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Two technical videos covering do-it-yourself procedures for the BMW X3 (E83) are now available on our BMW X3 (E83) Online Technical Library.

BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Transfer Case Oil Change - DIY Repair

In this video, see how to change the BMW X3 X-Drive Transfer Case Oil. Note that fluid change may also require resetting the fault memory and control unit adaptations. Video shows resetting VTG Transfer Case adaptations using diagnostic scan tool. 

BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Servomotor Actuator - DIY Repair

In this video, see how to repair the BMW X3 X-Drive Transfer Case Servomotor / Servo Actuator by replacing the internal plastic drive gear rather than replacing entire Servomotor.

Both of these videos use a 2007 BMW X3 (BMW E83) as a demonstration vehicle. For additional technical coverage for BMW X3 models built on the E83 platform, visit the BMW X3 (E83) Online Technical Library at: https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/x/AgDQBg

BMW X3 (E83) Repair Manual - Now Available

For more information on our BMW X3 (E83) repair manual visit:  http://www.bentleypublishers.com/c/bx30

 

BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 2004-2010

2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, xDrive 30i

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

List price: $129.95

We're very proud to announce the forthcoming publication of one of the most interesting books in automotive engineering we have seen in years.


Physics for Gearheads

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

by Randy Beikmann

List price: $79.95
Bentley Stock Number: GEBP
Available March 9, 2015 

Softcover, 8 inches x 10 inches
604 pages
347 photos, illustrations and diagrams
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1615-5

Whether your interest is in increasing your engine's horsepower, getting more miles per gallon, or shaving tenths off your lap time on track day, you can use physics to gain insight into the problem and formulate a solution.

There is no better way to learn physics than by having a problem to solve

As a gearhead, you have a secret advantage when it comes to understanding physics: you see it at work every time you solve a problem with your car or watch a motorsports event. The experience you already have tuning cars or motorcycles is your virtual physics lab. Physics for Gearheads will show you that if you can learn about cars, you can learn about physics.

Physics for Gearheads not only explains physics principles in language you can understand, it demonstrates how to use physics to your advantage.

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

 

 


The brand-new BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 2004-2010 is now in stock and shipping worldwide!

    

Our first book of 2015 is also one of our most anticipated technical manuals in years.  This comprehensive repair manual covers the first generation of BMW X3 models built on the E83 platform from the 2004 model years up through 2010.

     

The BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 2004-2010 contains technical repair information for the following engines & transmissions:

Engines covered:

  • M54 engine: 2.5i, 3.0i (2004-2006) 
  • N52 engine: 3.0si, xDrive 30i (2007-2010) 

Transmissions covered: 

  • Manual: ZF GS6-37BZ (6-speed) 
  • Automatic: GM A5S390R (5-speed) 
  • Automatic: GM GA6L45R (6-speed) 

Click on the link below to see more information about the book, including the table of contents, the complete index, a link to an excerpt and much more.

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/c/BX30

Order the book today here at BentleyPublishers.com or wherever BMW repair manuals are sold. 

 

BMW X3 (E83) Service Manual: 2004-2010

2.5i, 3.0i, 3.0si, xDrive 30i

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

List price: $129.95

Happy New Year from all of us at Bentley Publishers! Our newest release arrived at our warehouse just at the tail end of 2014. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is used by automotive technicians and enthusiasts worldwide. This indispensable reference guide to automotive engineering concepts and technology has grown significantly in page count and size for this, its ninth edition. 

For more information on the Bosch Automotive Handbook - 9th Edition, click on the link below:

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/bosch/engineering-and-motorsports/bosch-automotive-handbook-9th-ed.html

 

Bosch Automotive Handbook

Updated 9th Edition

Hardcover, 1,544 pages, 1,450 illustrations and diagrams

List price: $69.95

The MINI Cooper (R55, R56, R57) Service Manual: 2007-2013 is now available! Covering the Mk II MINI Cooper models, including the Cooper S, Clubman and Convertible across over 1000 pages, this hardcover book is a comprehensive source of repair information for the professional service technician or MINI owner.

For complete information on what you'll find in this Mk II MINI Cooper repair manual, visit http://www.bentleypublishers.com/mini/repair-information/mini-cooper-service-manual-2007-2013.htmlOrder it here at BentleyPublishers.com or from wherever MINI Cooper technical books are sold.

 

 

MINI Cooper, Cooper S, Clubman (R55, R56, R57) Service Manual: 2007-2013

Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works (JCW) including Clubman, Convertible

Hardcover, 1064 pages, 1845 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

We're happy to announce that a brand-new edition of our MINI Cooper Repair Manual will be out on October 1st, 2014. Incorporating service information and technical specifications for Mk II Mini Cooper models from the 2007 through 2013 model year, the MINI Cooper, Cooper S, Clubman (R55, R56, R57) Service Manual: 2007-2013 supersedes the previous edition with two more model years of coverage.

