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Need advice. I don't like to wrench on cars much, but I do like to fix little things. I hear great things about the Bentley manuals, but if it's full of sections like rebuilding the tranny, adjusting TDC, replacing the cam shaft, etc, then it's not worth my time or $. I don't have the tools, skills, or inclination to do these things. But if I need to replace a relay, access a burned out bulb inside the dash, adjust my headlights, etc, then I'm willing to jump and buy 1. So here's my ?. Is the Bentley still useful to me, for what I want to do? In other words, does it also cover how to do these little things? And if not, is there a different repair manual that's more my speed?
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The manual is VERY helpful in many areas, but if your only looking at replacing the easy and common stuff, lots can be found online.

It does have the simple things like fuses, relays, etc.

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it's a good manual. i highly recommend it. i know others highly recommend it as well. got mine from barnes.
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