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      12-16-2009, 08:22 AM   #1
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Technical Service Manual

Hey Guys,

New to the forum here. Does anyone have the service manual for the car that the BMW techs would use? I had one for my STi but was wondering if there is one for the e9X. I did a quick search but came up with nothing.

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      12-16-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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Not sure about the one that the techs use but there is the Bentley Repair Manual for the E90/E92 that pretty much shows you how to do everything.
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The two options are the Bentley service manual, or buying time on the BMW TIS. The TIS is what the BMW Techs use. You can buy a 24 hour period for $30 and copy what you want from it. The Bentley has been the standard for aftermarket BMW service manuals for decades.
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+1 on the Bentley manual, you can pick it up from Amazon for about 80-90bux.

It breaks everything down very easily and complete instructions on how to take everything apart and put everything back together again.
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Bentley doesn't cover 4 cylinder engines, as they are not exported to US :-(
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Plus the current rev of the Bentley doesn't cover 2010 (yet).
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Plus the current rev of the Bentley doesn't cover 2010 (yet).
Why should it? All 2010's are covered under warranty for the next 4 years. Besides there are no real differences between '09s and '10s.
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Why should it? All 2010's are covered under warranty for the next 4 years. Besides there are no real differences between '09s and '10s.
Geez, I was just stating a fact! The warranty is irrelevant to the need for a service manual. Besides, it's the minor differences that can cause problems when working on any car.
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