Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

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
MoutainTDI said:
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.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/member.php?u=6103
(303) 627-0364
 
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pugman

Veteran Member
Joined
May 24, 2004
Location
Ky, U.S.A. & Ft Knox, Ky
TDI
Jetta SW, 2003, Reflex Silver
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! :eek:
 

MaxHedrm

Active member
Joined
Jul 5, 2006
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA
Dallas Listing?

nicklockard said:
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. :rolleyes:
 

landrumdh

Veteran Member
Joined
May 26, 2001
Location
A place I don\'t want to be
TDI
landrumdh
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.
 

broundtree

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 28, 2006
Location
the bayoulands of south Louisiana
TDI
2003 Jetta GLS 5sp TDI, Reflex Silver, M1 0W40
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!!
 

KERMA

Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Sep 23, 2001
Location
here
TDI
99 beetle and 04 jetta
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spoilsport

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Oct 3, 1999
Location
Houston TX
TDI
2000 Golf GLS Silver (Sold). 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon Tiptronic (daughter's)
broundtree said:
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.
 

nicklockard

Torque Dorque
Joined
Aug 15, 2004
Location
Arizona
TDI
2010 Touareg Tdi w/factory Tow PCKG
OP needs refreshing

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.
 

Jackilus

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 23, 2005
Location
Apache Junction
TDI
His: 03 Candyweiss 2dr Golf, Hers: 2K Black Jetta
Esquire Motors

Esquire Motors Inc.
1853 SW Jefferson
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 226-6269

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.
 

broundtree

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 28, 2006
Location
the bayoulands of south Louisiana
TDI
2003 Jetta GLS 5sp TDI, Reflex Silver, M1 0W40
TDikook said:
...he is showing me how to do TBs so when I move to mIssissippi next week, I can hopefully help some tdiers down there. Jason is very thorough and knows his stuff. he cares for the car like it was his own. he wants the tdi to run forever, but knows it needs help to do it, and is not afraid to tell you.
Thanks Jason.
Eric B
Eric B,
I'm a potential customer/TDI pal. Live in Houma, LA about an hour SW of NOLA. Man, just reading your comments about Jason above reveals some character. Where in Mississippi are you headed? My 03A4 loves the MS county roads.....
 

jasonTDI

TDI GURU Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Apr 26, 2001
Location
Oregon, WI
TDI
12' RAM 2500 QC,LB. 2019 Cherokee 2.0T
I'll vouch for him. He's a long time TDI driver and with some practice and a solid place to work he'll be great for you guys. Heck, the NAVY trusted him to power subs for 6 years.....He's gone trough about 5 of them with me so he's getting it. Just takes some practice to get proficient. Beetles though....man they can take some time with all the stuff that comes out....
 

jasonTDI

TDI GURU Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Apr 26, 2001
Location
Oregon, WI
TDI
12' RAM 2500 QC,LB. 2019 Cherokee 2.0T
Kook (Erik) just got his 4th TB lesson and should be good to go with the tutorial in hand. He's going to order the tools soon and be in MS pretty soon. Give him a shout if you need one as I can say he'd be better than a blind, dumb, overcharging dealer. Oh, a couple of intakes too and a beatle thrown into the mix.
 

TDikook

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Jun 15, 2003
Location
New Orleans, La
TDI
'06 Golf Anthracite Blue
Its Eric with a 'C' tough guy. and thanks. I though I did 5 with you? well 4 1/2, I did leave half way though the A3.
Give me a bit, I gotta meet with the Man first. then I will start getting busy!

Thank you JAson, you are truely a great and patient man. you worked with me and taught me a lot. Most people dont do what you did. you are truely exceptional..

Many Thanks

Eri'C' B.
 

myke_w

Vendor
Joined
Jan 30, 2003
Location
Cbus, Ohio
TDI
03 TDI Wagon
How can I get on this list...? Ohio, the business name is "The Dub Doctor Volkswagen Service" I'm at 11 Hudson Avenue Athens, Ohio 45701.
:)
 

dieselgus

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2003
Location
PA, SK
TDI
04 Variant Black/Black
Another one for Manitoba, Canada:

European Auto
Brandon, MB
(204)728-6915

Pretty solid on the TDI end of things, as well as the gasser side. Really great guys.

Gus
 

cptmox

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2001
Location
Villa Park, IL.
TDI
01 Jetta GLS, Silver 5-spd
You should add Runonbeer's website for Texas.

http://www.runonbeer.com/

Robby did my TB about 30k miles ago. Great job!
He did all the TDI savvy things a clubber would do: inspect the intake, drain the water separator, etc...
 

wulf420

Active member
Joined
Jul 2, 2006
Location
Cookeville,TN
TDI
2006 Jetta TDI 5spd.
Anybody know any good mechanics/shops/dealerships in Tennessee (preferably around Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga)
 

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
wulf420 said:
Anybody know any good mechanics/shops/dealerships in Tennessee (preferably around Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga)
I was going to recommend Paramedick in Versailles KY, near Frankfort.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/member.php?u=10190

But you'd have to ask him if he is up to speed on PD engines. AFAIK they are not harder to work on, only different. Keep him in mind when your 2006 Jetta TDI is ready for a timing belt, or other out-of-warranty issues.
 

myke_w

Vendor
Joined
Jan 30, 2003
Location
Cbus, Ohio
TDI
03 TDI Wagon
myke_w said:
How can I get on this list...? Ohio, the business name is "The Dub Doctor Volkswagen Service" I'm at 11 Hudson Avenue Athens, Ohio 45701.
:)
OOPS! forgot to add the phone number - please update! 740.707.6210
thanks!
 

FuelJetA

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 28, 2004
Location
Houston, TX
TDI
'01 MKIV, '12 JSW
We use APTuning (www.aptuning.com) in Lebanon, PA. They have been pretty good to us. They did our chip, skid plate, big brakes, inspection and we will ask them for a muffler delete soon. I would trust them.
Address:
30 South 5th Avenue
Lebanon, PA. 17042
By Telephone:
Shop: 717.272.0916
Fax: 717.272.0791
 
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