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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Repair Shop in Hemet/ Inland Empire? Reply with quote

I'm looking for a very high quality repair shop that specializes in VW repair in Hemet Ca or the Inland Empire. They have to be top notch and reliable....very reliable. Anyone know one?

BTW, don't say Car Craft.....I'm not impressed with them any more.

EDIT- I found Blodgetts Automotive, and DAPS Repair on The Samba biz section. Any comments about them?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been buying some parts for my builf from Blodgetts and they have been very fair priced. The shop does seem to stay busy, and the mechanics have been very helpful with the questions I have had.

There is also a shop in yucaipa, Tony's VW repair. The person who runs it is named Eric, he knows his shit, but is not cheap. It is on Yucaipa BlVD.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try...

www.gemvw.com in Menifee.

or... DSS Performance in Murrieta.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=446640
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i deal with car craft mostly, i have been to blodetts once, no complaints other than don't have a lot of used stuff (building first buggy on a budget) and i would probably never deal with DAPS after seeing how he assembled my buddy's 1915...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure how quality they are but i know that SAB imports in riverside works on cars. They used to be Save A Bug. Or still are, im not sure, but they are on tyler street. Givem a call and see what they got to say.
http://www.sabimports.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are you trying to get done to the car?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome guys, thanks for the info....


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what are you trying to get done to the car?


I'd like to get my bajas carbs dialed in. It's not running smooth at all. Also my buggy needs a new carb set up, which means jetting....and I'm not a carb guy. And for repairs that may come up in the future I'd like a shop that really knows their stuff.

Thanks for the replies.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya i know what you meen. i dont like dicking with dual carbs. the only ones i like are dellorto 40's. i didnt have a problem jetting them at all! hahah that and the stock 34 pict's!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Call Eric at Tony's Auto Repair in Yucaipa. Been in business since the fifties. Best in the area in my book.

35280 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399-4341
(909) 797-6613
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Yellowbeard!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg mgm wrote:
Thanks Yellowbeard!


No problem. As mgobaja stated, Eric isn't cheap, but since he's always busy-as-can-be, ya gotta know there's a reason. Might be a good idea to call ahead and make an appointment.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil's Auto Clinic
111 N Soboba St
Hemet, CA 92544-5117
(951) 927-2102

Phil Fournier is a top notch guy and very honest, I've known him for years and can vouch for him. He's also a national automotive instructor and won a Napa award for technician of the year. He's fluent in Spanish, too, if that helps. Tell him I sent you.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yellowbeard- Thanks again.

Yesterday I drove my buggy around and visited some shops. Eric impressed me the most, so I have an appointment on Thurs to get the carb re jetted. I was impressed that Eric spent quite a bit of time looking at my buggy and found a couple things wrong right away. As for cost...no problem. I'll pay for high quality work. I'll report back after the work on the buggy is done. After that my baja needs the trans rebuilt, and various other things....So hopefully I found the "go to" guy.


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Phil's Auto Clinic
111 N Soboba St
Hemet, CA 92544-5117
(951) 927-2102

Phil Fournier is a top notch guy and very honest, I've known him for years and can vouch for him. He's also a national automotive instructor and won a Napa award for technician of the year. He's fluent in Spanish, too, if that helps. Tell him I sent you.

Good Luck!


Thanks Bruce. Actually Phils has done lots of work for me. I didn't consider them for VW carb jetting because I assumed it wasn't their specialty. But for general auto work I take our Toyotas there.

Ya, Phil knows his stuff. His brother showed me a disassembled Prius they were working on, so I got to see the battery packs pulled apart, and the electronics...pretty cool. They rebuilt my 4Runners rear axle, and did a bunch of other stuff for me, and I never had a problem with their work. And yes, they're expensive but worth it. Thanks a lot for the info.

BTW- I assume you used to live in Hemet?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg mgm wrote:

BTW- I assume you used to live in Hemet?


Nope, I've never even been to Hemet. I've know Phil for a long time because we've attended the same training conferences together and he's been a student of mine. Phil's top notch- one of the best in the country, I'd trust him with anything. We've also discussed him teaching for me in Spanish. (I run an automotive/diesel training company, Turbo Training.)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce- Gotta give you a plug here-

http://www.turbotraining.com/bruce.htm

In 2007, he was named Educator of the Year by the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT)

Outstanding....Looks like you put a lot of effort into your classes. Writing the course materials, etc.

Next time I'm at Phils, I'll mention your name. Thanks for the replies.




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greg mgm wrote:

BTW- I assume you used to live in Hemet?


Nope, I've never even been to Hemet. I've know Phil for a long time because we've attended the same training conferences together and he's been a student of mine. Phil's top notch- one of the best in the country, I'd trust him with anything. We've also discussed him teaching for me in Spanish. (I run an automotive/diesel training company, Turbo Training.)


Good Luck!
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