1. I was going to perform scheduled maintenance to my 2010 Evinrude E-TEC 40hp model E40DSLISF and was advised to get a service manual to aid me. But what is the difference between a service manual, shop manual, repair manual or workshop manual?

    • It depends on who you ask. A service manual, or factory service manual (FSM), is developed and published by the manufacture, and distributed to authorized dealerships so the mechanics could fix their own products.

      Shop manuals are also referred to as factory service manuals because they are also developed and distributed to dealership mechanics. Most people also refer to a factory service manual as a repair manual.

      Workshop manuals are typically 3rd party manuals. But these types of manuals often contain incomplete or vague information. Or at least not enough knowledge to perform more complicated repairs.

  2. When I download the manual do I get it instantly? Can I save the manual to my tablet or computer? I’m older so I don’t know much about this stuff. But my computer and tablet are new.

    • Yes, you get the manual instantly. And you can save the manual to your desktop or downloads folder for permanent usage. The manual appears identical to a printed book you’d find in a store.

      The manuals are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and delivered in PDF format. That means you will NOT need additional software to download and view it. All modern computers and tablets come preinstalled with the necessary software to download and open a PDF.

  3. I was looking for an Arctic Cat 2014 700 TRV ATV manual . I already downloaded the manual and it was exactly what I had been looking for! Thanks

  4. I need a manual for a Yamaha EF2500 generator that’s older. It is on your list but I cannot find the download.

  5. I recently purchased a boat with a 2015 Suzuki DF90A outboard motor. Please let me know if and where a service manual is available for download. Thank you.

  6. i need a manual for a 1989-90 Everude 90 hp motor that will crank but stop when you place it in the runnmode.

  7. I couldn’t see a manual for a 2006 Mercury 115hp outboard motor engine in your list. Is it possible to acquire one?

  8. Hi i need a repair manual to cover ignition parts and repair and carb rebuild and reset for a yamaha made mariner 25hp 2 stroke 1980+ engine code 695 557842

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