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Has anybody bought a workshop manual from these people

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Biggles299, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Biggles299

    Biggles299 Senior Member

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    I am thinking of investing in one of these:
    http://www.emanualonline.com/Cars/Mercedes/Mercedes-CLS-Class-Workshop-Manual.html

    and the parts catalogue:
    http://www.emanualonline.com/Cars/Mercedes/Parts-Catalogues/Mercedes-Electronic-Parts-Catalogue.html

    Does anybody own either of these or another model workshop manual from these people?

    Are they any good?

    I am not planning to do any major servicing myself but I am an engineer and I like to know how things work and carry out simple minor replacements myself.

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. I have already ascertained this isn't some dodgy french soft porn film.....
     
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    Andy.M Senior Member

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    Never heard of them but it looks ok doesn't it.
    To be honest probably worth a punt at £9.99.

    I might get one for mine if you go first though :)
     
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    Having a quick look at the examples and the user reviews for less than a tenner it's got to be worth a punt.
     
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    Biggles299 Senior Member

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    I've "punted" will report back with what I think of them.
     
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    Would you be better off with a subscription to WIS and EPC?

    Nick Froome
     
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    Possibly Nick if I knew what either of those was?
    (I'm still very new here)
     
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  9. Andy.M

    Andy.M Senior Member

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    WIS 850 euro's a year or £9.99 mmmmm :cool:
     
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    Hi,
    I have got one of these manuals (not had the EPC as I find the Russian site more than adequate) and it is WIS, it gives you access to online WIS for your specific model, it is official as it is through MB web portal.
    Installation can be a bit protracted and drawn out, especially if you have a low connection speed (only because of the size of the file you download), you will have to set-up a virtual XP machine, to use it.
    Good thing is the installation guide is very good and takes you through every stage step-by-step, including setting-up the Virtual Machine.
    I would and have recommended them.
     
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    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    Interesting, the example images they give certainly don't look like WIS..

    Accessing WIS doesn't require any installation of software. Certainly not via the online portal
     
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    I've got one found it quite useful.....I got the dvd for an extra £5
     
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    bigasotonuk Senior Member

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    Hi,
    You log-in on this page,
    http://localhost:9000/EWA-net/Login/trySSO.do
    You have to run a virtual machine as i don,t believe WIS can run without a specific .exe file which helps it make sense of the data base. As you have to download such a large file logging into the website is just a gateway key to access what you have downloaded.
    The screens you fill in are the same, the lists of sections are the same, the documents are all the same as WIS, I even found the exact same document that you mailled me with regarding the boot badge positions.
     
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    All versions of EWA-Net are accessed this way. Its not the official web login, just a login to a locally installed EPC/WIS
     
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    Does that mean it's a "static" WIS/EPC?
     
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    They say they do not support 64bit installations but will give as much help as they can. Woould I be asking for trouble then as I am running 64bit Windows7?
     
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    Sorry, whilst it is OK to discuss different workshop manual systems here, we can not allow discussions that assist in the running of this software as it is all Copyright Material.

    The DVD images are the stand alone installers for EPC/WIS meant for official subscribers.
     
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    Miffy Senior Member

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    Yes, updates must be applied by purchasing the DVD set via your MB Subscription.
     
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    Don't use them they are scammers. I am fighting to get my money back. They try to convince you to let them remotely into your computer after sending you the wrong manual. A manual may I add that does not work. steer well clear and buy Haynes instead
     
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