[Vwdiesel] CD Bentley
val at mongo.mongobird.com
Mon Aug 3 07:38:17 PDT 2009
Nope. I am thinking of the product which installs on the computer
and does not need internet access. I have had to update mine twice,
paying for the reader update. Also, as harddrives got swapped out on my
computer (un predicted HD failures), I had to "re-install". One is only
allwed on reinstall per license. So the next time, I have to buy the
> 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
> > it
> > up in an index in a paper book.
> > -james
> > > -----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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