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Old 10-07-2007, 11:20 AM
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Thank for the update on the Bentley Repair Manual for the 97 thru 02 5 series, Bavarian autosport has the manual on sell for $116.00 plus shipping.

Thank you,
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:39 AM
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Can't seem to find it on Bavarian Autosport. Many places seem out of stock.Did these go out of print by Bentley?
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:35 PM
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Out of print until January, I was told.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:37 PM
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I just ordered the Bentley E39 manuals from one of the site sponsors http://www.oembimmerparts.com/ for $129 with no shipping nor taxes. Amazon.com sellers want list price $170 or higher.

Bentley Publishers still offers it on their website (http://www.bentleypublishers.com/product.htm?code=B502), but I'm not holding my breath that it will be re-printed any time soon.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:58 AM
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I just ordered the Bentley E39 manuals from one of the site sponsors http://www.oembimmerparts.com/ for $129 with no shipping nor taxes. Amazon.com sellers want list price $170 or higher.

Bentley Publishers still offers it on their website (http://www.bentleypublishers.com/product.htm?code=B502), but I'm not holding my breath that it will be re-printed any time soon.
Is it common for the publisher to stop printing these? I guess majority of old BMW drivers bring their older cars to the stealership? Guess we all are the chosen few who would even attempt to fix them
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:26 PM
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Rather, I think we are the chosen few who attempt to fix our cars with the assistance of a service manual.

On Bentley's website, they still carry the BMW 2002 Restoration Guide: 1968-1976. My cousin had a Gold '75 2002tii. Now that was a fun car!

If this is an indication of Bentley's business model, our E39 manuals should still be available at least through 2034.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:37 AM
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Id like a copy if any1 has got 1.

540i 1997 Auto

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Old 03-08-2009, 09:34 AM
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OK.
Being a newbie, I ordered all the recommended service information so I can get up to speed on my new toy.

Specifically, I ordered the Bentley shop manuals for the E39.
And I ordered the TLA service information from Ebay.
... ... ...

Is there any other reference for the new BMW owner that I need to learn about?
YES. There is an E-39 manual published by Haynes (London). It's just not as good as the Bentley...Still nice to have if you want to be truly exhaustive...
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:05 PM
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There apparently is a "new" Bentley manual.

Details here:
- Bentley Publishers - Repair Manual for the E39 5 Series 1997 - 2003 On sale in Feb!
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:26 PM
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Software link or paper hard copy

You have to check this out prior to spending any money. It the BMW/TIS and its on line
http://tis.spaghetticoder.org

I had spent money to purchase my own copy... then today I found this!!! The on-line version is even better
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:25 PM
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Hello everyone, Im new to the Forum, Just saying hi to All.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:23 PM
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This thread posted today has paper manuals for folks to buy used if they want them. It also shows where to get new ones for about $89 shipped.
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > E39 bentley books for sale

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carparts dot com, brand new e39 1997-2003 bentley (SKU W0133-1909784) is $88.95 shipped....
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

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