I see that Mr John Haynes - he of the manuals - has sadly passed away at the age of 80. I owned one or two of the Haynes Manuals. Things always progressed easily through the early stages of the repair until one was hit with a phrase such as: "Pre-position the multi-bracketed sprocket hinge so that the flanges are fully aligned with the architrave." At that point I usually admitted defeat and consulted a garage. There was one moment of triumph. In my early days of parenthood, penury compelled me to buy a Lada Riva. The heating system was, to say the least, somewhat basic. A large tin plate, to which an unsubtle knob was attached guarded what seemed like a big hole in the side of the engine compartment. On a cold day (such as I imagine was not uncommon in the car's land of origin) you were meant to lower the plate with the knob and allow ferocious heat into the passenger compartment. The fitment in my version of the car was somewhat lacking, and experience showed that any slight bump in the road would suffice to make the plate drop and in high summer, to roast the car's inhabitants. The only version of Mr Haynes' manual I could obtain was a rare paperback copy. Having found the book to be slightly more unfathomable than "A Brief History Of Time" I rolled the book up and wedged it under the heater plate. The only success I ever had with one of the manuals! Here's to Mr Haynes. May he rest in peace - hopefully where the fires burn less bright than in my Lada!