Oct 16, 2016

How To Keep Your Toyota Alive

Part of the John Muir "Idiot Book" Auto Series, How To Keep Your Toyota Alive has incredible illustrations by Joe Leahy and practical explanations by Larry Owens.  I was fortunate to pick up a copy just before prices skyrocketed, but you'd be hard pressed to get your hands on one now that it's out of print.  Not to worry though, someone has taken the liberty of creating a digital version for online reference.

This is not a direct substitution for the Factory Service Manual aka "The Toyota Bible", although it's a great supplement and covers almost as much information.  It's also 10x better than a Haynes or Chiltons manual.  Speaking of the FSM, a little Google search will find you online versions to download or print.  I highly recommend doing both as the online versions are frequently taken down.  I own a factory FSM for referencing and when I'm working on a project I'll print off the pages I'll need from the downloaded file so I won't feel bad getting my greasy paws all over it.  Here is another link to a Factory Service Manual on Google Drive.

For the .pdf version of How To Keep Your Toyota Alive CLICK HERE
(covers 1975-1987 / 2WD & 4WD Toyotas)

You can also find this in print, however they're getting harder to find (and more expensive!), so keep your eyes open for a good deal.  This is another one that you may want to print out so you don't mess up the pages while wrenching.  Enjoy!