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#1 Dutchboy

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 05:48 PM

I recently bought an 98 OBW and started to look for a service manual. Obviously, there is the Haynes manual, but I had this manual for my Saab and it was not nearly as good as the Bentley. In addition to the Haynes manual there are several CD's available from obscure sources on the internet, but I had no clue what I would get so I contacted Subaru.
It turns out that they have a great deal setup at their website:
http://techinfo.suba.../html/index.jsp
You can sign up for 3 days of unlimited access to all OFFICIAL Subaru manuals in PDF format for only $19.99. This is plenty of time to download alll the different files (~70MB; individual manuals are divided into ~7 chapters, which are all broken up into ~15 PDF's). It takes a little bit of figuring out, I believe that after registering, you get the option to choose the PDF download option.
For my -non-professional- use, I consider this a great deal. I can check anything on my car with the official standards. And because I think it is great initiative from Subaru to make this available (perhaps we can get a service manual PDF on CD when we buy our car in the future), I will support their effort by not sharing my PDF with others (sorry). But if you think of all the valulable tools that you have purchased for your car, this seems like a pretty cheap one.

#2 theotherskip

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 06:11 PM

i've been meaning to post this for a while... for all the people out there with a subaru and another vehicle...

these are links to other manufacturers sites for the factory service manuals. i've used the nissan, and it is really good, and easier to download, as it comes in only a few pdf's, not the 400 like the subaru fsm...

Acura: http://www.serviceexpress.honda.com
Audi: http://erwin.audi.de
BMW: http://www.bmwtechinfo.com (or http://www.bmwtis.com) and http://www.minitechinfo.com
DiamlerChrysler: http://www.techauthority.com
Ford: http://www.motorcraft.com or http://www.helminc.c...f/oematrix.html
GM: http://www.acdelco.com or http://www.gmtechinfo.com or http://www.gmgoodwre...gmspo/index.jsp
Honda/Acura: http://www.ServiceExpress.Honda.com
Hyundai: http://www.hmaservice.com
Infiniti: http://www.infinititechinfo.com
Isuzu: http://www.IsuzuSource.com or http://www.IsuzuTechInfo.com
Jaguar: http://www.jaguartechinfo.com
Kia: http://www.kiatechinfo.com
Land Rover: http://www.landrovertechinfo.com
Lexus: http://techinfo.lexus.com
Mazda: http://www.mazdatechinfo.com
Mercedes-Benz: http://www.startekinfo.com
Mini: http://www.minitechinfo.com
Mitsubishi: http://www.mitsutechinfo.com
Nissan: http://www.nissan-techinfo.com
Porsche: http://techinfo.porsche.com
Saab: http://www.saabtechinfo.com
Subaru: http://www.subaru.com (click on "home" and then "technical information")
Suzuki: http://www.suzukitechinfo.com
Toyota: http://techinfo.toyota.com
Volkswagen: http://www.erwin.volkswagen.com
Volvo: http://www.volvotechinfo.com

#3 Ma-fia

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 04:16 AM

This is a GOLDEN MINE! Or "gold mine"? Who cares.
Thanks for posting all those links!

#4 subiemech85

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 11:02 AM

they only go back to 90

#5 Ma-fia

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:43 PM

Originally posted by subiemech85
they only go back to 90



If you noticed my '82 -- yes, I found that out; but it doesn't matter I have a factory maual for the Sub.
I was mostly referring to other links. Just the other day I was wondering if I could find parts manual for my Ford -- and the answer to my question was right there in the Ford link! Not exactly your true parts manual, but after having wasted some time the result can be obtained.




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