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Old 02-23-2008, 12:48 PM   #81
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I found this list of mechanics from a 928 site. Pretty extensive.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:54 PM   #82
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wow that link sowed me someone who lives right in my city that i didnt even know of.. thanks!


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Old 03-06-2008, 11:51 AM   #83
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Looking for Porsche mechanic in Charleston, SC

Just moving from South-East Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina. Purchased a 2002 Boxster S in December. Want/need to get 60,000 mile service done. Closest dealership (Hilton Head) wants $1800. Anyone know of a good shop/mechanic in the Charleston area?
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:26 PM   #84
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Good shop in Lewisville, TX

I have had my Boxster in at Fifth Gear Motorsports in Lewisville two times now. They do great great work and are located at:

1425 FM 407 (Justin Rd.) Suite 950 - Lewisville, TX 75067
972-317-4005

The first time I had my car in was for the top. The dealer had told me I needed a new top assembly and that mine couldn't be fixed. They quoted me about $4,500 to do it. I bought a used top assembly and took it to Fifth Gear. They called me later and told me that I didn't need a new top, that a bolt had come loose and needed to be put back on. They realigned the top and charged me $400 for taking it loose and doing the work.

The second time I had them put in a clutch, which cost right at $1100. Not bad, and certainly cheaper than the Stealership.

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:47 PM   #85
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Hey Robster,
Just added your listing. Thanks for the input!

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/15369-porsche-mechanic-specialist-listing.html#post135837

Nice list TimAustin! Doesn't hurt to have more.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:31 AM   #86
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updated the Atlanta list; had a great experience w/ Pro-Formance Place in Marietta, GA. highly recommended.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:20 AM   #87
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I had my clutch just done and these guys were quick and reasonable. The dealer wanted $1700 and they did it $1200 including the main seal. Just ask for Angel and tell him Angelo sent ya. The shop is in Oviedo, FL just north of UCF.

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:47 AM   #88
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For the Charlotte/Concord, NC area...

Kim Henson, owner of German Imports, does great work on Porsches, even owns a Boxster himself. Good guy, prices far below the dealerships, and doesn't charge you for what you don't need.

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Kannapolis, NC 28083
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:06 AM   #89
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Updated the forum list.

Thanks for the input!



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Old 06-07-2008, 04:10 PM   #90
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Perfect power Inc,
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:46 AM   #91
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In the San Jose area.

RennShop. 1423 Laurelwood Road. Santa Clara. 408-727-0911.

http://www.therennshop.com/

This is owned by Marvin Weitz and opened in October. Marvin work at the Stevens Creek and Claridges dealership before opening his own shop. Since I know some of the dealership mechanics I checked out Marvin and he checked out. Marvin knows the Porsche people I know.

He had a special for a clutch replacement for $800 for my 1997. Dealer wanted $1,800 and an independent shop $1,400. While the transmission was out for the clutch replacement I also paid extra for the latest engine reseal, oil separator replacement, and fuel filter replacement. My clutch feels like it did 9 years ago when I bought the car.

I have been by his shop a few times to say hi, and Marivn was at the Parts Heaven Swap meet. Tell him Jeff Lopez sent you.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #92
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Finally updated the list.

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I am very surprised as well

Does anyone recommend other garages?
I have no direct experience with Midwest Eurosport, but I have been warned against them by a PCA friend. He said that they are known for overcharging and doing less than they promise. But that's hearsay.

I CAN recommend:
Fischer Motorsports
22221 N. HILLVIEW DRIVE
LAKE BARRINGTON, IL 60010
847.304.8822

I've been very happy with them. Not only are their charges reasonable, but the shop is clean, and they (especially Rick) are professional and friendly. They come highly recommended from the same PCA friend, but I am happy to be using them.

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:49 AM   #94
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Near Indy

Anybody know of a good one near Indianapolis, Indiana?
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:09 AM   #95
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anything in the Austin/San Antonio,Texas area?


would be cool if someone cool "summarize" all the posts and keep it updated on the first post, instead of having to wade through all the posts to find your specific area.

just an idea.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:17 PM   #96
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Indy = Eurosport

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Careful with quoting prices. I'm 100% sure that your price did not include a new flywheel. I know what he is paying for the parts and he can eat the labor. IF you had needed a new flywheel, they are nearly $800 by themselves (and more and more of them are not reusable)

Just don't want people to expect one thing, and then learn different once he gets the car apart. He really has no way of telling you if it will need a flywheel or not until he gets it apart (if it doesn't show up broken on the test drive)


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Old 10-11-2008, 04:09 PM   #99
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Randolph Racing in Stoughton, MA.

Used them all season for DE prep and regular maintenance. VERY knowledgeable and reasonably priced
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:57 PM   #100
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Well there is a new Porsche tech in Charlottesville Va.......................yup that would be me. I am leaving the independent shop and going to work at the new dealership. Gotta love Payed factory training, and I have found out that I am in need of some major freshening up in the patch on the arm dept. If Your ever in the hood stop by and say Hi.
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