In almost all mechanical devices
that are complex
and/or require regular maintenance
the maunfacturer will usually provide a Service manual. For example, they are available for everything from lawnmower
s to automobiile
s. Individual pieces of equipment , such as an engine
may come with it's own manual. This manual details proper proceedures for troubleshooting
instructions, proper specifications and maintenance intervals. The manual may suggest tool
s. Most are produced by the factory, though for automobiles Chilton's and others provide aftermarket manuals. The factory manuals are often more detailed, but cost more. All are well illustrated.
Any noder seeking to keep a piece of complex equipment, should purchase the correct service manual. They are often helpful, even when you don't plan to do any work.