB file

Volvo Saildrive SD 110S Seal Change Instructions

Installation Instructions
Change of rubber seal for S-drives

110S        120S
130S        150S
MS25S
Kit no 3840050

15 pages
publ. december 2007

3 MB file

Volvo 130 Saildrive Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual  - Sail boat drive

130S-A      130SR-A
130S-B      130SR-B
130S-C      130SR-C
150S-A      150SR-A
150S-B      150SR-B
150S-C      150SR-C

100 pages
publ. May 2015

 

6 MB file

Volvo D2-75 marine diesel Engine with 150S saildrive Installation Drawings

Installation Drawings

D2-60       D2-75
with 150 S saildrive

1 page
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Volvo Saildrive 110S Installation Guide

Fitment Guide
produced by Beta Marine
(Installation Guide)

110 Saildrive Leg

4 pages
publ. - no date given

 

<1 MB file

 

Volvo 100S Saildrive Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

110S

 

34 pages
publ. April 1978

 

28 MB file

Volvo MD7A 110S marine diesel engine Instruction Book & Owner's Manual

Instruction Book and Owner's Manual

MD7A
MD7A/110S

 

41 pages
publ. August 1980

 

1 MB file

Volvo saildrive 120S Parts Manual

Parts Manual

120S-A
120S-B
120S-D
120S-E
MS25S-A
MS25SR-A

21 pages
publ. February 2014

< 1 MB file

Volvo 130S saildrive Parts Manual

Parts Manual

130S-A
130S-B
130SR-A
130SR-B

Ratios
2.19:1
2.47:1

17 pages
publ. Jan 2011

< 1 MB file

Volvo Saildrive 150S A Parts Manual

Parts Manual

150S-A
150S-B
150SR-A
150SR-B

Ratio:
2.19:1

12 pages
publ.  October 2012

< 1  MB file

Volvo diesel engine MB2-50S Workshop Manual saildrive

Workshop Manual
Volvo Penta

MB2A/50S

59 pages
publ. December 1979

 

5 MB file

Volvo Diesel Engine MS2-SD120 Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

Reverse Gear:
MS2          MS2B-A
MS2B-L   MS2A-D
MS2A-E   MS2L-D
MS2L-E   MS2V 120S

Sail boat Gear (saildrive):
120S-B     120S-C
120S-D    120S-E

88 pages
publ. January 2001

4 MB file

 

Sterndrives

Volvo Aquamatic 280 Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual
Aquamatic

280            280T           280PT
280-DP    280-DP/PT,
285            285A
290            290A,
290-DP     290A-DP,
SP-A          SP-A1
SP-A2       SP-C
DP-A        DP-A1       DP-A2
DP-B        DP-B1       DP-C
DP-C1

 

181 pages
publ.  June 2003

4 MB file

 

Volvo SX Sterndrive Parts

Parts Catalog
(published by GLM)

SX Sterndrive

 

23 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

Marine Transmissions

Volvo Diesel Engine MS2-SD120 Workshop Manual

Workshop Manual

Reverse Gear:
MS2          MS2B-A
MS2B-L   MS2A-D
MS2A-E   MS2L-D
MS2L-E   MS2V 120S

Sail boat Gear (saildrive):
120S-B     120S-C
120S-D    120S-E

88 pages
publ. January 2001

4 MB file

 

Volvo Mono Shift Transmission Overhaul Instructions

Overhaul Instructions

Reverse Gear Mono Shift MS and MSB

 

12 pages
publ. August 1975

 

2 MB file

Volvo Mono Shift Transmission Parts List

Technical Description (Parts List)

Reverse Gear Mono Shift (MSB)

 

4 pages
publ. 1984?

 

< 1 MB file

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