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 Question about Haynes Manual '96 & 2001

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 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 05:35AM
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Thanks Mark and Khickum for the reply. I wanted to help out the other poster about his SPI cold start issue and found that I only have a manual that goes to '91 and I own a SPI. Time to get a new manual.

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The "blue" Haynes Mini manual (1969-2001) has good coverage on both SPi and MPi Minis. 9 pages specifically on the SPi injection system under "Fuel System" and 8 pages for the MPi.

Each chapter has sections appriopriate to carbureted/SPi/MPi - under "ignition", a section of the distributorless ignition of the MPi. Engine removal, sections for pre and post 1996. Bodywork, the same thing.

Basically, this edition covers everything pretty well. The factory service manual has much more information, but the Haynes manual has all the information for the injection Minis you'd expect from a Haynes manual for any car. You can get pretty much all the routine tasks done with it.

Of course a 150 page general manual covering multiple models won't be able to cover the car in the same detail as a 500 page factory service manual dedicated to one specific version of a car. But I use it a lot even though I do have the factory injection manuals (printed out no less.) It can explain things better being targeted for non-professionals and is handier. I like the factory manual diagrams for electrical work though, and the biggest advantage of the factory manual is that they have drawings for the vast majority of components and assemblies. 


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Hi Jim,
The only manual that I've seen that has the European market Spi andMpi versions of F I  info are the ones on CD that were sold by Mini vendors. IIRC, Some of those manuals then we're found to have problems being read in certain computer systems due to the OS and the cd not being compatible.
I think I'll go try to open mine on my 10 machine!
Please folks chime in!
MSH

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I have a question for Those of you that have either Manual that goes to model year 1996 and 2001. Does the manual cover the fuel injection of the mini. I  don't have the manual, so I'm wondering how extensive is the coverage of the fuel injection system. I would think the '96 manual covers the SPI and the 2001 covers the MPI. Can any one give me a synopsis? Thanks Jim