Which Haynes Manual

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Which Haynes Manual

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Hi, I will be needing a w/shop manual to learn about my new BX, and I think I read somewhere on the forum that one haynes manual is better than another!! possibly the one with a blue cover, was I just imagining this or did I read it. My car is a !985 1600 trs. Cheers Gerry

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Hi Gerry! (and welcome to this fine Club!) :D

IIRC, the brown Haynes manual is a little better, especially for earlier BXs such as yours.
I use a combination of the blue manual and the grey Cit Diesel Engine one, for my 'Monica' (she's a '93 TXD hatch).

Hope this helps!

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Post by AlanS »

Get this lot on your computer as it's worth more than any Haynes manual.

http://www.rwbsmith.plus.com/citroen2/

The Haynes is usually available online so you can diownload and just print off what you want when you want it and throw it away when it gets greasy and print out the pages as you need them.

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Post by jeremy »

More Citroen BX documents here

http://citroeny.cz/servis/servis.htm

- and they are in English. The top one is Haynes (latest and not so good Blue edition) but may have a chapter missing.

With a TRS you won't need the separate diesel engine book.

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Post by Vanny »

you can pick them up off ebay (often as a set of three) for pretty much the cost of postage, nice to have a hard copy to refer to! Also nice to have the digital version so you can print the relevant section then trash it while doing the job!!

I have the missing chapter of the blue haynes digitised.
If your a novice to cars then the Blue book makes some things a little clearer and gives some useful check lists, the dark grey covered haynes goes into more detail ont hings like engines and gear boxes and hopefully isn't something you'll need just yet!

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Much of the official Citroen documentation is now online and there is a very useful glovebox sized manual by Peter Russek which is quite expensive and the pages fall out. Anything that has ever gone wrong with a BX will have happened to one of us and we are always here to help. Try the local charity shops, boot sales or the 'bay for a manual. They're cheap enough.

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And then you can do what I do - start buying CX and DS manuals too.

Does that make me an anorak?

Actually, I already know the answer to that question.

Anyone got a spare 2CV manual....
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Oscar - you can download them from Citroen Y site - looks like CX, DS and 2CV (old?) available as well as XM.

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Post by spannerman »

Thanks for the help guys, there is manual on Ebay au which covers the early cars, I'd like to get that one, as well as the info on line. Cheers Gerry

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The first port of call for any new BXer is to go to our homepage and pull up links. There you will find BX-DIY (not the one on the homepage itself).
There'll be enough bedtime reading to keep you off here for a few days!

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jeremy wrote:Oscar - you can download them from Citroen Y site - looks like CX, DS and 2CV (old?) available as well as XM.
No, no, it's about HAVING them, physically, in the house, in tangible form, not about having access to them, or being able to find them online.

REAL anorak-hood. Possessing and reading things for the sake of it...

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Trouble is Oscar that if I get any more of the things I'll need a bigger house - and disc space is cheap!

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No, no, it's about HAVING them, physically, in the house, in tangible form, not about having access to them, or being able to find them online.
Oscar! Get out of my brain!