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00raver

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Any good mecahnics around town?
« on: May 09, 2007, 01:06:46 AM »
I live about 10 miles north of Denver. This is my first VW I've had it since Oct. 2005. My car is a 2000 VW Passat 1.8t, I got about 82k miles on it. After doing some researching, I'm guessing it's time for a new timing belt and water pump.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a mecahnic or a VW shop around the area?  :?

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 01:28:45 AM »
See the add at the top of the page - Autobahn premier service - go there!

Randy and Todd are awesome, and do great work at reasonable prices.  I think you will find most everyone here takes their car to Autobahn.

FWIW, although I do prefer Autobahn, there are a few other good shops in town.  Werner's Mastertek, Autosportwerks, and 3zero3 all have a pretty strong following.
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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 01:28:45 AM »

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 01:43:39 AM »
I also use Autobahn for my service on all our family cars.  can't go wrong there.

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 01:50:34 AM »
Thanks for the tips. Anyone know the average cost of a timing belt change and water pump replacement also? Sorry, I am a noobie. :cry:

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 01:57:32 AM »
At the dealer, about $1200. It is a very labor intensive job, You will save money going to a indie shop like Autobahn. Randy and Todd are straight shooters and wont feed you any bull. Give them a ring and he'll let you know what the going rate is.

Honestly, the parts are cheap, it really is labor that makes it costly.

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 02:01:40 AM »
Thanks again for the help everyone! :D

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 01:20:35 PM »
Having watched them do a few timing belts Autobahn is worth the trip. They get it done in a matter of hours, depending on what exactly they need to do, and they WILL be cheaper than a dealership. Definitely worth the time and money at that shop even though they are drug peddlers, ya know that real good drug out there, I think it's called HP :lol:
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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 01:24:02 PM »
On your car the TB job runs just under $1,000 parts, labor and tax.  This includes all the parts - waterpump, thermostat, and all timing related parts.

If you would like to set up a time to bring the car in pleae give me a call.

Thanks!
Randy
Autobahn Premier Service
2105 South Kalamath Street
Denver CO 80223
303-935-9065

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Re: Any good mecahnics around town?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 07:50:54 PM »
Here, Here, another testimonial for Randy.