Monday, July 30, 2012

Car Crafters Bible now online and free

Six million copies have the book series "How to do it" sells. Now they exist in the network

Let us therefore, to read: "journal of the tensioner spring into the holes of the clamping spring clamp terminal used to use this spring and spring clip used in the first notch on the exhaust manifold..." This prose is music to the ears of many car hobbyists, the quote is from a tape of the famous series "How to do it." What it is, plays no role, because in all 152 volumes, which emerged since 1974, there is the same sound: sober and technically correct information about maintenance and repair work on a specific type of car.

Overall, the repair manuals for hobbyists previously sold more than six million copies and now you can read several older books online - free: Under  all volumes are clickable, and those who are out of stock in trade, are used to follow for Page selection. With the newer books, there are excerpts from seven pages in length or equal to a link on the shopping cart. Available online include the "How to do it" books for the first two golf generations, the W123, the Mercedes E-Class from the late 70s and early 80s, which at the same old BMW 5 Series, to various old Japanese and a number of other models.

Driving and preservation of classic cars is more and more fashionable. Why, then, the publisher Delius Klasing the old repair manuals free of charge, instead of making money with it? "It's not worth it to reprint the books in the support we need," says speaker Christian Ludewig. Around 2,500 copies of a book would be sold to justify a new edition economically.

Exceptions prove the rule. Thus, most books about older Mercedes models are still available, and therefore not available online for free. The same applies to the manual to the dearest German classic, the VW Beetle. "It appears now in the 25th edition, there will also change technically nothing more," says spokesman Ludewig.

Even if it is ultimately only about half of the "Sun-wird's-to" offer really activated online worth it for lovers of clear, therefore, not to the motor-vehicle electronic browsing in the online instructions. The site is fairly presented clearly, you can either search for available keywords, or clicking through the manufacturer, models and years and then see that you can buy things like a Fiat books for Punto has that the Tipo and Panda but free can see.

What in vain, unfortunately, offers no works, is the printing or saving of pages. Also select and copy text does not write off either the text or make a screenshot of it if you do not want it on the computer, but on paper use in the workshop. Who needs comfort, which can be some guidance as e-book download and read them on notebook, smartphone or tablet computer, but it costs about 16 €.

Or the thing you learn with pins, spring clamp and spring clamp easily memorized, then you can actually - see above - the Golf II diesel, built in 1983 to 92, easily install the exhaust off and on again. Anyone who tries to tame the spring between the manifold and exhaust pipe without the guidance, risking injury to the expansion and much frustration when reassembling.

Author of the book series, Hans-RĂ¼diger Etzold. He is now is 72 years old but still active. These days will show "How it is done" band 153, which deals with the current Opel Astra and Zafira models.