Anyone need help,here I am(Dallas-Plano ,TX

jetta 97

Vendor
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Location
Dallas (McKinney) ,TX ,USA
TDI
2 X Jatta MK5 2006

Turbofreakcom

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Joined
Dec 5, 2014
Location
Crandall, TX
TDI
02 Jetta
I saw this help thread from Marin and wanted to post for anyone looking for a great TDI mechanic. He did some work on a Jetta I was finishing up last week and I have to say, as a car builder myself of almost 2 decades, I have finally found a new technician to add to my circle of specialists that I can trust for quality work.
After an hour of speaking with him and seeing his work there is one bit of advice for folks about this kind of mechanic, whatever advice he gives on repairing your problem, take it. He is no BS, he loves cars, and safety is important. I haven't been able to trust anyone to work my stuff for years!
 

WINDSORB4TDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2009
Location
Nathalie
TDI
LOOKING
This will make the third time I've used Marin's services, and as always his communication and service is EXCELLENT. He actually takes time to help you with the diagnostics before you send him the work :)

He got the ECU Friday afternoon and shipped it back out that evening for me.

I highly reccomend his services.

Vince
 

Qfactor

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2008
Location
Allen, TX
TDI
09 6mt
Marin,

Thanks for the reply on Vortex.

I sent you a txt this morning, let me know when you are avail to listen to my transmission massacre.

Thanks in advance.

Q
 

Qfactor

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2008
Location
Allen, TX
TDI
09 6mt
FYI, Marin fit me in for diagnostic, then had me back the next day to fix a bearing issue that was mis-diagnosed by VW. The explanation of diagnostic, working around my busy schedule and getting it done in record time makes this man my new hero. I am already scheduling timing belt and other things with him for the VW. and the BMW will go straight to him from the delivery truck. Its awesome to find a very competent man just days after arriving here! Q
 

NWOH tdi

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Joined
Mar 16, 2014
Location
NW Ohio
TDI
2002 Jetta TDI
ECU cloning

I had an issue with my ECU. Found a used one on ebay and sent it to Jetta ,97 "Marin". He had it done "cloned" the same day he received it, and it was returned in two days and worked great. I would recommend his work to anyone. He does what he says he can do. FYI it was mailed to him and mailed back. All payments went though Paypal and he didn't accept payment until he had completed his work. He can use me as a reference anytime he needs one. NWOH tdi:)
 

Nuje

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2003; 2016 A3 e-tron
Marin's awesome! He's helped me out with coding on clusters numerous times. Didn't ask for a fee but I fired $20 his way, regardless, just as a small token of thanks.
If you have an ECU or cluster issue, you're not going to get better service (and knowledge) from anyone.
 

smaydro

New member
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Location
Earth
TDI
Golf
Marin did a great job with helping me in figuring out the issue with my 2001 golf. I thought I had a computer issue, turns out it was a blown fuse. He was kind enough to walk me through diag and helped me greatly.
Steve
 

ventil

New member
Joined
Nov 14, 2014
Location
Dallas, TX
TDI
2015 Golf Sportwagen
Just to add my $0.02 worth. All the good things you read about Marin are true. A few weeks ago, he did my timing belt and a fuel pump hose (found in the process). Definitely passionate about and good at what he does.

Thanks for the good work, Marin!

dB
 

tikal

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Southeast Texas
TDI
2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
Marin, I appreciate the good work on the Ignition Lock Cylinder for my Passat last January. Gradually turning the key operation is getting smoother and this is a relief for me. Folks, if you have this problem do not let it degrade further. It could mean one day you cannot turn the engine off!!!
 

Windex

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 1, 2006
Location
Cambridge
TDI
05 B5V 01E FRF
How much to replace a fading half-FIS display in a b5.5 cluster removed and sent to you?
 

Sjpco07

New member
Joined
Jun 24, 2015
Location
Dallas TX
TDI
MKVI Golf
Marin, thanks a lot for helping me out with the speedometer cluster replacement and the extra key for my Golf. I'm a mechanic myself and understood everything he told me about my car. If you're having problems with your car in the DFW area no doubt in my mind this is the guy you should talk to, he's honest and knows what he's doing.
 

cwildmann

Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2015
Location
Alexandria, VA
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI ALH
Marin, thanks for saving my butt by helping me fix my corrupted cluster! The virgin EEPROM file you provided to me saved me from having to buy a whole new cluster! You were a huge help in Northern VA all the way from DFW. Thanks again and really appreciate your help!
 

Dieselchen

Banned
Joined
Sep 25, 2015
Location
Tejas
TDI
2011 Golf 6M
Martin are you able to work on the Mk6 Golf's as well? ECU and Cluster swap to a Euro cluster with km/h (the TDi clusters are different from the GTI needs glow plug light I think)? Thanks. Trying to get as much done before shipping back over.
 
