[Vwdiesel] CD Bentley
brian at gochnauer.net
Mon Aug 3 07:32:49 PDT 2009
I bought eBahn Desktop which is a DVD and a specialty 'Reader' program that
once installed and validated through the Internet works fairly well.
Get Updates for free and there is no monthly fees. I think you guys are
thinking of the 'online' manuals in which you have to pay montly to continue
The best parts...
1. Hyper-links between information sections
2. is searchable
3. easily updatable (recalls/bulletins)
4. servicability/problem notices
On 8/3/09, James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net> wrote:
> I could swear that the electronic Manuals are for people that want to frig
> with their computer, not fix a car. Registration process was uphill both
> ways underwater, other than that, it was okay.
> The electronic manual is pretty much a necessity for investigating DTC's
> (diagnostic trouble codes) so if you have VCDS (vag-com) you're pretty much
> joined at the hip to the damn thing. I can't imagine working flat rate and
> having to piss away so much time on a computer as opposed to just looking
> up in an index in a paper book.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
> > On Behalf Of Shalyn Shourds
> > Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 10:11 PM
> > To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> > Subject: [Vwdiesel] CD Bentley
> > Does anyone else have absolute fits getting the electronic Bentley
> > manuals to work? I don't pull it up very often, but every time I do, I
> > have to spend more time working on the computer than I do on the car.
> > Last time required a $20 upgrade just to make it compatible with newer
> > versions of Acrobat. Now, I can't get it to come up without crashing.
> > Needless to say, I feel that the CD version is a waste of money. Lots
> > of money.
> > I've re-installed the software several times and I have version 3.0.
> > Granted, I built this computer and installed Windows (XP) and
> > everything, so there's always a chance that something is just wrong
> > with
> > it, but I'm out of ideas and am curious if I'm the only one.
> > -Shalyn
> > I'd rather be turning wrenches than punching keys.
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