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Get a dose of automotive inspiration and learn a little more about author Randy Beikemann Ph.D. Listen to Randy's interview with Mark Greene from Cars Yeah here; Cars Yeah episode 592 with Randy Beikmann

or use iTunesGoogle Play, or Stitcher to listen to the podcast your favorite device. 

 

For more information on Physics for Gearheads, including the table of contents, an excerpt and much more, visit www.BentleyPublishers.com/physics.

 

 

Physics for Gearheads

An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports 

by Randy Beikmann

List price: $79.95

Mike Miller of Bimmer magazine reviewed The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems in the November 2016 issue.

 

Initially, Rob Siegel and I are friends, and we have both been on the masthead of the BMW CCA's Roundel magazine since Etruscan times, even though he looks way older than me. That doesn't mean we always agree or that we can't be objective about each other's work.

 

With that out of the way...

 

If the world has needed one automotive electrical system manual ever since different systems evolved in different regions of the world, it's this one. Why? Anyone who's ever looked under the hood and dash of a 40-year-old European car knows the hell it endured at the hands of those who didn't understand its electrical system.

 

While complexity has swallowed the automotive electrical landscape at the black hole level, knowing the basics can get savvy do-it-yourselfers through simple to complex electrical diagnosis and repairs, or at least let them know what they're paying someone else to do. It'll also make drivers conversant in the subject matter, letting them know how electricity works and how not to get shocked or set things on fire. It will answer the most common electrical question: Is my battery shot or is it the alternator?

 

Not knowing how to test things is the reason so many people buy a battery and an alternator in succession, having mal-guessed the first time. As Siegel explains in detail, all BMWs built up to 1996 and some systems after that can be diagnosed fairly well with a digital multimeter. They're super-useful, and you can get one for 10 bucks.

 

Speaking of multimeters, love doesn't begin to describe my feelings for Chapter 8, which shows comprehensively how to diagnose car horns. "No beep-beep" is a common problem once cars exceed 35 years of age, and cars of that age often fail safety inspections for simple horn malfunction.

 

Additional chapters cover ignition systems from points through electronic, reading wire diagrams, diagnosing parasitic power drains and even a bit on audio head units.

 

Additionally, Siegel has gone well beyond the basics to subject matter that should make this manual required reading in technical schools and repair shops alike. Heck, BMW service managers would do well to read it. ..and if they do, they'll enjoy it because the editors at Bentley had the good sense to let Siegel be Siegel. Unlike the dry engineer types who usually write manuals, Siegel has a God-given turn of phrase that makes everything he writes worth reading.

 

But will it help you fix your BMW? Yes. Fortunately for us, Siegel and team have put together a heavily German-based electrical manual. As Siegel explained, "Charlie Burke, who has written most of Bentley's technical manuals for the past 30 years, [said], 'The German-ness is the use of the DIN numbering system and the prevalence of Bosch electronics: There's a lot of truth to that, so we ran with it:'

 

That German-ness makes it relevant to Bimmer readers, but it's also what makes it less than optimally useful. Here's why: Surely, a manual that calls itself a Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems would offer a tantalizingly vulgar description of the most deviant, licentious and tawdry automotive subject there is, one so kinky only the Brits could be into it: positive ground electrical systems. Yet I found barely a mention of the subject on Seigel's manual. In fact, the manual covers nothing enigmatic, also known as British. For that, Siegel privately recommended author Rick Astley's (not the musician) Classic British Car Electrical Systems.

 

I asked Siegel how the Brits were skirted.

 

"Since Bentley's customer base is mainly owners of European cars and since both the DIN numbering system and Bosch apply to most European cars, 'German' was expanded to 'European:" he said. "We didn't explicitly set out to exclude the Brits, but that sort of did, since vintage British cars use Lucas electrics, and before a certain point, they didn't follow the DIN numbering
standard."

 

Notwithstanding skirting the Brits and dashing my admittedly more-than-a-little odd automotive proclivities like positive ground, this manual puts Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team on my list of noteworthy authors of truly useful manuals.

