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bcjm 11-25-2007 10:25 AM

which service manual to buy?
 
Bought a 1999 boxster. Which service manual do you guys recommend?

Thanks
Bob

Burg Boxster 11-25-2007 11:39 AM

depending how extensively you want to be able to dig into your Boxster, the Bentley manual should be more than enough. I consider myself more than an average shade tree mechanic and have found the Bentley to be plenty sufficient. At $70 vs the much higher price for others - I'd start there and supplement as needed w/ the archives here, renntech and ppbb.

nola911 11-25-2007 12:03 PM

The bentley has walked me through a few projects with ease

2000SoCalBoxsterS 11-25-2007 12:20 PM

I also have the Bentley Publications Service manual. I think it is very good.

mikefocke 11-25-2007 01:05 PM

The Porsche 14 volume repair manual is online
 
for d/l as a series of PDFs. Free! May take a few tries on each file as the server is not the most reliable. But certainly worth finding the best hour and doing it as you have time and inclination.

I probably consult it once a day to answer some question.

See my web site index under Manuals for the link.

Kirk 11-25-2007 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikefocke
for d/l as a series of PDFs. Free! May take a few tries on each file as the server is not the most reliable. But certainly worth finding the best hour and doing it as you have time and inclination.

I probably consult it once a day to answer some question.

See my web site index under Manuals for the link.


Yup, you can't beat the pdf manual as it pretty much has everything and the price is right. You can also download the parts list off Porsche's website for free. I find this to be very helpful too. In the garage I use the Bentley manual, but then reference the pdf manual as needed and print pages of that when I need to take it to the garage.

macyfilms 11-02-2008 11:56 AM

where to purchase
 
I realize this is an ancient thread, but where might one purchase the Bentley manual ? best place? best price?

sg

rick3000 11-02-2008 12:02 PM

Amazon.com has it for $64, which appears to be the best price around. :cheers:

macyfilms 11-02-2008 12:44 PM

thxx
 
Thxx. will order today. Bday gift to myself.

2000SoCalBoxsterS 11-02-2008 12:50 PM

Yes. I bought mine on Amazon too from Bentley Publishing. I can't remember how much I paid but $50 to $60 sound right.

Bobiam 11-06-2008 07:08 AM

Bentley. You'll love it. Don't waste your money of the disc that someone on these forums is selling. It's a disorganized mess and tough to use.

CenterIsl 01-23-2010 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikefocke
See my web site index under Manuals for the link.

The www.cannell.co.uk site seems to have just disappeared recently - anyone know anything about that?

Anim 01-23-2010 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CenterIsl
The www.cannell.co.uk site seems to have just disappeared recently - anyone know anything about that?

All i can tell you is that google last indexed it on the 18th Jan, checkout Google cache of the manuals page:

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:rgn5Yc7YBvEJ:www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm+http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk

Unfortunately Google doesn't cache pdf files :(

OOOH some of them work. I just got the first one downloaded. Maybe they all do.

Tripple edit: seems the site is back up :)

Anim

gschotland 01-23-2010 05:33 PM

+++1 on the Bentley. Best $ I ever spent on my car.

CenterIsl 01-24-2010 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anim
Tripple edit: seems the site is back up :)Anim

Yes, I just need to learn to be a bit more patient... :)

Anim 01-24-2010 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gschotland
+++1 on the Bentley. Best $ I ever spent on my car.

Im glad you lot rate it as I just ordered myself a copy. 50 ain't cheap but hopefully it will pay for itself.

Anim


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