Manuals for Vetus Diesel Fuel Filters and Other Equipment

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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


Vetus Fuel Filter VD4 Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

VD4 water separator and fuel filter


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


16 pages
publ. March 2018


2 MB file

Vetus WS180 Fuel Filter Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions



20 pages
publ. 2010
languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian


MB file

Vetus ILT120 Tank Inspection Lid Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Tank Inspection Port for Rigid Fuel Tanks


4 pages
publ. 2015

< 1  file

Vetus ATANK Tank Installation Guide

Installation Guide


All Purpose Tank


1 page
publ. August 2014
languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish

<1 MB file

Vetus FTANK25 rigid tank Installation Instructions & Owner's Manual

Installation Manual & Owner's Manual

rigid diesel fuel tank 25L

20 pages
publ. 2018
languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian

2 MB file

Vetus FTANK40A 40L Installation Instructions

Installation Manual & Owner's Manual

rigid diesel fuel tanks

24 pages
publ. 2007
languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian

3 MB file

Vetus FTL3808B Tank Connector Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Tank Connection Kit

FTL3808B       FTL3810B
FTL5108B        FTL5110B

16 pages
publ. 2017
languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish


3 MB file

Vetus FTLD B Tank Inter-Connection Kit Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Tank Inter-Connection Kit


8 pages
publ. 2017
languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish

1 MB file