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Subaru Domingo tips/maintenance thread

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

  1. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    Welcome Jason!
    How nice it is to have someone from Japan! Thank you for your offer to share your documentation. I would be interested in receiving the manual hoping the illustration will suffice!
    Oh and good luck with your Cat-converter. Your diagnostic makes sens.
    Franck
     
  2. Sambarmon92

    Sambarmon92 Member

    Welcome to the forum. :D. You'd probably get more hits if you posted in a separate thread, or in the intro section. ;)
     
  3. piglet

    piglet New Member

    Hi...... I am new to the forum.... I just recently bought a 1994 Subaru Domingo and am trying desperately to find any manuals to get more familiar with how to fix the simple things... not successful as of yet : \
    I was wondering if anyone would know about the headlights? My left side low beam is out and I'm not sure if it is a bulb I need to change or do I have to replace the whole headlight? And if it is just a bulb, how do I get access to it in order to change it?
    If anyone can help, I would sincerely appreciate it ... :1
     
  4. Sambarmon92

    Sambarmon92 Member

    Hello and welcome. :cool:

    As far as headlights are concerned, all you need to do is replace the bulb. Look under the dash, find the headlight and remove the protective rubber to get access to the bulb.

    As far as manuals go, Domingo manuals are in Japanese only. Some members managed to get a manual for the Libero, but only in German. There are slight differences between the Libero and Domingo (LHD being the most obvious) but for most part it's the same vehicle. :)
     
  5. piglet

    piglet New Member

    Thank you Sambarmon92 :)
     
  6. Sambarmon92

    Sambarmon92 Member

    You're welcome Piglet. ;) Post some pics of your Domingo, when you get a chance. :pop:
     
  7. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    How about the wipers? Do you use 15", two in the front and one in the back. Just regular J-hook type. Air filter: FRAM CA6625 works well, not a perfect fit but close. It's 1/8" too narrow on the width side, but fits fine in the compartment.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  8. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    Does anyone one know what are the differences between Justy and Domingo engines or similarities? I am just curious how much of Justy parts I might be able to use on my Domingo 1995 I just brought from Japan :)
     
  9. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    Same core, different output power...... but all the bits and pieces around the engine are different to accommodate both positionings subaru_EF12_engine_compare.jpg (upright for the Justy and horizontal for the E12).
     
  10. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    I have couple questions regarding your write up:

    1. Did you have hard time removing distributor cap screws? I am trying to back out the screws but it feels like they are going to break, it looks like they have never been removed.
    2.Is your new battery longer than the original battery? I put a new 350A battery and it is exactly the same size as the original, but there was an option of 500A battery but it seemed little too long for the battery compartment. Now, looking at your picture it looks like your new battery is larger than the original or is just a perception? my 350A battery is 7 1/2" long, 500A battery was 9" long. Just wondering if 9" long battery would have fit.
     
  11. Mago

    Mago New Member

    Does the justy distributor cap work on a Domingo? What # is it?
    I think that a Ford festiva air filter works...
     
  12. anthill

    anthill Member

    Nope, my distributor screws came out easily. Use some Liquid Wrench / PB Blaster spray or some other penetrating oil. You're right to be careful not to round those off.

    The battery that came with mine was smaller than the battery box, and had to be shimmed in place! It looked like a lawnmower battery. So when I replaced it with a Honda Civic battery (430A) the difference was so huge I didn't bother comparing.

    If 350 and 500A are your two options, sounds like neither will be a perfect fit. Whatever!
     
  13. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    can someone help me some information please? I am trying to figure out the issue of Exhaust Heat Temperature warning light in the dashboard ("chevy" logo with vertical wavy bars). the sensor for this is on the passenger side in the engine compartment (02 sensor is on the driver side, me thinks). this warning light comes on even when the engine is cold, just started. it used to disappear and flicker as I was driving but now it stays solidly ON which makes me think it's the sensor itself and not the cat converter. could someone measure Exhaust Heat Temperature sensor resistance on their Domingo for me please? i would like to know the sensor resistance when the engine is cold and when it's hot. Once i know these two I can size up a proper replacement. Also when the sensor is disconnected from the wire from CPU what does the voltage measure on the wire that comes from the CPU. in my Domingo i measure 9.66V from the CPU when the engine is ON, Sensor resistance is very hight when the engine has been just turned on (about 20Mom or almost no path to ground). Once the engine warms up the sensor resistance drops slowly to about 200 kOm. Another question is: to by pass the sensor do I just take the wire from the CPU and connected to ground? Is this going to short anything else in the system. I guess the CPU needs low resistance when the engine is just ON and high resistance when the engine is high. Thanks for your help.
     
  14. Mago

    Mago New Member

    I have the same light on in my car and also looked for all kinds of info like you. Guessing it is the temp sensor. When I tried the subaru engine code
    thing I came up with 54 Whatever that means. So I went to the local dealer and they said it was the o2 sensor--They had imported a few Domingos,
    but never actually looked at mine. So I got one off ebay for an 88 justy I think. and now I have a code 50-which might be good; but I don t know. The light is still on though .maybe I have to clear it somehow.
    Re the distributor cap screws--The upper one broke off on my car and I had to remove the distributor to get it out I used penetrating oil, heat, a drill press; it was not fun but finally got it out.
     
  15. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    Mago. I was in the same situation with the distributor cap screws, but the bottom one broke off. i removed the distributor body and drilled the broken bolt out, had about 3 threads left in the body for a new screw and put a nut on the back of it.

    Back to our problem with the temp sensor. You might be correct regarding the clearing the control unit. I bought a software and cable yesterday and it should be here in 10 working days. It looks like you live in Vancouver so if you are interested you can come over or we can meet somewhere to read the code and clear it, if it help.

    Did you also try to short the wire that connects to temp sensor to ground? This should eliminate the warning light according to other responses on this board.

    The sensor you bought on eBay, is it the original sensor? Do you have any info on it?

    If you are interested contact me directly andreym at live.ca
     
  16. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    anthill, i got the EvoScan and SSM OBD1 cable and trying to play with it but I don't think it works yet. do you have this software/cable for your domingo? if so, were there any configurations you had to do to the software to communicate to ECU?
     
  17. anthill

    anthill Member

    Dang, that's exciting! I didn't end up buying the software/cable (I figured out that spewing rich/gassy exhaust on cold startup is normal). Maybe I should have changed the wording to "this might work". Have you got any response posting on the evoscan forums? I know that finding the memory map for each particular vehicle's ECU can take a bit of trial and error.
     
  18. ironstalin

    ironstalin New Member

    I was going to tonight, but it looks like the EvoScan Forum page is down, it says: Forbidden.You don't have permission to access /forums on this server. I submitted a ticket to Help and Support last night, will see what they reply.
     
  19. piglet

    piglet New Member

    I was wondering if anyone has information on where to get parts for 94 subaru domingo? My two front wheel bearings are shot :(
     
  20. anthill

    anthill Member

    I've bought parts from RockAuto, you just have to enable their european parts option. Not sure if they stock wheel bearings. Bearings tend to be fairly standard, so you could always pull them and take them around an industrial bearing distributor to find a match.
     

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