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Old June 19th, 2009, 16:20   #781
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For non-TDI specific work if you're ever in Petaluma, California, go to Bill & Jay's on the corner of Howard & Western. Great service, honest as can be. And have a brew at Maguire's Pub, too; they're the ones who told us to go to see Jay when we had a possible issue away from home.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 13:31   #782
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Any mechanics in/near Bigfork, MT?

I really need to get a car inspected. Wanted to know cost.

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Old June 20th, 2009, 14:09   #783
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Any mechanics in/near Bigfork, MT?

I really need to get a car inspected. Wanted to know cost.

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Joe Fisher has recommended a shop in Kalispell, not that far from Bigfork. Not TDI specialists, but at least they know what a TDI is!

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...&postcount=697
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Old June 20th, 2009, 22:42   #784
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Smile Serge So Cal TDI specialist

Serge just did my 180,000mi TB replacement, intake cleaning, EGR set up and some other work.
Outstanding job, thank you Serge, it was worth the 100+ mi drive.
Serge's phone 949-653-0608 The Auto Clinic Irvine, CA
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 12:51   #785
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In regards to my post from 06.20.09, Serges phone # is 949-653-0608, call him with confidence.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 22:27   #786
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Does Serge have a VCDS program, the timing belt tools (pump and cam locks), and any other special VW tools that should be noted?
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 23:50   #787
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Does Serge have a VCDS program, the timing belt tools (pump and cam locks), and any other special VW tools that should be noted?
His information is here:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...33&postcount=1

and another thread here:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=2514723

SoCal is a big place and there are plenty of TDIs to keep both Harvieux and Serge busy. It would not hurt if there were other TDI experts in the San Fernando Valley and down in San Diego too. Too many unwary TDI owners have taken their cars to dealerships rather than make the long drive to Orange County; it might not look that far on a map, but it can take hours if you start at the wrong time of day.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 01:10   #788
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Does Serge have a VCDS program, the timing belt tools (pump and cam locks), and any other special VW tools that should be noted?
For those who missed my earlier posts:
The Auto Clinic is a fully licensed and insured repair facility located in Irvine, CA; I am an owner and an ASE certified technician, own a 2000 Golf TDI and a 2006 Jetta TDI myself and do have a professional VCDS interface/license along with all the tools necessary to perform timing belt replacement procedures on any VW TDI vehicle with the exception of 2009 model year (for now). I do not offer transmission repair or A/C work at the moment.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 20:06   #789
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Hi everyone,
I'm looking at a 2003 TDI in california with about 102k miles. The timing belt was just replaced by Fred's Garage in Redwood City, CA. I searched the thread and couldn't find anything about them. I was wondering if anyone can vouch for the mechanic...the craigslist ad says that the garage specializes in VW.
Is this the fred that hosts this website??? It probably is not, but that would sure relieve any worries

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Old June 24th, 2009, 20:26   #790
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The FRED that runs this website is in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)...

Short of interviewing the mechanic who replaced the timing belt, there's no way to know how the job was done, as he's not one of the regularly-recommended "gurus" around here...

I would budget for a proper timing belt system replacement just in case...

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Old June 24th, 2009, 20:39   #791
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can anyone vouch for autowerks in Ottawa, Ont., Canada

i saw them on the list, but i was just wondering what they had done to their car.

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Old June 24th, 2009, 21:02   #792
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What happened to the list at the beginning of the thread?? It's not too handy to read through 53 pages to find a mechanic.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 21:12   #793
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can anyone vouch for autowerks in Ottawa, Ont.
Are you talking about Advanced Autowerks on Bentley Ave.? Not bad, but like everything else in Ottawa, fairly expensive... (They do, however, perform timing belt changes "by the book"...)

We've also heard a good report about Metric Auto Service on Clyde...

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Old June 24th, 2009, 21:27   #794
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alright thanks yuri
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Old June 24th, 2009, 23:49   #795
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What happened to the list at the beginning of the thread?? It's not too handy to read through 53 pages to find a mechanic.
It's easier to use the map and just zoom in on your area.
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