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The new BMW 4 Series (F32, F33, F36) Service Manual: 2014-2016 is coming out January 11, 2017! Providing in-depth technical coverage for the 428i and 435i models in their Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe body styles, this repair manual is an detailed source of maintenance, service and repair information for the 4 Series owner or technician.

 

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BMW 4 Series (F32, F33, F36) Service Manual: 2014-2016

428i, 435i, including xDrive

Hardcover, 1,028 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1765-7
Bentley Stock Number: B416

List price: $129.95




"This publisher is back on our list for a second year in a row because it has such an amazing collection of must-read books for the automotive enthusiast. Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic by Rob Siegel ($29.95) will have you laughing and relating as he reflects on his life of fixing great European car classics like the BMW 2002 and the VW Camper Van. Siegel's latest offering, The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems ($49.95), offers step-by-step instructions for repairing electrical systems on your favorite European marques from DIN systems to Bosch fuel injectors. The V12 Engine ($79.95) by legendary automotive author Karl Ludvigsen is a comprehensive 590-page book that features 585 pictures to accompany the information-rich but very readable text about everything you need to know about the best engine in the world. For nostalgia's sake, The Racing Driver by Denis Jenkinson ($24.95) is a cult classic and an absolute essential for motorsport fans."

-European Car

2016 Holiday Gift Guide For The Car Enthusiast



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


 

The V12 Engine

by Karl Ludvigsen

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

List price: $79.95

 


 

The Racing Driver

by Denis Jenkinson

Softcover, 228 pages, 35 photographs and illustrations

List price: $24.95

 


 

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

This is an intelligently-written course that deals quickly with the general theory of automotive electronic systems and then goes about informing how to diagnose and treat (I mean repair) both simple and complex electronics components that are vital parts of the nervous systems of a number of brands of very popular off-shore car brands. 

 

This new and latest edition in Bentley’s Hack Mechanic series … “European Automotive Systems”, true to its title, deals with the mysteries and (sometime) madness of the electrical systems of cars imported from the Continent.

Thorough, surely scholarly, but still written in understandable terms, and with an almost uncountable (every page) wealth of sharp, understandable diagrams, photos, and charts … this book is (almost) fun to read, even if it is only to try to better simply understand what’s going on under the hood of your car and not necessarily to trace problems down and fix them oneself.

Like a book on medieval warfare techniques and technology, or the ins and out of brain surgery, this book can easily be read just for the information … Knowledge is (pardon the pun) power here.

You KNOW that your car runs on gasoline, right? You’re quite aware of that at the pump every time you fill your fuel tank up and slide that pair of twenties across the counter or swipe your credit card in the slot. (By the way, if your European car or truck is a hybrid plug-in all-electric, go on to the next book review here. On the other hand, if it relies on an internal combustion engine, stay tuned…).

OK right, that running on gasoline question was bogus. Your standard car, truck, and/or motorcycle all need highly complicated electronic systems, not only to run and control the motor and automatic transmission, but to see to a huge number of your needs and desires, from sun/moon roofs to 20-way adjustable seats, and on to NAV systems and super-vigilant safety systems that guard and guide the vehicle as well as providing protection in collisions and crashes.

This book is most assuredly not for everyone, even though it’s written in some of the clearest and easiest to understand language, not everyone is all that worried about the electrically system(s) in their cars.

Until they fail.

This book is the one that 8 out of 10 people reading these words will never even crack … but those two, the ones who this book is for, can be very important to the rest of us.

And that’s the idea here. This is an intelligently-written course that deals quickly with the general theory of automotive electronic systems and then goes about informing how to diagnose and treat (I mean repair) both simple and complex electronics components that are vital parts of the nervous systems of a number of brands of very popular off-shore car brands.

WARNING: PERSONAL FLASHBACK: Many years ago, when I worked at HQ branch of Region 7 of the LA County Library System in West Covina, I developed a theory. (Bear in mind that this was long before the Internet and only in the early stages of videotape … most technical knowledge was still only available in books.)

My theory was that well past half of the books that we had that pertained to doing some specific task (let’s say your own plumbing, or re-roofing your house, or tracing down a short in your car’s wiring system) were often, and in fact, how NOT to do it books … in their use in informing the reader of the degree of difficulty of a certain task.

Readers were apprised of the how complex a job was and often (after assessing themselves) went with professional help.

