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Old 03-08-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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The Bentley PDF <-- It's Here!

I acquired a copy of the Bentley, and have optimized it the best I could from the copy I received. It is now a ClearScan file, with 300dpi grayscale, fully OCR'd with an embedded search index. I got it down to 162MB, then RAR'd it to 153MB.

www.retrobmw.co.uk/downloads/e30bentley.rar
(URL edited, thanks to Supertim for finding a new copy on the interwebz!)

The rar is password protected to prevent Rapidshare from examining the file. The password is bmw, and that is also noted in a file inside the rar. You'll need Winrar to extract the file, and you'll also need Acrobat 9 to view this file. Fox It Reader 3+ I believe also works, but doesn't search as well.


Anyone with their own host for this file should download it and host it, as I doubt it will stay put on these free servers for long.

I fully expect that anyone downloading this already owns the book. I do, and 2 copies of the Haynes. Give Bentley the money they deserve for an excellent manual. The only thing it was missing was CTRL-F.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:14 AM   #2
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Wow, that's really nice! Thanks! The 318is I just picked up came with a Bentley manual, and I have one for my MINI. I don't suppose you could ferret out a PDF for the MINI, too, eh?
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #3
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Note that the M42 motor isn't covered in the Bentley, but the E36 Bentley covers that motor well. This is not my rip, but here it is anyway:

http://rapidshare.com/files/11811720/boembi.rar.html

If there is demand, I have the E36 Bentley converted to Clearscan, etc too at a smaller file size. I'll keep my eye out for the Mini. Which model, R53 or R56?

Here is the E34 Bentley too (an older reconvert of mine):
http://rapidshare.com/files/11879834...Searchable.pdf
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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The R53. Thanks!

I'm definitely interested in the Clearscan'd E36.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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I don't think there is any PDF of the Mini yet, having just looked around. Scan yours!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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Oof. That's a lot of scanning!
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:57 AM   #7
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It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.


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Old 03-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
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I downloaded it but my computer won't open it NOOO!! what program do you guys use to open it with?
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:42 AM   #9
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I downloaded it but my computer won't open it NOOO!! what program do you guys use to open it with?
You need WinRAR to extract it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #10
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^ yep, http://www.rarlabs.com/download.htm
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:27 PM   #11
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Oh and thanks for putting this up dude

I have the actual bentley manual for the E30 and E36 but nice to have in pdf format too
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #12
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Cool.
Thanks for posting the password.
(i had missed that)
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:39 PM   #13
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this pdf is a winrar!

it's good to have a more portable version of the bentley. also, it means i can give my bro is bentley back, now. lol
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:42 PM   #14
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The PDF is fantastic! Threw it on the phone so I would have it with me no matter what.

Thanks a million!
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #15
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HEy thanks. I have the paperback but having apple F function is so much better!
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