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Old April 7th, 2020, 08:13   #3091
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Link in my signature. Oliver, one of the very best, so I've heard.
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Old April 7th, 2020, 12:16   #3092
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Link in my signature. Oliver, one of the very best, so I've heard.
We haven't heard from him or about him in quite some time. I hope he's still working on TDIs.
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Old April 16th, 2020, 15:12   #3093
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I found a shop in southern Md. to work on my 2006 Jetta TDI. Performed a DSG service and fixed the air bag sensor for ~the same price as a DSG service in Virginia.
I have not had any specific TDI work performed but with all the Mercedes being worked on I am sure they know German diesels.
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Old May 2nd, 2020, 11:09   #3094
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Any former Wild Rose Motors clients here that have found a reliable replacement for timing belt changes? Iím struggling to find a good replacement for Leonard Harview.
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Old May 5th, 2020, 13:30   #3095
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California has always been spotty since they didn't originally sell them there. But by now there must be a few folks know what they're doing. Try contacting people on the regional forum.
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Old May 11th, 2020, 13:56   #3096
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Another major vote for Matt Phelan, he brought my V10 TDI back to life, and really understands all components of the car.
Here's a synopsis of what he fixed for me:
He's such a great mechanic, provides very detailed write ups of what's going on and his thoughts, and stays objective.
1 - Headlight gremlin (wasn't working even after I personally replaced bulb & ballast/control). He quickly knew what the problem was (loose wiring harness - 10 min
fix!)
2 - battery drain (logically deduced it was probably a handful of things, and within a day or 2 traced it to the keyless entry door handles)
3 - shifting issues (transmission fluid was black)
4 - limp mode (lack of clear code why, deduced it was due to a turbo flapper valve issue, fixed it in an hour)
The list goes on. He's just great and knows these cars inside out.
If he thinks it might be a bad part, if he has a known good part on hand, he'll use that in place of buying a new one, to first determine if that's the root of the problem. This monkeying is invaluable as it saves time, unnecessary $$ waste, and increases my own confidence and satisfaction in the service a good mechanic provides.
His details:
Shop Name: NA (it's not really formal, just trust me, whatever it's called, and even though it lacks online presence, he's the real deal)
Shop Address: 640 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Phone: (734) 717-7527. (I think it might be best to email or text him though as he's almost always wrenching on something).
Email: matt.gtr@gmail.com
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Old May 13th, 2020, 16:31   #3097
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Kraftwerk European (VW/Audi Specialist) here in Marysville WA recently went out of business. Knowledgeable owner, wish it had lasted, but left me high & dry. Can anybody recommend an independent wrench in the Marysville WA area that could do a 5-sp swap on a B5.5 TDi auto wagon? I have the swap kit needed, purchased from Dutch Frans, just need someone in the general area to do the swap.
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Old May 27th, 2020, 16:04   #3098
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Looking at the list of trusted shops, the only one in SC is in Charleston (3 hours) or Asheville NC (1+ hour). Curious if anyone has good experience with any shops here in the Greenville area I can use for maintenance and service? Thanks
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Old May 28th, 2020, 13:33   #3099
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Any one know of a good mechanic in Lubbock or Amarillo, TX?
Thanks
This question is 6 years old now. Hoping for a refresh of local Lubbock knowledge.
Anyone know a good TDI-experienced mechanic in Lubbock, TX yet?
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Old June 1st, 2020, 12:48   #3100
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If the list is no help, try the regional forum.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7
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Old June 1st, 2020, 16:28   #3101
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California has always been spotty since they didn't originally sell them there. But by now there must be a few folks know what they're doing. Try contacting people on the regional forum.
That's not true. I'm the original owner and I purchased it in CA. They limited sales in CA to 1000-2000 cars per year, but they certainly sold them here originally. My parents also bought a TDI in 2013 and 2016 here. I'm so desperate, I'm considering having my car towed to a stealership. It's officially inoperable as of this afternoon.
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Old June 1st, 2020, 20:28   #3102
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That's not true. I'm the original owner and I purchased it in CA. They limited sales in CA to 1000-2000 cars per year, but they certainly sold them here originally. My parents also bought a TDI in 2013 and 2016 here. I'm so desperate, I'm considering having my car towed to a stealership. It's officially inoperable as of this afternoon.
TDIs were sold until 2003. New 2004 TDIs could not be sold in California, but previous-registered TDIs with more than 7500 miles could be imported.

I left California shortly before Leonard abandoned his TDI sales and service business. I never used anyone else, and have been gone for almost 12 years, so I don't know who is available or who is good in Orange County.
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Old June 26th, 2020, 10:04   #3103
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Post Delayed boost, 2004 TDI Jetta BEW

Hello guys, Iím very new to the Volkswagen family and to this forum. I drove a 2005 TDI Jetta and fell in love with it. So consequently I got one for myself which was a 04 TDI Jetta. My car has no boost in first gear up to 2000 revs then it has more than enough. Once in 3rd gear and up it has little boost. Fuel filter has been changed, MAF sensor has been changed. Also timing was off so that was adjusted as well. I am not an expert but I am getting familiar with this car through YouTube lol. Does Anyone else have any ideas on what else it might be? Maybe the boost sensor? Any info will help! Thanks!
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Old June 26th, 2020, 10:07   #3104
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Hello guys, Iím very new to the Volkswagen family and to this forum. I drove a 2005 TDI Jetta and fell in love with it. So consequently I got one for myself which was a 04 TDI Jetta. My car has no boost in first gear up to 2000 revs then it has more than enough. Once in 3rd gear and up it has little boost. Fuel filter has been changed, MAF sensor has been changed. Also timing was off so that was adjusted as well. I am not an expert but I am getting familiar with this car through YouTube lol. Does Anyone else have any ideas on what else it might be? Maybe the boost sensor? Any info will help! Thanks!
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Old June 26th, 2020, 17:26   #3105
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Multiple posts on the same thing are also frowned upon here. You already posted this in the 101 forum.
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