[V8] Paper Repair Manuals

diemarthadie at aol.com diemarthadie at aol.com
Mon Jan 29 18:31:06 EST 2007

It's kinda scary when the cost of the repair manuals is closing fast on the resale value of the car needing the repairs...  If I wait another 6 months I can sell all 5 manuals on eBay and throw in the car and parts in the garage for free... shipping and handling would be a bitch though ;)
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
To: v8 at audifans.com
Sent: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] Paper Repair Manuals

Agreed!  The other item I noted was that if you wanted to print out all 1800 
pages at $0.10 per page it would still cost less than what I see hardcopies 
selling for.  

One benefit of making your own hard copies from the CD-ROM is that you can print 
out related items from different parts of the manual and put them together for 
reference.  My prime example of this is that stuff relating to engine 
troubleshooting is spread between ignition, fuel ... and I think even one other 
place ... and some times it is difficult to remember what is where.  

There is one other document I don't see mentioned that is available in hard copy  
from Dyment for what I consider to be a reasonable price ... and that is the 
wiring diagram.  Since use of the wiring diagram often requires quickly jumping 
from sheet to sheet I find hardcopy preferable.  

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)
> > In other words, if anyone out there has a paper copy they want to
> > sell,  I'm game.
> Keep in mind that there were MANY updates and corrections over the years.
>  Unless you get the printed manual from a dealer or shop who went to the
> trouble of keeping their paper copy up to date, you're better off with
> the pdf  copy of the microfiche or the CD version.  There are maybe 200
> or so pages that you really need (regular maintenance and problems areas)
> to print out and get your greasy mitts on.  There are also whole
> procedures and sections that should be ignored altogether (such as the
> ignition lock R & R.)

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