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Old February 2nd, 2015, 21:53   #1
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Has anyone recently used and/or have a good recommendation for any of these TDI mechanics in the Seattle-Portland area. My 2002 Jetta is coming due for its second timing belt change. Thanks

Hillside Imports:
4402 SW Beaverton Hillsdale
Portland, OR 97221
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Esquire Motors Inc.
1853 SW Jefferson
Portland, OR 97201
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Portland, OR 97203
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Fix-Um Haus
7104 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 00:04   #2
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Heard good things about Matthew (friend is having some work done in a week or so) and Justin Grow in Portland (justgrow@gmail.com>)is legend.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 14:24   #3
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Check with Rich at Fiux Haus. Comes highly recommended.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 22:18   #4
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Heard good things about Matthew (friend is having some work done in a week or so) and Justin Grow in Portland (justgrow@gmail.com>)is legend.
Justin is one of the best!
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Rich at Fix Um in PDX did my timing belt quick and easy just before I drove back to Alaska. At the same time I had him install Malone chipping, clean the intake manifold and replace engine coolant. All done in just hours and done well. He didn't mind me hanging around to watch and ask questions.
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He didn't mind me hanging around to watch and ask questions.
If I were a mechanic I'd have a slightly higher labor rate for this.
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Matthew is great, he did some great work on the golf.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 13:17   #8
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I have met Rich (Fix Um House). Justin did my TB/WP change on a 03 VW Jetta TDI. Both are top notched !!! I'd have no issues with either of them. I have hung around BOTH @ GTG's. Both are on the rec lists for good reasons.

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