Manuals for Perkins Diesel Engines

(including Perkins Perama)

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


Perkins diesel Engine Number Guide 1974 and after

Engine Number Guide

models 1974 and after

6 pages


<1 MB file

Perkins Diesel Engine 1103 Operation ManualPerkins Diesel Engine 1103 Operation Manual

Operation &
Maintenance Manual


92 pages
publ. 2015


2 MB file

Perkins diesel engine 1104 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Guide


220 pages
publ. 2004


1.5 MB file

Perkins diesel engine 100 series workshop manual

Workshop Manual

100 Series


Perama M25, M30

80 pages
publ - no date given

3 MB file

Perkins diesel engine M20 Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions


6 pages
publ. July 1990

2 MB file

Perkins M30 Parts Manual cover

Spare Parts


118 pages

publ. - no date

47 MB file

Perkins 1000 series workshop cover

Workshop Manual

1000 Series
AJ to AS
YG to YK

290 pages

publ.  March 2000

74 MB file


Perkins diesel engine 4108 Manual cover

Operator's Manual



21 pages
publ. April 1967


<1 MB file size

Perkins diesel engine Workshop 4108 cover

Workshop Manual


134 pages
publ. 1978

9MB file

Perkins diesel engine 4.108 M Parts cover

Parts Manual



106 pages
publ. October 1981

4MB file


Perkins diesel engine 4.212 Handbook & Spare Parts

Operator's Handbook


62 pages
publ. June 1972


1MB file

Perkins diesel engine 4.154 Handbook

Operator's Handbook

4.154 M


20 pages
publ. November 1974

1 MB file

Perkins diesel engine 4.154 Workshop manual

Workshop Manual

4.154 Series


112 pages
publ. 1976


6 MB file



Perkins diesel engine 4.154 serie Spare Parts

Spare Parts

4.154 Marine


53 pages
publ. August 1978


2 MB file



Perkins diesel engine 4.236M Handbook

Operator's Handbook



43 pages
published 1981


2MB file


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