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Workshop Manual Berlingo mk2
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I have been borrowing the Haynes workshop manual for my motor (Berlingo Multispace mk2) but must admit that IMHO Haynes manuals are somewhat lacking these days.

Has anyone any experience of this http://www.rapidmanuals.co.uk/index.php?...uct_id=369

I would like to read your comments and opinions please before I commit to buy.

Also if anyone can reccomend a decent alternative to Mr Haynes' publication then I would be grateful
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
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NO!!!! Just NO!! :eek:
There are several complaints about this company. I was stung last week. :censored:
They sent me 2 DVDs: No.1 is not recognised in any of my PCs and No.2 has a trial version of an archiving program.
The address given on the website doesn't exist as there is no Derby Road in the given post code.
The website is hosted in the 'States and AlertPay who deal with their payments are in Montreal.
The discs, however, were posted in the UK.

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A couple of us bought discs earlier this year off eBay (different seller) and they turned out to be a con as well. It sounds like the same content though, which was just downloaded crap available on various Torrent sites but which basically either doesn't work or is freely available elsewhere.
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


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I have a 2006 Berlingo with a 1.6 HDi 92 engine. I bought the Haynes Citroen Berlingo/ Peugeot Partner 1996-2005 manual. I Knew from the dates that the 1.6 HDi would not feature in this manual but I thought there would be enough there to make it worthwhile. I have had the vehicle for 2 years now; it was two years old when I got it. As I am now retired, I haven't had a lot to do on the Berlingo yet. However, I cannot find any manual featuring the 1.6 HDi at all. I know it is now a common engine featured in lots of cars; I read somewhere that it originated from Ford. Any way, the HDi has an aluminium or stainless cover on the front of the block which seems to shield the exhaust manifold and it has become detached from its anchor on the front of the block (like broke off). I was warned about this by a joiner friend before I bought but he did say that this was the only fault he had enjoyed. Without any 1.6 HDi info, I can't even give this part a name. I think Haynes have a difficulty now that various makes of car are not as distinct as they used to be and you can get, for example, various engines fitted in various cars ( a many to many matrix).
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I ordered one it consisted of 2 discs disc one sent my laptop Cd into overdrive (hunting) disc 2 if I remember had some microsoft office software on it ???
As stated postal address is nonexistent I have emailed them today.
I do not think I will get a reply thou

(26-05-2011, 06:34 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  I have been borrowing the Haynes workshop manual for my motor (Berlingo Multispace mk2) but must admit that IMHO Haynes manuals are somewhat lacking these days.

Has anyone any experience of this http://www.rapidmanuals.co.uk/index.php?...uct_id=369

I would like to read your comments and opinions please before I commit to buy.

Also if anyone can reccomend a decent alternative to Mr Haynes' publication then I would be grateful

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(26-07-2011, 08:30 PM)BlueBlingo Wrote:  I ordered one it consisted of 2 discs disc one sent my laptop Cd into overdrive (hunting) disc 2 if I remember had some microsoft office software on it ???
As stated postal address is nonexistent I have emailed them today.
I do not think I will get a reply thou

Find the payment notification from AlertPay where you will have an account number and open a dispute procedure. AlertPay are dealing with mine at the mo'.
Forget trying to deal with Rapid Manuals as they will ignore you.

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UPDATE!!

AlertPay have just emailed me to say that they are refunding the £5.99 to my credit card. So that's a result then! Big Grin
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Having just bought a 54 Berly Enterprise 600, I decided to buy a 'trusty' Haynes.
Found one on Amazon and awaited delivery.
Image my disgust when the 'Mechanic's Bible' turned out to be a muppets guide to changing oil and very little else
I remember when Haynes was THE book the spanners turned to, it was known to be your first choice for any model on the road.
Not only did it tell you how to repair your car, it told you how to make any special tols you might need to do it.
NOT ANY MORE - I spent 20 odd quid for a door stopper, cos it ain't good for anything better.
The paper is crap, the binding is crap and the 'info' is also crap.
If you need help, come to here, where there's really nice people who are willing to put you right.
If it ain't broke, don't 'fix' it.   Angel
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#9
Not certain which book you got, but...
I've used mine to help me partially rebuild my engine(1.4i ), replace an engine(earlier), replace the borked out rear axle...

I actually have two of them; the 1996 - 2005 and the 2010 issue, the older one is in my garage, and looking like it, and the newer one is on a shelf in my livingroom.

Of course the Electronics section is more or less useless, but that's to be expected.

It can be somewhat convoluted to do some tasks as they often just refer to other sections instead of writing a Complete step-by-step for every little operation.
They do have the important bits, though; the TORQUE SETTINGS.
(You can't do much work on the engine, or the rear axle Mounts without those)

If there's one thing I feel is missing, it's a list of Tools needed for a specific operation.
(You need 24mm spanners or sockets, and a really oversize hex tool to replace the rear shocks, and the torx key you need for he rearmost rubber Blocks on the rear axle Mounts is a size not found in most sets.)
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