 

-Mike Miller

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The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

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Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

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More great praise for Physics for Gearheads by Randy Beikmann. The book which teaches physics using examples from motorsports, has been awarded the 2016 IAMC bronze medallion for a printed book, entire publication, technical: how to, by the International Automotive Media Competition  (IAMC). Author Randy Beikmann recently accepted this award at the Concours d'Elegance of America.

Author Randy Beikmann Ph.D (right) receives his bronze medallion from Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press. 
Photograph courtesy of Tara Beikmann. 

 

About the International Automotive Media Competition.

 

Judging for the IAMC is by peers, to a standard; entries may earn up to 100 points. The Medallion Awards -- Bronze (85-91 points), Silver (92-96 points) and Gold (97-100 points) -- are presented for those works so qualified. 

The International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC), is a program to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms of automotive media. The IAMC™ is administered, produced by and is a property of The International Society for Vehicle Preservation, ©2016 all rights reserved. ISVP™ is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) educational organization. IAMC and the International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA) are the property of ISVP™.

 


 

For more information on Physics for Gearheads, including the table of contents, an excerpt and much more, visit www.BentleyPublishers.com/physics.

 

 

Physics for Gearheads

An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports 

by Randy Beikmann

List price: $79.95




Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained used some of the math equations in Physics for Gearheads to explain the physics behind Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT)s. Watch the whole video for a great explanation of the physics behind a CVT and look for Physics for Gearheads featured at minute mark 7:38 in the video.  

 

For more information on Physics for Gearheads, including the table of contents, an excerpt and much more, visit www.BentleyPublishers.com/physics.

 

 

Physics for Gearheads

An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power - with Examples from Motorsports 

by Randy Beikmann

List price: $79.95

 

Rennlist.com recently reviewed The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems, follow the link to Rennlist.com for the full review and special offer on the book. The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems - Rennlist.com 

"Logically laid out, this book begins with the basics, and works its way to more complicated areas – starting with electricity and “how it actually works,” then moving into more advanced areas such as switches and relays, adding new circuits, ignition, reading wiring diagrams, modules, buses and digital data, the dreaded OBD-II, and often inscrutable sensors. The how and why of basic electrical principles are explained clearly throughout, and Siegel shows you how to test them. You don’t have to feel intimidated – Siegel conveys the sometimes unfathomable world of electrical systems into easier-to-understand language (note I said “easier,” not “easy”) with practical real world scenarios, analogies, and a plethora of sidebars, drawings, photographs, and diagrams to back up the text." - Rennlist.com 

 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95



Benjamin Shahrabani of vintage car lifestyle blog Petrolicious recently interviewed author Rob Siegel about his fleet of vintage BMWs. They talk about how Rob balances marriage, family and his love for cars. Rob also gives his opinion on the current state of the car collecting hobby and what it means to be a passionate automotive enthusiast. 

Be sure to read the full interview here for a special offer on Rob's books. http://petrolicious.com/how-can-a-normal-person-can-own-a-fleet-of-vintage-bmws

 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95

 

Rob talks a little about his history of wrenching and writing and then talks in depth about The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems. You can find the interview linked here: Deep Car Thoughts With Rob Siegel, the Hack Mechanic by Craig Fitzgerald


 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95


 


Get a dose of automotive inspiration and learn a little more about what makes Rob Siegel a.k.a "The Hack Mechanic" tick. Listen to Rob's interview with Mark Greene from Cars Yeah here; Cars Yeah episode 546 with Rob Siegel

or use iTunesGoogle Play, or Stitcher to listen to the podcast your favorite device. 

 


 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

List Price: $29.95


 

 

 

Craig Fitzgerald from Bestride.com recently reviewed The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems by Rob Siegel and The Bentley Publishers Technical Team and had this to say:

" I have spent many, many hours looking at wiring diagrams, and trying to diagnose electrical issues. The only vehicle I was successful with was — ironically — a 1970 Land Rover Series IIa, which was only simple to diagnose because there was like one wire in it.

All of those manuals, diagrams and user guides I pored over featured the style of writing you’d normally need to read the installation instructions on a garbage disposal to experience. Dry. Dull. Designed to induce sleep.

