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Chilton vs Haynes repair manuals

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  1. KingBlack

    KingBlack I'm more stupid than I post Established Member

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    which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    *plot twist* Haynes publishes both!

    Even still, I vastly prefer Chiltons. Closer to a factory repair manual than the Hayes brand IMO.
     
  3. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    I thought you wrote your own manuals, Sharpie?
     
  4. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Neither. Youtube.
     
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  5. DriftwoodSVT

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    Crayons.
     
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  6. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Forgot to add: If it's for engine overhaul, I'll spend the cash on the factory manual.
     
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  7. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Yup, just download the software. I had a copy for the W463, my God are factory manuals and service information nice.
     
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  8. sonicx

    sonicx Norwegian Southern Established Member

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    this. Although I’ve used and still have some books. I am more so a visual learner and YouTube in this regard really helped me / is helping me do more than I thought I could.
     
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    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Buy the factory manuals on ebay
     
  10. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    They also are very generic and don't give you the actual knowledge you need.

    "remove the 4 14mm holding the stater, an extension maybe needed"


    Go on YouTube and the guy shows you how to use a 2x4 to lift the engine up slightly and the 8 extensions and swivels you'll need along with removing the headlight to get that hard to reach 4th starter bolt out.

    You see the real world problems and how to solve them.
     
  11. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    Today I use Google and YouTube when researching how to do a project whether it be vehicle or home repairs.

    Back in the early 90's I used Chilton's. Just liked the pictures and the step by step procedures listed. I remember reading the Chilton's during the week and then on the weekend tackling the repair or modification.
     
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    sonicx Norwegian Southern Established Member

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    i agreed with you in my post :)
     
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    Blown 89 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Neither. Get the factory manual.
     

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