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   The last chapter is never written

Eternal Updates
Constant updating ensures that the last chapter in any of our files or directories is never wrtten.
We are constantly editing, updating and adding. That's one of the reasons that membership is so important.

Quality Improvements
We are never satisfied with the quality or download rate of any manual, and are continually seeking to improve our range, availability and service. Some manuals appear not to need improvement, while others definitely can do with some or are marked for replacement, as soon as something better comes along.
We always need to balance within the paramaters of availability, price, size and speed of downloading.

New Additions
Manuals are frequently added to our library, some initiated by member requests, and others from the obvious need to improve the knowledge available for particular engine or range of engines.

What's not here today, may well be tomorrow, a poor quality manual today becomes a good quality one tomorrow. A large slow download today becomes faster tomorrow, new methods and procedures are continually tried and implemented.


   Some of our updates in the last few days:

These manuals replace others for quality purposes or are in addition to other literature available for these engines.

Cummins 4 and 6BT operation and maintenance manual p1
Cummins 4 and 6BT operation and maintenance manual 
manual replaces former manual 
323 pages, Click image to download
Cummins 4 and 6BT troubleshooting and repair manual p1
Cummins 4 and 6BT troubleshooting and repair manual 
manual replaces former manual 
928 pages, Click image to download
Cummins 6CT workshop manual p1
Cummins 6CT workshop manual 
manual replaces former manual 
301 pages, click image to download

Detroit Diesel all 53 series parts manual p1
Detroit Diesel all 53 series 
parts manual 
manual added to collection 
74 pages, Click image to download
Detroit Diesel all 53 workshop manual p1
Detroit Diesel 53 series 
workshop manual 
manual replaces former manual 
Sections 1 and 2 
439 pages, Click image to download
Detroit Diesel all 53 workshop manual sections 3 thru 15 p1
Detroit Diesel 53 series 
workshop manual 
Sections 3 thru 15 
manual added to our collection 
559 pages, Click image to download

Image Rudolph Diesel Stamp
German Stamp Depicting Rudolf Diesel

Rudolph Diesel - the man

Rudolph Christian Carl Diesel
Born 18 Mar 1858, Died 29 Sept 1913

Image Rudolph Diesel
Rudolf Diesel

During his lifetime Rudolf Diesel excelled at scholastic studies and in the practical application of these studies into engineering - a true Genius, with an ever creative mind.

He registered many patents, including the diesel engine.
Through his patents he managed to earn himself millions of marks.

Diesel was able to work long hours under extreme deadlines to develop and implement his ideas.

He recognized the genius of the Frenchman Sadi Carnot who pioneered in the field of thermodynamics. Carnot was basically ignored by his colleagues during his own lifetime, he died in 1832 before Diesel was born.

Carnot recognized the relationship between work and heat and described the principle of making an engine ideally efficient, which gave others a theoretical model to aim at.

Rudolf heard about his work, and with difficulty found a copy of the lone book he had published, studied it and was able to practically apply some of his ideas and incorporate them into the diesel engine.

image sadi carnot
Sadi Carnot - the father of thermodynamics

We acknowledge the genius of these pioneers, without whom this world would have been quite a different place today.

Now sadly though Diesel earned a great fortune through is creative genius - he nevertheless had the flaw of spending more than he earned, no matter how much that was, and eventually wound up in considerable debt when circumstances turned adverse in his life.
These circumstances and debt may have prompted him to take his own life by jumping ship while bound for England from France in September 1913.


Britain Upgrades its' type 23 Frigates
and fits MTU 12V 4000 engines

New MTU 4000 series Engines fitted!

MTU reports in its' Newsletter this month they have sold the Royal Navy 48 of its' 12V 4000 M53B engines which are being fitted in Britains' type 23 Frigates.

The upgrades are attending to several issues, among which are improved living standards for the crew and armaments additions and improvements that intend to convert the frigates from anti-sub specialist craft into all round combat war ships.

type 23 frigate
Type 23 frigate
image from MTU's news letter
MTU 12v 4000 engine
MTU 12v 4000 engine
image from the Croatia boat show

3D image of MTU 16v 4000 engine
MTU 16v 4000 engine
3D promotional image


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MTU 12v 4000 engine spec sheet
MTU 12v 4000 engine spec sheet
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