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Calvin
03-19-1998, 09:05 AM
I found the publisher of the BMW shop manuals... <A HREF="http://www.jagunet.com/~tmcpub/">TMC Publications</A> in Baltimore, MD. The problem is for late model BMWs the manuals are in Micro-Fiche only. Below is the response to my email requesting M Roadster manuals. Don't know how many sections are in the service manual. Apparently TMC does not have a list of sections...<p>If you want more info. you can contact Carolyn Pritchett at the following:<p>Carolyn Pritchett <br>TMC Pubilcations Automobile Literature <br>Supplier of European automobile manuals and micro-fiche <br>email <A HREF="mailto:tmcpub@jagunet.com">Carolyn Pritchett</A><br>phone - 410-367-4490 <br>fax 410-466-3566 <br>Service Manual Micro-Fiche "ONLY" $35.00 per section <br>Technical Data Micro-Fiche "ONLY" Engine Specs $35.00 <br>Parts Catalog Micro-Fiche "ONLY" $50.00 <br>Quick Reference Catalog Vol I Body, Vol II Service (some part numbers) $25.00 each <br>Electrical is NOT available at this time: <br>**Shipping - the price is determined by final weight and destination*** <br> <br>Orders are processed immediately. Shipping is by UPS ground service. All books are new and written in English. If you are interested in any of the above items please fax us with your full name, complete mailing address, phone number, credit card number, expiration date and signature authorizing your purchase. We accept most major credit cards. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail, fax, or you may call and ask for Carolyn. Thank you for your inquiry!<p><br>Calvin<br>///M - Silver/Red/Black - 4/25 pickup I hope!!!<p><A HREF="mailto:crjennin@umich.edu"><IMG SRC= "http://www-personal.umich.edu/~crjennin/e-3dmail.gif" height= 20 width=45 BORDER=0>Calvin and Laura Jennings</A><p><A HREF="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~crjennin/">Calvin and Laura's Reststop </A><br>

Aaron K.
03-19-1998, 08:44 PM
Calvin,<p>Thanks for the info, but I've got a few corrections:<p>- TMC is not the "publisher" of these manuals, they are just reselling them.<p>- BMW does not publish printed manuals (at least not for any recent models). Most parts cataloges and manuals are available on microfiche but these are becoming scarce as BMW now supplies CD-ROMs to dealers with this info. The CD-ROMs are not available to the public, but the fiches are.<p>- Electrical Troubleshooting Manual Z-3 1/96 to present is BMW part #01 00 1 469 402 suggested retail $75.00<p>- Parts Catalogue Z-3 is BMW part #01 07 9 788 937 suggested retail $13.00 and tragically already has the dreaded "NLA" (no longer available) listed in the price book. Check your dealer first, see if they have any in stock.<p>- Sorry, no repair manual listed on microfiche for the Z-3, this is from the Oct '97 BMW Suggested Parts Price Book.<p>- The "Quick Reference Guides" consist of two printed volumes which show the major/most commonly looked up parts, and list part numbers. They cover most models from early '80s on. The Mechanical Parts book is BMW part #01 00 1 467 880 and the Body Parts book is part #01 00 1 467 879.<br>The issues I have are both last updated July 1997 and both have printed on them: cost $5.00 (as opposed to $25 each from TMC).<p>-M-Roadster will not show up on any of these, probably only on CD-ROM.<p>Just a word in warning, the dealer is not always the most expensive!<p>Aaron K.<br>'86 325 171k<br>'98 Z-3 1.9 Violet-Red on order!<br>BMWCCA #97450

Calvin
03-20-1998, 07:27 AM
Sorry, but I'd have to disagree... I asked specifically for the manuals for the 98 M Roadster/Z3. The response I posted was for that request. If the 'official' source of manuals in the U.S. for BMW and others says that it is available, I would have to agree. I agree BMW is not selling any late model manuals...<p>Calvin - M Roadster 36 days from delivery...<p><i>: Calvin,<p>: Thanks for the info, but I've got a few corrections:<p>: - TMC is not the "publisher" of these manuals, they are just reselling them.<p>: - BMW does not publish printed manuals (at least not for any recent models). Most parts cataloges and manuals are available on microfiche but these are becoming scarce as BMW now supplies CD-ROMs to dealers with this info. The CD-ROMs are not available to the public, but the fiches are.<p>: - Electrical Troubleshooting Manual Z-3 1/96 to present is BMW part #01 00 1 469 402 suggested retail $75.00<p>: - Parts Catalogue Z-3 is BMW part #01 07 9 788 937 suggested retail $13.00 and tragically already has the dreaded "NLA" (no longer available) listed in the price book. Check your dealer first, see if they have any in stock.<p>: - Sorry, no repair manual listed on microfiche for the Z-3, this is from the Oct '97 BMW Suggested Parts Price Book.<p>: - The "Quick Reference Guides" consist of two printed volumes which show the major/most commonly looked up parts, and list part numbers. They cover most models from early '80s on. The Mechanical Parts book is BMW part #01 00 1 467 880 and the Body Parts book is part #01 00 1 467 879.<br>: The issues I have are both last updated July 1997 and both have printed on them: cost $5.00 (as opposed to $25 each from TMC).<p>: -M-Roadster will not show up on any of these, probably only on CD-ROM.<p>: Just a word in warning, the dealer is not always the most expensive!<p>: Aaron K.<br>: '86 325 171k<br>: '98 Z-3 1.9 Violet-Red on order!<br>: BMWCCA #97450<p></i>

Aaron K.
03-20-1998, 03:04 PM
<i>: Sorry, but I'd have to disagree... I asked specifically for the manuals for the 98 M Roadster/Z3. The response I posted was for that request. If the 'official' source of manuals in the U.S. for BMW and others says that it is available, I would have to agree. I agree BMW is not selling any late model manuals...<p>: Calvin - M Roadster 36 days from delivery...<p>Good luck. TMC is not the "offical" source for BMW manuals, funny they didn't even provide you the BMW Part ##s - because if they did you could stroll down to your local dealer and buy the same thing (probably for less). BMW distributes its "official" info through its dealership network. If you don't believe me, try the part ##s in my post at your dealer. Better yet, call TMC and ask them for the BMW part ## for the information you requested spcifically on the M-roadster - if they have some and give them to you I'll be more than happy to look up the suggested retail cost in the Oct '97 Suggested Retail Parts Price Book from BMW.<p>I really don't want to get into a flame war on this - I'm trying to save you money and keep you from being misled by a company that, for one example, is charging $25 for a $5 book!!<p>Aaron K. <br></i>


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