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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:59   #31
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Massachusetts, Belmont: Common Street Auto Repair, (617) 484-9814, 500 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478, Murad is an exceptional mechanic who knows VW Jetta & TDI awfully well and performs sometimes creative repairs. VW is his speciality. I tried 3 other VW repair shops and this is the only place I'm comfortable going back to. Unfortunately he & his employees are a little overworked, quick turnaround is not likely. A Mercedes/Volvo-only diesel repair shop recommended this place for VW.

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Old February 24th, 2006, 12:54   #32
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Location: The Insane Asylum Known As CA
Fuel Economy: Up There

EF1 Motorsports
2675 Dawson Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Phone: 562-424-3378
Ask for Fabrizio

Jose at Euro-Tech Motors
11800 W. Pico Blvd
LA, CA 90064
Great shop. Jose really knows his stuff...

VW Specialties
17682 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Mesa West German Auto
126 E 16th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-2374

Ask for Norm (owner, older cars) or Mike (newer cars)
2002 Golf, 2005 Passat Wagon Stonehenge Gray

Chainless Since 4/22/09

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Old March 1st, 2006, 12:29   #33
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Fuel Economy: 51/44/41

Another PA listing: D R Auto in Paradise, PA 717-687-6867 Dwayne is a long-time VW/Euro wrench that knows his stuff!
It's pronounced "vicker"
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Old March 4th, 2006, 10:06   #34
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I will add one as well Dave. Dave's VW Service 910-392-4285,has worked on old and new school Diesels for 20yrs.He knows TDI'S as well and very good with his work.He's located Wilmington N.C.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 23:37   #35
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Location: Disney World
Fuel Economy: 40MPG City/45MPG Highway

Did a full top end rebuild after dropping a valve, clean the intake manifold and the car runs like a champ. Also recommended by Brad Noe for second opinions (tulsa vw dealer).
Dynabug Automotive
9921 E 44TH Pl
Tulsa, OK 74146-4706
(918) 664-2147
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Old March 8th, 2006, 10:53   #36
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Fuel Economy: 38-50 depending on driving conditions and vehicle driven

In Northwest Ohio, I strongly recommend Mark Harrington, Little German Village, U.S. Route 6, Ridgeville Corners, OH 1.419.267.5255. Mark has worked on 4 diesel vw's for me - from an Ecodiesel to the 04TDI Passat. Has also worked on at least 5 gassers for me. Honest, reliable and knowledgeable. Also sells used VW's.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:23   #37
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Location: Southern Maryland
Fuel Economy: 49/43/39

Please add Oliver Wegener of 'RALLYVW' fame (Their crew chief)
He is 'TDIRacing' here on the boards and is now located
in Baltimore Maryland.

2003 BORA TDI 'BlewByYou' 418K Mi.
Rocketchip RC2, DG PP, Sprint520's, G60/Sachs
Race Pipe, EGR Delete, 16"Conti-DWS-Superlegerras
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Old March 9th, 2006, 20:04   #38
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I'd suggest adding:

Fallon Automotive
202 Lane Court, Unit F
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 478-9550


Mike Fallon, the owner, is a trained and certified VW tech with years of experience on TDIs. He runs an honest business and does great work. I use them for work on my TDI now and couldn't be happier.
2006.5 Jetta TDI, Pkg 2, Wheat beige, 5-spd
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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:31   #39
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Oilhammer (Missouri) has a new shop and a new website.
'03 Golf with 687k miles: Bosio DLC 764, GT1749VB, Passenger Performance 2.5" DP, Malone tuning, VR6/G60 clutch/flywheel, Bilsteins, Recaros, Akebono pads/Zimmerman rotors, Cat filter with Nicktane head, DG Panzer w/FMJ, Nokian snows, TDT/Delvac1
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Old March 11th, 2006, 10:12   #40
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Any of you guys in WNY or Northwest Pa want to take up a donation to steal on of these TDI mechanics and help him set up shop somewhere around here? Sure would be nice to have someone in this area. Snow ski in the winter and water ski in the summer. Not far from Walkins Glen Raceway! Even some automotive ice racing to partake in and dog sled racing if you are so inclined.

There are a couple independent VW mechanics in the area but none of them will work on a TDi.
'02 Jetta TDI GLS. Bosio Sprint 520. Hella E-Codes. HiddenHitch and rear suspension air bags. Evolution Skid Plate.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 21:28   #41
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Location: Oregon, WI
Fuel Economy: 13.7 c, 12-15 towing hwy. 17-19

Originally Posted by TornadoRed
Oilhammer (Missouri) has a new shop and a new website.
New shop? Did he leave the dealer and go on his own?

I'm seriously considering having him do my 2001.5 passat V6 4motion's TB. I don't have the tools or the WANT to do it myself. You have NO IDEA how easy we have it with the transverse engine cars. I did a 1.8T TB a month ago on passat and it's a beeatch.
Jason, Service work available. www.jasonTDR.com
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Old March 11th, 2006, 22:33   #42
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TDI(s): '98 Jetta
Fuel Economy: 39-44.75 MPG, cumulative average 39 MPG

You might want to add European Auto Repair in Alameda CA. Albert has an excellent staff with lots of experience working on TDI's as well as other diesels and gassers. For those of you who have both MBZ and VW's in your fleet this is a one stop shop. Prices are very reasonable and quality is exceptional!

European Auto Repair
1928 High Street
Alameda CA

I recently had my timing belt replaced. My car runs excellent and the price was the best I could find. The more I talk with Albert the more I like him!

They work on VW, Audi, Volvo, BMW and Mercedes Benz. It's a clean well run shop with lots of return business and many long time happy clients. You don't last long in Alameda if you don't run a good business. It's a small town that is mostly inhabited by natives and second or third generation residents.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 19:13   #43
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For California

San Juan Capistrano VW should get credit and be listed . They have formally hosted official " TDI CLUB " meetings in the past.
It the best place for warranty work on a TDI. It is true that they lost Bob their TDI specialist, they still have guys that like working on TDI's.
Bob or ( Bobby) is up north somewhere ?

So in CA for a VW dealer that is the place to recomend.
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Old March 20th, 2006, 07:19   #44
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Location: I went back to Ohio...
Fuel Economy: 42 mpg average

OHIO (Dayton area)

Davidson Import Automotive
519 W. Main Street
Fairborn, OH 45324

They have serviced all my family's VWs for over 20 years, from aircooleds to TDIs, and we trust them implicitly.

99.5 Jetta TDI: The cosmic soot rocket
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Old March 24th, 2006, 15:41   #45
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Autobahn Service Center in Provo, Utah.

They've always fixed everything right on my '98 Jetta TDI, and for less than the dealer (as if that were a surprise!).
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