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Other VW Group TD(I)s To keep with the theme of VW Diesels, this message area is for discussion of other VW Group Diesels. Yes, TD's are also welcome.

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Old February 11th, 2004, 13:00   #1
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Default VW diesel mechanic in Portland, OR?

I am buying a 91 Jetta this week. I will want to change out the hoses to allow me to run biodiesel (B100). Can anyone recommend a mechanic in the Portland, OR area to do this work (and maybe any future work I might need)? Thanks in advance.

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Old February 13th, 2004, 21:44   #2
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Default VW diesel mechanic in Portland, OR?

Since nobody else has chimed in, I'll take a stab at it.

I'm not from Portland, but my wife is, and we visit her family often. She used to take her '74 Beetle to Esquire Motors (on Canyon? Road). She reports she had very good service from them.

I had an occasion to have glowplugs replaced, injectors tested, and general work done on the '92 Passat TD while visiting there; they did a nice job, allowed me to see the car while it was being worked on, did reasonable work. I thought the price was expensive (especially after I converted it to Canadian $) but felt that the work was performed by knowledgeable and competent mechanics.

So, I would recommend them but they may be a bit pricey.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 11:20   #3
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Default VW diesel mechanic in Portland, OR?

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I am buying a 91 Jetta this week. I will want to change out the hoses to allow me to run biodiesel (B100). Can anyone recommend a mechanic in the Portland, OR area to do this work (and maybe any future work I might need)? Thanks in advance.
John

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I highly recommend Hillside Imports. Their website can be found at Hillside Imports.com Not only do they do excellent work, but they are very knowledgeable and honorable people. We mostly worked with Ren, who owns the place. Hillside is a family business, and they all know a ton about VWs...and that includes the secretary! (Now thats rare!) Anyway, I'd give them a call if you ever need something worked on. (They also have some pretty sweet project cars, which can be seen at their site.)
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 10:58   #4
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Default VW diesel mechanic in Portland, OR?

There's also been some mention of ReBorn Automotive on MLK.

I haven't taken my TDI there, but I took my '67 bug there about 15 years ago....

I've dealt with Hillside and they were wonderful!

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Old February 22nd, 2004, 21:14   #5
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First on my list is Jim Mittelstedt in Tigard, phone 639-2751. More reasonable charges, and more than competent. He'll answer any question you have, does good work.

Second is Halsey Automotive at NE 77th. They'll do very good work, but the service manager is convinced biodiesel is terrible fuel. Costs more, much bigger shop than Jim's.
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Old February 26th, 2004, 04:59   #6
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reborn automotive.. ask for vince or carl
rebornauto.com. tell them Karl from the tdi club told you to call.
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