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Old May 30th, 2015, 10:11   #31
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Robby did an auto to manual conversion along with. A number of other odds and ends. I've driven almost 3k miles in it in less than a month...not a single issue.
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Old June 4th, 2015, 09:43   #32
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You need a tie rod bigtime. Although I'd be interested to know how long that slathering of oil keeps the noise at bay.
Hey Robby, the lube work you did on the tie rod is working great. Thank you so much!


I am still budgeting for the work plus most likely the upper control arms this summer.
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Old August 12th, 2015, 14:44   #33
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Robby did the timing belt on my 2000 Jetta today. Not only did he do it while I waited, he also pointed out some shoddy work that had been done by the previous owner and during the last TB service. Thanks Robby! HUGE thumbs up!!
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Old August 27th, 2015, 14:00   #34
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Robby has been working on my car for years. He is the only one I trust with my Jetta. He has done, my timing belt, suspension, breaks, alternator, to name a few. Can't say enough good things about Robby and his crew. He always treats me well and gives me straight answers.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 22:07   #35
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Rebuilding a TB tensioner failure for me now. Complete head exchange and some other minor work. Texts me the issues with pics to let me know the damage. Keeps in touch with updates. Prompt estimate upon tear down. It is a pleasure to do business with someone who knows his work, charges reasonable prices and communicates well. I met him at a GTG back in 2005 or 2006. Been to a few of his GTG over the years and had dealings with him back when he was supplying B100. When you find a good mechanic stick with him, they are few and far between. Hopefully my new (used) New Beetle will be like new again, what?

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Old September 9th, 2015, 15:41   #36
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Well kudus to Robby again due to my forgetting how low the older cars are. Forgot to tell him to install the Panzer plate and side armor on this Beetle. Hit a high crown in the center of the road and took out the oil pan. New pan and Panzer plate with side armor and oil change. Thanks Robby! Pick it up tomorrow again.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 06:51   #37
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Another bump for Robby!

He was able to get my wife's 09 JSW TDi in on short notice to take a look at a few things... We have spare cars, so leaving it wasn't a problem. He took care of all issues with no drama, and we're happy to have him in the neighborhood!
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Old November 20th, 2015, 08:50   #38
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does he tune as well on the newer TDI's?
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Old November 20th, 2015, 20:07   #39
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I can install KERMA tuning on CR TDI cars. Send me an email.
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Old November 28th, 2015, 19:33   #40
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Did a great job on the 40K PM on my 2013 Passat. Good guy, great tech, appreciates tips in 6 pack units.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 12:11   #41
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Thanks for all the kind words gentlemen. They mean a lot to me.

I'm quite sad to say that the shop is closed. Everything was going great but my wife and I just decided that we wanted to move to a smaller town to raise our two daughters. She got a good job at a University and we jumped on it.

Those were some of the best years of my life. I was truly lucky to have such a great group of people that trusted me and supported me. I will have fond memories of you all.

Again, thank you.

Here is me and tikal outside the shop on his last visit:
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Old October 24th, 2017, 13:38   #42
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(I know those smiling guys!)

Robbie: Thanks for your past help with my car and good luck to you and your family going forward.

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Old November 8th, 2017, 20:11   #43
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I think you will still work on cars, once you start you never quit .

Where did you move Robbie?
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Old November 9th, 2017, 10:46   #44
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You may be right. I will still need to maintain my own cars so I am keeping a lot of my tools. I do have a garage at the new place but it isn't really big enough to do much with it besides park our cars/bikes in it.

Moved to Chapel Hill, NC.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 12:18   #45
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Hey do you still have the old blue Vanagon?
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