Helm distributes the official Honda Odyssey Service Manual used in Honda service shops. This manual is several thousand pages long and about 3" thick. It shows in detail, with drawings and step-by- step actions, how to perform most service functions and how everything is connected, the names of parts, where the screws are, electrical specs, etc..<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by HK_dude:
Whats the difference from Helms and the one you get from Honda dealership? Or are they both the same?</font>
Yes, thanks Maugham. In 1992 when I got my civic, I also bought the service manual from the dealer's parts department. But that was then. Don't know if they do that now.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Maugham:
Is this what you mean?
I don't know if the Service Manual can be purchased from dealers. I just assumed it couldn't, so I bought one from Helm.
Finding qualitied mechanics isn't easy, to say the least. I worked in auto dealers for about 8.5 years and I saw some darn good ones. I also saw a lot more that weren't so good. I worked as a mechanic for about three of those years and while I was reasonably competent, I never developed the speed required to make a decent living at it.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TrickedOdyssey:
It's well worth the 60 dollars...I have one for my 91 civic, and it's a life saver! It's actually quite readable for the beginner as well...guess they think the general Auto tech isnt' that bright???