A great consolidated example yes; but it does leave out bits of good information. Not a bad idea trying to source a few of the original manuals. I find it amusing Saab refers you to the next manual in some of the original ones, so I assume mechanics back in the day wound up buying all volumes.Agree with Jim.
Get a used Bentley manual and be happy.
Why would they?Did saab not separate the Service Manuels by model year?
To cover c900s, in other words? Sure, there'll be sections that don't apply to all cars - B engine, 8v H engine, 16v engine; front handbrake, rear handbrake - but once you get away from US manufacturers, this whole "model year"-centric mentality just doesn't exist.It seems that the 5-6 feed of book space your talk about would be for MY 79-94.
Thats what I suspected... You mentioned the bentley manuel being online somewhere, any suggestions, I wasn't able to find anything after searching for an hour.Why would they?
To cover c900s, in other words? Sure, there'll be sections that don't apply to all cars - B engine, 8v H engine, 16v engine; front handbrake, rear handbrake - but once you get away from US manufacturers, this whole "model year"-centric mentality just doesn't exist.
It's available at the following site, apparently sponsored by the Saab Club of Denmark. Browse to somewhere at the bottom, there's a PDF called "Saab 900 Workshop Manual", approx. 600+ MB file size.The real SAAB service manual set takes up about 5-6 feet of bookshelf space,
Does anyone think that SAAB may have updated these old manuals to .pdf for use in today's dealerships? Say you take an old 900 into a saab dealer, would they have service information in digital form even for the old cars?MMOE was kind enough to scan the manual transmission book. Many of the books that you can find are from dealerships that closed and in many cases that was the last year they were in business, so if they closed in 1989, their books at the latest would only go to the 88 model years. Unfortunately, there have been scans run of these books and been sold as .PDF files, only to find that the scan can't be looked at except to print at a bad scale. I have a pre 87 copy of the automatic book and realize that it will not cover everything for the 88 and later models, but the basic overhaul and truobleshooting will be worth it.
The Bentley's manual in .PDF used to be available on ebay. There was a guy in AZ selling a cd with it and a compiliation of several other .pdf files of Saab C900 technical data, history, and information. It looked to me like he downloaded a lot of the stuff from the Internet and put it together to sell. Of course I guess there's copyright issues in play. Let your conscience be your guide. "Don't ask - don't tell" seems to work for the U.S. military.Hey guys, I think I'm going to buy this cd with all the manual's on it. So much for the .pdf not existing...
Let me know if you guys want a copy and I'll throw a torrent up online.