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Haynes Manuals

Postby getunder » 11 Mar 2009, 23:21

Essay question. Haynes Manuals are clear concise and infallible. Discuss.
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby AngeloEvs » 11 Mar 2009, 23:36

They are better than nowt at all and if one is available for a vehicle that I want to maintain I get it (along with any others that may be available). They all seem to have their plus and minus points. I own an '91 MX5 (no hairdresser jokes!) and the repair manual is from the USA, is far superior to the Haynes and seems to cover every repair in greater detail, it also covers all the global variants too. The authors use a lot of humour in the written text which is different!
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby Davy MacLean » 11 Mar 2009, 23:41

You been sniffing the cooking sherry again? Pics normally quite blurry and seem to stop at the important bits doesnt really go into depth enough I think they are more aimed at someone who is a very competent amateur spanner monkey
Although I can follow some of the guides just not enough pics in them.

Compared to the REME service manual for the Armstrong MT500 I just sold they are piss poor this book showed you not only what test results to expect when using multi-meters it also showed you what kit was needed and how to carry out the tests in a practical manner so anyone could follow it
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby jonnyg » 12 Mar 2009, 09:39

I love 'em

They are great for people with no mechanical knowledge as the simple things are explained well and i like using them as it has all the technical data and i can read through the procedure before ignoring what it says and doing it my way, but at least i got technical data....

Not the be all and end all tho, when i had my scooby i got ahold of a very rare PDF with all the engine and drivetrain blueprints, takes up about 4 big folders but has every single wiring diagram and technical specification you could ever want for an early scooby
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby Pootle » 12 Mar 2009, 17:03

Many moons ago I was rebuilding a CZ motorbike using a Haynes manual. When I got to the main crank, I was surprised to see a whole extra main bearing which Mr Haynes had failed to notice... a double bearing which wasn't mentioned in the text or shown in the pictures.
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby armyphil » 12 Mar 2009, 17:19

Davy MacLean wrote: Compared to the REME service manual for the Armstrong MT500 I just sold they are piss poor this book showed you not only what test results to expect when using multi-meters it also showed you what kit was needed and how to carry out the tests in a practical manner so anyone could follow it


i have never seen a decent army manual?? Change that for this mod that. Never ever straight forward.

Haynes manuals have helped identify some parts but no doubt there are better out there.

I need a book for my diesel joker and cant seem to find a manual??
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby getunder » 12 Mar 2009, 18:44

Lindsay Porter did a good book on working on VW's but it is pre T25. Have got it now. Trouble is T25's will never get cult status.
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby mrhutch » 13 Mar 2009, 00:28

armed with BOTH haynes and Bentley you have most things covered,, for anything else there's here or the brick-yard
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby Davy MacLean » 13 Mar 2009, 07:43

Hope you've been following it to the letter to remove my tinwear Hutch :wink:
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby mrhutch » 13 Mar 2009, 08:12

why of course Davey!
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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby Davy MacLean » 13 Mar 2009, 09:28

mrhutch wrote:why of course Davey!
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Why I bet you've been using precision made tools for the job ":mrgreen:"

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Re: Haynes Manuals

Postby mrhutch » 13 Mar 2009, 10:11

you missed off the air hammer and gas axe!
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