Like the books in the LA County Library system, this one is very good at separating the adept from the less adept. And especially the less adept who understand that they really do not have to be able to re-wire their twelve year old Audi in order to be fulfilled, and who understand that far more clearly because they looked at the process in this book and said: “Pass … let’s get a pro in here.”, which sometimes is the smartest, most efficient, least expensive, and safest approach to a serious automotive electrical problem.

One feature of this electronic textbook is the author’s very informative information on the dangers of working with electrical devices. By now, I’m going to guess that we’ve all felt the vibrating sting of an electric shock. Since you’re reading this, I’m going to guess that the shock did not wipe you out, but author Siegel is very careful to explain that a nasty shock CAN be very bad (life-threatening in many cases) and that caution and common sense is the only pre-antidote for this one. His warnings here are clear and correct.

And (aside from a radio not staying on station, or a CD getting stuck in the player) most modern automobile electrical problems are just that, serious. There may be sufficient gasoline in the tank, but if a very long list of electrical signals aren’t followed precisely to the letter, and dozens of minute connections aren’t made exactly on time and in a very precise order, in the words of Bob Dylan, “… you ain’t going nowhere”.

 

– Doug Stokes, LACars.com


Physics for Gearheads

Even if one never calculates a compression ratio, figures optimum gear ratios, wants to talk a few basic kinematic ratios, get heavily involved in spring rate calculations, or figure out the precise center of gravity of their racing car, this remarkable 604-page masterclass in (playfully titled “Physics for Gearheads”) will give its reader a sharpened appreciation for and understanding of a branch of science that can be almost mistaken for an art.

 

Hey … Gearheads! … Did you see that first number above? 604 pages, RIGHT, six hundred and four pages (count ‘em!) of first-rate, hard-core, right-up-your-dragstrip (or front straight) highly-useful technical information that reflects equally on the causes and the effects.

Name a component of high performance motorsports: horsepower, handling, roll, traction, braking, aerodynamics, friction, spring rates, slip angles, and every other immutable dynamic laws or forces that racing machines do their work under, and you’ll find page after page of interesting, informative, and understandable information. Maybe even a bit more than you were looking for, but this is not really a line-by-line, page-by-page, cover-to-cover book. Open it up, look around, find an illustration that grabs your eye, and dive headfirst into the amazing physics of performance.

There’s information here on what it really takes to go Supersonic at Bonneville with a speed against time chart on page 156 that spans exactly 161.7 seconds and shows Richard Noble’s sound barrier-busting run from zero to 1,138 feet per second (about 778 miles per hour) that found him fully 13 miles away from his starting point a short 2.695 minutes later.

…Maybe you want to talk about the perfect line around an oval track or a road course, as you might suspect, it’s all about physics and Doctor Beikmann has the numbers and the formulas. And, his new book will show you the way to calculate that and a whole lot of other very important bits and pieces of the full performance envelope that that racers flat out need to know and that gearheads of all varieties are going to have a lot of fun learning about.

Math was always my worst subject in school, but I still grew up a car nut, a racing nut, and someone who has fought to get all my sums right all my life. I only wish that I had had access to a book like this that really puts math (and physics) into direct a direct, working, logical relationship with motorsports.

Much the electronics book we looked at earlier on this dual review this one will be a book that, if nothing else, will help its reader to far better appreciate the art and science of the subject, in this case motorsports.

Every time that I get into an automobile, I almost instantly forget my own counsel and think that all you really need to do to be a racing driver is hold the gas pedal down a little harder for a little longer… of course that’s not the case, but everyone drives and everyone THINKS that’s all it takes. Take it from me, it doesn’t.

Same thing happens with racing cars, they (generally) work so well and go so fast that a lot of the hard work behind the horsepower and the handling is just taken for granted, and the driver gets all the glory.

Even if one never calculates a compression ratio, figures optimum gear ratios, wants to talk a few basic kinematic ratios, get heavily involved in spring rate calculations, or figure out the precise center of gravity of their racing car, this remarkable 604-page masterclass in (playfully titled “Physics for Gearheads”) will give its reader a sharpened appreciation for and understanding of a branch of science that can be almost mistaken for an art.

– Doug Stokes, LACars.com

PERSONAL ASIDE: I can’t imagine that one of the engineering schools (Cal Poly SLO … are you listening?) wouldn’t want to offer introduction to racing physics course using this book as the basic text, it would be a great way to excite, encourage, and really teach a large chunk of the basics of motorsports.



