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WORKSHOP MANUALS FOR THE VW GOLF MK1 ALL MODELS a guide

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WORKSHOP MANUALS FOR THE VW GOLF MK1 ALL MODELS a guide

You have a Mk1 Golf and would like a manual for it !

Practical manuals aimed at both the DIY enthusiast and professional garage repairmen can save you ??? on repair bills and help with the maintenance and repair of your vehicle . This is a guide as to what is available for our cars .
You can still buy new manuals , but search Ebay , Amazon , car boot sales , charity shops and Google to find the bargains and the older items no longer published .  

This is a guide only .


First came the Blue cover 'all models' to 1980 Haynes 284 . Being an early book this is very comprehensive especially for bullet fuze box and early GTi models



With the introduction of the larger 1800 and 1500 cc and convertible models came Brown cover Haynes 726



All the diesel models were in Haynes 451



For small engine models only , later came Blue cover Haynes 716


Updated later on to Red cover


Haynes 726 now covers all models except the 1.1 and 1.3 engines [see above] ! Older manuals are much better !  



The Citi Golf still produced in South Africa and widely available is covered in Haynes 3463 VW Citi Golf Petrol (1983 - 1997).
Volkswagen Citi Golf models (including Fox) with 1.3, 1.6 & 1.8L petrol engines.


Brown cover Haynes 726 is the best [and thickest] manual ever produced by Haynes [my recommendation if you have a model covered by it]  

Later Cabriolet models up to production end were covered in detail by Bentley [these are very detailed but are produced for the American market]



They even produced a manual covering early cars again very detailed



Also from America came Poor Richards rabbit book , very well laid out and great for the novice . Superb for early cars and those wanting to learn the basics easily .    



Restoration or body repair ? Haynes came to the rescue again and produced Lindsey Porters brilliant guide .



Then Tim Styles produced a brilliant guide to tuning and improving the Mk1 [not just the GTi models] . This is a mine of information for improving handling , braking , engines etc .   



And finally Haynes in the 1980's produced a 'improve and modify' manual [an updated version was also available in the early 1990's] Worth a look if you can find it cheap , though you may laugh at the 1980's body kits .



   



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