A book like this walks a fine line. You can easily dumb it down to the point where you’re insulting your reader with cartoon pictures of electrons, or just as easily overestimate the reader’s intelligence and attention span and write it like your core audience once built the Space Shuttle.

This one is billed as a guide to European automotive electrical systems, and it’s true that it does provide a lot of specific data on the idiosyncrasies of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and any other Euro manufacturer that favors Bosch electrics. But that’s not to say that if you own an Austin-Healey that you won’t get a lot of it.

It’s also not just for people who have cars of a certain vintage. A ton of the information collected in the book covers how to diagnose and understand things like all the sensors that make a modern car go and stop.

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems splits the difference. It’s an actual “book” with “chapters” featuring “engaging writing” that doesn’t make you want to stick your head in an oven. Each chapter covers a specific topic, but it’s broken up with tons of illustrations, and sidebars designed to either offer deeper information, to provide a warning, or to deliver an analogy that can help you sort through your problem.

It’s complex enough to cover modern electrical issues, but also never assumes that you’ve done any electrical work — or more accurately any electrical work correctly. Early chapters cover the basics of safety and automotive electricity, and most appreciated, how a multimeter actually works."

You can read the full review here: http://bestride.com/reviews/product-reviews/book-review-the-hack-mechanic-guide-to-european-electrical-systems


 




The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

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Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

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Bosch Automotive Handbook

Updated 9th Edition

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Mark Dwyer of Speedreaders.info recently reviewed; The V12 Engine: The Technology, Evolution and Impact of V12-Engined Cars by Karl Ludvigsen.  

  • "To many motorheads the word “twelve” has a near-magical ring to it that any other number of cylinders in an internal combustion engine just doesn’t come close to matching for impression or status. Anything less is too few, while the only other practical design with more cylinders, sixteen, certainly does seem to be too many. "
  • "Taking on the challenge of chronicling every V12 car engine ever made, as the author tells us is his intent, is not only enormous in scope, it could easily prove to be an overwhelming task for any but the most experienced and determined researcher and writer."

You can read the full review here on http://speedreaders.info/16999-v12-engine/


 

The V12 Engine

by Karl Ludvigsen

Hardcover, 590 pages, 585 photos, illustrations and diagrams, including 58 color photographs

List price: $79.95

 

more from Karl Ludvigsen >

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Porsche

 

Porsche 911 (Type 996) Service Manual:1999-2005

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,040 pages, 1,477 full color photos and illustrations
Full color throughout 

List price: $219.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 (Type 993) Service Manual:1995-1998

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 946 pages, 1523 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full color throughout 

List price: $219.95

 

 

 

Porsche Boxster Service Manual:1997-2004

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 672 pages, 909 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $109.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 Carrera Service Manual: 1984-1989

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 768 pages, over 1200 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 SC Service Manual: 1978-1983

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 672 pages, over 1100 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 964)1989-1994: Technical Data Without Guesswork

by Bentley Publishers

Softcover, 312 pages, over 275 illustrations & diagrams

List price: $54.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 (964) Enthusiast's Companion: 1989-1994

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 644 pages, 1130 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $79.95

 

 

 

The Unfair Advantage by Mark Donohue

Paperback, 368 pages, 115 photos and illustrations

List price: $34.95

Vintage car lifestyle blog Petrolicious recently reviewed; The V12 Engine: The Technology, Evolution and Impact of V12-Engined Cars by Karl Ludvigsen.  

  • "Filled with the author’s crisp and detailed prose as well as copious cutaway drawings, engineering cross-sections, and photographs in both black and white as well as color,.."

  • "...the author's approach to writing about these engines is more “biography" than engineering study, which makes for a more relaxed read for those less technically-inclined." 
    - Petrolicious  

You can read the full review here on Petrolicious, These Two Books About Engines Are Unexpectedly Great


 

The V12 Engine

by Karl Ludvigsen

Hardcover, 590 pages, 585 photos, illustrations and diagrams, including 58 color photographs

List price: $79.95

 

more from Karl Ludvigsen >

 

 


On April 7, 2016, in a ceremony held at the Techno Classica Essen in Essen, Germany, the German edition of 
Porsche - Origin of the Species was awarded a 2nd place in the automotive book design category.

