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Old 26th April 2006, 09:50   #1
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I was wondering if any of the bookshops here (Bangalore) stock the technical manuals from Haynes.. I remember coming across one in a used book store and was impressed with the way things have been put across. If not Bangalore, any other place in India where I can get hold of these?

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Haynes manuals are the most famous instruction manuals in the world, having sold 150 million copies worldwide and will mark their 50th anniversary in 2010.

There was a small item here in the BBC News yesterday: BBC NEWS | Technology | 'The godfather of instruction manuals'

The Haynes Manual website is here: Do It Yourself (DIY) Auto Repair Manuals from Haynes

I wonder where one can access these manuals in India. Any information?

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am searching couple of them too. Couldn't locate them in delhi. almost all those shops in darya ganj.

manage to get some from net from obvious places.
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hi, i sourced a used one for my corsa through ebay UK site few months ago. Brand new ones are about 15pounds and used ones around 4-6 pounds, add to it an approx postage of 11 pounds. I have used Haynes Manuals for almost 11 years and would always reccomend it !
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UK ebay site is the place where there are tons of manuals for sale. Except for used book stores, I doubt you get them in India. Probably, you can order.

I usually buy them from e-bay. As vdiatech mentioned, you will get good conditioned manuals 15 pounds onwards.

Edit: Oops, I just saw that the OP is ages old :-)

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They do have an India Office. If you have any luck let us all know!

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Haynes International, Inc.
India Branch Office
No. 5A, 5th Floor Century Plaza
560-561 Anna Salai
Teynampet, Chennai
600 018, India
Tel: 91-44-4354-6101
FAX: 91-44-4354-6103
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They do have an India Office. If you have any luck let us all know!

India
Haynes International, Inc.
India Branch Office
No. 5A, 5th Floor Century Plaza
560-561 Anna Salai
Teynampet, Chennai
600 018, India
Tel: 91-44-4354-6101
FAX: 91-44-4354-6103
Oh thanks for the address, It is very close to my office. I will check it out
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Haynes Manuals are extremely detailed tomes. Not for the casual reader, these are meant for professionals (as also Anoraks like me, heh heh).

2 good sites where you can source Haynes Manuals would be:

1. Firstandsecond.com - India's Biggest Online Book Store. Apna Desi Book store, huge collection they show, however most of the books are shipped from abroad by them once you place the order. Takes time, but atleast no tension of books getting lost/damaged.

2. Motor Books - Motoring/Aviation/Maritime/Military/Railway Books DVDs and CDs . The collection of books is huge. How many people have a 1949 Austin A40 Devon Manual ready to ship when you ask for it? But the website and ordering part seems like a Mom&Pop store. You place an order online, then some guy called Paul gets in touch with you over mail. Another problem of ordering through them is you either have to pay huge money towards insured airmail/surface mail, or live in fear (until the books arrive) if you choose their uninsured counterparts.

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Haynes Manuals are extremely detailed tomes. Not for the casual reader, these are meant for professionals (as also Anoraks like me, heh heh).
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Haynes Manual clearly indicate the difficulty levels of each and every task ( the shaded spanner ) . 1-3 shades for DIY enthusiasts (in my opinin)and over that is for experienced guys . Haynes manual can be used by all. Also the awesome pictorial representation and infomation is very educative, minimizes the chances of a dealer/mechanic taking the reader for a ride !

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Haynes manuals are indepth and can be used by anybody with a bit of knowledge.. too bad they are expensive.. I down load my manuals from torrent sites ..
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I got mine from eBay. While I stay in Australia, I got one from the US. Shipping was more than the cost of the product itself, but its already paid for itself in the last year. A must for those who like to get their hands dirty and know the innards of their cars.
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