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Old June 9th, 2018, 18:08   #1
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Default Austin, TX mechanic suggestions?

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I drive a 2012 VW Golf TDI, and i just recently broke the 100,000 mile marker. The dealer in Albuquerque said that at 100k I need to replace my timing belt. I just moved to Austin this week, and I am looking for a mechanic that can help me with this.
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Old June 10th, 2018, 08:17   #2
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Do not use European Motorwerks. They replaced the timing belt on my 2000 Golf last summer and for weeks afterward I had an intermittent No Start problem. I kept taking it back to them and it never occurred to them to check the timing, which turned out to be way out of spec. Unfortunately, the shop that discovered this has since closed. Just this week an acquaintance told me that she had been using Northwest Imports for work on her Golf (GTI, I think, not a diesel) and thinks they are good and honest. I'm going to try them soon. Good luck. And please post a recommendation if you find a good TDI mechanic!
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Old June 16th, 2018, 11:47   #3
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Timing belt replacement interval on the CJA engine is 120k miles.

Edit: Scratch that! 130k

http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/516/2012_Golf.pdf

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Old July 18th, 2018, 09:38   #4
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I'm thinking about trying Hill Country European Autoworks in Dripping Springs. Has anyone taken a tdi to them?


http://www.hceuro.com/


runonbeer, glad to see recent post! If you go to the Outer Banks, the ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke to Hatteras is a lot of fun.
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 17:30   #5
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Check with Jim at Dieselgeek, he's in San Antonio and will know if there's anyone in Austin to trust since Robbie has moved east. sales@dieselgeek.com
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 17:38   #6
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I'm thinking about trying Hill Country European Autoworks in Dripping Springs. Has anyone taken a tdi to them?


http://www.hceuro.com/


runonbeer, glad to see recent post! If you go to the Outer Banks, the ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke to Hatteras is a lot of fun.
I just checked their website and, under their VW service listings, they offer "Ablue Diesel Fluid Refill Service"...
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 22:34   #7
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I just checked their website and, under their VW service listings, they offer "Ablue Diesel Fluid Refill Service"...

Lol. Yes, it doesn't inspire confidence. I need an oil change and air conditioning service. It was 105 today and my a/c went out last week.


Thanks above for the San Antonio lead(!) I will contact him.


I've got an appointment this week in Dripping. I'll see if I can work with them and I'll pass along what I learn.


Robbie trained Lance. Robbie did a good job training Lance. Lance did my timing belt. Anyone know what happened to Lance?
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Old July 25th, 2018, 12:56   #8
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Hi, all! This is Lance. Yes, Robby trained the crap out of me and did a pretty awesome job!! I wish him the best!

Since the shutdown of Meyerhoff, I relocated to NE Texas. Emory, to be precise. I'm 250 miles from ATX, but I have all my tools and equipment and know-how.

I am still working on TDI's in my tiny, yet well-equipped shop.

Sorry to make this brief, but I have to head out of town at this very moment. I'll be back around. Not sure the proper procedure to getting my contact info available to anyone looking, but I'm sure a PM will suffice.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 08:16   #9
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I haven't used them for a TB but he is a long time VW dealer mechanic now with his own shop. They are located in North Georgetown. I have used him for other things with satisfactory results. Talk with him and decide for yourself.

Kevin's Auto Shop.
(512) 508-5141

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https://www.germanautocenter.com/ser...wagen-service/

or either dealer Maund or Hewlett.

There really is no one left like Robby was that I know of.
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