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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 AM
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Bentley is OK as a reference. The TIS is also a good reference to have for things like torque values. However, Bentleys and the TIS assume you have all the proper tools and you know exactly what you are doing, which is not always the case. Much of their guidance is truncated: "remove X". How? With what tool? This can get frustrating. But the DIYs on this forum and those published by reputable vendors (Beisan) are the best. They give you the details of the process, often include great photos and identify the potential obstacles. The best thing is the small tips, like putting antiseize on your fan clutch before reinstalling. Those save you time and effort later. The DIYs are written by weekend warriors, not the pros, who share the same problems and limitations. Do a search and you can find almost anything here.
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