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    Thread: Bently VS Alldata

    1. Member JettaKid90's Avatar
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      09-26-2012 03:10 AM #1
      For those who have Alldata and/or bently experience, what would you say is a better mode of info on my jetta? Need to make up my mind before my parts come in for my blown head and timing belt.
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      09-26-2012 09:16 AM #2
      The Bentley has a lot of info, but a lot of it is incredibly vague. The instructions to remove the master cylinder are pretty silly, it tells you to remove some parts and then remove the master cylinder from the booster.

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      09-26-2012 10:51 AM #3
      bentley all the way!

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      09-26-2012 10:57 AM #4
      "Installation is the reverse of removal."

      WTF is Alldata?
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      I think Scirocco owners are just a little dense in the head...
      I, uhh... well, ok.

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      09-26-2012 11:11 AM #5
      its a parts and service guide from napa. its online and it can be helpful but having used both i do enjoy bentely more.

      alldata literally had "remove engine from vehicle" as directionns

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      09-26-2012 12:41 PM #6
      The Bentley manuals do that too, they expect you to go read the section on removing the engine. Doesn't work when you're in the section about removing the engine, lol

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      09-27-2012 03:51 PM #7
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      09-27-2012 06:56 PM #8
      Alldata=some data

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      09-27-2012 07:55 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
      The Bentley has a lot of info, but a lot of it is incredibly vague. The instructions to remove the master cylinder are pretty silly, it tells you to remove some parts and then remove the master cylinder from the booster.

      you need instructions on how to remove the master cylinder?





      oh wait, you are a 2012, of course you do along with a DIY with step by step pics.
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      I have a great idea, upgrade to the big 3: periods, commas and capital letters! I realize I'm old but I cannot read some of this s**t.

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      09-27-2012 08:24 PM #10
      The only thing you should need either one of those for is for torque specs..

      Because if you can't figure out how to take **** apart, figure out how it works, and put it back together than you probably shouldn't be turning a wrench on anything.
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      09-27-2012 09:17 PM #11
      Seriously? Who cares when my join date is? I've been wrenching on cars for my entire life, I know how **** works.

      FWIW, the only reason I was looking at the instructions for the master cylinder was to see if I needed to adjust the booster rod. Hey guess what, the Bentley doesn't have that info.

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      09-27-2012 10:09 PM #12
      I have a bentley and access to alldata at work but I think I would still rather make a new thread on the vortex.......
      Quote Originally Posted by tektoo2 View Post
      LOL A.D.D. is right! you swap motors like you change clothes...
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      09-27-2012 10:19 PM #13
      between Bentley and vortex search, I can't find any reason to post anymore.

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      09-27-2012 10:57 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Mat_16V View Post
      I have a bentley and access to alldata at work but I think I would still rather make a new thread on the vortex.......
      Don't forget to give it a title unrelated to the topic so it defeats the search feature
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      09-28-2012 12:13 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Seax_Smith View Post
      Don't forget to give it a title unrelated to the topic so it defeats the search feature
      Bingo
      Quote Originally Posted by tektoo2 View Post
      LOL A.D.D. is right! you swap motors like you change clothes...
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      10-02-2012 03:02 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Run_That View Post
      The only thing you should need either one of those for is for torque specs..

      Because if you can't figure out how to take **** apart, figure out how it works, and put it back together than you probably shouldn't be turning a wrench on anything.
      Thaats and also for wiring diagrams.
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    17. 10-02-2012 08:14 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
      Seriously? Who cares when my join date is? I've been wrenching on cars for my entire life, I know how **** works.

      FWIW, the only reason I was looking at the instructions for the master cylinder was to see if I needed to adjust the booster rod. Hey guess what, the Bentley doesn't have that info.
      i slow clap to you good sir...join dates only matter to the jack@$$'s on this website...they're just mad because we have youth and get to play with all sorts of volkswagens, the first master cylinder he ever changed was on a ford model t

      but on a serious note...bentley for the win, its not as vague as everyother manual ive spent money on
      "this wasn't a dig on English being your second language, it was a dig on your poor reading comprehension"

      If you think your going to pull a mk2 windshield without breaking it, you might wanna sit down in a corner and think for a while...it's gonna break

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      10-04-2012 04:09 PM #18
      [QUOTE=reesVW;79200514]first master cylinder he ever changed was on a ford model t QUOTE]

      Maybe you should know what you're talking about before you say anything. Model T wasn't made with a master cylinder.

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      10-05-2012 10:50 PM #19
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      10-06-2012 08:52 AM #20
      I use alldata at work a fair amount. They get the data from the factory repair manuals, so the content really depends on what the car manufacturers release to them. Hyundai and Kia for example, have horribly written factory repair manuals.

      For some cars, alldata is great, others it sucks. It is nice that alldata has a lot of technical bulletins that normal people can't just waltz into the dealer and get. I work for a vw dealer so I don't use alldata for vw and audi cars, as I have access to the factory books. I will say, the bentley is sometimes vague, and does have its fair share of errors in it. Most jobs on an A2 shouldn't even require opening a repair manual. If your mechanically inclined, most jobs are fairly simple.
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