Manuals for Prestolite electrical equipment

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

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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

Prestolite Training Manual

Training Manual

Electrical System - Preventive Maintenance and Diagnostic Procedures


24 pages
publ.  April 2005

2 MB file


Prestolite Alternator Use Document

General Product Applications and Conditions of Use Document


7 pages
publ. June 2011


< 1 MB file

Prestolite 4000 Series Service Manual

Troubleshooting, Diagnostics and Repair
4000 Series Service Manual


21 pages
publ. February 2009


6 MB file

Prestolite Alternator Wiring Identification

Technical Services Bulletin
Universal Alternator Wiring Instructions 


BLP2131GH       BLP2329GH
BLP2333GH      BLP2334GH


3 pages
publ. July 2017

< 1 MB file


Prestolite 8SC Series Alternator Technical Service Manual

Technical Service Manual
Basic System Troubleshooting and Repair



20 pages
publ. April 2011

6 MB file



Prestolite M105 Starter 24v Info Sheet

Information Sheet

M105 Gear Reduced Starter Motor

24 volts

2 pages
publ. 2017


1 MB file

Prestolite M105R Starter Parts List

Parts List

M105R Gear Reduced Starter 24v


16 pages
publ. June 2016


1 MB file

Prestolite M105R Starter Rotate Flange Bulletin

Technical Service Bulletin

M105 and M110R Starters
Rotate flange and relay procedure


2 pages

publ. July 2017


1 MB file

Prestolite M105R Starter 24v Wiring Bulletin

Technical Service Bulletin

M105R Starters
Wiring diagrams for 24V models


2 pages
publ. July 2017

1 MB file

Prestolite M105R3503SE 24v Starter Info Sheet

Information Sheet

M105R3503SE and M105R3505SE 24v Titan 105 Starter


1 page
publ. December 2021


< 1 MB file

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