For a lot more information on the book, including an excerpted procedure preview, model coverage details, the table of contents, a complete index of what's in the book and much more, visit www.bentleypublishers.com/c/BM13

Pre-order the MINI Cooper, Cooper S, Clubman (R55, R56, R57) Service Manual: 2007-2013 here at Bentley Publishers through the links below or wherever MINI technical books are sold.

 

MINI Cooper, Cooper S, Clubman (R55, R56, R57) Service Manual: 2007-2013

Cooper, Cooper S, John Cooper Works (JCW) including Clubman, Convertible

Hardcover, 1064 pages, 1845 photos, illustrations and diagrams

List price: $139.95

After a terrific and well-received launch at the 2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette show and just in time for the 4th of July, we're happy to announce that Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car by Karl Ludvigsen is now available and shipping today! Look for it here on BentleyPublishers.com or wherever Corvette books are sold.

For a preview of what you'll find in Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car, check out the September 2014 issue of Corvette Magazine on newsstands now. In it, you'll find an exclusive excerpt of Chapter 35 - "Winchell's Raiders" where Ludvigsen tells the back story of the Chevrolet engineering team in the mid-'60s with recollections of Frank Winchell, Zora Arkus-Duntov and their discussions of the Corvette's engine placement.

 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Now Available!

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95

 

We're very proud to announce that two of our most recent books won Gold Awards at the 23rd International Automotive Media Competition.  The acclaimed book Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic by Rob Siegel was the recipient of the IAMC's Gold Award for Book Writing - Autobiography, while our Porsche 911 (Type 993) Service Manual: 1995-1998 won the Gold Award for Book Writing - Technical, How to do it. These awards were presented by the International Society for Vehicle Preservation on Friday, June 27.

The International Automotive Media Awards (IAMAs) is a peer-judged competition organized by the ISVP that annually recognizes excellence in a wide number of automotive media categories. These annual awards are among the highest honors given to automotive writers and journalists in the United States. Our sincere and heartfelt congratulations go out to Rob Siegel and the members of the Bentley Publishers Service Publications team for their prestigious honors.

For more information on the International Society for Vehicle Preservation and the International Automotive Media Competition, visit their website at www.iamc-isvp.org.

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

Hardcover, 432 pages
37 photos
Bentley Book Code: GBRS

List Price: $29.95

 

Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 993) Service Manual: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S

Hardcover, 946 pages, 1523 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color repair procedures

List price: $219.95

 

 

On Friday, June 27, 2014, author Karl Ludvigsen will be inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall for his influence on automotive history and the enormous contribution made by his book Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car. This honor is bestowed on the 50 most influential people and 50 most significant Corvettes that pioneered, inspired, or contributed to the Corvette phenomenon. Bentley Publishers is very proud to congratulate Karl on his achievement.

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car Book Launch Event - Friday, June 27 - 2:00 PM

In addition to accepting his induction into the Great Hall, Ludvigsen will be at the Bentley Publishers booth at Bloomington Gold for a series of book signings at the worldwide debut of Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car 1953-1982 in its significantly expanded new edition. The Bentley Publishers booth will be the only place to buy the book before it's July 4th street date.

Karl will appear at the Bentley Publishers booth at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 27 for the official book launch and a book signing. From there, he'll go straight into the Great Hall for the 4:00 PM induction ceremony.  Other appearances will take place during the weekend, which mark his only scheduled US appearances in support of the new book.

Bloomington Gold Author Appearance Schedule

The Bentley Publishers booth at Bloomington Gold will host three of our most illustrious Corvette book authors for book signings and Q&A:  

Visit the Bentley Publishers booth at Bloomington Gold, located adjacent to the Bloomington Gold Great Hall at the IHotel Conference Center.

Friday, June 27
  • Dave McLellan book signing: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Karl Ludvigsen book launch and signing: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Karl Ludvigsen Great Hall induction ceremony: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, June 28
  • Great Hall Inductee Panel Discussion: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Karl Ludvigsen, Jerry Burton and Dave McLellan joint book signing: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Karl Ludvigsen book signing: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 29
  • Karl Ludvigsen book signing: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Dave McLellan book signing: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

For more information on Bloomington Gold or for tickets, visit www.BloomingtonGold.com.

 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Available July 4, 2014

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95

From now until June 25, 2014, we're offering a 30% discount on our Corvette and Chevrolet books, including any advance orders for the brand-new, expanded edition of Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car by Karl Ludvigsen. Place an advance order for your copy today and be first in line to get the book that Automobile Magazine called "our favorite book on Chevrolet's most legendary product." (Please note: Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car is scheduled to be released until July 4th and won't ship until then.)

We're also offering 30% off our other acclaimed Corvette and Chevy books, including:

Corvette from the Inside

by Dave McLellan

List price: $39.95

 

Zora Arkus Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette

by Jerry Burton

List price: $39.95

Visit www.bentleypublishers.com/chevrolet to see our other Corvette and Chevrolet books. 

