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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Downloadable Service Manual Review (ebay)

I just bought a down-loadable Service Manual off ebay for $11.00. I was kind of nervous to do it but for 11 bucks I figured why not? I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to hold off on getting a newer one with the 103 and didn't want to spend 50 bucks on a "real" one. The download was easy to do (standard PDF). The manual itself is a wopping 986 pages. Figured I can print pages as I need them rather than having my lap top in the garage and get covered by oil. There is no real easy way to navigate through the pages. You have to scroll and being so many pages its easy to pass up what you're looking to find. The pages include pictures and diagrams just as a paperback would. So, for 11 bucks I'm happy.

Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330725071341...S:1123&vxp=mtr

Pros: Cheap, easy to download, full service manual as you would want
Cons: Not as easy to find the page you're wanting. Not as easily accessible and too long to print off IMO.
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I have one of these on my mac, I read it in preview and it has a chapter side bar. It lets me jump to any chapter or page that I want to go to. When I bought mine I thought I was getting a hard copy from somebody and didn't realize it was a download. After I got it though I was happy because I can print what I need and mark off each step as I go.


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Sorry emailing them won't work. File is to large.

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Pm me. I've got 2010 and 2011 manuals I'd be happy to email if anyone needs one.
I wouldn't mind the 2011....
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Well I tried to email and even tried to Zip but the file is to large to email. For those I've committed to mail too you'll get them but I'm going to have to rescind my offer. Emailing would have been easy but I guess it won't work as simple as I thought!
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Well I tried to email and even tried to Zip but the file is to large to email. For those I've committed to mail too you'll get them but I'm going to have to rescind my offer. Emailing would have been easy but I guess it won't work as simple as I thought!
You can upload large files to Rapidshare.com and send them to other users. I've never uploaded anything but that is how I had to get the '06 manual.
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Put it in the public folder of a Drop Box account and then give PM'ers your DB user ID. No password required. Is it larger than 5 GB?

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Well I tried to email and even tried to Zip but the file is to large to email. For those I've committed to mail too you'll get them but I'm going to have to rescind my offer. Emailing would have been easy but I guess it won't work as simple as I thought!
The online drop boxes work really well. If you're able to do it as aviaator said, I'd like a copy of the 11 manual.
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If you don't mind, use this link to sign up for Dropbox. (I get extra space for referrals) :-)

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I have my service, parts and electrical manuals in pdf on my iPhone under IBooks so they are on the road with me all the time.


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