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2/1/13 6:21pm - Original Message: 'OEM Repair Manuals '
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I know that one mistake a lot of new guys make is the purchase of the wrong technical manual for their car.  I own a couple of marginally useful corvette repair manuals
 
I once saw a company that had pdf CDs for the GM service manuals and cannot find it again but what I did run across is this place http://www.autorepairmanuals.biz/
 
They have a lot of manuals for things that have engines.  Prices seem to be good.  They do not have anything I personally interested in purchasing at this time. 
 
I'm interested has anyone done business with them and does anyone agree that this looks like a good place for new guy to be directed to get OEM manuals.  I know I feel an OEM manual for the year of Corvette is the first purchase you should make even if you do not see yourself doing a lot of the repairs.  I do not do a lot of them myself but I can readup on what is involved. 


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2/2/13 10:07am - Reply: 'Re: OEM Repair Manuals '
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Oneonta, NY - USA

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1979 Coupe L-82 4-speed

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Hi, I'm relatively new to this forum and see that you're a very insightful and helpful member and contributor. I'm familiar with the need to have an Assembly Instruction Manual (AIM), but what is an OEM? Thanks, sir! - Rudy
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2/2/13 10:27am - Reply: 'Re: OEM Repair Manuals '
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Rudy, Original Equipment Manufacture The best manual I have for my 1980 is the shop repair manual. This is the book they use at the dealerships garage. I bought mine from this awesum old guy that goes to Carlisle. I'll see if I can find his name and address for you. Once we find your vette you can order the books with your 50/50 winnings...... just saying..... ebo

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2/2/13 11:25am - Reply: 'Re: OEM Repair Manuals '
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The Factory Service Manual(FSM), or "Shop Manual" for the later cars, is THE manual to have for any repairs/troubleshooting on your car. "OEM" simply means Original Equipment Manufacturer".
Having the FSM on a disc is nice, BUT...I'm old skool...I gotta have a big honkin book to carry out to the garage when I need it. Having it on a disc is ok if you're looking for something to send to someone electronically, but if trying to work on your car, it's a little hard to drag a PC out there, and have it laying under the car with you. LOL

Haynes, Chilton, and other repair manuals are just too derned generic, and may not have the info/help yu need for every system on the car. The FSM does, and well worth the cost. I buy one any time I run across one, even if it is for  different year model. Ya just can't have too much information....right?Thumbs Up


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2/2/13 9:09pm - Reply: 'Re: OEM Repair Manuals '
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I completely agree with Adam about the CD on both counts.  It is easier to locate things by name and to mail sections to others that may need help.  But I believe it is the second repair manual you purchase the first is a paper copy of your year. 
 
Never had much luck taking my PC out to the garage with me.


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2/2/13 9:35pm - Reply: 'Re: OEM Repair Manuals '
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Oneonta, NY - USA

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1979 Coupe L-82 4-speed

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Thanks for the reply and clarification, Al! Hey, it was great meeting you and some of the MVCC folks the other night! - Rudy
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2/3/13 3:33pm - Reply: 'Re: OEM Repair Manuals '
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Oneonta, NY - USA

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GOOD IDEA, AL !!!

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