Manuals for MTU Diesel Engines

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


MTU 10V1600C60 diesel engine Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

10V 1600 Ax0
10V 1600 Cx0
12V 1600 Ax0
12V 1600 Cx0


153 pages
publ. October 2015

17 MB file

MTU 12 V 4000 C13R Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

12 V 4000 C13
12 V 4000 C13R
12 V 4000 C13L
12 V 4000 C23
12 V 4000 C23R
16 V 4000 C13
16 V 4000C13R
16 V 4000 C13L
16 V 4000 C23
16 V 4000C23R

163 pages
publ. 23013

18 MB file

MTU 12V 4000 M53R diesel engine Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

12V 4000 M53R
16V 4000 M53R


248 pages
publ. 2013

6 MB file

MTU 12V 4000 diesel engine Operating manual

Operating Instructions

12V 4000 G73
16V 4000 G73
Application Group 3B


155 pages
publ. 2012


9 MB file

MTU 12v4000 Gx0 etc diesel engines Shop Manual

Shop Manual

12V 4000 Gx0
12V 4000 Gx1
16V 4000 Gx0
16V 4000Gx1


533 pages
publ. February 2007

18 MB file

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