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Old 01-27-2010, 06:26 AM   #1
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The Boxster service manual from Bentley just arrived

Its massive!

I was expecting a Haynes style hardback but this is more like 3 of them stuck together.

670 pages in all

Lots of secret goodies in here......

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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Its massive!

I was expecting a Haynes style hardback but this is more like 3 of them stuck together.

670 pages in all

Lots of secret goodies in here......

Anim
So many people think the price ($70-$100 here) is outrageous, but I think most who've taken the plunge will agree that it's just about the most worthwhile money they've spent on their car. For me, time saved on the first successful project paid for it, never mind the blood, skin, limbs, etc. that I might have lost without it. Some of us can be quite scary around tools.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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So many people think the price ($70-$100 here) is outrageous, but I think most who've taken the plunge will agree that it's just about the most worthwhile money they've spent on their car.
If you think the Bentley is expensive, the OEM 13 volume set (before they stopped printing it) sold for thousands, and was obviously written for the elves in the Black Forest who where fully equipped with all the Porsche specific tools in the cosmos................ Plus you got to buy updates for each model and year as they came out.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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Ordered mine from Chapters.ca for $72 CDN delivered to the door!!!

Frind has Indy P-Car shop and I get to thumb through his manuals as well as use his tools & mechanics ...

I do like to research the problems as well as do some of the easy stuff.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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I was also expecting a Haynes type of manual, and was surprised at the size when I got mine. Yes, well worth the money.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
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I refer to my Bentley manual as the Bible of All Things Boxster. It is great source of info and probably the most valuable tool I have for working on my car. I actually just finished getting some torque settings out of it for a strut bar install.
It is well worth $65 on Amazon.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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I just realized that I have a lightly used Bentley manual for the 986 sitting here not being used. I used it as a reference when I did my CV boots, and for a couple of regular maintenance items.

I'd sell it for $50 shipped in the lower 48 states.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:16 PM   #8
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Bentley Boxster Manual

Just bought a 97 986 with 99K and need a manual! You take paypal? Get back to me at manx47857@sbcglobal.net Roger
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:44 AM   #9
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I bought mine from Amazon as soon as it came out. $99.00 IIRC. Worth every cent and it is next to my leg at the computer.

I have a factory manual set in the basement garage, but Bentley works most of the time.

The codes and wiring diagrams alone are worth a lot!
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if you own a Boxster the first two things you should buy is an OBDII reader and a Bentley Manual and keep them in your boot. If you are on the road and throw a check engine light you can read the error code. Then use the manual to find out what the problem is and decide if it's safe or not to drive your car any further.



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