I just finished the timing belt and water pump on my 87 4000s (5cyl-auto, cdn car) and it started right up and worked. The haynes manual was almost no help in that the engine that is in the car doesn't seem to match up with any info given in the manual. It half matches a 1.9l five and half the 2.2l five. It is a 2.2 but has a pully beside the water pump for the timing belt that isn't in the manual and i had to remove oil pump bolts and covers as per the 1.9. i think i looked at the book once and then just put it aside. On another note, The trick of putting a bolt through the flywheel to hold it when undoing the balancer bolt (450 ft/lbs) doesn't work on the automatic. the torque converter is in the way and there is no hole in the case to put the bolt through. I only spent $15 on the manual but it's extremely poor. Is the Bentley better, or do you spend just as much time piecing together bits of information to find something that actually matches your car? T
09-14-2001, 07:36 AM
Yeah, the Haynes doesnt(in mym mind) do a good job with some things. It seems alot of the info is for the older model 4000's, and not alot is available for the 85-87, as there are a couple pages in the back with just info, not pictures for those years, oh well. I would get a Bentley manual, but they are expensive, sometimes you can find one on Ebay for 30 bucks.
09-14-2001, 09:04 AM
I do have 3 haynes and a Bentley, and I'll explain why.
I have a Bentley, a Haynes for the 4K and another Haynes for the 5K inside the house, hence far from the grease hands.
I also have a dirty 4K haynes in the garage ($4 at Ebay) to consult on the fly. This one is so dirty that I have to be careful after browsing it in order not to mess anything up.
I normally study at home prior to do a job on the 3 manuals. The 5K is useful for cases like yours.
I also print an Etka view of the parts I'll be working, and take notes on it(torque, tools, etc.).
The Bentley is very complete, but I do like the pics on the Haynes, and if you use it as a pointer it works ok.
Again, this is me.
ps. Check on Ebay and The Parts Connection for the Bentley and cheap Haynes.