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On 06/10/2013 02:14 PM, les wrote:

 I go to the dealer's parts counter and order the factory shop
manual for correct maintenance and understanding of what is "under the
hood".  When I did so for the Prius, the parts counter guy recommended
not, saying the shop manual is intricately tied to the shop diagnostic
computer system ($$$$$) and by itself, is not very helpful.  So, i saved
$100+ for the first time in my shadetree-mechanic career and, also for
the first time in my decades of car-ownership, take it to the dealer for
Girvin Herr
Also most mechanics are used to pure gasoline or diesel engines.  I
think many of them inherently distrust the electronics, so it has been a
real uphill battle for them to port some of their existing knowledge to
these new systems.

I don't know, but I would be willing to bet large sums that the manual
that goes with the computer diagnostics is far easier to read and
understand than anything written for diagnostics or setup of an
actual computer! (Still waiting for a networking treatise written in
humanly understood terms! Just for the home user, not for someone
setting up an IBM facility!)


Blessed are the peacemakers..for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A.M.Greeley

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