Haynes Manual

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  1. BaldGuy

    BaldGuy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have just found a number of W202 Haynes manuals ( which I thought they didn't do!!!! ) covering the C180, C200, C220, C230 and C250...I bought one as it covers the trim and general bodywork of the C and some of the other parts are the same as mine....

    I only paid £10.99 for it, go to Halfords or the alike and they sting you for £20!!

    Any interest and I'll get some for you guys....
     
  2. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    yup we had this discussion - here are some pics for the people who haven't seen...


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  3. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    And I've just ordered the W124 and W126 manuals on 4CD's  from the U.S. as well as the full CD parts catalogue.

    Should be here in a week or so

    Mark
     
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    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Are there any books/literature that specifically cover the V6 W202 'C' models?

    That's one reason I didn't buy the Haynes manual as shown above when I've seen it. On the back cover is a small caveat stating the models it doesn't cover, the V6's being the main omission.

    S.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Steve_Perry @ Aug. 18 2002,12:27)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Are there any books/literature that specifically cover the V6 W202 'C' models?

    That's one reason I didn't buy the Haynes manual as shown above when I've seen it. On the back cover is a small caveat stating the models it doesn't cover, the V6's being the main omission.

    S.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    nope, but essentially 80% is the same.....

    Haynes aint what it used to be tho....
     
  7. Steve_Perry

    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Oh well,

    Next time I see one, I may pick it up.

    K., I agree with your comment about Haynes' I had two versions for my old W201 190E (one green, one red) and they were not a patch on the really old manual that I had for my Peugeot 504.

    S.
     
  8. Shude

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    I bought it a week or so ago from Halfords, it's the same price as the Haynes website as far as I know. &nbsp;I paid about a tenner for it, although I get 12.5% staff discount.
     
  9. Aletank

    Aletank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I just bought one from Halfords for £14.99.

    As its been said there not at all as good as the old ones, The old ones were all in colour, with good pictures and quality glossy paper.
    The manuals now are all in black and white hence the picture quality suffering and slightly unclear/distorted/dark and the paper its printed on is cheap, bit like toilet paper.

    Halfords use have there own manual which were very good, in like a ring binder and good quality, but they stopped doing them, My Dad has one for a Fiesta.

    Has anybody got one of these thats always on E-Bay Mercedes 1979-02 Better than Workshop Manuals If so what are they like??
     
  10. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Aletank @ Aug. 18 2002,15:19)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Has anybody got one of these thats always on E-Bay Mercedes 1979-02 Better than Workshop Manuals If so what are they like??</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    I was warned to steer clear as they are just a collection of links on the net

    They are normally sold by &quot;klausflorida&quot; or something like that and he has some terrible feedback.


    Mark
     
  11. Matt Crooke

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Aletank @ Aug. 18 2002,15:19)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I just bought one from Halfords for £14.99.

    As its been said there not at all as good as the old ones, The old ones were all in colour, with good pictures and quality glossy paper.
    The manuals now are all in black and white hence the picture quality suffering and slightly unclear/distorted/dark and the paper its printed on is cheap, bit like toilet paper.

    Halfords use have there own manual which were very good, in like a ring binder and good quality, but they stopped doing them, My Dad has one for a Fiesta.

    Has anybody got one of these thats always on E-Bay Mercedes 1979-02 Better than Workshop Manuals If so what are they like??</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Totally agree there, the older manuals were laid out far better. I think they were called Service &amp; repair manuals, now they are simply called Service manuals, and are divided into highly irritating sections and sub sections.

    Naff &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
  12. Matt Crooke

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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Mark300SL @ Aug. 18 2002,11:10)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">And I've just ordered the W124 and W126 manuals on 4CD's  from the U.S. as well as the full CD parts catalogue.

    Should be here in a week or so

    Mark</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    There was a guy a while ago who did the very same, &nbsp;for his W201. However you will be surprised how different the US and UK cars are, so im not sure how good the CD's are going to be. I do hope im proved wrong on this occasion though!
     
  13. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    Matt

    It doesnt matter <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    I cant get a full manual for the SL until the end of the year - and that will be for the US spec SL.
    I was a Foreman and a service manager for the best part of 15 years for Alfa, Fiat and Vauxhall - so I know my way around a car, but the detailed info on gearboxes, engines, seat motors, central locking systems, windows, wipers etc is what I'm missing now.

    Once I have a greater general understanding of how MB build cars then I will be in a much stronger position to do my own repairs. The SRS light for example, I have heard from the US guys that shorting pin 6 (SRS pin) for about 10 seconds will put out the light.   I wont do this without research - but it does seem feasible.

    I have to rely on the forums at the moment to find my way around my car - but not for long <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> General engineering principles dont change - just the way they are applied by different manufacturers. I am still very active on the new Rover forum helping the lads out - as a resident &quot;expert&quot; - yet I've never worked for Rover I just learned it over the last 18 months modifying my 216 cabrolet !!!


    So - lets hope I can get the info I need from these 2 CD's - and of course the info will be there to share for anyone else who may need it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    Mark
     
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