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#1 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 11:16 PM
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I gotta say i read this at least twice daily, but i never post because i usually don't have anything to bring to the table. Anyway, my car needs to have the cv joint replaced, and even though some may say they do it themselves ( ), I really feel this best left to a mechanic to take care of. So in thinking so, i was wondering which mechanic to take it to. I'm new to my area, and well, i don't know anyone. Then a bright idea hit me.

What if, we started one of those permanently posted strings where people can post their most trusted mechanics in their area, and maybe along with it, what work they did for them and a ballpark figure of the cost. Even if we had no cost posting, a string with the names of trusted local shops would help everyone a bunch. Anyone else think its a great idea?

Oh, and yeah, anyone know a mechanic in Orange County that is pretty reliable and won't charge an arm and a foot for work? I live in Irvine, and will go to Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport and Tustin.

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i duno bout there but in salt lake i think i iknow of a good BMW Mechanic off State street. CV Joints really arent hard, ive never done em on one of these but ive done em on an infinity G20, Pontiac Sunfire, and somethin else but i forget what... take the tire off, rotor, wheel bearing and all that, and pull it out... the A arm might be a pain but its not too bad, you can pretty much figure it out, there arent many parts to mess up if you try it yourself.

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ratdude, thanks for the suggestion....

doesn't anyone else have anything to say? at least about getting a list together of mechanics in our respected areas?
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Originally posted by jtorres@Oct 10 2004, 09:16 PM
I gotta say i read this at least twice daily, but i never post because i usually don't have anything to bring to the table. Anyway, my car needs to have the cv joint replaced, and even though some may say they do it themselves ( ), I really feel this best left to a mechanic to take care of. So in thinking so, i was wondering which mechanic to take it to. I'm new to my area, and well, i don't know anyone. Then a bright idea hit me.

What if, we started one of those permanently posted strings where people can post their most trusted mechanics in their area, and maybe along with it, what work they did for them and a ballpark figure of the cost. Even if we had no cost posting, a string with the names of trusted local shops would help everyone a bunch. Anyone else think its a great idea?

Oh, and yeah, anyone know a mechanic in Orange County that is pretty reliable and won't charge an arm and a foot for work? I live in Irvine, and will go to Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport and Tustin.

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I will check with a pal of mine who used to use some guy in Fountain Valley I believe. All I remember was this guys name is Hans, and his favorite quote was "If you gunna drive a sportsh cah, itsa gunna be esssspensive"

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