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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:53   #61
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gave me a price of 699+ tax for timing belt assembly replacement. Is that good? Never had one replaced before.
For a shop, that's an excellent price as long as it includes everything needed: belt(s), tensioner (only Litens brand!!!!!!!!), 3 idlers, water pump, a bunch of single-use bolts.

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Old March 15th, 2013, 13:09   #62
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For a shop, that's an excellent price as long as it includes everything needed: belt(s), tensioner (only Litens brand!!!!!!!!), 3 idlers, water pump, a bunch of single-use bolts.

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And the coolant, and the repair of the engine mount bracket thread holes, the serp belt, cam seal and labour if needed, yada yada...
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Old March 15th, 2013, 16:14   #63
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Thumbs up Tri-Star Automotive, Palmerston

If you're in the SW-Ontario area Tri-Star Automotive outside Palmerston is worth mentioning, small shop but a very good owner who will look after your car proper. www.tristarauto.ca

Joe managed to get my TB and a whole lot of other stuff done with very little warning from me that I would be needing his help! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Flexible hours and that silly white Beetle loaner car are a plus!!! It was 10:50pm on a Friday night when I left his shop with a grin on my face.

It helps that Tri-Star is a dealer for: Colt Cams, Malone Tuning, South Bend clutches, BuzzKen exhausts, and insists on top-line OE replacement parts and has the dedication to Euro diesel cars.

Couple weeks later and couple 1000km later, I have no complaints and would go back there without hesitation!

It's an hour-ish cruise from London, Woodstock, or Tri-Cities K/W/C area. When I was living in Georgetown I would go to H2Sport (they are parts-only now, no service), and now that I'm in Woodstock I have been to Jason at ForeignAutomotive, and am happy to add Tri-Star to my very short list of shops I trust.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 05:10   #64
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If Oakville's not too far for you, Mantis Racing on Speers Road at Fourth Line is good. Ernie's been in business for a long time (25+ years).
Thanks, of course I would like someone a little closer, but given the choice I'd rather have a quality, reasonably priced mechanic! Thanks again.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 17:04   #65
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Wroth European Automotive
25 Erinville Dr, Unit 6
Erin, ON, N0B 1T0 1-519-833-5000
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We have 6 TDI's in my family and have been taking them to Hendrick for the past 4 years, Hendrick and his team of very knowledgeable mechanics have alway been able to get the job done fast and affordable. Wroth is for sure my choice for southern ontario volkswagen guru's. they also provide a courtesy car if needed, added bonus its a TDI!!

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Old March 17th, 2013, 11:54   #66
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http://519biz.com/total-mechanical-services/

I've been going to Johnny Yeaman (in pic below) at Total Mechanical in Orangeville for 7 years now. Highly recommended. He is the reason I got another VW! Very honest and great staff. He doesn't have a website but here is some info I found on the business:



7 Service Bays, 5 Certified Technicians
Thousands of Hours of Experience.
At Total Mechanical Services our staff has, collectively, more than 60 years of Volkswagen and Audi experience.

With our completely current diagnostic technology, we offer a full range of services:
  • Computer scanning diagnostics
  • Computerized four-wheel alignment
  • ABS service
  • A/C service
  • Any other required repair or maintenance
We have 5 courtesy vehicles available for our clients, free of charge. Extraordinary customer care is a priority to us, our services is sharply efficient and when you make an appointment with us, you’ll be taken on time.
So the next time your Volkswagen or Audi needs service, why not give us a call?

Phone Number: 519-942-9876 | Toll Free: 888-227-8989 | Fax: 519-942-9405
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Postal Code: L9W 2Z2
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Old March 18th, 2013, 08:14   #67
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For a shop, that's an excellent price as long as it includes everything needed: belt(s), tensioner (only Litens brand!!!!!!!!), 3 idlers, water pump, a bunch of single-use bolts.

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Would you recommend that for both ALH and BEW engines? I am looking at getting a kit for my car and want to specify when ordering. Thanks
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Old March 18th, 2013, 08:25   #68
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Would you recommend that for both ALH and BEW engines? I am looking at getting a kit for my car and want to specify when ordering. Thanks
Litens makes them for VW and has the best reputation. Why go with a possibly inferior brand for this particularly critical component?


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Old March 18th, 2013, 11:12   #69
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Thumbs up Very useful thread

This thread is very handy. My previous mechanic doesn't do diesel. This list really helped find someone to do service since I have no desire to do my own service when there is a winter storm warning. I'm booked in for tomorrow and am not as apprehensive about using a new shop.

Thanks!

As a follow u;, Precision Tuning was great. I'd definitely recommend this shop to anyone considering it.

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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:48   #70
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My driver side wheel bearing went from a slight to a severe hum practically over night and I needed to get it fixed ASAP. I have heard many negative things about them from friends and local residents, but I called 410 Auto in Stouffville who specialize in VW and Porsche because I needed the issue rectified and they're not too far from home.

I called them and asked for a quote on the job, but the person on the other end refused to give me one until they had a look at the car first, and wanted to charge me an hour labour just for that. (I had already done the trouble shooting to identify which bearing)

The next day I was passing by their shop and decided to drop by and talk to them. Bad idea. As I approached the front desk, the owner Rick was on the phone, he saw me but did not acknowledge me or say anything. After a few minutes of listening to him talk to a friend about a baseball game or something I finally interrupted him and asked him about the bearing. With an extremely rude reply, he told me the same thing as I heard on the phone - an hour labour to determine the issue, then likely ~$300 for parts and labour.

I can't believe these guys are still in business. Stouffville must be full of suckers with too much money.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 22:38   #71
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Advance Autowerks in Ottawa do good work for a good price. they are always busy so call ahead
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Old March 29th, 2013, 13:01   #72
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I have had only positive experiences with Brandon @ DCM Automotive. I have an 01 TDI and 2.0T passat and have been taking my cars to Brandon for approx. 8 years. He has been honest, reliable and always professional with always fair prices. He'll always let you know if issues are urgent or if they can wait to be fixed later (not critical).

Just recently had my clutch replaced/upgraded and the car runs and feels great again.

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Old May 7th, 2013, 12:03   #73
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I'm looking for at a used car dealership near Young/Elgin Mills. Is there a decent mechanic closer by that can help out with pre-purchase inspection? Driving back to PTM or DCB might be a bit time consuming :S

If they can also will with getting it e-tested and certified would also be helpful. Thanks in advance guys!
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Old May 9th, 2013, 12:35   #74
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About to pick up a new 2013 VW Golf Wagon TDI. Prior to this I had a 2000 GLS Passat and a 2003 GLX 4Motion Passat. Mark Mittler who owns Mittler Motors in Newmarket has looked after both of them. Can't imagine going anywhere else. He has clients from all over the GTA.
Also knows the TDI's very well. Great shop. Great group of guys. Rather go there than the dealer any day.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 10:45   #75
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Would very much appreciate some advice re a potential 2011 Golf TDI Wagon purchase. From VW dealer in Southern Ontario. Has 102k but dealer throwing in 2 year, 40k extended VW warranty. Apparently it's a trade in from a regular client, a doctor who put on mainly highway miles. Dealer says he knows the car very well as all maintenance was performed at his shop and that it's in great condition.

My question is do you guys think it' s still necessary to have an independent inspection of this vehicle prior to purchase
or does that extended warranty alleviate any concerns? My sensible wife - geez I hate admitting that - says we should do it anyways "to see if the car has been driven hard".

If the advice is to get the inspection does anyone know of a good VW TDI garage in the Simcoe ontario area?

Thanks to all in advance. Comments anyone, and time I'm afraid is of the essence here.
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