Porsche Service, Owner's and Shop Manuals
A while back I did a post on Porsche Service Bulletins or TSBs. As a result, I received a number of emails asking about the best places to purchase Porsche Service or Shop Manuals. Well, I've done some research and found there are numerous places you can buy these items online. However, the best selection seems to come from three places; Ebay, Amazon and Rennlist.
If you're interested in seeing what's for sale on Ebay, just click on this link. I've created a filter that will return all the current Porsche Service and Shop Manuals currently for sale.
Besides the original Porsche Shop Manuals (which you can usually find on Ebay) the next best thing is from Bentley Publishers. These shop manuals give detailed descriptions and diagrams and are easy to find on Amazon. If you're interested in seeing what's for sale on Amazon.com, I've listed them below. You can simply click through and order directly from them.
With regard to Rennlist, here is a link to the For Sale Thread. If you are not currently a member at Rennlist, I would highly encourage you to become one. The price of admission is very low and the quantity and quality of information is damn near priceless.
Porsche 911 Sc: Service Manual : Coupe, Targa, and Cabriolet : 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 (Porsche)
"Bentley service manuals provide the highest level of clarity and completeness for all service and repair procedures. Enthusiasts, do-it-yourselfers, and professional technicians will appreciate the quality of photos and illustrations theory of operation, and accurate step-by-step instructions. If you're looking for better understanding of your Porsche 911, look no further than Bentley. Engine covered: -3.0 liter 6-cylinder (930/04, 930/07 and 930/16), horizontally opposed, air cooled. -Complete disassembly and rebuilding guide, with full details on techniques and specifications. -Camshaft and timing chain replacement techniques with engine in car. -Complete description and repair guide to CIS fuel injection and Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI). Transmission covered: -915 (5-speed, with cable-operated clutch) -Complete removal and disassembly guide, including clutch disassembly, clutch cable and linkage rebuilding. Features: -Maintenance procedures for everything from changing the oil in the 11-quart dry-sump lubrication system to adjusting front wheel bearing play. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it. -Illustrated engine disassembly and rebuilding, including camshaft, timing chain, and timing chain tensioner replacement with the engine in or out of the car. -Dry-sump lubrication system repair and diagnosis, including replacing leaky oil return tubes with the engine installed. -Complete overhaul of the 915 transmission, including replacing the synchronizer "dog" teeth. -Complete clutch service, including clutch cable replacement. -Brake, steering and suspension system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair, including torsion bar setup and adjustment. -Heating and air conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement. -Body adjustments and repairs. -Electrical system diagnosis and fault finding, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section. -Wiring schematics for all circuits, including power distribution, grounds, convertible top, rear wiper and other hard to find circuits"
"This book is, in my opinion, invaluable for the owner of the Porsche 911 3,2 Carrera.
It covers all aspects of repair step by step and is clearly written with good supporting photographs. Each chapter has a paragraph about faultfinding. In many aspects it goes beyond my abilities as an amateur, but it helps me to tackle the occasional service and repair and to know what my mechanic is doing. Surely the next best book to an original Porsche Workshop Manual."
- As reviewed on Amazon by F. P. Van Geldern
Porsche Carrera 964: 1989-1994 Technical Data - Without Guesswork: Carrera 2, Carrera 4, RS America, Turbo 3.3, Turbo 3.6
"The Porsche Carrera 964: 1989 – 1994 Technical Data–Without Guesswork™ is an invaluable technical reference source for the Carrera 964. Fluid capacities, tightening torques, nominal values, wear limits, system illustrations, and electrical component locations are a few of the technical highlights you’ll find in this handy sized format. This sturdy wire-bound 8½" by 5¾" handbook is optimized for the toolbox, the workbench, and the shop environment. Quick access and easy navigation to hundreds of illustrations, tables and photographs make this a must-have for service professionals and Porsche 964 owners alike."
"The Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004 is a comprehensive source of service information and specifications for the Porsche Boxster and Boxster S from 1997 to 2004. The aim throughout this manual has been simplicity and clarity, with practical explanations, step-by-step procedures and accurate specifications. Whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourself Porsche owner, this manual will help you understand, care for and repair your Boxster.
Features: • Maintenance procedures for everything from changing the oil to replacing the interior ventilation microfilter. This manual tells you what to do and how and when to do it. • Step-by-step engine removal and installation and cylinder head cover service. • Cooling system filling and bleeding, coolant pump replacement and engine cooling fan and radiator service. • Fuel injection and ignition system service, including explanation of three different Bosch DME engine management systems. • Clutch, flywheel and rear main seal service. • Brakes, steering, suspension and ABS maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. • Heating and air-conditioning repair, including A/C component replacement. • Body adjustments and repairs. • Convertible top repairs and adjustments, including convertible top motor, drive cables and transmissions service. • Electrical system service, with an easy-to-use illustrated component locator section. • Wiring schematics for selected models, including power distribution, grounds, convertible top and other hard-to-find circuits. Bentley repair manuals provide the highest level of clarity and comprehensiveness for service and repair procedures. If you’re looking for better understanding of your Boxster, look no further than Bentley. "