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Chilton or Haynes repair manual?
Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:32 AM
From what I have learned on the board here we need the FSM, which I think stands for Fuji Service Manual. I know I want one, just havn't got around to it yet.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:15 PM
Haynes has known problems, and not a very good reputation on this board. The Factory Service Manual (FSM) for any make is the gold standard for any manual, as it is what the Dealer's mechanics use.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:17 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:15 PM
the heaynes book is rather good i think as it shows valve lashes, engine specifications, ecu trouble codes, and wiring schematics
the "Known Problem" with the haynes book is the timing belt procedure skips a picture, but the text DOES mention the 360 deg crank rotation. be sure to read the text british translation can be confusing. dont go by the pics alone. i think its laid out rather well and the newer editions cover the air suspension.
these are my opinions. yeah i know timing belts and head torquing sequences, firing orders without the book, the book doesnt even mention axles, but i find myself refering to it often for electrical schematics or ecu codes. its not total crap and is handy to have around
Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:59 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 09:59 PM
Could I get an FSM through Subaru?
FSM's are usually very expensive. I've used Haynes Manuals for over 30 years. (Not because of any similarities in name.) They have gone down hill over the last 5yrs or so but are still better than anything you can get off the shelf. They'll have pretty much everything you can get in a Chiltons.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:09 PM
Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:48 PM
Posted 15 May 2005 - 06:35 AM
In fact, I think the Chilton is pretty much useless.
Check out http://www.books4cars.com. I recently found this site while searching for manuals for an old caddy. They list all kinds of Subaru FSMs 1970-2004 - latest I saw for Loyale is 1990, though. I have not bought anything from them yet, so have no idea about the quality.
Maybe a bit pricey, but if they're the real deal, might be worth it. Best deal appears to be 89 loyale sec 1,2,3 and sec 4,5,6 manuals - should contain pretty much everything about your '92 as I believe there were few differences.
If anyone happens to get any manuals from books4cars, I'd like to hear what you think of them.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:38 AM
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