Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

zev_or_pzev

Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2005
TDI
t.b.d.
Massachusetts, Belmont: [SIZE=-1]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. [/SIZE][SIZE=-1]A Mercedes/Volvo-only diesel repair shop recommended this place for VW. [/SIZE]
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dlai

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 6, 2002
Location
The Insane Asylum Known As CA
TDI
2005 Passat, Stonehenge Gray, 2002 Black Golf 5M
EF1 Motorsports
2675 Dawson Street
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Phone: 562-424-3378
www.ef1motorsports.net/
Ask for Fabrizio


Jose at Euro-Tech Motors
11800 W. Pico Blvd
LA, CA 90064
310-575-9705
Great shop. Jose really knows his stuff...

VW Specialties
17682 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-848-3766
www.vwspecialties.com

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)
 
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fastvicar

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Location
Lancaster, PA, USA
TDI
1996 Passat, Indian Red
Another PA listing: D R Auto in Paradise, PA 717-687-6867 Dwayne is a long-time VW/Euro wrench that knows his stuff!
 

Got diesel

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2001
Location
Apollo Beach FL
TDI
None at this time.
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.
 

TrojanZulu

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 21, 2005
Location
Denver
TDI
Traded in 2013 JSW TDI, RIP 2000 TDI Jetta
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
 

bear's TDI

Active member
Joined
Dec 10, 2002
Location
Napoleon OH
TDI
1998 Jetta, 2005 Passat GL, (2) 2010 JSW
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.
 

noplug

Veteran Member
Joined
May 22, 2005
Location
Southern Maryland
TDI
2003 Jetta GLS
Please add Oliver Wegener of 'RALLYVW' fame (Their crew chief)
He is 'TDIRacing' here on the boards and is now located
in Baltimore Maryland.

Thanks!
Todd
 

dieselrox

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Location
Vail (Tucson) AZ
TDI
2006.5 Jetta TDI, Pkg 2
I'd suggest adding:

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

http://www.fallonautomotive.com

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.
 

wny_pat

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Location
Western New York State
TDI
2002 Jetta TDI
Western NYS

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.
 

jasonTDI

TDI GURU Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Apr 26, 2001
Location
Oregon, WI
TDI
20' RAM 3500 CCLB dually HO/Aisan. 2019 Cherokee 2.0T
TornadoRed said:
Oilhammer (Missouri) has a new shop and a new website.
http://www.risingsunautomotive.com/
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.
 

NFSTDI

Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Location
Sunny California :)
TDI
'98 Jetta
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
510-521-2066

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.
 

MRIBOB

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2003
Location
TIJUANA MEXICO
TDI
None- Jetta-0 - Mexico 1
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.
 

CalPauley

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2004
Location
I went back to Ohio...
TDI
1999.5 Jetta GL, cosmic green
OHIO (Dayton area)

Davidson Import Automotive
519 W. Main Street
Fairborn, OH 45324
937/878-7464

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

black98jetta

Active member
Joined
Apr 6, 2005
Location
Lacey, Washington
TDI
black 98 jetta
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!).
 

wny_pat

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Location
Western New York State
TDI
2002 Jetta TDI
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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Dimitri16V

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jan 30, 2005
Location
DE
TDI
01 Golf, 04 Golf
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
 

thierryvw

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2000
Location
Manhattan
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.
 

Lgood

Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2006
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
TDI
2009 Audi A5 S-Line
Mechanic in Calgary, AB

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.

Mid-town Service
Jorg Scholl
403-255-3008

4730 - 1st Street SE
Calgary,AB
 

juicy bits

Active member
Joined
Apr 26, 2006
Location
Boston, Mass.
TDI
Jetta '00 slush-o-matic
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
 

K5ING

Mega-Miler
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
Krum, TX
TDI
Silver 2001 Golf GL TDI 5-speed
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.php?Cat=&Number=409004&page=0&vc=1#Post409004

If you haven't gotten Google Earth yet, give it a shot. It's a great way to waste countless hours!
 

gt

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2001
Location
Sedalia,MO. USA
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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Losha

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2005
Location
Sioux Falls, SD
TDI
06 Jetta TDI DSG, 2001 Golf TDI, Audi S6, A8, Toureg
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!!!
 

Faster

Veteran Member
Joined
May 5, 2001
Location
Monument, CO
TDI
1999 Jetta ALH, 2007 Specialized Roubaix
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.

Cheers,
Faster
 

kim-

Active member
Joined
Jul 11, 2002
Location
Rochester
TDI
2001 Jetta
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.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
TDI
2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, silver
flamaest said:
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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