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Old 09-10-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
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Post shop manuals?

For my first post, i think i'll start at the beginning. I have a '99 Impreza L and want to save some dough by doing some of the simpler work on it myself. I also want to learn about my engine and get a little more intimate with my car. I've been looking for a sort of shop manual or chilton's manual or something, but the only thing I found is a 3 volume set from the dealer for $55 bucks apiece!! I know that $165 bones may be worth it in the long run, but hey I'm not in the long run yet am I? What are you guys using and where'd you get it. Thanks a lot.
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Old 09-10-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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Check the link in this thread which is at the top of this very forum-
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=365568

For $20 you can download the entire service manual for your car directly from Subaru.
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Old 09-10-2003, 10:00 AM   #3
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The three volume factory service manual that your dealer offered is actually just the updates for the 1999 model. To have a complete book-version of the factory service manual for the 1999 Impreza, you'd have to buy all the manuals for all the previous model years back to 1993.

Luckily, I don't think Subaru sells the book versions of the pre-2000 Impreza service manuals any more. Instead, you can buy a single CD-ROM from your dealer (part number MSA5TCD99I) that has the complete service manual for the 1999 Impreza.

However, buying a 72-hour subscription at techinfo.subaru.com is, by far, the cheapest method of obtaining the complete 1999 factory service manual. It's just very tedious (many, many, many individual files to download and organize).
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Old 09-10-2003, 02:25 PM   #4
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is anyone willing to share the 99 service manual for my OBS??

I use the 02 WRX service manual for my audio wiring. it seems work fine.
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Old 09-11-2003, 07:44 AM   #5
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thanks alot guys. that gives me a few options. i may try my luck with the download and then go from there. see ya on the road.
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Old 09-11-2003, 03:39 PM   #6
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i got the $20 72 hour sub and downloaded everything I could get my hands on.

I got all the TSBs, owners manual, service manual, tech ref books, video ref books, etc for my 98.

It was very tedious to do manually.

I also tried every web crawler I could get my hands on, but none of them could understand the session cookie used on techinfo.subaru.com.
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:04 AM   #7
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Has anyone tried sharing this manual with NASIOC. Im not trying to sound cheap, but It will be worth it for those individuals who has not received it yet. It is only a suggestion.

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Old 09-20-2003, 03:58 AM   #8
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Quote:
Has anyone tried sharing this manual with NASIOC
There's the slight matter of copyright law in the way of that...

$20 doesn't sound excessive.
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Old 09-21-2003, 01:48 PM   #9
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There's the slight matter of copyright law in the way of that...
Point understood. Either way, someone will eventually share it. Maybe not electronically, but physically.
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Old 09-23-2003, 05:03 AM   #10
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Screw you man, I was so happy when Subaru finally offered the service manual online. One year ago, the going rate for Subaru service manuals was over $300, and you'll be hard-pressed to find anything from Chilton's or Haynes.

If you can afford a car, you can afford to pay $20 for a service manual. If you choose not to pay the $20, then that's your problem, and you deserve to monkey around blind in your engine bay.


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Old 09-23-2003, 05:23 AM   #11
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And remember, your not just paying for one service manual...you're paying for access to pretty much any service manual for any year of any Subaru. That's thousand of dollars worth of literature. Well worth the $20 in my opinion. I've got the 2001 Impreza manual downloaded. I think I'm gonna download the 2002 WRX and 2004 STi manuals too (just in case I choose one of these for a swap in the future).
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:06 AM   #12
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I downloaded the MY2000 Impreza manuals, MY02 Impreza manuals, and the MY04 Impreza manuals.

The MY04 manuals are my favorite - the mechanism and function book is much better than the MY02, and they've added a new section called DTC detecting criteria, which gives conditions/specifications when/how/for what reason a MIL will be commanded and what it takes for it to clear itself.

I don't see any problem with "sharing"...
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:43 AM   #13
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I don't see any problem with "sharing"...
Until SOA takes down the online version because of the illegal distribution of "shared" versions. Or secures it for dealers only.
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Old 09-26-2003, 07:58 PM   #14
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Screw you man, I was so happy when Subaru finally offered the service manual online. One year ago, the going rate for Subaru service manuals was over $300, and you'll be hard-pressed to find anything from Chilton's or Haynes.
Look, Im not cheap.....Im going to buy the manual for your information. For Nasioc itself,they are very supportive, I taught they can have an agreement to support and share the manuals. Im not the one using profound language. I know what the going rates for manuals. I was just trying to contribute to othera cause im not selfish. Thanks for your understanding though

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I don't see any problem with "sharing"...
Thanks for being considerate.

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Old 09-27-2003, 02:28 PM   #15
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I was just trying to contribute to othera cause im not selfish.
Contributing your *own* work is usually looked upon more favorably than contributing *others'* work (in this case SOA).
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Old 09-27-2003, 09:21 PM   #16
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Contributing your *own* work is usually looked upon more favorably than contributing *others'* work (in this case SOA).
Look, Im going to stop this cat and mouse game. My point is to help others. You cant do it all yourself. If it makes u guys feel better, you guys were right. No hard feelings to NASIOC or anyone else.


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Old 09-28-2003, 09:41 AM   #17
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Anyone figured out how to get around the stupid security password? I hate the fact that the chatpers are chopped up. I went into acrobat and tried to merge them into one document but the retards at SOA placed a password on all the documents.

Any suggestions?
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Old 09-28-2003, 03:18 PM   #18
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This might be a stupid question, but where do you find the $20 for 72 hours on the techinfo.subaru.com page because i can't find it. Can someone put a link. Thanks
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Old 09-28-2003, 08:57 PM   #19
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:21 AM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by armand1

There's the slight matter of copyright law in the way of that...

$20 doesn't sound excessive.
Actually - they don't have a on any of that material. I paid my $20 bucks though.

They should make it a little more convenient to download the whole shabang though. PITA. took about 8 hours (including the STi, H4 dtoc and H4 SO engine books.) the STi engine book refers to the H4 DTOC book here and there, and the H4 DOTC book refers to the H4 SO as well.
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Old 09-29-2003, 06:22 PM   #21
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Originally posted by impreza99obs
https://techinfo.subaru.com/html/subscriptionInfo.jsp


check ur pm also.
thanks check your pm
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Old 09-30-2003, 02:17 AM   #22
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Anyone figured out how to get around the stupid security password? I hate the fact that the chatpers are chopped up. I went into acrobat and tried to merge them into one document but the retards at SOA placed a password on all the documents.

Any suggestions?
Actually you can print to a postscript file and redistill it into a new pdf.
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