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Old 09-12-2007, 09:39 PM   #11
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How are they the same company..?

Most of the manuals cover a wide variety of cars so they are all going to be a bit Vague...

But the Chiltons is better than the Haynes..

I would prefer that every owner has a service manual, but not everyone can afford it..

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Default Re: Chilton'* vs Haynes?

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It was given to me as a recommendation to purchase a Chilton'* manual versus a Haynes manual just for reference. The part # I was told is 28200. Is it purely for Pontiac or does it cover: GM Bonneville/Eighty-Eight/LeSabre 1986-1999?

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ISBN-10: 0801989639
ISBN-13: 978-0801989636

Pep Boys has the best local price at $18.99 but I can get it through Amazon for $9.97. I just want to make sure the ISBNs and part numbers are the same. Can anybody clarify? I realize with each printing a different ISBN is issued but I just need it to cover '96 Bonneville.

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For the Chiltons Manual... 28200, this does cover BOP

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How are they the same company..?

Most of the manuals cover a wide variety of cars so they are all going to be a bit Vague...

But the Chiltons is better than the Haynes..

I would prefer that every owner has a service manual, but not everyone can afford it..
im pretty sure its on the back, but somewhere on a chiltons i remember reading "a haynes company" or something to that effect.

and many of the pics are the same too. look at the intro where the tools req pics are. same for haynes and chiltons. well @ least the ones ive compared
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I'll make this last note...

If you have to get a generic Automotive manual, Pick up the chiltons...

If worse comes to worse you can go to the library and look through the Chiltons service manuals that most of them have.. The info in the Real versions are quite good.. If there is anything we need to know such as torque specs and or setting the timming that where we go to get the proper info..

So there is always more than 1 avenue

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thats very true
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samueljackson -
How did you get them from your local public library?
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I agree with samueljackson. I bought one (I can't remember if it was the Chilton'* or Haynes), and was not that impressed with it, so bought the other. It was wrapped in clear plastic, so I could not read through it to compare to the one I had. Anyway, it is basically the same as the first, with very little difference. Pics are the same. It does say somehwere, on the back I think, that Chilton'* and Haynes are same company. If anyone wants to argue this, I'll check them when I get home tonight for exact details.
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I agree with samueljackson. I bought one (I can't remember if it was the Chilton'* or Haynes), and was not that impressed with it, so bought the other. It was wrapped in clear plastic, so I could not read through it to compare to the one I had. Anyway, it is basically the same as the first, with very little difference. Pics are the same. It does say somehwere, on the back I think, that Chilton'* and Haynes are same company. If anyone wants to argue this, I'll check them when I get home tonight for exact details.
Please do

One may have bought the other in this day and age.. Or they are published by the same company

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This isn't a mechanical issue. Moved to General Chat.
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OK, I think I'm going to need more info, like a picture of the back that says they are the same, because my research tells me that these two manuals are published by two different companies, links below:

Chilton by Thomson Delmar Learning

Haynes by Haynes Publishing

Now, this is not definitive by any means, it is the best info I can find so far. Nowhere can I find anything indicating that these manuals are both written or published by the same company.
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