 

The 2nd place award for automotive book design was awarded to the German edition of Porsche - Origin of the Species by the ADAC, the largest automobile club in Europe. 
Winners were chosen by a panel of judges consisting of automotive writers and  high ranking executives from leading European auto manufacturers. 

Bentley Publishers congratulates author Karl Ludvigsen and our German publishing partners, 
Delius Klasing on this exciting award, one of several that Porsche - Origin of the Species has won to date.

For more information on the award in German, it can be found here on the ADAC blog

 

 

 

 

Porsche - Origin of the Species (English language edition)

by Karl Ludvigsen

Hardcover, 356 pages
436 photos and illustrations
Bentley Book Code: GPGC

List Price: $119.95

 

 

 

 

 

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Audi

 

Audi A4 (B6, B7) Service Manual: 2002-2008

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1442 pages, 2610 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $149.95

 

 

 

Audi A4 (B5) Service Manual: 1996-2001

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,524 pages, 4,261 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

 

 

 

Audi A6 (C5) Service Manual: 1998-2004

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 976 pages, 1772 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

Audi TT Service Manual: 2000-2006

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 976 pages, 1826 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 


BMW

 

BMW 3 Series (F30, F31, F34) Service Manual: 2012-2015

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,078 pages, 1,546 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

BMW 3 Series (E90-E93) Service Manual: 2006-2011

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,424 pages, 2,412 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $149.95

 

 

 

BMW 3 Series (E46) Service Manual: 1999-2005

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1424 pages, 1703 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

 

 

 

BMW 3 Series (E36) Service Manual: 1992-1998

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 760 pages, 926 photos, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $89.95

 

 

 

BMW 3 Series (E30) Service Manual: 1984-1990

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 560 pages, 825 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $69.95

 

 

 

BMW 5 Series (E60-61) Service Manual: 2004-2010 (2 VOL)

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1734 pages, 2978 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $169.95

 

 

 

BMW 5 Series (E39) Service Manual: 1997-2003 (2 VOL)

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 2080 pages, 2667 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $179.95

 

 

 

BMW 5 Series(E34) Service Manual: 1989-1995

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 672 pages, 926 photos, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $89.95

 

 

 

BMW 5 Series(E28) Service Manual: 1982-1988

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 548 pages, 758 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $84.95

 

 

 

BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 2004-2010

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,040 pages, 1,884 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

BMW X5 (E53) Service Manual: 2000-2006

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1264 pages, over 2100 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

BMW Z3 (E36/7 E36/8) Service Manual: 1996-2002

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1152 pages, 1577 B/W photos and illustrations

List price: $119.95

 

 

 

 


 

MINI

 

MINI Cooper Service Manual: 2007-2013

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1064 pages, 1785 photos illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

 

 

 

MINI Cooper Service Manual: 2002-2006

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1440 pages, 2208 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

 

 


Porsche

 

Porsche 911 (Type 996) Service Manual:1999-2005

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,040 pages, 1,477 full color photos and illustrations
Full color throughout 

List price: $219.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 (Type 993) Service Manual:1995-1998

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 946 pages, 1523 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full color throughout 

List price: $219.95

 

 

 

Porsche Boxster Service Manual:1997-2004

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 672 pages, 909 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $109.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 Carrera Service Manual: 1984-1989

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 768 pages, over 1200 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 SC Service Manual: 1978-1983

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 672 pages, over 1100 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 964)1989-1994: Technical Data Without Guesswork

by Bentley Publishers

Softcover, 312 pages, over 275 illustrations & diagrams

List price: $54.95

 

 

 

Porsche 911 (964) Enthusiast's Companion: 1989-1994

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 644 pages, 1130 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $79.95

 

 


Volkswagen

 

VW New Beetle Service Manual: 1998-2010

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1664 pages, 2647 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

VW Jetta (A5) Service Manual: 2005-2010

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1352 pages, 2484 technical photos and illustrations

