I think it was pretty clear in the previous posts that buying the digital copy off of ebay is the simplest and easiest way to go. I bought mine from that ebay site for $30 and it's been invaluable.
I looked at the previously posted link to ebay, but I'm having trouble discerning exactly what the guy's selling. The image looks like a photocopy of a 7.3 diesel supplement, though it does say new product. But it doesn't mention if it's a complete service manual or a supplement, and it lists '88 to '93 and doesn't mention turbo... and it costs about $57. I did send the seller a message, so maybe I'll get clarification.
I would like to end up with a comprehensive manual for my truck. Is there a link to something more accurate you were thinking of?
Two more options are "DropBox.com" and "Google Drive" for sharing large files. Google Drive can also OCR the pdf to make it into text which is searchable. (what it actually does is embed searchable text under the image so the original look is preserved, but it becomes searchable and copy/paste-able)
I'd love to see these manuals make their way to somewhere like Just Give Me The Damn Manual so that any one who's trying to fix their vehicle can have access. Especially since they're not even available from the publisher any more.
I sure could use a copy of that myself. Please post the link. Thank you.
I think I bought mine from a place that claimed it was "authentic" or "official" Ford literature. It wasn't that expensive, something like $30 for a CD and it came with the whole Econoline service manual too. For $30 to get literally all the ins-and-outs of your vehicle and engine, and it's CTRL+F searchable, you should consider paying for your own copy.
1988 Ford E250 Club Wagon | 7.3 IDI + RD2-90cc IP + Hypermax Van Turbo Kit | C6+GVOD w/ MaxOD Deep Sump & Electric Temp Probe | Wrapped Pipes & Turbo w/ Auber Instrument EGT/Boost Gauge | 4" Dia. Alum Driveshaft | 4.10 Gears | 32-gal Custom Alum fuel tank w/ Centroid sending unit | NAPA Coolant Filter | Michelin LRR 16" treads | Chrome Warn Winch Bumper | 115W PV Array | Brass Heatercore shutoff valves | Aftermarket Steering Stabilizer | Synthetic Lube all-around.
1998 Jetta TDI.
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