2008 Forester X Sport
So where is the best place for me to get my hands on a factory repair manual?
That's what I did. For 3 days (both at home and at work), I was downloading all those little files; every hour on the hour I grabbed my 50 files for that hour. I did get done a day or so early, and then grabbed every other file that looked interesting: TSB's, Tech Instruction Guides (not real practical for me, but made interesting reading), etc.you can buy three days of access to the PDFs of the manuals for $35. Be prepared for three days of downloading. The 2009-10 one requires about 1,000 small files and they time you out after every 50 for an hour.