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    Thread: places in northern chicago suburbs GTI MKV timing belt service??

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      01-14-2015 10:10 PM #1
      GTI MKV owner here.

      Was wondering if any knew any good places near northern chicago suburbs that do a good job at a decent price for timing belt, water pump and tensioners service on my GTI MKV?

      I heard of places outside of Illinois charging $500-600 for parts and labor that do a very good job, but haven't heard of many places around Cook and Lake County Illinois. Not looking forward to $1,000 for the service.

      Thanks guys
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      01-14-2015 10:49 PM #2
      take a cruise and check out J's repair and performance: www.jrpshop.com

      I've been taking my cars there for more than a few years now. Really great guys, great work, great prices. These guys will bend over backwards to take care of you.
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      I have been using Dub Werks in Libertyville for 4years, my sis for 6.... great prices , super friendly, never had any issues with them
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      01-17-2015 12:05 PM #4
      Thanks for the replies guys. I'll definitely consider these places and see what we can do.
      '08 MKV GTI, 6spd manual, 2 door, Black
      Golf R Intercooler, Golf R Shift Knob, Neuspeed P FLO, Dog Bone Insert, Revision D Diverter Valve, 35% window tints

      http://unworthysaints.bandcamp.com/

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      01-22-2015 05:40 PM #5
      Any other places people prefer with decent prices on timing belt changes around Lake County, IL?


      Anyone know if the extra parts in the Ultimate PLUS kit necessary?

      Ultimate: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Belt/ES251722/
      Ultimate PLUS: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...elt/ES2538517/


      Thanks!
      '08 MKV GTI, 6spd manual, 2 door, Black
      Golf R Intercooler, Golf R Shift Knob, Neuspeed P FLO, Dog Bone Insert, Revision D Diverter Valve, 35% window tints

      http://unworthysaints.bandcamp.com/

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      01-22-2015 07:08 PM #6
      Hey I'm in Lake County also (Black MK5 4dr GTI on silver steelies) I always drive the 30-45 mins south to Komet Motorsports in St. Charles for all my work. Kurt over there is a straight up guy and they do amazing quality work!
      Back in the VW game!

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