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

VW Rabbit,GTI (A5) Service Manual: 2006-2000

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 978 pages, 1792 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

VW Golf/Jetta/GTI (A5) Service Manual: 1999-2005 (2 VOL)

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 2008 pages, 24 in color, 4140 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

VW Passat (B5) Service Manual: 1998-2005 (2 VOL)

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1872 pages, 4445 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $149.95

 

 

 

VW Golf/Jet (A3) Service Manual: 1993-1999

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1088 pages, 852 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $99.95

 

 

 

VW Eurovan Service Manual: 1992-1999 (3 VOL)

by Bentley Publishers

Softcover, 2722 pages, 2361 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $219.95

 

 

 

VW Corrado Service Manual: 1990-1994

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,064 pages, 1,235 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $134.95

 

 

 

VW Passat (B3) Service Manual: 1990-1993

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 640 pages, 639 illustrations

List price: $69.95

 

 

 

VW Scirocco/Cabriolet Service Manual: 1985-1993

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 544 pages, 860 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $79.95

 

 

 

VW Golf/Jetta (A2) Service Manual: 1985-1992

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 840 pages, 698 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $89.95

 

 

 

VW Vanagon Service Manual: 1980-1991

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,456 pages, 2,295 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $199.95

 

 

 

VW Rabbit/Scirocco (A1) Gasoline Service Manual: 1980-1984

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 716 pages, 1151 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $69.95

 

 

 

VW Rabbit/Jetta (A1) Diesel Service Manual: 1977-1984

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 624 pages, 973 illustrations

List price: $69.95

 

 

 

VW Rabbit/Jetta (A1) Diesel Service Manual: 1977-1984

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 624 pages, 973 illustrations

List price: $69.95

 

 

 

VW Corrado Service Manual: 1990-1994

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 1,064 pages, 1,235 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $134.95

 

 

 

VW Type 2 Service Manual: 1968-1979

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 520 pages, 753 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $59.95

 

 

 

VW Type 1 Service Manual: 1970-1979

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 500 pages, 720 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $49.95

 

 

 

VW Type 1 Service Manual: 1966-1969

by Bentley Publishers

Hardcover, 520 pages, 959 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $59.95

 

 

 

VW Type 2 Service Manual: 1963-1967

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 918 pages, 1450 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

VW Type 3 Service Manual: 1961-1967

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 1152 pages

List price: $129.95

 

 

 

VW Type 1 Service Manual: 1961-1965

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 1364 pages, 2622 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

 

 

 

VW Transporter Service Manual: 1950-1962

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 1144 pages, over 2000 figures, illustrations, and diagrams

List price: $149.95

 

 

 

VW Type 1 Service Manual: 1952-1957

by Volkswagen of America

Hardcover, 704 pages, over 1300 figures, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $119.95

 

 

Rob Siegel, author of Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, now shares his Hack Mechanic wisdom and experience on the intimidating subject of dealing with electrical issues in your European car.


Available June 27, 2016

The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

 

 

The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems, by Rob Siegel together with the Bentley Publishers Technical Team, shows you how to think about electricity in your car and then take on real-world electrical problems.

 Through a practical and informal approach featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, the Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems takes the fear-factor out of projects like making wire repairs, measuring voltage drops, or figuring out if you have a bad fuel pump relay. Essential tools such as multimeters (DVOM), oscillosopes, and scan tools are discussed, with special attention given to the automotive multimeter needed to troubleshoot many modern sensors. You'll get step-by-step troubleshooting procedures ranging from safely jump starting a battery to diagnosing parasitic current drain and vehicle energy diagnosis. And you'll find detailed testing procedures for most problematic electrical components on your European car such as oxygen sensors, crankshaft and camshaft sensors, wheel speed sensors, fuel pumps, solenoids, and actuators. Reading wiring diagrams and decoding the German DIN standard are also covered.

Whether you are a DIY mechanic or a professional technician, The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems will increase your confidence in tackling automotive electrical problem-solving.

For more information on The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems, visit www.BentleyPublishers.com/electrical.


 

 

 

 

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