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    Default Chilton or Haynes?

    Can't decide which one to get, Which one is typically a better manual? Chilton or Hayne's? Thanks.

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    I have a Haynes ( 99-2005) and my friend has a Chilton ( 99-2006). We noticed they have the same pictures and writings/directions.
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    I have a Haynes and I like the manual overall, even though it could be better descriptive IMO but I have not used the Chilton either.
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    i read somewhere on the forum that someone uses the gm tech manual, how do you get your hands on one of those?


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    I purchased my GM manual on EBAY it is on a CD

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    Now when you say GM Manual, What exactly is this?

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    I have the Haynes manual and I found that it is soft enough but does not have that fresh scent usually associated with toilet paper. But it gets the job done in the bathroom much better than in the garage where I thought it was border line useless.

    I prefer the Helms Manuals. Factory authorized 4 volume set measuring out around 8" thick for my 98. Covers everything in more detail than you can imagine. Diagnostic procedures, description of the function of the individual components and repair / replacements details. Cost a little more than Chilton and Haynes but if your truck is a keeper, they are worth their weight in US dollars.

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    nice, thanks caddi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddiac View Post
    I have the Haynes manual and I found that it is soft enough but does not have that fresh scent usually associated with toilet paper. But it gets the job done in the bathroom much better than in the garage where I thought it was border line useless.
    The problem with the roughness and lack of fresh scent is due to your impatience. You need take the time and let the Haynes sit for several days in an extremely humid environment (i.e. sauna on low) and have it surrounded with natural scents such as lilacs. Please keep in mind that if you are looking for additional strength as well, it might make sense to place waxed paper between every two pages in the Haynes while steaming, thus creating the ever-popular "two-ply".

    Good luck with this mod and don't forget the pics!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddiac View Post
    I have the Haynes manual and I found that it is soft enough but does not have that fresh scent usually associated with toilet paper. But it gets the job done in the bathroom much better than in the garage where I thought it was border line useless.


    ---------- Post added 06-21-2011 at 12:00 AM ---------- Previous post was 06-20-2011 at 11:57 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    The problem with the roughness and lack of fresh scent is due to your impatience. You need take the time and let the Haynes sit for several days in an extremely humid environment (i.e. sauna on low) and have it surrounded with natural scents such as lilacs. Please keep in mind that if you are looking for additional strength as well, it might make sense place waxed paper between every two pages in the Haynes while steaming, thus creating the ever-popular "two-ply".

    Good luck with this mod and don't forget the pics!!!


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