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Repair Manual - Your Choice

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by nplsdvr, Jul 30, 2008.

Which repair manual do you prefer?

  1. Haynes

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Chilton's

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Helms

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Other - please specify

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. nplsdvr

    nplsdvr New Member

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    I don't know if this is the right place to post this, so feel free to move it (member's lounge maybe?)

    But...

    Which/who's repair manual do you prefer? Haynes? Chilton's? Helms? Is there another one to look into?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    i'm a haynes girl. i have 2 haynes and one chilton. the haynes is on my nightstand. :shrug:
     
  3. nplsdvr

    nplsdvr New Member

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    Why do you like the Haynes? Any particular reason?
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    it has more dirty pics, that's why it's on her nightstand?????
     
  5. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    haha nootrac - but no...i dunno. first, dad always had haynes, so when i went to buy one, that's what i got too. i have always been able to find what i'm looking for inside of 30 seconds with the haynes manual. good index and clean layout. i dunno if there's much else to tell you - i couldn't find my haynes one time, so i bought whatever they had (chilton's) and used it like twice - then i found my haynes again and uh....yeah never cracked the chiltons again. also the haynes is green (yay) and the chiltons isn't (boo).

    sorry, someone else probably has a better reason for you :D.
     
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    sufikation Active Member

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    i prefer my honda issued 96-00 honda civic service manual. i have not found anything better so far.
     
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    yeah that doesn't sound too bad. i should get one of those too :D
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    you coulda let me have my dream for once. Go ahead and crush the rest of them while your at it:p
     
  9. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    ahahahaha - PS WTF u has a sherrif badge by your rep??? :eek:

    edit: oh shits i has one toooo! what is that?!
     
  10. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    werd, helms is the only thing worth buying
     
  11. Z6CRX

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    I just downloaded my Honda Service manual for the times I forget to bring the actual one.
    Have both Helms and Chilton. But the Honda service manual far surpasses both.
     
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    nplsdvr New Member

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    Any reason why Helms over the others? What's Helms got the others don't?
     
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    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    I have a helms, chilton, and haynes. Helms is the best for how to do something but the haynes is good for troubleshooting.
     
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    enough said

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    and yes i know its haynes
     
  15. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Hayne's, Fruit of the Loom...I'm personally a Tommy, V, RL or any other kind of boxer brief that works, especially the free kind. :D I keep all of mine in my underwear drawer.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Helms IS the official service manual.
     
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    ah... lol im an asshat.. well i was not really paying attention to what I have sitting down there. I usually just use them for the torque specs and wiring.

    I have the downloaded factory manuals for the crx 1988-1991 + supplement and 1992-1995 civics. If I know I broke something I usually check them on the PC for ideas. then start getting greasy.
     
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    [​IMG]

    actually come to think of it I don't remember which 2 I have sitting in the stack of manuals I have. I really have not had to look at them much.
     
  19. phunky.buddha

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    :shrug:

    I have the physical manuals for the 88 Civic, 89 CRX Si, 95 Civic and 95 Integra, then pretty much everything else online. :)
     
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    Thank you all!

    I see Haynes at Advance AutoParts all the time, Chilton's at the bookstores & AutoZone(?) - who carries Helms? Or do I just order it online?
     
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