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Subaru Domingo tips/maintenance thread

Discussion in 'Microvans' started by anthill, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

  2. sigkrist

    sigkrist New Member

    HI I se nobody have been here for over a year but may be someone still reads it.

    I need some help with my E12 its 1991 model and i am putting in a motor from 1997 model. I need the repair manual for 1997 to get the electrical schematics for engine,Power supply and Engine room fan system, chapter 1-8 and 9 out of Wiring diagram. I got the 1997 supplement to service manual but it got only some supplements and i need more. The are few wires from the computer i don´t now were to connect, so if any one can help that would be great.
    Oh and i scanned in the supplement 1997 manual to PDF and the 1988 Specification and service data booklet i have to PDF also so if any one need it il be glad to help out.

  3. anthill

    anthill Member

    Ambitious! I sent you what I have. Post some pictures and let us know how it goes!
  4. sigkrist

    sigkrist New Member

    Great. Just checking now, seems like this is the manual my supplement is for, so i am a wery wery happy dude right now, Many many thanks for a quick reply.
    maybe now i can find a place for rest of the wires..
    thanks again. Here are pic of what i am loking at right now and a pic of my Subaru, and my enginer checking if all bolts are ok. my kids call it the Smurf Bus so i skechet some ideas on the roof. think I paint it on,
    enginer.jpg smurfbus.jpg sub-old.jpg wires.jpg
  5. sigkrist

    sigkrist New Member

    Got used fuel pump one that came with engine pissed fuel all over my engine. and put it in, started up fine, got a bit of fuel flow problem so i had to make some changes in fuel lines, now it´s running fine
    checked the codes in engine comp and got few ;(
    wonder if i have the right reasons for it.
    Code: 33-Vehicle speed sensor (VSS) or circuit. (it´s normal not the right dashboard, meters) so nothing to connect to.
    Code: 35-Canister purge solenoid or circuit
    Code: 43-Throttle switch (lost there)
    Code: 62-Electric load signal (whata hel.. is that)
    Code: 63-Blower fan switch (think i got a idea but working on it)
    I wonder if this is the right translation for code number in E12 1997..
    Do any one have the codes,, cant find them in the manual
  6. davejohnsonnola

    davejohnsonnola New Member

    Would kill for an english manual! (or even spanish), but if the german manual has diagrams or fotos, bring it on!
    I have a 1988 E12 in Costa Rica


    muchas gracias!
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  7. anthill

    anthill Member

    Sorry, I only have 1992+ manual for FA8 chassis code...
  8. sigkrist

    sigkrist New Member

    HI all
    My subiei s running fine now, only error code 33 now. other was kapút purge solenoid just used one solenoid from my 1991 engine and that problem is gone now, throttle error was bad connection and other error cleared to.
    now working on some dents and a paint djob..

    I have the specification booklet for 1988 and manual in German for 84-93 in .djvu format,could send it if you need.

    Some pics from the project

    IMG_20120704_113350.jpg IMG_20120704_113359.jpg IMG_20120704_113428.jpg IMG_20120704_113252.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  9. davejohnsonnola

    davejohnsonnola New Member

    spec book and manual

    Just starting out on this quest, I'll accept any help. Not sure what .djvu format is, but looks like I'll be learning more about computers at the same time?

    thanks for any and all info.
  10. slacKs

    slacKs New Member

    Hello, I am the owner of a 93 domingo. It needs a throw out bearing and clutch. Is there any chance the justy is at all the same? I've also experienced intermittent spark loss during rain. Any help on these two issues would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Cory
  11. Krieger-san

    Krieger-san Member

    Check the distributor cap about that spark problem. They have this little rubber hose on them. I think it's a great gateway for water/moisture/gunk. I really don't know what were they thinking when they decided to put that there.
    I have like a gazillion used spare distributor caps from the last owner. Obviously, he changed them like socks.
    As for the clutch, I got nothing. I have the same curiosity. Very likely that I'll need a new clutch as well on my '92. Hope I don't, but if someone knows, please tell us.
  12. KiwiPal

    KiwiPal New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm a newbie to the forum, so apologies if I've multi-posted or ask these questions in the wrong section. Having just bought a 1997 Subaru Domingo CV Japanese import to the UK (model E-FA7, engine EF12), I'm having overheating problems. It mostly manifests itself when stopping as a bubbling of coolant out of the radiator pressure cap and a hot rubber smell to the rear right-hand side of the vehicle. The temperature gauge seems to sit mid-range whilst driving (the weather's been cold since purchasing it and no long, hard trips have been attempted so far).
    I asked one of my Japanese friends to translate the warning sign near the radiator pressure cap and he provided the attached. My question is this: where exactly is the 'drain hose plug which is in front of spare tyre' as it does not seem obvious to me! Any help of advice gratefully received. Thanks, Ade - macuserade@aol.com
  13. sigkrist

    sigkrist New Member

    Check the cooling fan and cooling fluid pump/drive. sounds like a problem relaited to that.. it´s just a idea, but cooling pump could be not working right.
  14. Sambarmon92

    Sambarmon92 Member

    If the setup is anything like the Sambar van, your drain hose will be be under the spare tire. Remove the spare, look a up, your drain hose should be next to the electrical wires. It might be visible, or tucked in between the wire tubing.
  15. nusret

    nusret New Member

  16. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

  17. nusret

    nusret New Member

    i just offered to get much more libero fan together.it's not a race.i just said cause of facebook is easy to reach and easier than a forum.
  18. KiwiPal

    KiwiPal New Member

    Coolant changed - thanks for your help, much appreciated! Ade
  19. Sambarmon92

    Sambarmon92 Member

    You're welcome ;).
  20. DomingoInJapan

    DomingoInJapan New Member


    I stumbled onto this forum when I was recently looking for some information (in English) about my Domingo. I live in Japan and speak/read Japanese but I was looking for some additional insight and was/am excited to find this forum. I have a 96 Domingo (ECVT - 1200ccc - AWD) and love it. Recently I had an issue with the plug wires arching which resulting in rough engine performance and eventually got so bad that there was so much fuel making it to the catalytic converter that it got extremely hot and was glowing!

    The end of that story is that I got: new plugs (iridium - I know that was probably overkill), new silicone plug wires (also overkill) and a new factory coil as my coil was arching as well. I managed to get everything installed and it runs like a dream again but I think I've probably almost killed my catalytic converter as it is still getting a little red after driving. I'm not noticing any performance issues but I think it's probably partially clogged and/or melted inside and is thus not passing exhaust the way it is designed to and thus overheating. I don't think I have any fuel mixed exhaust now that I've fixed the ignition issues so my guess is a damaged converter.

    Anyway, I'm excited to be a member here and looking forward to interacting with other Domingo owners. I have the official Subaru manual (2 book set) in Japanese and can help with any documentation people might need. :)



    P.S. Also installed a new powder clutch several years back! Complete engine removal for that one. The manuals and a very friendly mechanic here in Japan who helped with some advice were enough for me to get that one done but I'm getting a bit older and probably wouldn't want to do it again. :)

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