Manuals for MAN Diesel Engines

Marine Diesel Basics author Dennison Berwick

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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

MAN diesel Engines Catalog


Diesel engines - mid range


16 pages
publ. November 2010

2 MB file

MAN Engine List

List of MAN marine diesel engines


1 page
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

MAN Diesel Engines Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Plan for marine diesel engines

(does not specify all or particular models)


2 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

MAN D08 Series diesel engine Operators Manual and Maintenance Manual

Operator's Manual
Maintenance Manual
D08  and D28 Series

D0824 LFL     D0824 LOH
D0826 LF/L/FL    D0826 LOH     D0826 LUH
D0834 LFL    D0834 LUH
D0836 LF     D0836 LOH     D0836 LUH
D0840 LF
D0842 LF
D0866 LF    D0866LOH   D0866 LOH   D0866 LUH
D0876 LF   D0876 LOH   D0876 LUH

English and German

584 pages
publ. June 2001

48 MB file


MAN D2876 LE 301 diesel engine Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

D2876 LE 301


40 pages
publ. March 2004


2 MB file

MAN D2866 diesel engine

Technical Brochure



4 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

MAN D2866 marine diesel engine Technical Brochure

Technical Brochure

D2866 Marine diesel


4 pages
publ. - no date given

< 1 MB file

MAN D2866 LE 433 Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

D2868 LE433
D2862 LE433/453
D2862 LE423/443/463


132 pages
publ. 2011

4 MB file

MAN D2866 LE 433 Marine Diesel Engine Operating

Operating Instructions

D2868 LE 423
D2868 LE 433
D2868 LE 443
D2868 LE 453
D2868 LE 463


132 pages
publ. 2011

4 MB file

Man Diesel Engine Manual D2866LE

Repair Manual

D 2866 LE 401 / 402 / 403 / 405
D 2876 LE 301
D 2876 LE 403

138 pages
publ. May 1999

6 MB file

MAN D2876 marine diesel engine brochure with power output Charts

Brochure with power output charts


D2876 LE 406
D2876 LE 403
D2876 LE 407


4 pages
publ. - no date given


< 1 MB file

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