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Daily,DerekSJMCG decided to speak these words:
>A couple of you folks are making me feel much better about NOT going for the
>transplant on the CQ. And at this current juncture the list is hearing only
>negative points regarding this particular CA shop (with regard to
>transplants). Can others subject positive experiences?
OK, lemme set the record straight before people start to think that im
talking negatively about 2bennett.
There were some issues with the wiring in the car that caused the
conversion to take a few weeks longer. They got the car started on
monday night, and i called them tuesday morning and they told me that it
was running really well, but they hadnt gotten a chance to do a full road
test. We discussed how much was owed, and i told them that i would pick
up the car that night. They had not discovered this boost problem as by
this point they were doing easy runs around town to see if there were any
codes being generated. So after i had left for Davis (which is about 2
hours from my house), they apparently found the boost problem. I got up
there and they immediately informed me of this problem. I had been
wanting the car so badly, and had no other car to drive at the time, that
i told Andrew that i wanted to take it even in its "diminished" state. I
was plenty happy with the performance for the real world, and only a
couple times did i find the diminished boost a hinderance... So it wasnt
a big deal to me, i just wanted to ask you guys for info so i could get
some peace of mind. I know absolutely nothing about this engine and how
to diagnose anything, and since i know just about anything about the 4kq,
practically at least, it was very disconcerting to be in a position of
helplessness...so i wrote to you guys regarding the problem.
I still feel that they did an excellent job on the conversion. Keep in
mind that they really didnt do any real fixes after they got it running,
and it does run beautifully except for the boost thing....so that is
pretty damn good as far as i am concerned....It was a huge undertaking,
so im impressed at the level of success that they reached on the first
Yeah, if you have the time to give them your car for at least a month, I
would recommend them. keep in mind that its just Andrew and one other guy
working on these cars all the time, you realize why they are sometimes
taking a long time. With the amount of business they get, and the number
of employees they have, its understanable.
I would recommend them highly for their mechanical skill, if not the
timeliness, which is not THAT big of a deal to me considering the
undertaking that this conversion was.
Please do not talk crap about them, i consider the brothers to be friends
of mine at this point, and i dont want that friendship hurt by a
misunderstanding such as what seems to be occuring here.
thank you in advance.
Michael Sheridan Williams
1983 UrQuattro 170,000 miles, MC in there now, koni yellows, borla
exhaust, BFG CompT/A ZR Tires
1985 4000 S Quattro 192,000+ miles, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut
brace, Sport 8000 Tires, K&N
1986 Oceanic Blue, 4000CS Quattro--Parting Out(ask if you want anything)
My father's: 1986 4000 CS Quattro--Graphite 161,000 miles