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#314780 - 26/10/15 06:46 PM Lost Handbook/Service Book
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 5210
Loc: Cheshire
I took a decision recently, righty or wrongly, to take the folder that contained by handbook/service book out of the filing cabinet and keep it in the car incase there was need for it at the roadside somewhere. My recollection is that I put it under the driver's seat.

Now I need it and it isn't there. I'm convinced now that somehow, at sometime, it has been "removed" from my car. Why anybody else would want it , or even think of looking there is beyond me.

The upshot is - I now have no book. What are the chances of getting a replacement from the factory?
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Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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#314781 - 26/10/15 06:52 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Talk to Uncle Melvyn if you can't get one from the factory Roger...
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#314784 - 26/10/15 07:14 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
JohnS Offline

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Registered: 08/03/08
Posts: 68
Are you sure you didn't put it in the tool tray ??
I did and forgot for a few years when the new owner found it

John

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#314786 - 26/10/15 07:28 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
PhilRoyle Offline

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Registered: 30/08/11
Posts: 1675
Loc: Derby
I know it is not ideal - but if you cannot find one, I could send you mine to borrow & copy. It will have my garage stamps in - but maybe better than nothing.
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#314791 - 26/10/15 07:42 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
DaveW Offline
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Registered: 11/12/08
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Loc: South Yorkshire
Have you been right under the seats Roger? Sometimes things slide right to the back.
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#314833 - 26/10/15 09:24 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Loc: Cheshire
Thanks Guys as usual.

Graham - hadn't thought of trying Uncle M

John S - good thought thanks but no tool tray in my semi-poverty model!

Phil - that's a really kind offer, thank you. Hoping at the moments it's just I've lost my marbles rather than my service book and that I won't need to take you up on it. It is a combined handbook & service book isn't it?

Dave - thanks. I'd better have another really good look under that seat tomorrow!

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Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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#314864 - 26/10/15 11:08 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Richard - Aus Offline

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Mine didn't come with a handbook (only thing missing - had all receipts etc.) so I spoke to my local dealer who got a '76 4/4 handbook from the factory for not a lot of money as I recall.

I'm sure if you've used a dealer they can re-stamp the book.

They do appear on eBay from time to time (I brought one) to leave in the tool box as it has some generally useful info in it that may be useful one day when out and about.
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#314877 - 27/10/15 06:49 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Richard - Aus]
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Loc: Cheshire
Thanks Richard. If they're not much money I might get two. One for reference in the car and the stamped one in the house.
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Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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#314879 - 27/10/15 06:52 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Richard - Aus Offline

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Quick look on MR's site...in the range of GBP13.

Click here.
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#314912 - 27/10/15 09:31 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Jack The Lad Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 7590
Loc: The frozen North
Its that same bugger who keeps shifting stuff in my car . If you catch him give him a thick ear . Its called getting old and forgetful oldgit grin2 innocent

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#314974 - 27/10/15 04:06 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
PhilRoyle Offline

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Registered: 30/08/11
Posts: 1675
Loc: Derby
Mine`s the combined Handbook & service book.
MMC might send a replacement if you ask nicely.
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#341299 - 19/02/16 08:59 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
TimG Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 1346
Loc: Aberdeenshire
Roger that's what I do, the stamped one stays at home with the receipts.

Tim

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#341308 - 19/02/16 11:20 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
sospan Offline
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Registered: 31/05/10
Posts: 5814
Loc: Llanelli
Get a spare book. I have two for the Plus8....
One kept at home that has all stamps etc. Spare in the car should info be needed.
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#345773 - 08/03/16 09:48 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Henry Offline
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Registered: 21/12/15
Posts: 287
Loc: Exeter, Devon
I have a spare one here if youd like me to send it to you?
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#350084 - 23/03/16 11:21 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
sospan Offline
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Registered: 31/05/10
Posts: 5814
Loc: Llanelli
I will check my PC. I may have scanned my old 4/4 manual onto the PC as a back-up. 1993 cvh engined car.
The original went with the car when traded in.
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#350111 - 24/03/16 08:35 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Henry]
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Posts: 5210
Loc: Cheshire
Originally Posted By Henry
I have a spare one here if youd like me to send it to you?


Henry, thank you that would be very kind of you. Sorry only just picked up on this. I'll PM you my address. thumbs

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Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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#350114 - 24/03/16 08:39 AM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: sospan]
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 5210
Loc: Cheshire
Originally Posted By sospan
I will check my PC. I may have scanned my old 4/4 manual onto the PC as a back-up. 1993 cvh engined car.
The original went with the car when traded in.


Thank you Sospan, I think Henry might have a spare one but if not that could be a back up.
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Roger

Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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#350710 - 26/03/16 01:23 PM Re: Lost Handbook/Service Book [Re: Roger-Cheshire]
Roger-Cheshire Offline

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Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 5210
Loc: Cheshire
Originally Posted By Roger-Cheshire
Originally Posted By Henry
I have a spare one here if youd like me to send it to you?


Henry, thank you that would be very kind of you. Sorry only just picked up on this. I'll PM you my address. thumbs



A big thumbs up to Henry from Berrybrook. A new handbook arrived in the post this morning. A gentleman & a scholar! Very much appreciated and a pint on me when we meet at some point in the future! thumbs cheers
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Mogless in Cheshire. Ex -2011 4/4 Sport

https://thecourtyardcheshire.com/

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