Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:36:52 GMT
From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenospam.com>
Subject: Re: RFC Saab Service Manuals


"yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message news:1139699800.520753.41140nospam2000cwb.googlegroups.com... > > Walt Kienzle wrote: >> "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message >> news:1139697921.053658.253670nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com... >> > >> > Richard Sutherland-Smith wrote: >> >> > >> >> > Walt Kienzle wrote: >> >> >> I was browsing the EEuroparts.com website and noticed that they had >> >> >> a >> >> >> collection of service manuals for my 1991 9000T >> >> >> http://www.eeuroparts.com/searchresults.aspx?&carid=1121&cat=1030. >> >> >> Has >> >> >> anyone seen these manuals and able to comment on their value? >> >> >> >> >> >> Walt Kienzle >> >> > >> >> > These are shop manuals you nromally get from dealers. I have a few >> >> > different sections. It is cost prohibitive to own a set unless you >> >> > have your own shop. >> >> > >> >> No they are not! I used to buy one section at a time when I needed to >> >> do a job on my 1987 9000. Some sections cover all 9000s, eg Brakes >> >> 364521 1985-1996, while other only cover a year or two, eg Electrical >> >> Systems 337048 is only 1987-1988. >> >> So I can still use them with my 1996 Aero. >> >> Much better than Haynes, although I still refer to that at times. >> >> We only have 3 Saab dealers in New Zealand, so we have to be >> >> self-sufficient . If I take my car into a local non-Saab garage, at >> >> least I can give him the service manuals to work from. >> >> >> >> -- >> >> >> >> Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith >> >> 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, NZ >> > >> > Yes they are! >> > >> > You can get shop manuals, parts from the dealership. Or you can get >> > them from Eeuroparts. I have talked to them over the phone many times. >> > >> > >> > Tell me who make SAAB shop manuals other than SAAB? >> > >> >> Although there are one or two Saab dealerships within a half-hour drive, >> I >> would prefer not to pay their US$100/hour rate, not to mention their >> triple >> cost parts prices. Are you saying that the typical US dealership would >> have >> these manuals on hand and charge a lower price than eeuorparts or are you >> saying the manuals aren't worth buying at all? I might be missing your >> point somewhat. Please clarify. Thank you. >> >> Walt > > I don't know what your dealership charges for shop manuals. I found > there is no significant mark up on shop manuals by the dealership, > unlike parts and services. At least that is the experience I have with > my local dealership, Princeton sprorts and specialist cars. (I heard > they have switched to Subaru but not sure.) I bought my 9000 gear box > shop manual for like $22 and change a few years ago. But the > dealership usually doesn't stock the manual. You pay (phone oreder > with credit card) and pick up a few weeks later. I think Eeuro has an > advantage there. > > It is easy enough to call them up and compare prices. > Thank you for the clarification. I mistakenly thought your original answer indicated that the manuals were worthless. I didn't actually ask if I should buy them from eeuroparts ;-). They just had what seemed to be a comprehensive list with part numbers. I didn't even realize that wide a selection was still available for a 15 year old model.

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