 


 

 


The Hack Mechanic™ Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems

by Rob Siegel and the Bentley Publishers Technical Team

List price: $49.95

Now Available !

 

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

 

 



 

 

 

"Consider it a tool to help get over the fears and confusion regarding electrical circuits, sensors, relays, and switches. In fact, it's more than a tool; it's like having your own electrical therapist. As a test, I used the book to troubleshoot an odd lack of spark on an Austin-Healey last week.
Even when used for Edwardian perversions of circuitry, such as those found on British cars, the book
provided everything I needed to know to methodically trace and resolve the issue." - Roundel Magazine

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW:
The Hack Mechanic Guide to
European Automotive Electrical Systems
by Rob Siegel

REVIEW BY PAUL WEGWISER

Like all good scams, this one started with a brief e-mail message and the words, "Paul, my darling, just so you know...." I've fallen for that one at least twice before. People don't call me their darling nearly enough, and I'm nothing if not desperate for affection in all its often-twisted forms. The e-mail continued, requesting that I review another of Rob Siegel'sautomotive books published
by Bentley Publishers, this one titled The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems.

Siegel's writing is well known to Roundel readers, and since the publication of his first book, Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, his colorful and heartfelt writing has connected with an enormous audience of "other" car fanatics, as well as those curiously connected with them. I was excited to be reading another one of his books, with the prospect of reviewing it in published form, until I realized that it was a book ... about. .. automotive electrical systems. Perhaps the driest subject matter imaginable, right? Even though I'm a professional mechanic, only math fills me with more dread than the prospect of diagnosing and repairing errant electrical malfunctions in a car. Most people are visual learners. Things like math and electricity are invisible, mysterious, haunting forces - invisible, that is, until it's too late. Ever seen an electrical circuit burn up in smoke because two wires decided to get a little too friendly? Some things are best left unseen - and unsmelled.

But here is a book thoughtfully and exhaustively crafted to put our fears at rest, and explain the nature of the scary, complex things connected to all those wires. It's not as warm and fuzzy as Siegel's first book, but it digs immediately in to the nitty-gritty of why electrical things work - or don't work - on our cars, in a manner that still makes for thoroughly pleasurable reading. (I was so happily submerged in this book while on vacation at the beach that I received the worst sunburn of my life.) I only wish that this book had been presented to me about 25 years ago. In fact, I'd suggest it as textbook material for professional educational programs, and it is essential reading for the do-it-yourselfer.

Siegel's book has all the elements: hilarious personal anecdotes, entertaining warnings, loads of photographs, and easy-to-understand diagrams - along with the sort of personal touch rarely found in technical guides. Often, I'll open a technical manual in search of the simple answer to a simple question, and invariably stumble upon some word or term that I've never understood. This is usually the point at which my monkey brain takes over and I lose my train of thought, ambition, and patience to solve what began as a simple repair or troubleshooting project. But this book kept me on track the entire way through. Among my favorite things, was a clear, easy-to-navigate index and table of contents. I find myself constantly flipping through the pages of most technical reference books, going from glossary to index to maingroup sections to table of contents, and back. This book makes that process a cinch.

Consider it a tool to help get over the fears and confusion regarding electrical circuits, sensors, relays, and switches. In fact, it's more than a tool; it's like having your own electrical therapist. As a test, I used the book to troubleshoot an odd lack of spark on an Austin-Healey last week. Even when used for Edwardian perversions of circuitry, such as those found on British cars, the book
provided everything I needed to know to methodically trace and resolve the issue. That sunburn doesn't feel so painful anymore.

I'm often asked for advice by people interested in working on their cars for the first time. I almost always respond the same way: "Get a Bentley book for it-then go from there." This particular book isn't just for novices; it has the good nuts-'n'-bolts stuff to refresh the skills of even veteran technicians and mechanics, while still making the world of automotive electrical service accessible and welcoming to the beginner. Whether you're working on a 1970s coupe or something still functioning on its second 14,000- mile oil change from 2013, this book will assist you in understanding, diagnosing, and repairing the many simple and notso- simple electrical circuits designed to make your car function properly.

And Rob, my darling, just so you know: This isn't another automotive book that will sit on my book case at home. This one's going in my tool box at the shop. Permanently. Besides, it's already got greasy fingerprints on it.

 

 

 

 


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 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

Click for a complete PDF version of the review


 


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


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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