View Full Version : Seloc or Clymer

08-13-2006, 12:04 PM
"I have recently purchased an '85 Invader and also a Seloc manual for the outdrive. Haven't been impressed by the manual and was wondering if Clymer manuals were any better? Am mechanically inclined and need torque specs, better teardown proceedures for my AQ125B and 270 outdrive.
Any input would be appreciated.

08-13-2006, 12:14 PM
"Personally, I prefer the manufacturer's manuals. I have read Hayne's and Chilton's for cars and won't use them. I haven't used Seloc but have read some things in Clymer manuals and when I wanted Mercruiser manuals for a friends' boat, I found them at e-bay. I worked at two boat dealers and the OEM manuals are much better, IMO."

08-13-2006, 12:17 PM
I have both the Seloc and Clymer manual for my engine/outdrive. I find they compliment each other

08-13-2006, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the replies. Where can I find an OEM Manual?

08-13-2006, 12:58 PM
"As I said in my previous post, I found them at e-bay."

El Pescador
08-14-2006, 12:26 AM
"Craig, I have the Seloc and Clymer manuals for the engines/drives I have been using and repairing, and I seldom (if ever) felt I needed additional information when it comes to tearing them apart and putting them back together."

08-15-2006, 03:37 AM
"Second that. Clymer/Seloc complement each other.
They even sometimes have info you will not find in OEM manuals.
If you want Volvo OEM, buy from local dealer."