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Old April 19th, 2009, 19:48   #736
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:51   #737
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I tried to open your file K5ING, but my computer doesn't recognize the .kmz extension. What do you use to open it with ?
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:25   #738
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I tried to open your file K5ING, but my computer doesn't recognize the .kmz extension. What do you use to open it with ?
You have to have Google Earth installed on your computer.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:01   #739
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hey quick question. i've been getting stuff done (tires, alignment, etc) on my '02 jetta tdi by Brad at the Digital Chassis in Durham, NC. He is an expert with suspension, tires etc. I was wonering if anyone here has used him for performance work. He's really close to my house so it's convenient and he's a great guy. I'm not sure if he's listed as a "trusted TDi mechanic" but he does lots of work on porsche, VW and other german cars both performance and handling.

anyone had experience with him?

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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:29   #740
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hey quick question. i've been getting stuff done (tires, alignment, etc) on my '02 jetta tdi by Brad at the Digital Chassis in Durham, NC. He is an expert with suspension, tires etc. I was wonering if anyone here has used him for performance work. He's really close to my house so it's convenient and he's a great guy. I'm not sure if he's listed as a "trusted TDi mechanic" but he does lots of work on porsche, VW and other german cars both performance and handling.
He sounds like an excellent mechanic. It also sounds like he is not a TDI mechanic.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:31   #741
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He sounds like an excellent mechanic. It also sounds like he is not a TDI mechanic.
ya i didn't think he was a trusted TDI mechanic but i know he does work on diesels. Anyone worked with him?

I've talked to him about it and he said he could do it and i trust him 100% but would like some feedback if there is any available.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 18:22   #742
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Just my 2 cents worth here (and worth every penny). A few years ago, I took my Golf to a very well respected VW-Audi shop in Dallas. This guy had been in business for years, ran a race-dedicated Golf in SCCA events, and had people coming hundreds of miles to use his services. He said a timing belt would be no biggie for him.

He screwed the pooch not once, but twice when I tried to let him make good on the screwup. It was a true TDI guru (MoGolf) who took one look at his work under my hood, rolled up his sleeves, and fixed it right.

Being an expert with Volkswagen's doesn't mean he's an expert with TDI engines. Your guy might be an excellent TDI man, and you're doing the right thing by checking here to see if anyone else has used him. However, unless you wish to run the risk of "taking one for the team", I'd suggest an established TDI guru from the list. IF you do use him, be sure to report back so he can be considered being added.

As an aside, what critria is used for adding someone to the list? I don't think that just one positive report should be enough. Any thoughts?
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Old April 24th, 2009, 09:06   #743
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Took my Golf to Jeff for a timing adjustment - which he did. He took the time to inspect the timing belt replacement previously done by my "regular" mechanic. He spotted an incorrectly installed (and broken) tensioner, made me aware of the specific defect, what made it a defect, and possible issues that could arise. It was close enough to a timing belt change, so I scheduled the replacement for the following weekend. Long story short, Jeff professionally serviced my Golf and went well beyond my expectations. My fuel economy increased 20% and overall performance improved as well. Very personable, detail oriented guy, and highly recommended any day of the week.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 18:59   #744
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Took my Golf to Jeff for a timing adjustment - which he did. He took the time to inspect the timing belt replacement previously done by my "regular" mechanic. He spotted an incorrectly installed (and broken) tensioner, made me aware of the specific defect, what made it a defect, and possible issues that could arise. It was close enough to a timing belt change, so I scheduled the replacement for the following weekend. Long story short, Jeff professionally serviced my Golf and went well beyond my expectations. My fuel economy increased 20% and overall performance improved as well. Very personable, detail oriented guy, and highly recommended any day of the week.
Thanks for the kind words.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 21:44   #745
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If you live in the Rapid City SD area, or if you are traveling through on your way to Sturgis or Mount Rushmore, there is now a recommended TDI mechanic in your area.

We've added Hairy Cannonball -- also known as Tim -- to the list from Rapid City, South Dakota. He came to my attention in this thread.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=2544628
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 19:07   #746
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Admin , please remove Genes Foreign Car service , Broomall , PA from this list. Their botched T-belt service almost cost me my engine
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Old May 4th, 2009, 20:24   #747
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Has anybody used Volkswerkes in Falls Church VA? I live in Arlington and it would sure be nice not to have to take my TDI to Sterling for service.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 18:08   #748
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Just bought a 2003 TDI with 120K, and took it to Jon's Auto in Marysville, OH (http://www.jonsautocare.com/) for a timing belt change. Very professional and knowledgeable, he was able to fit me in on short notice. I will defiantly be going back!
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Old May 7th, 2009, 19:35   #749
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I will defiantly be going back!
You don't have to go back defiantly... we're all big fans of Jon Hamilton...

Glad you found him (and the TDI-Club !!!!)

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Old May 9th, 2009, 20:56   #750
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Hi VW troops,
Meganuke did a timing belt job on my 03 Jetta TDI and I am very pleased with his work. I have experienced more power and improved fuel mileage since the TB replacement.
Thank you Keith
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