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Old 03-02-2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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Hey, I'm getting ready to start a 6mt swap on my 02 and I am looking for a good repair manual to learn the basics with. Is the Haynes as good as anything or is there something better out there. I'd rather not spend the money on the subaru manual (I'm assuming its rather expensive). Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 03-02-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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http://techinfo.subaru.com

subaru manual. download. official. from subaru. less than $40
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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I bought the factory manual on disc for $17 on ebay. It was a while ago so I don't remember who I got it from but if you search you should find it easily. The lady who sold it to me was very easy to deal with and replaced the disc without arguement when the first one was never delivered.

Are Chilton or Haynes publishing a manual for the WRX? When I bought my car about 2 years ago neither company printed one, that's why I bought the factory manual on disc, which is excellent but a bit inconvenient.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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The ones on Ebay are unauthorized copies and won't include the latest updates. For not much more money you can get the correct, updated manual right from the source.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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The ones on Ebay are unauthorized copies and won't include the latest updates. For not much more money you can get the correct, updated manual right from the source.

and "the source" is the technical subaru site that subie gal is talking about?

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:26 PM   #6
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and "the source" is the technical subaru site that subie gal is talking about?

Thanks again,

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that would be correct

plus i would not put it past some ebay'er to include spyware etc on those cd's

for what you pay, it's worth it to get it from the factory (subaru)
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #7
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that would be correct

plus i would not put it past some ebay'er to include spyware etc on those cd's

for what you pay, it's worth it to get it from the factory (subaru)

its a PDF... not much harm in that if you have a decent pdf viewer.

and, depending on your moral compass, the subaru service manual is out on various p2p sites also.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:04 PM   #8
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Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from what I can see, it is $35 for 72 hours, $300 for 30 days etc. am I missing something? Sure there is a way to buy the manual outright for gosh sake...I just need info on doing a clutch job, i.e. pulling the tranny etc. Thanks, Danny


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The $35 is for 72 hours of access to download the pdf's. Yes it's a bit time-consuming and inconvenient, but when you're done you have the manuals. During the access time you can download as much as you need, you don't have to get the whole manual set but it's a good idea. You can also get TSB's for your car if time permits.
The alternative (legally) is to purchase the manuals in hardcopy form. They are more expensive that way especially if you buy the whole thing- about $20-30 per section/book and $300 for the set.
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