[Vwdiesel] Glow Plugs, relays, & ATF fluid
val at mongo.mongobird.com
Sat Mar 21 08:11:15 PDT 2009
The local guy rebuilds them in the shop. There's three old biker dudes
in the back who smoke stogies all day long. I've been in the shop.
If I could pick any brand of automatic transmission, I might go for a BMW.
The one on the bench looked like a real transmission.
Made my minivan transmission look like a stamped metal playtoy.
> the local AAMCO shop told me they don't actually rebuild their transmissions
> there, they are rebuilt in a regional facility.
> So most likey that guy has enough experience to really know what to look for
> when going through a paticular transmission,
> not even sure it's an AAMCO facility... :)
> On 3/21/09, Val Christian <val at mongo.mongobird.com> wrote:
> > I may disaggree with some of the theorys touted by the local AAMCO
> > shop, but I have had him rebuild four automatic transmissions.
> > One, on a Caravan, failed 364 days after his rebuild. He didn't think
> > the torque converter needed replacement, so he didn't replace it.
> > He didn't charge me for it. 364 days later, it failed. He rebuilt
> > the entire transmission again, absolutely no charge, and absolutely
> > no argument.
> > Automatic transmissions require some tooling, and I'm just not setup to
> > do them. When I was a kid, I did one, though.
> > In any event, the local AAMCO shop has done just fine by me.
> > >
> > > I am glad Loren knows of no dishonest mechanics in his area. I live in a
> > small town & do not know of any dishonest mechanics except for a radiator
> > shop I had a bad experience with, re-coring a radiator for my Model A Ford.
> > I also agree with Loren that a few bad apples can tarnish the reputation of
> > the 98% of mechanics who are competent & honest. Based on my second hand
> > experience with AAMCO back in Minn. , I am leery of all nationally
> > franchised auto repair chains & agree, the media will often blow such
> > incidents out of proportion. It is interesting to note that there are no
> > nationally franchised auto repair chains such as AAMCO or Midas Muffler in
> > the Grass Valley/Nevada City area although they do exist in Sacramento. If
> > some of you have had good experiences with these national auto repair
> > chains, speak up. I want to be fair. But what happened in Minn. is a matter
> > of record if anyone wants to research it.
> > > Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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