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      10-15-2011 05:04 PM #1
      Be weary of work done there, I just had control arm bushings, and wheel bearings installed.
      They let me know that my brake pads and rotors needed replacing but i decided i'd do that myself.

      I drove the car off the lot noticing a new loud grinding sound from my brakes, assuming it was from them repositioning the brakes and rotors. I wrote it off, then decide to replace my brakes less than week from that date. When i removed my brake pads on the right hand side of the car i noticed that the brake pad was installed backwards... the side with the VW engraving was facing the rotor. The rotor has MASSIVE score marks and chunks of metal have come off the back side the pad itself.

      I will have pictures of both sides in comparison and the pads in question up after im done workin on the car.
      (waiting for some bolt penetrater to do its work)

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      10-15-2011 05:30 PM #2
      wow thats really sh!tty

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      10-15-2011 05:46 PM #3
      Should have done it yourself. I stopped trusting mechanics years ago. I actually bought my Corrado just so I could learn how to work on cars because I was sick of their BS.
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      10-15-2011 06:16 PM #4
      Yea, the wheel bearings i was a bit weary about cuz i didnt have the press or anything for it. Same reason i bought the rado. i AM doing the brakes myself and hopefully getting something in return for that ****ty work.

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      10-15-2011 07:27 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Halojunkie222 View Post
      Yea, the wheel bearings i was a bit weary about cuz i didnt have the press or anything for it. Same reason i bought the rado. i AM doing the brakes myself and hopefully getting something in return for that ****ty work.
      Good luck with that reimbursement. I tried that once. LOL
      Yeah, it is easy to mess up the bearings, I may have thought twice about that too.
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      10-15-2011 07:29 PM #6
      There are plenty of reputable shops around WA. Check the PNW FAQS. or just wait for the next Corrado tech day, YOu will be hte only VR that makes it
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      10-15-2011 07:32 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterazn View Post
      There are plenty of reputable shops around WA. Check the PNW FAQS. or just wait for the next Corrado tech day, YOu will be hte only VR that makes it
      LOL. Just for that I am going to stick a VR6 badge on the back of my car for next time.
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      10-15-2011 07:37 PM #8
      I'll ride shotgun and make chewbacca noises
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      10-16-2011 08:30 PM #9
      And to top it all off, he diagnosed my motor mounts as being shot, i have perfectly good WRD Poly mounts that a bolt fell out of.....

      So im down 30$ in hockey pucks for no good reason.

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      10-16-2011 08:38 PM #10
      That really sucks but please don't let that give all of us mechanics a bad rap. You just have to find a reputable shop and they should cover a new set of pads and rotors which is a measly 100.00 bucks their cost.
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      10-16-2011 09:10 PM #11
      Did you drill your hockey pucks yet? If not return them.

      If so, throw them through the window of the shop.
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      10-16-2011 09:19 PM #12
      unfortunately yes, i cemented then drilled preemtively cuz i didnt want to get them off, then set them drill them THEN put them back in.

      And havok i am not bashing mechanics in general, i love mechanics for stuff i cant do. But that is just completely ****ty. and i already installed the new brake pads and rotors.

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      10-16-2011 09:57 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterazn View Post

      If so, throw them through the window of the shop.
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      10-19-2011 11:00 AM #14
      In there defense now, the guys were pretty cool about the whole thing, paid for new rotor, new brake pads, and roughly 1/2hr in labor. So at least i got my money back for that.

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      10-19-2011 11:35 AM #15
      Umm, that is like A(-) in my book. Once, a mechanic screwed up and took 4 months longer than estimated and had the audacity to charge me STORAGE FEES when I inquired as to what was taking so long. Another had me replace my radiator, then after 4k miles and 13 months, I went back for an oil change, they cranked up the pressure tester, blew a hole in my radiator and told me I needed a new radiator (they had forgotten they already pulled that one on me, based on hand-in-the-cookiejar look on their faces when I reminded them). Good thing for them both labor and parts warranties had expires 10 days earlier and my car was undriveable.
      So, sir, I wouldn't worry TOO much if they give you the benefit of the doubt like that.
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