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Instructional Books

OBD II Diagnostic Secrets Revealed (Secrets Revealed series)
Getting to Know OBD II
Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII)
OBD II Scan Tool and Diagnostic Monitors: ASP-EE-SK-503-00
Wavefile Autopro
Extensive waveform library for on-line diagnostic and repair procedures and a 47 hour self-paced interactive tutorial.
OBD II Fault Codes Reference Guide
Diagnostic Trouble Codes: Asian and European Vehicles, 1992-2002 - - - Diagnostic Trouble Codes: Domestic Vehicles, 1992-2002
Includes key flash methods for years before 96.
Autodata 2005 Import Diagnostic Trouble Code Manual
For years 1992-2004. Includes connector locations.
Understanding Automotive Electronics, Sixth Edition (Sams Understanding Series)
Excellent introduction to control and instrumentation systems.
Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems 3rd edition
Good educational text book, includes cd-rom and quiz book
Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician
Good introduction to electronics and trouble shooting
Auto Fundamentals
Popular training book, many manufacturer pictures and data
Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control System (Prentice Hall Multimedia Series in Automotive Technology)
Car Smarts: An Easy-to-Use Guide to Understanding Your Car and Communicating with Your Mechanic
Total Car Care for the Clueless : A Manual for Car Owners


How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems (Motorbooks Workshop)
Building & Tuning High-Performance Electronic Fuel Injection
Maximum Boost: Designing, Testing, and Installing Turbocharger Systems (Engineering and Performance)
Custom Auto Electronics and Auto Electrical Reference Manual
1001 High Performance Tech Tips
Auto Math Handbook : Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts
Car Hacks and Mods for Dummies

Engineering Books

Bosch Automotive Hand Book 6th Edition
Enginnering reference book, definitions, tables, conversions
Bosch Automotive Electrics and Electronics 3rd Edition
Technical Instruction Reference Book
Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals
Automotive Electronics Handbook 1999 edition
Includes vehicle mulitiplexing, displays and intelligence. Manufacture references.
In Vehicle Networks
Papers on CAN, LIN, J1850 timing, prioritization, and body networks
On-and Off Board Diagnostics
Papers on misfire, knock, neural networks, catalyst monitoring, obd3
Multiplexing and Networking
Papers on modeling, simulation, data reduction, J1850, J1939, TTP, VAN and ACP protocols
Automotive Microcontrollers 1998
Includes J1850 bus, TTP (time-triggered protocol), displays and diagnostics.
SAE On-Board Diagnostics for Light and Medium Duty Vehicles Standards Manual 2003
This book contains all mandated codes, data values, assigned addresses, and protocols

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Emergency Automotive First Aid (1994)
Best Motoring
Grip Collection of Import Street Racing, Car Shows, Models, Tuning and Performance
360 Video Magazine: Import Cars and Shows
Street Fury Series of import cars, parts, drivers, shows and models
Import Lifestyle video magazine
Mischief Import Series
Initial D Japan Race Battle Series, includes AE86 Trueno and RX-7 Enfini FD3S Initial D sound tracks by Super Eurobeat
ASE Automotive Test Readiness Series: Advanced Engine Performance
Midnight Street Racing
Japn Domestic Model Insider (2003)- Drifting
Tokyo Auto Salon 2003: Tuning Into Tokyo (2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious (Widescreen Edition)
The Fast and the Furious (Full Screen Tricked Out Edition)
Gone in 60 Seconds
Le Mans 2003 Review- Includes 30 minutes of testing
Le Mans (1971) Steve McQueen
Bullitt (1968) Steve McQueen
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Eat My Dust! (1976) Ron Howard
The Gumball Rally (1976)
Driver (1985) Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern
Ronin (1998)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)

Simulation and Games

Need for Speed
Grand Theft Auto
4 X 4 Evolution 2- 70 vehicles from 10 different manufactures includes 700 HP Land Rover
Street Legal
Grand Prix 4 - Formula 1 drivers and circuits from 2001 GPS mapped. Setups, pitstops and engines
Official Formula 1 Racing 1998 world championship
F1 2002- telemetry analysis system
Sierra Sports: Grand Prix Legends in 1967 Grand Prix Season
Le Mans 24 Hours
Sports Car GT Mustang, Mosler GT, McClaren F1, Panoz, Porsche 911 & GT1, BMW M3
Colin McRae Rally 2 Over 90 new international rally tracks with variable weather
Sierra Sports: NASCAR 3
Ford Racing 3
Sierra Sports Dodge Viper Racing Record your car's G-forces and speed with sophisticated telemetry analysis
The Italian Job Mini Copper


Black & Decker AV1200 DustBuster Automotive Vacuum Cleaner for a Car
Allied 59096 131-Piece Automotive Tool Set Design Tech Deluxe Driveway Monitor
Vector 12 Volt Electric Travel Blanket
Design Tech Deluxe Remote Car Starter with Keyless Entry
Accutire MS-4000GB Deluxe Backlit Lithium Digital Tire Gauge
CARPAD 218078 Standard/Gold, 18' x 7.4' Garage Floor Protector