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Re: Re-prints of SAAB 95, 96, and 97 Service Manuals
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Posted by juanm [Email] (#201) [Profile/Gallery] (more from juanm) on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 05:56:18 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re-prints of SAAB 95, 96, and 97 Service Manuals, MI-Roger [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 9 Sep 2020 11:59:26
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The manuals are available for FREE in several locations on-line. For example:

http://www.saabv4.com/index.php/fomoco/

http://www.vintagesaabmanuals.org/1968-73-95-and-96-v4-sonett-iii.html

You can also go to saabnet’s webpage for manuals https://www.saabnet.com/tsn/faq/manuals/

And you can just google “saab V-4 service manual” and perhaps find some more sources but the above are reliable and trusted.

You can even buy for $6.99 a downloadable version on eBay. Search for “Saab V4 Sonett 3 Service Workshop Manual 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 DOWNLOAD PDF”


HOWEVER, looking at the eBay link that you posted, the cost for purchasing a two-sided printed manual is $69.95 and FREE shipping for example for the "Saab 95, Saab 96 & Monte Carlo Service Manual - Years 1967 to 1970" which is 568 Pages is not a bad price.

You have two other options: 1. Having a professional copy house, say Staples, do it for you. or 2. do-it-yourself.

First you download an e-copy of the manual. It is about 60Mb. (big but not too big). See links above.

OPTION 1 - Professional Copy Services - Have a store like Staples print it for you. You can even do it on line through Staples. You fill out an on-line form, provide specifications (type of paper, type of binding, etc.) and upload the file to them and then they give you a price. You OK the deal and then go pick it up.

You will get to notices in the on-line process - nothing to get excited about. They are:

“It looks like your files have different orientations. We will optimize them to have the same orientation.” AND

It looks like your files have different page sizes. We will scale them to the same size, keeping all of your content.”

it then gives you a price with two inch binder on standard white paper $81.09 OR $74.01 with a coil binder with plastic clear cover and a black back cover


OPTION 2 - Do-It-Yourself

PAPER: if you buy your paper by the carton, like i do, at Staples it will cost $61.99 for 10 reams of paper (5,000 sheets) for a cost of about 1.2 cents per page. Assuming two-side printing on your home printer., the paper will cost you about 1.2 cents per copy.

BINDER:
Add very durable three-inch looseleaf binder from Staples (say their Staples 3" 3-Ring Better Binder, Black (15126-CC)) for $12.99 plus tax, say $0.91) for a total of $13.90.

Now you have a nicely printed and bound service manual.

Total cost of doing it yourself of:

Paper Cost: 568 copies (double-sided) equals 284 pages at 1.2 cents per page OR a total of $3.41
Ink: Difficult to say but let just say $5.00 (probably much less)
Binder: 13.90

TOTAL: $22.31

BUT remember that printing at home is not always hassle-free but you can save about $50 - $60 by doing it yourself.


CAVEAT ABOUT THE ON-LINE MANUALS
Not too long ago I was seeking help regarding some Saab mechanical issue. One responder told me that Page xxx of the Service Manual said “xxxxx.” I then grabbed my service manual, tried to go to that page (which are number by the Chapter and Section) and found out i didn’t have that page in my manual. After the commenter and I exchanged thoughts about my missing manual pages, we concluded I had an INCOMPLETE OLDER version of the Service Manual. The service Manual has dated pages. Checks of several pages confirmed that some of my pages had been superseded and my manual was missing pages that were added at a later date.






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