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Old March 25th, 2006, 16:30   #46
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Okay, going to stick this in here, but it is a dealership.

Wallace Imports of Johnson City
Johnson City, Tenn.

I purchased a 2002 Jetta TDI from them and while I was there I had a chance to talk to the Service Manager. Wanted to know what oil had been put in the vehicle when they serviced it before I picked it up. He went into this thing about it being a VW and that one had to follow VW requirements for the oils, especially the TDI and that the newer TDI were a PD injection and required a very special oil! He emphasized Synthetic oils only and following the VW guidelines for the different TDIs. I was amazed with his knowledged considering everything I have heard from many of you and your problems at dealerships. This guy talked about oils and TDI just like he was one of us! That was impressive.

Update: Do I have to take the above back because someone there lies? Only got one key with car. They said they called the original owner who traded it in and he said that is all he ever got. Well I called his home today and talked to his wife. They did have the two other keys and a tag with code. Will mail them to me. Well somebody lies and makes me wonder if they lie about oils too! They probably thought why bother calling to see if the original owner has the keys as no one will ever know!
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Old March 26th, 2006, 16:13   #47
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: The bug shop
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 18:26   #48
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Just got my T-belt changed today. Used dieselgeeks kit, took the car to this place I have taken all my VWs for 10 yrs now.
Genes Foreign Car service. they only work on VW/audi and Hondas. knowledgeable and trusted people. their father came from germany , opened the shop and was working on beetles. the sons inherited the shop and kept up the tradition. They are located on Rt 3 in Broomal, delaware county, PA. My labor was $303 including waterpump change, coolant and tax and I picked up the car @ 2:30 pm.
I have taken 3 TDIs , numerous Sciroccos there and had no complaint with pricing or quality of work
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Old April 17th, 2006, 06:21   #49
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Nevada:
C & C Fuel Injection
Sparks, NV
329-9974
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:20   #50
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Quote:
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Nevada:
C & C Fuel Injection
Sparks, NV
329-9974
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Would you please give me an area code for that? Thanks!
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 17:25   #51
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Marty Vw Audi repair center New Milford NJ (201) 261-4244 Very honest and affordable, goes to Wolfburg for training every year. Put a brand new turbo , with all the hose changes and oil and filter for $1200, that's very good indeed.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 09:41   #52
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I found a great mechanic in Calgary, through a friend. This guy seems to really know his stuff. His pricing is about 1/2 what the dealership was charging.

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Jorg Scholl
403-255-3008

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Old May 3rd, 2006, 22:28   #53
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Any good mech. in boston. I have read about Chris Hill aka Mrchill but that dosent help me find him. Lets pertend that I only have a yellow pages book and need to find a good tdi mech. help please
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Old May 4th, 2006, 19:28   #54
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I've taken all of the mechanics in the list, and put them into a Google Earth file for easy viewing. Until I can figure out a way to upload a program that y'all can download here, I've made a link to it on the Google Earth Community website.

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat....c=1#Post409004

If you haven't gotten Google Earth yet, give it a shot. It's a great way to waste countless hours!
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Old May 7th, 2006, 20:20   #55
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Talking TDI Mechanic in Sedalia,MO.

He has 25 years experiance on VW Diesels & is very good on TDI's. His phone # is 660-826-6892 The name is Glen's VW Repair, He has been in business since 1973. VW's is all he does.

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Old May 17th, 2006, 08:33   #56
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I notice that there's no one listed for SD, NE, and Iowa in here. So I want to add my name to the list, as somebody who had some hands on experience with TDI little bet still much more to learn for me. Little bet about my experience with TDI, I have done TB job, Intercooler cleaning, EGR intake cleaning, Boost gauge, Injectors, turbo, and other small things. I have done a lot of other repairs like suspension, brakes, engine, on other cars. On all my cars I do repairs myself, don't like go to dealers or repair shops to do repairs and don't have ton's of $$$$. I know I can do the job it my self instead of somebody else plus I enjoy doing it myself and save $$$. So, if there is someone in my area that need some work to be done on their TDI, your welcome to contact me anytime my #605-929-9614 My name is Alex. I love my 01 Golf TDI!!!
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Old May 24th, 2006, 10:59   #57
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Can anyone verify that Jose Davida at EuroTech Motors in Los Angeles services TDIs?

Everything I am reading about this shop indicates they are an Audi only shop.

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Old May 26th, 2006, 09:06   #58
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I'm looking for a mechanic in the Rochester, NY area to do my timing belt.
Just moved to this area so I don't really know anyone.
I've seen alot of horror stories about the local dealers though, frightening.

Any recs are appreciated.
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Old May 30th, 2006, 06:48   #59
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Just wanting to update my info. I am now Davidbru2 due to some technical issues. My email is davidbrubaker@bellsouth.net
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Old May 31st, 2006, 18:38   #60
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flamaest
BTW, I called one of the listings in CA and I was quoted nearly $1100.00 for a TB/WP change on an A4 Jetta TDI.

Average for this work is 700-900 tops. Get a quote before you walk in the door.
I'm going to assume this is one of the shops in the Bay Area that will work on TDIs but does not specialize in TDIs.
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