Manuals for Mercedes-Benz Diesel Engines

(including Daimler-Benz)

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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


Detroit Diesel Series 183 diesel engine Service manual

Service Publication - Maintenance Manualfor Detroit Diesel Series 183

Engine Series 183
Basis: Mercedes-Benz OM 440 Diesel Engine

8V 183 TA.2
8V 183 TC/TE.2/.3
12V 183 TA.2
12V 183 TB/TC.2/.3
12V 183 TD/TE.2/.3

596 pages
publ. December 1998

9MB file

Mercedes Benz Diesel Engine OM636 Operation Manual

Operation and Maintenance Manual

OM 636


40 pages
publ. - no date given


7 MB file

Mercedes Benz Diesel Engine OM636 Spares List

Spare Parts

OM 636 V1-E


16 pages
publ. 1965

< 1 MB file

Mercedes OM654 diesel engine Introduction

Introduction to the Inline Engine Generation
Introduction into Service Manual

4 Cylinder OM 654


74 pages
publ. September 2015

6 MB file

Mercedes Diesel Engine OM636 621 Preheating Guide

Preheating Guide
(glow plug wiring guide)

8 pages
publ. December 1962

< 1 MB file

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