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    Thread: Dallas Independent German Car Mechanic/Technician

    1. Member 10Ten's Avatar
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      08-21-2010 11:40 AM #1
      Hi All,

      I want to give a super positive review to my new technician, Marin -- known around here as "jetta ,97". He's a VW & German car specialist, and that's for real.

      This week Marin did work on my car including engine work, suspension work, and VCDS work. He nailed all of it, used the best quality approved parts available, answered all my questions, and attended to every detail including following up with me after. All that for FAR less than the dealer prices. I actually saved nearly $400 with my visit to him, and I'm absolutely certain the work was done flawlessly. I have never had any faith like that in any dealer.

      I cannot give a better review for him, and if any of you, no matter where in DFW you are, want or need an independent VW tech then he is your guy. My review: A+++!

      PM me for contact info for Marin.
      The man is aiming to open his own German car service... I want to help him do it. His work and attitude are the best I have found so far. Seriously.
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      08-21-2010 02:11 PM #2
      i would like to x2 this.
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      08-21-2010 04:42 PM #3
      Thank you sooooooooooo much

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      08-30-2010 04:53 PM #4
      Hi guys!

      Indeed I'm at Plano and it case I need any work on my car I will contact Marin! Good look with your project!

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      08-31-2010 11:22 PM #5
      yep
      I will be contacting him soon
      he helped me with my car when it was in the body shop now i have another older one i need help getting running again

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      09-09-2010 12:29 AM #6
      Would deff. like good quality work done. Do you do body work as well?

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      09-10-2010 06:19 PM #7
      yo my dad needs help with his B5 TDI MAf sensor, hes in Duncanville, but works in north GP/Arlington area for SIEMENS
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      10-02-2010 11:43 AM #8


      5 Thumbs up for Marin!

      He did plugs and a drop-in filter on my B6 and was fast, professional, VERY fair priced, and extremely informative. He made getting the bugger of an engine cover off look easy, and even used a little anti-seize on my plugs

      I would recommend him to anyone, without hesitation.

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      10-05-2010 10:43 PM #10
      Great service, great price, great conversation!! The services provided were quick and extremely reasonable. I will be going back as my car is out of warranty in 10,000 miles (4-5 months).

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      10-28-2010 12:00 AM #11
      more for this guy! great service, great price, what more can i say. i had some VCDS tricks done on my '09 tiguan and after my initial experience w/ him the 8 hour drive (from San Antonio and back) is worth it. i'm definitely coming back once my care-free maintenance is over.

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      11-02-2010 07:17 AM #12
      Marin, thank you for the outstanding job yesterday afternoon!

      He was on time, as promised, and the work took exactly the amount of time, as promised, and he made several key suggestions that customized my new GTI that I hadn't thought about. When the time comes, I will definitely take my VW to him for service!

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      11-03-2010 08:32 PM #13
      another for Marin
      He met with me today to solve my damn knocking noise within my suspension. Turned out to be something i wouldnt have even checked or thought of until taking the whole thing apart. fixed it in 30 min that includes the drive to hear the problem and chit chat. very professional. going to be doing some more business with him this week for sure as well..
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      11-10-2010 05:31 PM #14
      question... marin would you be willing to travel out of the area, say killeen by chance...???? and also i have an 89 bmw e30 and was wondering if your knowledge is as good in other makes as well.. at the moment i dont need any work but in the future it would be nice to know who to go to incase i need some work... and if it would help i could pay for gas lol.. seriously though i would pay for the gas...

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      11-11-2010 11:03 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by fine89 View Post
      question... marin would you be willing to travel out of the area, say killeen by chance...???? and also i have an 89 bmw e30 and was wondering if your knowledge is as good in other makes as well.. at the moment i dont need any work but in the future it would be nice to know who to go to incase i need some work... and if it would help i could pay for gas lol.. seriously though i would pay for the gas...
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      11-16-2010 06:20 PM #16
      Hi Marin,

      I need some help with my car (Vw Jetta MKV 2007), I live in Plano.

      Could you please send me your cell phone number via PM so I can contact you!

      Cheers man,

      Beto

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      12-04-2010 09:42 PM #17

      For a great guy.
      This man is for real, he know what he is doing.
      help me all the way with my cluster swap.
      I will recommend this guy to any one needing some work done in there car.
      Thank you. Marin
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      12-08-2010 11:17 PM #18
      Another 5 thumbs up for Marin!

      My FSI Passat was acting crappy, had a CEL. Marin ran my codes. I had 4, maybe 7. He says it's none of these things (the codes), it's the PCV. I was like, "Whaaaaat."

