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Old June 3rd, 2006, 16:44   #61
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Anymore for Texas?
Austin, TX - Runonbeer--- is this a club member or someones name for a shop?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 17:31   #62
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Anymore for Texas?
Austin, TX - Runonbeer--- is this a club member or someones name for a shop?
Both.
www.runonbeer.com
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Old June 4th, 2006, 15:27   #63
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I tried Googling Steve Carroll in Aurora, Colorado. I couldn't seem to find anything. Does anyone know a good mechanic in Colorado? Thanks.
Just PM tdiclub member SCarroll. He's had lots of satisfied customers.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:41   #64
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If you are in the St. Louis, MO area, go to Pacific MO and see Brian at Rising Sun Automotive. He is the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to VW.

He even knows about Peugeot! The first person that even knew they still make them. WOW!
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Old June 19th, 2006, 16:39   #65
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I guess Deafbug of Minnesota doesn't accept private messages, so you might want to remove him from the list.
To contact Deafbug, try here:
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Old July 5th, 2006, 20:33   #66
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No one in the Dallas-Fort Worth area?
Ditto on the Dallas mechanic. I just bought an '82 Jetta and am considering doing stuff myself, but would like a backup for if (more likely when) I break something.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 08:08   #67
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Another vote for People's Auto in Somers, CT.

I brought my golf there due to the recommendations here for a bunch of small issues I've been having and a not so small issue with my brakes.

I left it there for a week while on vacation with a laundry list of items and asked that it be in condition to pass emissions and fix anythign else wrong before I get back.

They did an EXCELLENT job and the guys there were super friendly. They called me on my cell while I was on vacation (even honoring my request to not call before noon due to the time difference!) and told me what was going on. I got out the door for a repair bill that was 1/3 of what I was expecting.

They are definatly a VW specialist as I saw atleast 10 VW's, a few Audi's and MB's when I picked up my Golf.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 13:48   #68
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I've been looking for someone in the New Orleans area to nearly no avail. When I find someone who claims to be a VW ace, I ask if they have a VagCom (half don't) and then ask about intake cleaning and TB change procedures. I've read enough here about these two maintenance procedures (considering each myself) to at least evaluate basic competancy based on their responses. I found someone who appears to know *** is going on in a TDI. Richard @ SACCO Imports in Gretna, LA. Price quotes are unreasonable though (TB ~ $1800 !!!?). Anyway, I wanted to at least mention it in this thread incase others are in a bind. I'm convinced that when the time comes, I'll drive 6-8 hours and find one of the recommended names for both TB and intake cleaning. Thanks for maintaining this thread!!
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Old July 7th, 2006, 07:47   #69
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ECS Tuning
3095 Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
Norton, Ohio 44203
Parts: 330-825-0826
Service: 330-825-6601
800-924-5172
http://www.ecstuning.com

I've used them for all my TB changes and any VW or TDI work.
They are near Akron, OH
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Old July 9th, 2006, 07:57   #70
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Utah:

http://www.utahimports.com/
Charlie (Kermatdi)
These are not the same, should read:

Utah Imports: http://www.utahimports.com
Talk to Alan at 801-533-9600

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Also, Greg Landuyt (Indiana):

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Old July 10th, 2006, 14:18   #71
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I've been looking for someone in the New Orleans area to nearly no avail.
As long as you're willing to drive 6 to 8 hours, I'd recommend runonbeer in Austin.

I'd definitely drive 8 hours for a TB guru. Lucky for me rob is 3 hours away.
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Old July 14th, 2006, 11:19   #72
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New shop in Arizona:

Eurojet Racing (the same ones who make the TDI FMICs)
1000 N. Hamilton Dr.
Chandler AZ 85225
480-782-1602
www.eurojetracing.com

Just opened shop a month or two ago.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 00:19   #73
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Just thought I'd say that Oldpoopie in Oregon is located in East Portland, 7 minutes from the Ross Island bridge. Could you update the original post to reflect that he is located here?

Justin changed out my timing belt and repositioned my tranny last night. We ran into some problems when a stripped out bolt hole was discovered in the auxillary belt tensioner. Amazingly, Justin and I went to the 24 hour auto parts store 4 times (they had a heli coil kit mis packaged), so we had to drill a new hole and do a bolt/nut combination for that.

Justin showed dogged determination and meticulously detailed work. He is amazing. No, I do not profit in any way from this...I'm just astounded. He truly is one of the Tdi Guru's!

Although I was pleased with my last timing belt job at Springfield German Auto, Justin is just amazing, charging $275 for labor. Parts were reasonable too (I think the TB kit was $250--ish for the complete 'deluxe' kit.) For comparision, last time at Springfield German Auto, my total bill for the same service was $795. That time, I purchased Diesel Geeks's deluxe TB kit.

Well worth the 2 hour drive from Eugene/Bend/The coast/Olympia. I cannot rave enough about his excellence of service and professionalism.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 08:21   #74
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Esquire Motors Inc.
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These guys are very competent, and continuously find issues with my TDIs that other places missed (loose bolts and stuff). They are Porsche mechanics, however, and charge accordingly, but their service is top notch and professional (I'd take my Porsche there if I had one). An oil change with Voll Sythese is $100, but they keep their eyes open while they're under there! And they're right by the Goose Hollow MAX stop.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 11:40   #75
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I have one to add for central Washington State.
Big Wrench Repair
Owner/Tech - Albin Moore (my dad)
www.bigwrenchrepair.com

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