Manuals for VDO Instrumentation Equipment

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

(Message me via Live Chat if don't find what you are looking for, or have old manuals to share to help other sailors.

If these downloads are useful please make a donation to cover web-hosting costs and future development.

Thanks,

Dennison

 

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.

click to enlarge

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


 

VDO ViewLine Instrumentation Catalog 2016

Catalog

View Line Instrumentation

 

52 pages
publ. 2016

 

2 MB file

VDO ViewLine Gauge 52mm Installation Instructions

Installation  Instructions

View Line gauge - 52 mm diameter

(Temperature gauge, pressure gauge, rudder angel gauge, trim gauge, fuel gauge, fresh water gauge for level-type sensor)

2 pages
publ. June 2011

< 1 MB

VDO Catalogue 2016

Instrumentation Catalogue

2016

 

96 pages
publ. 2016

 

7 MB file

VDO Instrumentation Catalog 2008

Instrumentation Catalogue

2008

 

29 pages
publ. 2008

 

 

5 MB file

VDO Marine Instruments Catalog Catalog

Catalogue of Marine Instruments

1998

 

24 pages
publ. June 1998

 

4 MB file

VDO Technical Product Manual

Technical Product Manual

VDO Cockpit Vision / International

 

272 pages
publ. - no date given

 

6 MB file

VDO Ammeter Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Ammeter

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Clock Hourmeter Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Quartz Clock/ Engine Hourmeter

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Electric Temp Gauge Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Electric Temperature, Pressure, Fuel Gauge or Voltmeter

 

2 pages
publ. March 1999

< 1 MB file

VDO Mechanical Temperature Gauge Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Mechanical Temperature Gauge

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Mechanical Pressure Gauge Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Mechanical Pressure Gauge

 

2 pages
publ. March 1999

< 1 MB file

VDO Mechanical Pressure Vacuum Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions
Mechanical Pressure Gauge
Mechanical Vacuum Gauge

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Programmable Speedometer Installation Instructions and Operation Instructions 2000

Installation & Operation Instructions

Programmable Speedometer with LCD display

 

4 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Electronic Speedometer Installatio Instructions (old model)

Installation Instructions & Wiring Diagram

Electronic Speedometer
Hall Effect Sender

(older model)

7 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

VDO Voltmeter Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Voltmeter

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

<1 MB file

VDO Voltmeter Installation & Troubleshooting Guide

Installation & Troubleshooting Guide

Voltmeter

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

<1 MB file

VDO Tachometer Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Tachometer

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Performance Tachometer Installation & Operation Instructions

Installation and Operation Instructions
Performance Tachometer

2 pages

publ. February 1999

 

< 1 MB file

VDO Eliminator Tacho Installation Instructions

Installation & Operation Instructions Tachometers

Street Eliminator
Comp Eliminator
Pro Eliminator
Top Eliminator

12 pages
publ. October 2003

1 MB file

VDO Eliminator Tacho Installation Instructions

Addendum for Installation Instructions

Eliminator Tachometer Filter

 

2 pages
publ. August 2008

< 1 MB file

VDO Programmable Tachometer Installation Operation Instructions

Installation and Operation Instructions

for Programmable Tachometer with Hourmeter

 

4 pages

publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Street Eliminator Tachometer Installation Instructions 2000

Installation and Operation Instructions

Street Eliminator Tachometer
Comp Eliminator
Pro Eliminator    Top Eliminator Tachometers

 

8 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

 

VDO Programmable Tachometer Drawing

Installation Instructions

Programmable Tachnometer

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Pyrometer Installation Instructions

Pyrometer
Installation Instructions

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Extreme Tachometer Installation Instructions Read

Addendum for Installation & Operation Instructions

Xtreme Tachometer

 

1 pages
publ. January 1999

< 1 MB file

VDO Extreme Tachometer Installation Instructions

Installation & Operation Instructions

Xtreme Tachometer

 

4 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO Fuel Systems Catalogue 2008

Catalogue

Fuel Systems V6.0

 

326 pages
publ. 2008

 

5 MB file

VDO Adjustable Fuel Sender Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Adjustable Fuel Gauge
Tube-Type Fuel Sender

 

2 pages
publ. February 2001

< 1 MB file

VDO Isolator Fuel Pressure Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Isolator, Fuel Pressure

2 pages
publ. March 1999

< 1 MB file

VDO Instrument Kit Cockpit Installation Instructions

Installation and Wiring Instructions

Cockpit

Cockpit Royale

Series 1

Heritage Gold

 

4 pages

publ. September 2003

 

2 MB file

VDO Instrument Vision Installation Instructions

Installation and Wiring Instructions

Vision

Cockpit      Cockpit Royale

Cockpit White

Series 1

Heritage Gold

Industrial

 

4 pages

publ. November 1995

< 1 MB file

VDO Instrument Kit Wiring Harness Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Instrument Kit Wiring Harness

 

2 pages

publ. October 1999

 

< 1 MB file

VDO Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Cylinder Head Temperature Gauge (with sender)

 

2 pages
publ. March 2000

< 1 MB file

VDO A-Pillar Mounting Pod Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Pillar Mounting Pod - Single and Dual

1 page
publ. January 1999

 

< 1 MB file

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Back