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Old 02-20-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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I am sure there are 1001 posts on what manual is the best for working on Corvettes but the search feature is still not working so....
What is the best repair manual for a 1990 Coupe and where is the best place to get one? Thanx!
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:47 PM   #2
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Helms prints the "factory" manual. Their name is even in your owners manual. Go here: http://www.helminc.com

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Old 02-20-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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The Chiltons is nice, better than the Haynes anyways. Chiltons you can get at Checkers and Haynes you can get from Autozone. I have both because some info is not in one or the other.

The next step would be the service manual from GM. You can buy these from, you guessed it, GM. However, they do take for granted you own a shop.
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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The next step would be the service manual from GM. You can buy these from, you guessed it, GM. However, they do take for granted you own a shop.
Who gets them from, guess who???? Helms.

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Old 02-20-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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I bought three the oem from helms a chilton and the hayns
some cover things better than the other one i consult all three.IF YOU NOT GOING THE OEM WAY Buy both chiltons and hayns you need both it never hurts to have too many pictures.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:15 PM   #6
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there are usually some on ebay....
in fact heres a link to a nice set.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...5&category=268
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:05 PM   #7
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Helms prints the "factory" manual. Their name is even in your owners manual. Go here: http://www.helminc.com

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The only way to go.... don't waste your money on any other one... Go Helms
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:07 PM   #8
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Get the Helm if you want the best. Chilton's is ok
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #9
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I originally bought Chiltons and Haynes because the are inexpensive but ... if ya want the best get Helms which is the factory manual.

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:48 PM   #10
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I bought a Hayes 2 yrs ago, wish I bought a Helms. Hayes is too general.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:42 AM   #11
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I just bought my manual from Helms a couple weeks ago and I'm already reaping the benefits! :thumbs:
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:58 AM   #12
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there are usually some on ebay....
in fact heres a link to a nice set.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...5&category=268
This is as good as a Helms and a whole lot cheaper.
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Old 02-22-2004, 12:05 AM   #13
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Helms is the best, though for the older C4's, the schematics are now in black & white (the originals were in color). Alldata, http://www.alldata.com is an online source for a fee that includes all the Tech Bulletins. It's probably worth it for the Bulletins, but the Tech info seems to be a hodgepodge of misinformation (so after you download and print all the Bulletins, you might as well let the subscription lapse). If you have a friend at a dealership and a really good scanner (like a Tech 1), see if you can scam some Mitchell software to go with it (my neighbor is a distributor). Amazing stuff the one or two times I've been able to use it.
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Old 02-22-2004, 11:28 AM   #14
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Helms :D I have the Haynes too :( Everyone kept recommending Helms, got both Servic manual and electrical diagnostic for $66.50 off ebay-Am I impressed or what :D Now I can challenge things that scared the poopie out of me. :seeya
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