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austintg

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Joined
Feb 26, 2014
Location
Texas
TDI
GSW - A6
So glad I found this thread! I have 2 extra keys that I need to have programmed, well actually one of them works sometimes, the other not at all. Also my radio just went out and have questions about which would be a good replacement. Right now I'm looking at the AVH-4100NEX from Pioneer. Any other info is welcome as well. I have about 131,000 miles and am hoping it will last me a very long time.
 

mzg

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 17, 2014
Location
Chicago
TDI
2011 VW GOLF TDI
Thanks again for all the work done to my car. Great guy great mechanic. Fixed my ac that dealer did a piss poor job on, replaced my aux fuel pump that was leaking along with a vacuum hose that had a leak and a few other things. I am glad that I found this guy on the forum. Thanks again. My car is currently at 174k and running great!
 

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
Joined
Nov 30, 2010
Location
Medina, TX
TDI
2010 JSW DSG, 2013 JSW 02Q, 2014 NB 02Q, 2015 GSW DSG, 2004 Golf 02J, 2005 JW auto, 2003 Jetta 02J swap, 1995 Ford F-450
I was recommended to you by both my shop and someone else on this forum. I want to get my instrument cluster changed to the Euro-MFA on my Mark IV. Immobilizer delete would also be nice (although I might do that when I get a Malone tune on the car), and I understand you can also do sweeping needles and needles lit all the time. I'm also concerned I might have an alternator problem. I might pick up a reman alternator, but don't have the tools to swap the pulley.

***EDIT (05-25-2016)

Marin installed my MFA cluster today. Couldn't be more pleased with the installation. Everything works as promised, and I also got my windows to roll up and down via remote. Even my tuner (Brian at Digi Sport Performance in Denton) recommends Marin. To others in Texas who want to do a instrument cluster swap on their Mark IV - you won't be disappointed. I know I'm not, and Marin was a 680 mile round trip for me!
 
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Nightstalker069

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Joined
Nov 2, 2013
Location
Hampton Roads
TDI
2010 JSW Pana/Navi
I am really glad I found this guy! Marin helped me with a Color MFA cluster swap on my VW JSW TDI. I must admit I was a bit leary to send a complete stranger my clusters and keys but all the reviews seemed really good. Honestly I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of work. He transferred all the data from my old cluster to my new color instrument cluster; including the mileage. He also changed the LED's, needles, and gauge foils. The installation was truly plug and play. As promised, everything works. My local mechanic who usually does all the work on my car was even surprised. To all the other forum members, don't fret your cluster and keys are in good hands if you want to do the same upgrade. You definitely will not be disappointed with his work.
BTW, I am on the East Coast and there was no way I was driving to Texas. So for all those putting off sending in your clusters; trust Marin he is the go to guy!
 

Heavy_D

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Joined
Oct 12, 2015
Location
Detroit
TDI
2004 Jetta, 2014 Passat
Great experience with Marin

Good evening all,

I highly recommend Marin for any work you need to have done. He provides excellent support and customer service. I can't say enough positive things about my experience. I just wish he was closer, so I could use his mechanic services!

I sent in a junkyard ECM for my 2014 Passat TDI to have the immobilizer disabled. Unfortunately, this was not possible, so Marin cloned my ECM instead. Yes, we had to ship the ECMs back and forth a couple times due to the stubborn IMMO, but it was well worth it. It worked like a charm!

I now have a backup ECM in case anything bad happens to the ECM or its programming...

Thanks!

Heavy_D
 

jetta 97

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Dec 25, 2008
Location
Dallas (McKinney) ,TX ,USA
TDI
2 X Jatta MK5 2006
Good evening all,

I highly recommend Marin for any work you need to have done. He provides excellent support and customer service. I can't say enough positive things about my experience. I just wish he was closer, so I could use his mechanic services!

I sent in a junkyard ECM for my 2014 Passat TDI to have the immobilizer disabled. Unfortunately, this was not possible, so Marin cloned my ECM instead. Yes, we had to ship the ECMs back and forth a couple times due to the stubborn IMMO, but it was well worth it. It worked like a charm!

I now have a backup ECM in case anything bad happens to the ECM or its programming...

Thanks!

Heavy_D
Thank you .
 

skiaspeblu

Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2017
Location
toronto
TDI
2014 vw jetta tdi
hi Jetta 97 .Ihave vw 2014 tdi ecu edc17 of tdi 2014 .Just wonder if you can give quote for deliting immo and reprogramming ecu
 

skiaspeblu

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Joined
Jan 5, 2017
Location
toronto
TDI
2014 vw jetta tdi
Hi Jetta 97
My ecu edc17 of vw jetta tdi 2014 is gone . I bought used ecu also edc17 from 2014 vw jetta tdi. Just wonder if you can delete immo and reprogramm that ecu so it could be suitable for my car. Give me a quote.
 
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