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RE: [T3] Bentley (...and it's a rant pointed to nobody in particular...)


http://www.powells.com/search/DTSearch/search?results=86082.0449031056997913
641.txt&perpage=100&start=1&numresults=80&perpage=10&kw=volkswagen&publisher
=bentley&sort=by_title&sort2=by_author&match_first=1&

Almost middle of the selection (search for Fastback to find it more
quickly).  Two for sale.  Search Amazon.com.  Check out E(Screw-You-Over)Bay
auctions.  You know, a Haynes shop manual is pretty damn good as well and it
covers pre-68 cars!!  BOTH are good books to have.

<rant>
I don't think there should be any offense taken but such information is so
OBVIOUSLY AVAILABLE in the shop manuals.  It can become rather tiresome to
keep answering the same questions as well -- heck, I've given up and let the
others deal with it.  And then there's the Search function.  If it gives a
lot of results think about dumping it in a word processing program and
perform a search to further refine the results.  The easy way out is to ask
the list than buy a shop manual.  Laziness in my opinion.

If people plan on performing the work on their own cars then they need
tools.  One of the most important tools is a shop manual.  Christ, I think
I'll start a line of chromed Bentley and Haynes manuals since nobody thinks
of anything as a tool unless it's been chromed and stamped with "Craftsman"
or "Snap-On"!!  And $40 or so is NOTHING for the amount of information it
provides -- a screw driver is only good for screws, a torque wrench is only
good for fasteners that need a certain tightness, a timing light is only
good for timing an engine, but the shop manual shows you how to take things
apart and put them back together, what the tightness and clearance should be
within, if it's needed or not, how to repair it...get it?  This list is good
for clarification, tips, tricks, and ponderances but should NOT be
considered a substitute for a shop manual.
</rant>

   Toby "I need to exercise, this ranting tires me out!" Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.icbm.org/

>-----Original Message-----
>I wasn't sure if I should be offended or what!
>Damn near every time someone asks a question here the reply is 
>"Check your Bentley Manual" etc.
>
>Thanks for the suggestion of the book that I have no hope of 
>ever finding in a bookstore too :)

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