El Creepo

New Owner of a Subaru Sumo 4WD

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Hello to you all!

I've recently purchased a 1992 Subaru sumo 4WD van, beginning to feel like I may have underestimated the complications in owning something so unusual.
Took it for a service and found out the sump has corroded and needs replacing.
The garage told me they would not be able to source one and so far I've had no luck finding one myself. Haven't even been able to find any kind of workshop or service manual.

I'd really appreciate if anybody could give me any tips or advice on the matter. 
Would be nice to hear from anybody who might have owned one of these in the past!
Many Thanks!

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Welcome!

That's something really different. I just had a quick google of what they were and Wikipedia said they had the same engine from a justy, although I can't guarantee that, if it's correct you'd be able to find a sump and the workshop manual (for the engine at least)

Knowing subaru's interchangeability of parts is really quite likely.

Best of luck

And some pictures are always appreciated!

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post-4850-0-29818700-1438644276_thumb.jpThat's a great idea, thanks for the advice. I'll have a look around and see if i can track a justy service manual/ sump.
This is actually the first vehicle I've ever owned so it's going to be a bit of a learning curve
Oh and here's a photo!
 

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May be worth giving www.importcarparts.co.uk a shout they might be able to source parts or put you onto someone who can

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Is this the 1.2 carbed three banger? If so, we might be able to help, as we've just bought a 1987 justy, and it came with a Chilton repair manual!

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Cheers for the advice everyone, I'll be checking out those links people have suggested. And also, Mike, I sent you a message about your justy repair manual. Thanks again!

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Yeah 2.0 turbo impreza lump

Just take sump off and get someone to make another or weld it up

Make gaskets if you need to

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Cheers matt, the gaskets don't look like too much of an issue, I can find them, it's just the sump pan itself which is a problem to find. Gonna take it off this weekend and have a look at it, at the moment it looks like having it welded is going to be the way to go.
Found a couple of justy pans on ebay. But I think the plug on them is in a different position which would mean I wouldn't be able to drain the oil once it was on.

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Wotcha ad welcome - great little van - was looking at one of those myself - get a pitbike in the back no problem :)

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hi just bought subaru sumo automatic. n reg .great condition  . needs a new engine  the size of engine taken out was a650cc. cant get  see any for sale on net also cant find any sort of repair manual . need help please regards allanb

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My sons sump had rotted out bad on his Kia picanto, I took it off, plated it with stainless, filled with petrol to check for leaks, then painted and replaced. Jus a tip, if your welding anywhere up near the sealing face, put the sump upside down on a strong bit of wood and screw it down tight with every sump bolt hole otherwise there is a fair chance the welding will pull the metal around and distort the sealing face, and don't remove from wood until cold

 

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Speak to the guys at www.importcarparts.co.uk as they do or can get hold of stuff for just about all subaru models

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On 03/08/2015 at 11:48 PM, El Creepo said:

Hello to you all!

I've recently purchased a 1992 Subaru sumo 4WD van, beginning to feel like I may have underestimated the complications in owning something so unusual.
Took it for a service and found out the sump has corroded and needs replacing.
The garage told me they would not be able to source one and so far I've had no luck finding one myself. Haven't even been able to find any kind of workshop or service manual.

I'd really appreciate if anybody could give me any tips or advice on the matter. 
Would be nice to hear from anybody who might have owned one of these in the past!
Many Thanks!

 

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Hi mate I no this is an old post now,, but I’m in the same boat Iv just bought a sumo 4x4 n it’s been in a barn 7 years needs work it’s runs, but need parts any ideas regards nigel 👍🏻👍🏻

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Hello El Creepo and Nigefen, I don't know if you're still around but I have a 1992 4WD Sumo that I've been (very slowly) fixing up for a few years. I still have a lot of welding to do but I'm hoping to get it done this year. I've got a mountain of spares with some duplicate parts that I could swop or sell, including service manuals. Message me if there's anything you need, if I haven't got it I might be able to point you in the right direction. I'd also be very interested in buying a Sumo that's already on the road, if you're thinking of selling. El Creepo - I'm sure you've got the sump done by now, but it's possible to weld them (they need to be bolted down to a board first to prevent distortion). There's a guy in Germany who does it - for example see this page on his website http://liberalix.de/html/checkliste_liberokauf.html (he runs a German owners club and has a lot of good information).

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Hi,

Just imported my E12 to UK from Malta where I have owned it since 2004. There are plenty of E10s and a few E12s all sold with windows and classed as a glass panel van. Mine I have known from new it was protectol wax oiled when new and I had done again in 2004. To date it has only done 36,716 miles. Originally it was in Km but I have converted it to mph and while I had the speedo out changed the reading to show miles. The only problem I have is the only overlay I could get goes up to 110mph when it should be 90mph so it reads out the faster you go, so if any one has a spare UK speedo please let me know. I love the car and my son who has his own company valeting and detailing prestige cars spent two days preparing and putting a three stage coat on the paint and it now shines like a mirror. Hope for some replies.

Yorkie

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On 1/23/2019 at 8:02 AM, Subarumo said:

Hello El Creepo and Nigefen, I don't know if you're still around but I have a 1992 4WD Sumo that I've been (very slowly) fixing up for a few years. I still have a lot of welding to do but I'm hoping to get it done this year. I've got a mountain of spares with some duplicate parts that I could swop or sell, including service manuals. Message me if there's anything you need, if I haven't got it I might be able to point you in the right direction. I'd also be very interested in buying a Sumo that's already on the road, if you're thinking of selling. El Creepo - I'm sure you've got the sump done by now, but it's possible to weld them (they need to be bolted down to a board first to prevent distortion). There's a guy in Germany who does it - for example see this page on his website http://liberalix.de/html/checkliste_liberokauf.html (he runs a German owners club and has a lot of good information).

 

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Hi,

As I said in my post I need a UK speedo for a Sumo, if you have one it would be most helpful.

 Thanks 

Yorkie

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