      He replaced the PCV. Car runs great, all codes gone. Crisis averted

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      12-09-2010 09:07 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by xturboexpress View Post
      Another 5 thumbs up for Marin!

      My FSI Passat was acting crappy, had a CEL. Marin ran my codes. I had 4, maybe 7. He says it's none of these things (the codes), it's the PCV. I was like, "Whaaaaat."

      He replaced the PCV. Car runs great, all codes gone. Crisis averted
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      01-02-2011 09:24 PM #20
      PM'd Marin (jetta ,97) today with vag com help and he called me within the hour! DFW has a genuine VW tech other than the dealers', on a Sunday no less.

      Thanks again Marin!!! Post your shop's addy when you have it set up.


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      02-09-2011 10:28 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      David what you think about this?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...in-my-99.5-TDI

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      02-09-2011 12:33 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta ,97 View Post
      very cool. i just forwarded the video to Carl, who is a jetta nut. Carl's the guy who you helped with his tranny in his jetta.

      by the way, your work like that gives me lots of confidence in you in case we need to deal with specialized issues in the future... like a DSG --> 6MT side by side swap from a TT, in case that ever was on the table.
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      02-11-2011 10:36 PM #23
      What about price for a LSD Install on my DSG (MKV 2.0T FSI DSG 2007)

      Have a good one Marin.

      Beto

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      02-16-2011 02:44 PM #24
      *R32 1518*, biggest head ever to fit in a GOLF!
      Congrats, turd burglar.

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      02-16-2011 09:40 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by rajuncajun37 View Post

      Thanks for the info man!

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      02-18-2011 01:53 PM #26
      i want to give more props to my man Marin.

      i went to him for an oil change last week. my R32 is at 53k, just around the corner from an expiring powertrain warranty.

      during the oil change Marin did a complete inspection. he found a bit of coolant crusted by the water pump. there was a tiny slow leak. it was so slow that it probably would not have been noticed before my 60k warranty expiration.

      i called my dealer that day and got an appointment for a warranty replacement of the water pump. this would have been a very expensive repair. Marin has saved me money in a number of ways over the last year or so since meeting him, but this was a huge one.

      thanks Marin for the quality work and attention to detail. your keen eye has saved me another several hundred dollars and the hassle of a dead car with a broken water pump. that was awesome, thanks!
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      03-11-2011 08:12 PM #27
      Thank you David.

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      04-16-2011 03:43 PM #28
      Bump for Marin. Its been too long!
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      05-09-2011 05:09 PM #29
      Hi Gals and Gals,

      I went to Marin's"Jetta 97") place (Garland Texas) since when I swapped the MKVI steering wheel to my car I only changed the steering wheel and its module but I didn't know that I had to change the stalks as well. So Marin helped me out by changing this stalks as well as the gateway CAN BUS since I wanted I new one so my RNS 510 would work pretty fine without having any battery draining issue.

      Marin is such a nice guy! He's very professional and concerned about giving an excellent customer service as well!

      He had my car on time and with an excellent price! I would recommend him for sure!

      Thanks Marin!

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      06-13-2011 06:07 PM #30
      Thanks a lot to everyone .

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      06-13-2011 06:22 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta ,97 View Post
      Thanks a lot to everyone .
      Thank you Marin for being such a good Mechanical Tech, nice guy and interested in every single detail!

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      06-18-2011 08:45 PM #32
      another ++++ to marin. the previous owner of my e39 540i swapped a bunch of m5 stuff into it and many of the electronics don't work right. the major one was the a/c. that's not something i wanted to diagnose slowly by myself so i decided to take it to someone. being reluctant to let someone else work on my car, i took it to marin. he exceeded my expectations in terms of price, turnaround time and honesty. his diagnosis was spot-on and he even offered me a discount because he couldn't fix the issue (it was a bad part and he suggested that i find one instead of having him order it through BMW and i'm glad he did so.)

      one thing i know vortex will appreciate is that marin hates cheap parts. he won't even work with knock-off/autozone parts, oem only. i'll be using marin for any work on my bmw or my vw in the future and i would recommend anyone with a european car to do the same
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      06-18-2011 10:03 PM #33
      I agree on all points. great review.
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    34. 06-19-2011 09:49 PM #34
      I gotta add to this as well. Marin came out on FATHER'S DAY to help me program my new key and cluster. Very professional and gave me some advice on my current predicament with the car. Very good and will be using him in the future. Thanks buddy!!!

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      06-20-2011 12:52 PM #35
      For Marin!

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