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    Post Looking for a Mechanic

    I am a new WRX owner (02) and looking for a good place (would like to avoid dealers) to take my car in for some maintenance. The car has 102K and I want to have the timing belt and water pump replaced along with any other items that go with that. Just purchased the car used from a local dealer. Its a one owner car but don't have the maintenance history so I am going by the things needed at this mileage point.

    So I am asking for some advice:

    1) what else should be done while replacing the timing belt and should I be looking or listening for other items that may need to be replaced. I want to take care of the most critical first (not a lot of money)

    2) I was told that P&L Motorsports in Franklin Park, IL is a good place. I did contact them via email and they sounded fair. I live in the northwest chicagoland suburbs.

    Thanks for your advice and I just want to say this forum has some great information.

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    I don't know your area well but you might have soe luck with the regional forums.

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    Locally we've got GRD, AMS, P&L & DS1. You'll be in good hands with any of them.

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    Thumbs up WRX Shops

    Thanks for the other places. I was able to look up all of them except DS1.

    I have made contact with P&L and plan a visit next week.

    Thanks again

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    What is approx price on timing belt replace labor and parts? Must be more than Inline 4 motor... Anybody know?
    Last edited by mostasz; 01-15-2008 at 04:56 PM.
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