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Haynes Manuals
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Are haynes manuals worse now than they used to be?
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No
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Haynes Manuals Reply with quote

Is it just me, or are there any others on the forum that think that Haynes manuals have become rubbish over the past few years?

I was looking at one yesterday, there are so many mistakes in it, its unbelievable....I dont remember the old ones that I have being so bad... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the Haynes Sex Manual....

A few mistakes in there, but only if you bowl from the pavillion end! Laughing

I'll have to dig it out & post it up.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UJ, do you mean the modern ones for modern cars?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, yes I do....the really old ones werent to bad....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Back in the days when I worked on my daily drivers, before I had to have moderns for the business, I used to get the Olyslager Manuals and I felt they were great for everything I did.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now theres a manual I've never thought of for ages.... I wonder how many of the younger ones on the forum have even heard of them?

Are they still available?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I've not had much call for modern Haynes manuals. Last time I dipped into one was for instructions on removing the steering wheel on the V70 (with airbag) and the destructions seemed fairly clear.

I have a few Olyslager manuals here too for the older stuff, and who remembers the pocket-sized Jack Brabham Car Care Cards then?



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which for no particular reason reminds me of the Castrol lubrication charts... whatever happened to them, I wonder?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have had to say yes, because I am not keen on a few things with Haynes, one my mini one says nothingabout my imobiliser andalarm, whether this is to keep the theivesone step behind, but it isdamn awkward when things go wrong!

On the other hand the info may be in there, but I find there contents and index a shambles, why not just have one normal index, instead they seem to have silly 1 point 4, 5 point 6 etc.

Well anyway thet is my view!

Cheers

Dave Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way this poll is going, I hope somebody from Haynes reads it....

If they do, please contact the forum! Laughing
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