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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 156 Workshop Manual
There's only two CD based programs: DTE and elearn. DTE was the original system and not really easy to install or use, then this became the elearn web version which is easier to install and use. Neither have everything and often have gaps, but then you have to remember that this is proprietary software and we shouldn't have it anyway! If when it installs it creates a C:\DTE folder, then this is DTE. elearn is a bi more flexible and also covers more models inc GTA.
You only other alternative is to look at the hardcopy manuals sold by EB Spares, but these are expensive and available in several volumes ...
Like you said, no Haynes for the 147 or 156. Apparently, Alfa didn't sell enough to make it worthwhile.
I've been bitten by manual on ebay too ... for my Pug 206. What I ended up with was a random array of screen shots, which didn't cover the complete car and we next to useless. That's one of the big problems with ebay ... you are never really sure what you get until it turns up and you have little come-back on the seller.
HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"
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