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    the vauxhall parts catalogue

    hey guys an gals, as a new person to cars and vauxhalls, is it worth gettin a copy of the 2 cds of all current cars parts and info of vauxhall cars etc (at no cost, hopefully) and jus havin a read throu to educate myself on the working of my G before askin silly q's or jus plump for a HAINES?

    what im really askin is the name of the cds, as i cant really remember it from a post few weeks back (the 2 cds on ebay half the time for current models)

    forgive the vagueness! ops:

    james

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    It's EPC - Electronic Parts Catalogue and TIS - Technical Information System CD's you're after.

    I'd stick with the Haynes manual if you want to know how the car fits together/comes apart, as the above CD's really only list the parts and not much else really. But if you've got the cash spare they're worth getting just for curiosity.

    Butbest of all is the help, info, suggestions and advice you'll get on here

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    TIS is really only any good to a seasoned mechanic, as it only provides technical information and recall data. Primarily it was designed as the means of getting the data from the system into a TECH 2 hand programmer.

    I'd definitely get the EPC, it shows everything in detailed pics, so when you break something you can find the part number and ring up the local parts department BEFORE trekking 3 miles with a handful of broken plastic or metal, HOPING they have the right bit on the shelf

    Or is it just me who does that?

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    hehe, its defintly a sensible way of doin things steve! thanks for the info guys! gettin the cds anyways, as i prob will end up trekkin to scrappies for parts for my 99 G (its at 71 000 at the mo!) hehe, an still goin strong!

    an yep, next time im near vauxhall, will be gettin a haynes from there as well!

    james

    ps, ta for the names, im leanin all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescolbeck
    , next time im near vauxhall, will be gettin a haynes from there as well!
    You can get them at your local halfarts or motor spares shop - I've never seen one for sale at a dealer. They don't like joe public taking their cars apart when they can do it for you!!!!

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    im sure i saw them selling them in the parts centre (vauxhall) next door to the main dealer in bury! does seem wird now u say it!

    halfords is round the corner from theres anyways!

    cheers Ffoeg! james

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