I'm Australian and living in Germany.
Just bought a 96 Libero, and it's running fine...a few problems with the earthing, a bit of rust underneath so my starter motor only receives about 6 volts which makes it a bit tricky to start but she's a great little bus!
Has anyone even heard of a workshop manual for these?!?
(and yes, Sirus IS my real name and Harry Damn Potter did not not exist when my mum named me!)
Welcome to this Forum Sirus!
Any picture of your Libero to share?
So far, no workshop manual has been found! I'll try to approach Subaru Switzerland soon. I've heard they can be pretty good with customer service...
Oh and whilst I'm here... 11 months left before shipping mine across!!
At long last, my Libero has reach the Canadian shore but..... Just got the bad news: the three cars that were in the container weren't anchored properly and they're suffered cosmetically. (there was two Citroen 2cv and my Libero).
I will soon be seeking a body panels supplier to help whoever is going to do the job (covered by insurance). If any of you can share good addresses, it would be great. Of course, we need first the report from an expert to assess the damage and dress a list of parts. I did not get any pictures yet but I already know that both bumpers suffered.
Sorry to hear that Frank. I've got a feeling the 2CV MAFIA was responsible. Hopefully the damage is minimal and limited to bumpers only. Keep us posted
Japanoid got back to me saying they're very likely to have what my Libero needs. I passed on their URL to the relevant person..... More soon!
Your replacement front bumper will most likely be from a Domingo. Make sure you keep your old front bumper. Unlike the Domingo, the Libero bumpers came with headlight washers, it's a nice feature, I'm sure you'd want to keep. (I know I would) If your Libero bumper can't be fixed make them retrofit the washers into the Domingo bumper, it shouldn't be difficult.
Sorry to hear about the poor 2CV's , I love those little buggers. (Always had a soft spot for Citroens) I'm sure their owner/owners are fuming !!!
I've said it by email, but I'll drop it here - Franck, what a pain! Wring that insurance company for all it's worth. And put in a 'hot' exhaust system to replace the one that might be damaged... Brraap braap
Well.... still have not seen my van!! I've asked my friend to go through the Qc mechanical inspection without doing the repairs which happen to be less dramatic than expected: Rear bumper (both sides and central panel) needs replacing, front one: only needs a good buffing for now. I found and purchased a rear bumper from Japanoid.... Same color! I will put it on myself and, whenever we get the insurance money, will spend some cash on paintwork if required. The expert's report quoted the repairs @ $3800 !!! ......Until next time!
Wow, it's been a long time. I was wondering what happened. Thanks for keeping us posted, hopefully you'll see your van soon. And we wanna see pics.
That's awesome, thanx for sharing. I must admit, it's a little weird seeing these vans, with the steering wheel on the left side.
Got a phone call from my friend today with some good news: My Libero passed the inspection and is now registered. I spare you with all the administrative non sense Vincent had to go through. It's beyond reasonable!
Anyway.... next step now is to get it insured, which should be done this week. Then, finally, we should be going to fetch it this Sunday at my friend's place. I can hardly believe it really. Then, I'm going to give a very very thorough service and proceed with a few things on which I might need your help on!
First, I 'm going to need an CV boot (rear / wheel side): Any clue on a known Canadian car equivalent that share identical CV boots ?
Same thing for brakes just in case.
That's it for now
'till next time
Well, the title says it all! I drove 90 minutes from home to fetch lat little trouble maker!
.... and drove back home with it in the evening. What a brilliant little van! I'm not disappointed.
Although the excitement is a little tainted with problems that will have to be addressed quickly. Some help (and reassurance!) will be much appreciated :
- First, due to its extended storage time, the front brake calipers are sticking.
- There seem to be a malfunctions with the defrost heater mode..... the air coming out of the windshield vent is next to none!
- Rear outer CV boot (left side .... so driver side for me, ) is punctured
- .... there will be more I guess!
Thank you for your help & interest.