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      12-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Factory service manual?

Anybody know the best way to get ahold of the factory service manual for the F30 335? I understand its all digital, and with the amount of stuff on this car that the manual would have to cover, that's fine with me
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      12-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Owner/dgh.aspx
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      12-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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That's the owner's manual, not the Service manual.
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      12-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the correction, read too fast.
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      01-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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Bump - anybody? Hard to believe we can get our hands on the coding files, but not the service manual
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      02-18-2014, 04:27 PM   #7
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TTT, I would like to find the service manual also. PDF format
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      02-18-2014, 05:07 PM   #8
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The legal one is at https://www.bmwtis.com/

Google for BMW TIS.
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      02-18-2014, 05:11 PM   #9
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That's probably the only source for now. Bentley Publishers haven't come out with their service manual for the F30 yet.
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      07-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #11
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It's been quite some time since the introduction of the F3x, I'm wondering how much longer we'll need to wait for some sort of repair manual or the factory service manual.
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      07-14-2014, 04:23 PM   #12
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BUMP! I could use one for the Stg2 turbo swap...
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You should use the Bentley Service Manual in conjunction with the BMW ISTA/D Rheingold. That's the comprehensive solution. You will also need the BMW ISTA/D Rheingold for a lot of diagnostic and maintenance procedures as well.
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It would be great if the F30 Bentley was available in digital format. Once I got it in pdf form for my e36 I never opened the actual book again.
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It would be great if the F30 Bentley was available in digital format. Once I got it in pdf form for my e36 I never opened the actual book again.
It is... the Bentley service manual is actually based on the ISTA+ (ISTA/D).
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It would be great if the F30 Bentley was available in digital format. Once I got it in pdf form for my e36 I never opened the actual book again.
It is... the Bentley service manual is actually based on the ISTA+ (ISTA/D).
What exactly is that? Sorry for newb question.
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Bentley has not published an electronic media version of the F-30 Repair manual- at least I can not find it on their site. I had the CD-Rom version for my 99 540 and it was great. still like the hardcopy to quickly reference in the garage flipping between sections quickly.
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Bentley has not published an electronic media version of the F-30 Repair manual- at least I can not find it on their site. I had the CD-Rom version for my 99 540 and it was great. still like the hardcopy to quickly reference in the garage flipping between sections quickly.
Yes having a hard copy is nice at times but having a digital version on your iPad is much more convenient, especially when searching. Plus you can zoom in and out. I'm sure someone has a pdf version out there somewhere. If that someone happens to read this please PM me, I can PayPal.
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Yes having a hard copy is nice at times but having a digital version on your iPad is much more convenient, especially when searching. Plus you can zoom in and out. I'm sure someone has a pdf version out there somewhere. If that someone happens to read this please PM me, I can PayPal.
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Yes having a hard copy is nice at times but having a digital version on your iPad is much more convenient, especially when searching. Plus you can zoom in and out. I'm sure someone has a pdf version out there somewhere. If that someone happens to read this please PM me, I can PayPal.
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Like I said previously, you can use the ISTA+ (ISTA/D). You are able to print specific procedures to PDF so you can have a hard copy.
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It would be great if the F30 Bentley was available in digital format. Once I got it in pdf form for my e36 I never opened the actual book again.
It is... the Bentley service manual is actually based on the ISTA+ (ISTA/D).
From personal experience doing lots of big jobs on my car the Bentley service manual is sometimes more comprehensive than ISTA. I got my Bentley guide after I did my turbo swap based only on ISTA documents. After reading through the Bentley guide it had all the ISTA steps and instructions in addition to a couple extra steps, pictures, and instructions that would have made the job much easier. I use both ISTA and the Bentley guide for all my maintenance, it's the perfect combination, neither of them alone are really complete.
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