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I would like to start doing some of my own work on my Insight. Can someone tell me which manuals to get and how much I will be spending for the manuals.
Thanks, Jackson
 

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The body manual probably isn't worth it. Mostly it's about how the factory assembles the cars, where the spot welds go, etc.

The regular manual is good, but not great. It would be nice if somebody like Haynes would do one, but with such a low volume car it seems unlikely...
 

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Speaking of spot welds, I was looking under the covers in the back and found several places where there were hand-written (felt marker) circles and Xes and arrows. Looks like the spot welding is done by hand and the inspector found a few places where they missed the first time through...

I feel so rich owning a hand-made all aluminum car. Who cares about fuel economy, I own an exotic! 8)
 

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Dougie said:
The regular manual is good, but not great. It would be nice if somebody like Haynes would do one, but with such a low volume car it seems unlikely...
What's the problem with the regular manual? I have found it to be one of the most detailed service manuals I have seen. Though I would prefer a little more on the wiring side.
 

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Got both

Cost me 'bout $100 for both the main service manual and the electrical manual. VERY detailed, but also mainly designed to work at the dealers when one has access to their code reading computer and software. But one can do a lot of testing proceedures as presented by the books that would not be available otherwise.
 

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100 bucks on ebay will go a long way to getting you all the diagnostic code reading capability. I've got a laptop configured to hook up to my car and read all the fun data they get to see. then you dont have to pay 80 bucks for the diagnostic for every CEL.
 
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