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Old February 25th, 2011, 17:50   #1501
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There does not appear to be anything at or near Mobile AL. Anyone tried the stealership there?
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We try not to discuss dealerships here, only TDI experts. Too many dealerships assign jobs to any mechanic who's not busy, whether they know anything about TDIs. And too many dealerships cut too many corners.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 11:05   #1502
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okay, now that i just realized that vw has modified the tb replacement from 100,000 to 80,000 and i have over 86,000, i'm trying to figure out where to get the belt replaced. i've read good things about hevster1 and metal man but neither appear on the map and the post dates were fairly dated. i live north of philadelphia and could use some help with any current recommendations.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 11:39   #1503
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TDIJetta99 in NY, Hevster1 in NJ, TDIRacing in MD, pick one, all are good.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 08:58   #1504
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 10:02   #1505
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Regardless of how that story turns out, Streetwerke does not seem to be a TDI-oriented shop.

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 10:04   #1506
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Regardless of how that story turns out, Streetwerke does not seem to be a TDI-oriented shop.

www.streetwerke.com
yet they are on this list...
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 11:58   #1507
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Another plug for Keith Harley at KMH Motors in North Chelmsford, MA. He's on the list of trusted mechanics and did some work for me recently. He was reliable, quick, thorough and a great guy.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 23:39   #1508
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Regardless of how that story turns out, Streetwerke does not seem to be a TDI-oriented shop.

www.streetwerke.com
Yes, it seems that streetwerke should have been removed from the trusted list back in 2008 according to post #572 in this thread. (Also try using the 'Search this Thread' function to find more.)
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:19   #1509
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That is why people need to do their due dilligence and search.

The list is a recomended list from someones experience.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:25   #1510
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Hey, Jason... the corner garage did a great job checking the air pressure in my sister-in-law's tires... Do you think she should go there to have her timing belt changed???

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:41   #1511
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On a ford....lol.
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Updated Ray_G's phone number on the map. Private message request.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 09:28   #1513
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Streetwerke deleted from the map, per post #572.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 09:50   #1514
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anybody had good luck with Billy's Imports or Univeristy Imports in Statesboro? Im looking for a reliable shop that can do a TB on a 03 NB. thx scott
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anybody had good luck with Billy's Imports or Univeristy Imports in Statesboro? Im looking for a reliable shop that can do a TB on a 03 NB. thx scott
Statesboro appears to be about equidistant from Chapin SC, Atlanta, or Jacksonville. While there may be someone else who can do the job, I would strongly recommend that you travel however far you must, to have the job done properly by a TDI expert. You will be glad you did.

Going with a local mechanic who doesn't have the special tools or the experience is rarely a good idea. Also, you should review the contents of a deluxe timing belt kit and make sure everything gets replaced. Either obtain the kit yourself or be very particular when you discuss this with your mechanic.



A typical deluxe kit, this one by Dieselgeek.com: Litens tensioner, INA rollers, waterpump with metal and not plastic impeller, complete set of replacement bolts, etc.
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