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Commodore-VR-VS-Workshop-Repair-Service-Manual

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Rory68, Mar 14, 2015.

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    Thinking Stoner must have had one too many cones.....
     
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    Cheers, Rory 68 a lot more detailed than Ellerys Thank you and regards- Hiker.
     
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    That's an early Haynes Book that's been plagiarised and nothing close to the Factory Workshop Service Manuals that came in 11 Volumes via hard copy or on the Official "Holden only" Service CD that was supplied to Holden Service Managers at their Dealerships.
     
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    I've been surprised to find some libraries stock genuine factory manuals. Check out your local library.
     
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    So who does have a full set? I would like to know the most valuable editions to suit a vs series 3 ute? I have q copy of the wiring diagrams. Sure you can just use the information now but sharing will make it live on forever. Don't hold out! if I buy workshop service #1. I'll post it somewhere if someone agrees do the same to 2 and so on. Cheers
     
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    I have the full set of VR and VS printed manuals, also VB through to VN, just nothing on VP (somehow I was never interested in VP)

    The VS books are merely supplements and you require the VR Service manuals to refer back to as the way Holden do it if they've somewhere in the past covered any topic they never repeat it, they just write "refer to Holden Service Manual No. XXX"
    They produced a dedicated volume (Vol 10) to the Series 3 and 50th anniversary ute.

    Not sure if I would even consider sitting here and scanning a complete volume to just post it up, also it would be a breach of Copyright, but I see some people are now copying under a legal loophole using some sort of public license. Which is what the guy in Hillbank, South Australia is doing, which is the link that Wozza has put up in the above post.
     
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    Hey VS-Lover would you be willing to PM a few pages from the VR manual if I ever needed it? I have rarely needed a manual on the ute but would be nice to know I could when I need to. I bought a Max E VR/VS and it was really a VS manual. Tried using it 2 or 3 times and had enough, as it was useless. It now sits under my bed and has done for over year, probably 2.
     
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    Hi Losh,

    Only too happy to do that for you anytime.
     
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    You don't need an old PC. It will work on any of the Windows 32 bit operating systems up to and including Windows 10. Won't work on the Windows 64 bit operating systems. Don't agree about the "clunky" comment, the structure and links are excellent especially compared with the rubbish PDF-based manuals that are around.

    If you have a 64 bit system, you can use an emulator, such as Oracle's VM Virtualbox to run a 32 bit client system under your 64 bit operating system. However, you will need a licence for the client 32 bit system.

    ** Edit ** You can purchase a Windows 7 Home 32 bit licence from a de-installed PC on eBay for around $20-30. You can then use this licence to run the workshop manual under Virtualbox. You can also take advantage of the free Microsoft offer to upgrade the Windows 7-32 licence to Windows 10-32, to simplify compatibility, and run this under your existing 64 bit operating system. That's what I do.
     
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    I use the cd on a 32 bit windows 10 in Oracle's VM Virtualbox. Have an old laptop running 32 bit Windows 10 as well, but prefer desktop.
     
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    I just look in the relevant Volume of my books and don't even have to use any electricity ;););)

    but in saying that I also have the CD and have had it for years, I just find that it's a pain to run it as it will no longer run on our 64 bit operating systems and all this virtual box stuff is a bit over my head. Now if it was anything to do with regular tools I'd be all over it.
     
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    It can be a bit tricky. Pity I'm in Melbourne otherwise I could help you to get it working. Perhaps some of our Adelaide members can help you.
     
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    I got one off this guy his CD was stuck to the plastic cover.. It Didn't work he never got back to me..
     

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