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Old 03-03-2003, 07:53 AM
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Recomended Reading?

Hi everyone,

I can't tell you how great it is to find this resource, I must've read thousands of posts by now. To date my repair experience has been limited to regular maintenance with the occassional brake, alternator or suspension repair. However I'm tired of being at the mercy of the local machanics and I have always wanted to learn how to tackle larger engine repairs so I think I'm ready for the plunge.

I'm planning some fairly extensive upper engine repairs in the next couple months on my 420sel (chain, valves, etc) and I was wondering what reference materials everyone is using. I have the 2-CD set that is all-over ebay as well as a number of basic generic automotive repair books:

How Cars Work by Tom Newton

Worktext for Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis and Service

Auto Fundamentals (Text) Martin W. Stockel, et al

Not to mention MikeTangas's amazing photo-documentary on his website

Is there anything else that you would recommend? I have been contemplating getting the MB shop Manual but I have had a tough time tracking one down. Is it worth it and does anyone know where I can find one?

1988 420SEL 170K
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