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Old 28 December 2008, 09:14   #1
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Are Clymer manuals any good for outboards? I've got a CD of all the part numbers and basic diagrams of they way things go together but you can't beat a good manual like Haynes used to be.
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I thought Clymer manuals are the marine equivalent of a haines.

I used to have one for my Johnson 90 and it was very good with diagrams pictures and step by step info.

A definate must have if you plan to do some homw maintenance.

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I thought Clymer manuals are the marine equivalent of a haines.

I used to have one for my Johnson 90 and it was very good with diagrams pictures and step by step info.

A definate must have if you plan to do some homw maintenance.

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Clymer are the best going for anything apart from original workshop manuals. I try and buy Clymer exclusively for bikes too as H****s have had some real glaring mistakes in them. (a certain GPZ500S manual had the cam timing instructions 180 degrees out.....not good on a 180 degree twin!)

Don't buy Seloc unless there's no other option.

Saying that JSP, if you've got one of the Ebay CDs with the Yamaha workshop manual on, it's got better instructions in than the Clymers if you can live with how long it takes to find any info.
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Old 28 December 2008, 17:50   #4
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Saying that JSP, if you've got one of the Ebay CDs with the Yamaha workshop manual on, it's got better instructions in than the Clymers if you can live with how long it takes to find any info.
I don't think it's a copy of the workshop manual, more a parts list like you used to get on the old microfiche. The diagrams show all parts and where they live. No torque settings or such like though.
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I've found the Clymer manual for my Merc. (Yam powerhead) really helpful. There's no way I could have done the maintainance I have done without it (even though it didn't mention the drive shaft steadying bearing- see a thread somewhere here) . Great investment.
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