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#1 Mikevan10

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:39 AM

Has anyone ever used a "Mitchell" CD ROM service manual? I jsut got one (via Ebay) thinking I was getting a Subaru factory service manual and boy was I mistaken. I only had time to play around with the thing for a few minutes last night (was tricky just to "install" the darn thing on my PC) and it is not a vry user friendly fortmat. And I have serious doubts about it being any more detailed and model specific that a Haynes manual. Anyone used one of these to good effect?

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#2 Cougar

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:29 PM

I have one that I use Mike and it is not what you are really after. Check my post in your thread about the purge valve. I left you a link to a better CD that I have also and it has more what you are looking for. Keep checking for a set of factory manuals on Ebay. When thet show up, buy'em. You won't be use anything else when you see how good they are. Even if the set is around $200 dollars it is a bargin when you think of the shop repair costs they can save you. One repair is usually all it takes.

#3 porcupine73

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 06:49 PM

Yep, nothin beats the OE manual (and info you can get free on EndWrench for certain jobs). I got a printed set of OE manuals for '00OBW on eBay for about $150; however I was kind of ticked when I recently saw I could get that set on CD-rom right from Subaru for about $200.

I also subscribed to alldatadiy, which has the same information as OE, except for a few spots where they show the info for the wrong engine/model.

#4 Cougar

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:09 PM

Yep, nothin beats the OE manual (and info you can get free on EndWrench for certain jobs). I got a printed set of OE manuals for '00OBW on eBay for about $150; however I was kind of ticked when I recently saw I could get that set on CD-rom right from Subaru for about $200.

I also subscribed to alldatadiy, which has the same information as OE, except for a few spots where they show the info for the wrong engine/model.


I would rather have the books than the CD myself. Compared to the dealer prices for those manuals you got a very good deal. A full set of new manuals will cost more than $400 dollars.




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