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Hi All

I don't see any specific reference to the Alldatadiy.com service site but wondering if any of you have subscribed to this and is it worth it. I have a 2009 C300 4matic and want a (non existing) shop manual. Has anyone used Alldata and are you happy with the cpmpleteness of the info for doing more intricate repairs and trouble shooting.

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Hi All

I don't see any specific reference to the Alldatadiy.com service site but wondering if any of you have subscribed to this and is it worth it. I have a 2009 C300 4matic and want a (non existing) shop manual. Has anyone used Alldata and are you happy with the cpmpleteness of the info for doing more intricate repairs and trouble shooting.

Thanks
Mike
I bought one from Ebay but did not received it yet. If you want I can give you some feedback once received. I also got one from Tradebit and was not able to install it yet....

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I have subscriptions for my R107, W123 and Dodge pickup.

Good Points:
It is convenient to use and includes a SEARCH function.
It is on-line thus is available at any computer and does not require a disc installation.
Includes flat rate times so you can estimate time to repair or cost to repair if you have work done at a shop.
Identifies factory special tools to do the job. A mixed blessing; it is up to you to jury-rig something else if you don't want to buy the tool.

Bad points:
The photos are terrible. They look like 6th generation reprints.
It can be incomplete in some areas since it is a selected reprint of the factory manual.

There is another level of alldata for professional shops. It is probably much better but I suspect the cost is very much higher.

Bottom line is: I find it useful but another manual on CD or paper is needed for backup. I also have CD manuals and find them more complete but less convenient to use.

Hope this is helpful.
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I am doing my best to not start new, tired threads. So I will post here, almost a year later. (I got the message lynns)

Anyway I am searching the procedure for changing the poly V-Belt on the M119.982 - I am doing a Google Search and get this from alldatadiy :-) (I put in bold the part that struck my funny bone.

Timing Belt Repair & Diagrams for your 1996 SL 500 (129.067) V8-5.0L (119.982)
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It's important to stay well-informed about your 1996 SL 500 (129.067) - and especially important for DIY types to have accurate timing belt repair and diagrams.

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Engine V8-5.0L (119.982)


ALLDATA gives you all available timing belt repair diagrams, updated four times a year to meet changing factory service and repair information. We are the industry's leading source of online factory Diagnostic and Repair Information used by 200,000+ automotive technicians everyday. You can subscribe to our interactive, online 1996 SL 500 (129.067) manual for $26.95 for one year or $44.95 for five full years.


I'm wondering if the M119 has a timing belt now - Because alldata really researches this, don't they?
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I'll echo what others have said here. I got some promo in my email so I tried it. Its ok I guess, I use it more for specs, capacities, fluid types, etc.; more or less a reference guide. TSBs are pretty decent. If you can find someone who has OnDemand, by Mitchell, that's the way to go.
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