From digest.v4.n832 Fri Jul 12 06:28:29 1996
From: "Brandt Leibe" <leibe_at_flash.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 23:41:14 -0500
Subject: All Data Shop Manual
Last month I purchased the All Data CD-ROM shop manual and technical
service bulletins for my 1991 model 535i.
All Data supplied two CD-ROM disks and a key for use on the parallel port.
The key was specific for my model vehicle. This package cost
approximately $50. The CD-ROM program works in Windows.
I have been disappointed with the usefulness of this package from All
Data. The program does not have a search function nor a cross reference
function. The illustrations and graphics are of only fair quality as they
appear to be scanned from less than clear documents.
On a scale of 1 to 10 here is how I rate the various types of manuals I
have used: Bentley manuals score an 8 to 9, the Haynes manuals are about
a 6, the Clinton manuals are a 3, and the All Data CD-ROM is about a 3.
If anyone has any questions concerning this All Data setup, feel free to
contact me. While I don't recommend the purchase of the All Data package,
I am still left with limited options for a manual for my car. I
understand the BMW Microfiche is available for about $30 but I don't have
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