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Old March 2nd, 2017, 21:08   #181
jetta ,97
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Location: Dallas (McKinney) ,TX ,USA
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Originally Posted by skiaspeblu View Post
how much and how I can send it the one ecu you will repair
I reply on your PM.

I do any repair on all models,USED/NEW ECU and Cluster swap, Reprogramming Keys , Immobilizer Delete,Cluster LCD Dispay Repair -Clik here
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Old March 14th, 2017, 13:10   #182
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Dallas
TDI(s): 03 1.8t

Wanted to come and say thank you as well to Marin. He helped me out of a very sticky situation with my Jetta.

Long story short, when I bought my car, I was unaware that the used car dealer I bought the car from disabled my CEL. I was unable to pass inspection or get registration for over a year after the registration/inspection that came with the car expired. After taking it to the dealership I was quickly aware that having a vw dealership fix the issues was not an option. Being an unemployed recent graduate, I just don't have that kind of money.

Luckily, I found Marin. He understood my situation and need to get the car passing inspection for job hunting. After dropping off my car Marin was able to repair my damaged instrument cluster (VW wanted to program in a brand new cluster), and get my car inspection ready. Since I left my insurance with him he was even able to take it to a nearby inspection shop, so when I picked up the car I just had to take it for registration. He did all of this for a fraction of what the dealership quoted me.

I cant thank you enough, I went from not being able to really drive the car for over a year, to having it in full working order in a day. If anyone is hesitant about taking your car to Marin, don't be. I don't like just anyone working on my car, but this guy really knows what he is doing and will take care of your vehicle. Can not wait to use him again.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 18:49   #183
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Location: Columbus, GA

I forgot to write a review...
A few months ago I took my car to Marin for a timing belt job and some other mods, and he did an excellent job. He also found (and showed me) some damage the dealership had done during a warranty hpfp replacement. Finally, he had the integrity to refuse to do some work that he felt like the risk outweighed the benefits due to what appeared to be sub-par materials.
Excellent, intelligent, professional mechanic who is willing to go the extra mile to explain and demonstrate what's going on with the work he performs with the integrity to ensure his work stands up to his name.

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Old March 21st, 2017, 10:06   #184
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Location: Tucson, Az
Fuel Economy: A5: 36mpg Avg / A6: 39

I can't thank you enough for the cluster and ECU work! The engine started on the first key cycle.

I was working on swapping my DSG for a manual, 5sp. Everything was a bolt-in solution, but I wanted the swap to be as original and as trouble free as possible. Consequently, my biggest concern was the ECU, Cluster, Immobilizer, and wiring.

I contacted Marin about recoding my cluster from a DSG to manual, and recoding the donor ECU VIN to match mine.

Everything worked without a problem!

Thanks again!

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Old June 25th, 2017, 07:25   #185
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Dallas
Default Avoid him

Read his posts, carefully. Listen to him. Nothing is ever Marin's fault.

I have seen him three times. The last was at G Tech Imports, 13535 Floyd Circle, Dallas, TX 75243. He refused to honor his warranty.

On April 17, 2017 I had my car towed to Marin because the ignition key would not turn and I could not start the car. Marin replaced the ignition cylinder housing. I paid $550.00. His invoice simply states, “All PARTS has 10 months or 10000 mile warranty. All LABOR has 6 months or 6000 miles warranty. No warranty applies if customer provides the parts.”

On June 9, 2017, 53-days later, the ignition key would not turn, again. And this time, the steering wheel was locked. I texted Marin. He quickly replied he was too far away to help and anyway, the problem was entirely my fault: I parked the car improperly; I got out of the car incorrectly; I was not jiggling the steering wheel the right way. He sent me links to a couple YouTube videos describing his point of view. The advice was not useful.

About an hour later, a tow truck arrived and took me and my broken car to the local VW dealership.

After the car was fixed I sent him a copy of the invoice. Marin exclaimed, “They replaced the same part I replaced!” He refused to honor his warranty.

Marin is responsible for nothing.
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