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Old June 5th, 2009, 20:26   #31
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For those looking for VW 505.00, 505.01, 502.00, 504.00, 507.00 Synthetic Oil I found a brand which is VW approved. You can buy manufacturer direct from Total.

Total Quartz Ineo 5W30MC3 - Minimum purchase quantities of either 3, 5 Litre jugs or 18, 1 Litre bottles. Pricing is about $8.21/L. This works out to be $147.48 (+ tax) for the 1L bottles or $123.15 (+tax) for the three 5L jugs.

As noted in the document below, this oil is approved by VW for TDI engines.
http://www.fruitlands.net/tdi/vw_oil_dec_2007.pdf - VW Service Bulletin (Circular) VWA-07-27

For those in Toronto or Greater Toronto Area use this contact info to buy the oil.

Total Lubricants
1750 Plummer St. Unit 16
Pickering, ON.
L1W 3L7

Phone:
647-239-9569

(1st south of 401 off Brock Bd.)

If you are not in the Toronto area you can call the Canadian office located in Quebec, their staff seem to be friendly and they will tell you the closest location to buy the oil and help you select the grade appropriate for your vehicle. Phone: Total Canada 1-800-463-3955 or visit the USA website here: Total Canada - http://www.total-lubrifiants.ca Total USA - http://www.total-us.com

Candian Office

Address: 220, LaFleur
Lasalle, QC,
H8R 4C9
Phone: 514-595-7579
Fax: 514-367-5767
Website: www.tribospec.com

I hope this helps other TDI owners I know I had a hell'uva time locating a 505 spec oil due to limited availability of some USA only brands.


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Old August 10th, 2009, 17:55   #32
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Anyone heard of Amin @ Salims Auto repair?
They seem to work on TDI's and sell some too in downtown Toronto.
I'm new to the forum, and may not know much about TDI's yet, but I was just there the other day ( Queen st. location( father ), not the Eastern ave ( son) location),and the old guy insisted that my black smoke issue was the injection pump. Everyone else on this forum is telling me that it's a tune-up issue.
He told me that rebuilding the pump was $600 and a brand new Bosch was $800. plus $200 install. I was thinking that the price was a bit too good, as the quotes I was getting were over $700 for a rebuilt, and a new one not even available.
Again, I'm a newbie, so I may be completely wrong, but when the answers come without even opening the hood, and the prices seen too good to be true...well, you decide.
BTW seems to be a tune-up issue.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:28   #33
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I'm new to the forum, and may not know much about TDI's yet, but I was just there the other day ( Queen st. location( father ), not the Eastern ave ( son) location),and the old guy insisted that my black smoke issue was the injection pump. Everyone else on this forum is telling me that it's a tune-up issue.
He told me that rebuilding the pump was $600 and a brand new Bosch was $800. plus $200 install. I was thinking that the price was a bit too good, as the quotes I was getting were over $700 for a rebuilt, and a new one not even available.
Again, I'm a newbie, so I may be completely wrong, but when the answers come without even opening the hood, and the prices seen too good to be true...well, you decide.
BTW seems to be a tune-up issue.
Just went to see Amin on Eastern, and he was much better that his father. I'd go see him again.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 22:42   #34
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Amin is a good guy, really knows these cars in & out. We actually bought a gas 2 litre jetta from him. Gave us a 2 year power train warranty and a 30 bumper to bumper warranty and so far, the car is impeccable !
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Old October 5th, 2009, 14:41   #35
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Please keep in mind this is my personal opinion.

Peter Lang
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240 Brock St
Peterborough, ON K9H 2P7
(705) 748-5291

I've been living in Ptbo for several years and dealt with the few VW shops around, definately steer clear of Schnell's...the guy is a hack.
As for Ram...these guys take the work that other shops don't want. They know their imports and get the job done right the first time.

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Old January 10th, 2010, 23:19   #36
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thanks for the list guys !
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Old February 7th, 2010, 20:14   #37
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The Audi VW Shop and Parts (1160 Crestlawn Drive, Unit 8, 905.624.9007, mississauga --near eglinton/dixie). One-mechanic/owner, $70/hour. Fair diagnostics, knows repair very well, explains and doesn't mind showing procedure, only recommends what's necessary.
Great work, they own about 4 mk3 td's at the moment , 1 passat td (for sale), 1 audi 5000 5cyl td, one mk4 tdi for parts.

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Old February 21st, 2010, 01:43   #38
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anyone need repairs give me a shout i work at vdub dealer in toronto cheap rates fix it the first time........
This is Brandon, and he's now got his own shop in the 400/Finch area. I'm surprised no one has listed him on here yet. Very highly regarded in this forum, and my (limited) dealings with him have been great. He did a pre-purchase inspection on my Golf, and its first "catch-up" maintenance for a very reasonable rate and with every item explained and all questions (no matter how noobish) answered. Plus, he gives you a loaner.

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DCB Auto Repairs-Volkswagen-Audi
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Old March 12th, 2010, 16:55   #39
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Found Brandon at DCB on this site. Had my TB done by him yesterday. Very satisfied with his work and how knowledgeable he is. I'll be back...

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Old July 7th, 2010, 20:21   #40
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Great thread! I was just thinking about service shops that know not only how to work on diesel engines, but ones that are familiar with VWs as well.

It'd be great if more GTA TDI'ers can chime in, mention which shop they bring their TDI to and any more comments that they can share. It would be a great service to all of us new to the TDI world!

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Old September 21st, 2010, 13:21   #41
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Our '02 TDI is starting to develop a bit of a wobble felt through the steering wheel and the seat on hard acceleration. I'm thinking that at close to 160k kms we're probably getting close to having CV joint replacement in our future.

We've always had the car serviced at Don Valley VW, but think maybe it's a good time given the age of the car to go elsewhere.

I've read the reviews and suggestions posted here, but not sure if they are still current.

Would the concensus be to avoid Peter's VW?

Any other good garages that could be trusted for this type of repair?

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Old January 13th, 2011, 09:45   #42
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Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced OBD fault code scanner.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 01:30   #43
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Hi, this is my first post, been visiting the forum for sometime. Thinking of buying a tdi but after reading the posts, my understanding is, cars without maintenance history can be dangerous! and to get them check by someone like Brandon.
Any advices on how to find the right tdi for the right price will be appreciated.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 10:22   #44
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Still highly recommend Amin@salim's auto repair on Eastern ave. I've been taking my jetta tdi and Benz e300 turbo diesel to him for a while now, and the only issue is that he is usually really busy... But that unto itself is a good thing.
As for the obd2 code reader, try Princess Auto. You can usually get one for under a hundred bucks and 50 bones when on sale.
As for what to look for in a car, take it to someone that knows a thing or two about the car you're interested in... Especially a tdi.
The blocks seem bulletproof , but turbo's, IP's, suspension and driveline issues can cost a lot.
And lift the cars and check the rockers and floor for rot.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 11:54   #45
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Found Brandon at DCB on this site. Had my TB done by him yesterday. Very satisfied with his work and how knowledgeable he is. I'll be back...

Can you tell me the cost for a TB change either with DCB or others? Just bought a 2000 with 311K and I cannot determine the last change but know it was > 50K
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