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Old 03-11-2005, 09:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antgli
I'm just wondering why the E39 Bentley Manuals are 2 books
I am not sure why these BMW shop manuals are so voluminous.
For my BMW bike, the shop manual is only sold on CDROM so I never see paper.
I obtained my BMW bike CDROM from http://www.motobins.com in the UK.
But they don't do cars; hence the google search which landed me here.


However, to guess at an answer to your question, these E39 Bentley paperback Service Manuals seem to cover a lot of vehicles offered for sale in the USA:
- Years 1997 through 2002, BMW 525i, 528i, 530i, 540i, Sedan, & Sport Wagon

Yet, they include only the "normal" stuff, which judging from my googling, for the E39 Bentley service manuals appears to include:
Volume One, approx. 750 pages:
- General, Maintenance
- Engine
- Transmission
- Suspension, Steering and Brakes
- Body
- Equipment and Accessories


Volume Two, approx 840 pages:
- Electrical System
- Electrical Wiring Diagrams


In addition, from my searches, something called "ETK" seems to show additional data:
- 01-91-0-007-721 SERVICE INFORMATION
- 01-51-9-789-701 REPAIR MANUAL FILM 5-SERIES E39 (EN)
- 01-29-9-416-938 SERVICE BOOKLET, MULTI-LINGUAL (INCL. COMP. WIRING SCHEME)
- 01-91-9-789-881 BMW TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL (NOT ALL MODELS)
- 01-51-9-788-311 BMW TECHNICAL DATA (FILM TECHNICAL DATA, ENGLISH)


Which brings me to the next question.
Do you boys rely soley on the Bentley's or are there other obligatory data sources that I need to procur?
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