Manuals for Mercedes-Benz Diesel Engines

(including Daimler-Benz)

Owner and Workshop 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.

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

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Marine Diesel Basics 1
shows how to do over 140 tasks:

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  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


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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