Daimler DS420 Manuals on CD-ROM


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Note: the CD described below has been replaced by a new version on DVD, covering a whole range of Daimler cars on a single medium. See here. The new DVDs are encrypted and require special software to view. Be sure to check that your computer system meets the requirements; they are very restrictive! Because of these restrictions I am unable to review this publication.
CD's can be ordered directly from the Jaguar Heritage; Ordering via your local Jaguar/Daimler dealer is also possible.

cdrom surface    In the Summer of 2003, the Jaguar Classic Parts programme (Unipart), in cooperation with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust produced a CD-ROM with two complete Parts Catalogues, and two complete Service Manuals in scanned format. The Jaguar part/publication number of this CD was JHM 1132.

The CD-ROM contains the following documentation, all in Adobe-PDF format:

  • Parts Catalogue RTC9183B (July 1978)
  • Parts Catalogue RTC9887CD (Oct. 1985)
  • Service Manual AKM3978 (1977)
  • Service Manual AKM9135-Ed4 (1990)
  • Colour scan of the 4-page brochure Heritage for Hire
  • Colour scan of the 2-page brochure Oil and body care products
  • Adobe Acrobat reader software for MS/Windows

All four manuals are also present on this web site. Click on the cover picture (right) to go to the appropriate manual.

The yellow limousine drawing was first published in the 1992 Jaguar calendar, as shown elsewhere on this web site.

titlepage RTC9183B (3.3kB) cover page RTC9887CD (3.4kB)
new.titlepage (6.5kB) binder cover AKM9135Ed4 (2.5kB)
Mark Greer   

Since this CD has scanned manual pages only (indexed by paragraph header texts), there is no textual search facility provided (neither is this the case on this web site). The total space used is 90 Megabytes approx.

This CD is definitely a must have for computerised DS420 owners! Reading the manuals from CD eliminates any download-time. Since the pages were scanned at 300 dpi, the Adobe PDF mechanism allows for very large magnifications, and a much better resolution than this web site can provide.

The documentation (see illustration below) specifies "Windows 95 Minimum" for the use of this CD-ROM. Use under UNIX/Linux or MacOS systems is possible if the Adobe Acrobat reader is installed.

Outside cover   Inside cover

I wrote a review of this CD for publication in The Driving Member magazine of November 2003. Read it here.

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