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Old 02-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for mechanics in norcal?

Need to replace valve cover gasket, water pump/cooling system.

My current mechanic is looking for $280 for valve cover gasket and about $300 for water pump + $100 for coolant expansion tank. He's advising me to preemptively replace these two parts and replace the other parts in the coolant system when they fail. Not too sure about trusting him, especially after reading through all the maintenance posts on this forum

Anyone have any recommendations on mechanics around bay area?

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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If you wanna make a trek to Bavarian Motorsport, they are great, i had them change my ccv there. Not the cheapest at 610 dollars but cheaper than 1100 at dealer, and its like 5 minutes from my house lol.

Theres also Four B Auto, which i haven't went to but heard good things about them. 179 reviews 5 stars on yelp lols must be doing gods work.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:52 AM   #3
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Thanks! I sent an email to Bavarian, but I'll definitely check out Four B, they look very promising
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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Those are very easy, and common, jobs that many of us locals have done in our driveway.

Send a PM to user "cyberkaa" as he may have time to do them at a much lower rate.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Those are very easy, and common, jobs that many of us locals have done in our driveway.

Send a PM to user "cyberkaa" as he may have time to do them at a much lower rate.
i was just about to say this, be careful of him though he has a really big beard, it can be intimindating at times
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x1000000 on cyberkaa.
and although he will be overly fair with price, pay him well as you won't find anyone better that is knowledgeable, and genuinely cars about you and the car, not making money.
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x1000000 on cyberkaa.
and although he will be overly fair with price, pay him well as you won't find anyone better that is knowledgeable, and genuinely cars about you and the car, not making money.
AGREED! I'll be seeing Cyberkaa (Kalim) this weekend for some installs.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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