Enter the promotional code CORVETTE during checkout to take advantage of this special offer.

Act today! This offer is only valid until June 25, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 

 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Available July 4, 2014

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95


Calling it their book of the month, the British magazine Classic & Sports Car gave Karl Ludvigsen's Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car a terrific review in their July 2014 issue, just now hitting newsstands around the world.  In it, they said:

"...this thumping 750-page redesigned edition is packed with fresh research and new photographs. Ludvigsen was closely involved with Chevrolet during the Corvette's evolution, and knew many of the key players including Bill Mitchell, John Fitch and Zora Arkus-Duntov. No one was better placed to write the full story."

Click on the image below to see the whole review and check out Classic & Sports Car Magazine's website at www.classicandsportscar.com.


Corvette - America's Star Spangled Sports Car will be released on July 4th.  Pre-order your copy today here or wherever Corvette books are sold!


 

Corvette - America's Star-Spangled Sports Car - 1953-1982

by Karl Ludvigsen

Available July 4, 2014

Hardcover, 784 pages, 989 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color throughout and printed in the USA.

List price: $149.95


 

On Saturday, June 7 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic author Rob Siegel will appear at the Northshire Bookstore in downtown Manchester, VT to sign copies of his book.  This event is taking place during the 28th Annual Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, held in and around the downtown Manchester area. The book signing will wrap up just as the antique car parade through the town begins so get there early for the best viewing spot!

The Northshire Bookstore is located in the center of Manchester, VT at 4869 Main St.  For more information on the Northshire Bookstore event, visit http://www.northshire.com/event/manchester-signing-rob-siegal-memoirs-hack-mechanicFor more information on the Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show, visit http://manchestercarshow.com/

 

 

Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

by Rob Siegel

Hardcover, 432 pages
37 photos
Bentley Book Code: GBRS

List Price: $29.95

Getting word from Jalopnik the other day that the John Fitch designed Fitch Phoenix will be on the auction block this weekend at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance reminded us that we'd crossed paths with the one-of-a-kind car before.

Back in August of 2010, we supported Bill Milliken as he signed copies of his acclaimed "engineering autobiography" Equations of Motion at the Vintage Sports Car Club of America's Mt. Equinox Hill Climb in Manchester, VT.  He was the guest of honor that year for the 60th anniversary of the event, as he'd been the winner of the inaugural race up the mountain back in 1950.  As it turned out, John Fitch was also in attendance for the event and gave Bill a ride up Mt. Equinox in his stunning Fitch Phoenix.  

Sadly, less than two years later Bill Milliken passed away in July of 2012 at the ripe old age of 101.  A few months after that, John Fitch passed away at the age of 95. During their lifetimes though, they each built up a tremendous number of accomplishments on the track and in the engineering studio, many of which are in active use today. Hopefully, they're still mashing the accelerator and racing together wherever they are. Here are a few photos we found from that weekend of the Fitch Phoenix, together with Bill Milliken and John Fitch.

http://jalopnik.com/now-you-have-a-chance-to-own-the-glorious-fitch-phoenix-1582768594

Equations of Motion: An Engineering Autobiography
Adventure, Risk, and Innovation 

by William F. Milliken
Price: $44.95

Just in time for the holiday weekend! We've just received our first shipment of the brand-new BMW 3 Series (E90, E91, E92, E93) Service Manual 2006-2011 a few days ahead of schedule. Weighing in at about seven pounds, this 1400+ page reference manual provides comprehensive coverage for the E90 platform BMW models, including technical information for the N55 engine as well as the 2012 E92 Coupes and 2012 E93 Convertibles.

 

 

Visit www.bentleypublishers.com/bmw/repair-information/bmw-3-series-2006-2011-repair-manual.html for much more information on this book, including the table of contents, full coverage details, sample procedures, technical videos and much more.

 

 

We're already shipping our our pre-orders for this new repair manual. Order from BentleyPublishers.com for the fastest delivery. Or if you prefer, the book will also be available wherever BMW repair manuals are sold.

 

 

BMW 3 Series (E90, E91, E92, E93) Service Manual: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335is, 335xi

Now Available!

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

List price: $149.95

We've just added another how-to video to our Porsche 993 technical library page. This video, produced with the support and participation of our friends at Bergvill FX Electronics (http://www.bergvillfx.com) and FlatSixes.com, details the procedure for replacing the factory headlight units on a 1995-1998 Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 993) with aftermarket HID headlights.

For additional technical information for Porsche 993 models, including DIY videos, check out our Porsche 911 (Type 993) online technical library by clicking below.

Online Technical Library
Porsche 911 MY 1995 - 1998 (993)

 

 

Porsche 911 Carrera (Type 993) Service Manual: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Carrera, Carrera S, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S

Now Available!

Hardcover, 946 pages, 1523 photos, illustrations and diagrams
Full-color repair procedures

List price: $219.95

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