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Old October 18th, 2017, 06:42   #2941
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Default Mike McCann - 413 Auto repair, Westfield Mass.

I can't more highly recommend Mike and his work. I've been around vehicles for decades, worked in Heavy Equipment shops, known a lot of Mechanics, and can do just about anything on anything that moves but at my age, choose to not get under cars as much as I used to! Mike is very, very good... a TDI specialist... but more important, he is a fair-and-square guy. His work is efficient and his prices are reasonable. He explains what he did, keeps the old parts, and only charges for the work he DID, not the work he can "get away with billing", like so many other shops. Contact me on the side for more details.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 12:48   #2942
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21 North York Road, Unit 3b
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Already in the list, but I wanted to add my 2 cents. Just had cam/lifters replaced here in my 2004 Golf around 200k. Roman was easy to deal with, genuinely knowledgeable, thorough, and was able to get the job done quickly without much heads up on my part.

He took the time to poke through the rest of the car with me and answer all my other questions, and he didn't even make too much fun of the headlight access panel I made out of duct tape and a coat hanger. I don't think he liked it all that much, but he didn't pass down harsh judgement either.

Bottom line, I wouldn't hesitate to head back to him if I needed something else major done.
I concur, Roman is a great guy to work with and also very knowledgeable. I'll be going to him to do my timing belt once I receive my Christmas bonus.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 13:10   #2943
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Representing IA here...this guy is wicked smart when it comes to all makes and models of VW. I think its time to drop a pin for his location and get IA on the map. Scott has been working on VWs since his teenage years and did a great job changing my timing belt for me when it came due.

Joetown Garage  
Auto repair shop in Johnson County, Iowa
Address: 1455 Angle Rd SW, Kalona, IA 52247
Phone: (319) 683-2440

http://www.kalonanews.com/kalona/com...e38f70403.html

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Old October 27th, 2017, 18:28   #2944
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Representing IA here...this guy is wicked smart when it comes to all makes and models of VW. I think its time to drop a pin for his location and get IA on the map. Scott has been working on VWs since his teenage years and did a great job changing my timing belt for me when it came due.

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Auto repair shop in Johnson County, Iowa
Address: 1455 Angle Rd SW, Kalona, IA 52247
Phone: (319) 683-2440
There aren't many online reviews for the Joetown Garage, but they are all positive. It's too soon to declare that Wally and Scott are TDI experts, but I think it's worth adding them to the list and then hope that some other Club members will check them out. AFAIK there's never been a shop or mechanic on the list from Iowa. This one is fairly close to Iowa City, so reasonably convenient for folks in eastern and central Iowa.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 18:37   #2945
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Can anyone recommend a good tdi mechanic in the Wilmington, Delaware area? There isnít one in the list. Iím giving my son our 2001 Golf and want to assure it gets maintained properly.

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Old December 13th, 2017, 10:04   #2946
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Anyone have any updates on mechanics in Washington state?

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Old December 27th, 2017, 09:47   #2947
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See the link in my signature -- Oliver Wegman aka TDIRacing is listed in the state of Maryland.
Are you still a TDI Guru? Your link www.torquejunkie.com is more or less dead.
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Old December 30th, 2017, 16:23   #2948
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]Long-time lurker on this site but I would like to recommend Kevin Lichty at Lichty Automotive in Waterloo, Iowa. He specializes in VWs and Audis but has expanded to include other European makes as well. I've been taking my VWs ('84 GTI, '85 Jetta Turbodiesel, '96 Passat Wagon TDI, '01 New Beetle, '03 Jetta TDI) to Kevin since 1990. I have lived in Minnesota for 8 years and am closer to several Gurus but still go to Kevin. And once my '11 JSW TDI is done with Carefree Maintenance he'll see that as well. Besides most of the routine maintenance he's done all of the timing belt/water pump and related parts replacements (at least 5 on the diesels) plus 2 more on the gassers. His shop is well equipped and he has been able to diagnose and fix the few problems I have encountered (including a CEL issue, fixed by replacing the glow plug bridge) over the years.
This is an old post, but the address and website are still current. Lichty got several mentions in the last decade, but not recently. That's why it has never been added to the Recommended Mechanic list.
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Old February 9th, 2018, 07:15   #2949
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I'm having problems getting my info updated. Submitted several times and still not changed.

Currently listed as GPOJerry in Tn as trusted, getting some of my messages but not all.



Middle Tennessee Area

Shop Name: European Motorworks
270 Industrial Dr
Mount Juliet, Tn 37122
615-288-3331
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Old February 21st, 2018, 17:16   #2950
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Wow, nobody in So. Fla.
Used to list Todd in Ft Lauderdale(he did a cam(good Job)for me few years ago).
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Old February 21st, 2018, 18:27   #2951
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Having a mechanic good with Tdis is something of a dying breed........
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Old February 26th, 2018, 13:35   #2952
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Default Miks TDI Repair Moving to Crystal Lake, Illinois

Matthew Miks is moving from Kenosha to Crystal Lake, Illinois.
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Old March 9th, 2018, 16:10   #2953
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Just wanted to put in a plug for TDI guru Mark Talbot in Berryville, VA from the recommended list. Over the past year he's done cam, t-belt, correctly diagnosed need for injector rebuild in my BEW engine, installed relay set from Cobra in my 09A automatic, and corrected several other smaller problems. Car runs better than new with best fuel economy ever at 250,000 miles. Straightforward, charges very reasonable labor rate. If you are in the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Piedmont or Northern Virginia, take your TDI to Mark!

https://www.talbotmotorsva.com/

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Old March 11th, 2018, 18:50   #2954
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Any one with any leads for Macon Ga down to Tallahassee area?
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Old March 28th, 2018, 20:19   #2955
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Default Phoenix, AZ area: Affordable German, 1510 W Broadway

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1510 W Broadway Rd
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I took my 2003 Jetta in to verify my injection pump timing. As it turned out, I was very far advanced, even though it ran, it had a loud rattly idle. They were able to get it dialed back in, in just a few minutes. These guys know their stuff. These guys are true dub-heads, and definitely work on the old flat four platform as well. All VW's and Audis.
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