Ianb

Any recommendations for decent garages? Devon, Plymouth

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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows of any decent garages for general servicing, small repairs etc? (In the Plymouth and surrounding area)

I have used engine tuner (Alan Jeffrey) for a couple bits, but I'm not sure how they price for servicing/repairs, as I know they're keen on the modifying front. (Maybe they're good for servicing, but would be good compare to alternatives).

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Ian

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They are hard to find. Mr B (forum member) is from the south maybe near you. Sounds like a safe pair of hands to me. Hope he don't mind me dropping his name.

Does not help much but stay away from so called dealerships as they have not got a clue in my area.

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Thanks bud, I messaged him. Hope I can find somewhere!

I used HiQ for my van, but they're a very generic sort of place...

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Cheers Jay, seems to be! They seem like good guys, just wasn't sure if they would be best to go to when I want something interesting doing, rather than for.just bog standard servicing sort of stuff..

..as in, I know they're specialists and when you want something special doing, you pay a price, just hope that price doesn't float across to the more normal stuff.

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From what I know (word of mouth / reputation etc) they are fair in their pricing - however hold out for a @Mr B response as he should provide an alternative - in theory his own place?? And TBF he knows a thing or two about Fozzys that is for sure 😁

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Ohhh I didn't realise he had a place!

Def interested in hearing from him then!

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I realise this post and my message come across as very: 

"AJ is the best and I just need a plain ol' garage to fix my stuff" 

Not my intention at all, it's more that I know AJ specialises heavily in modifying, tuning etc and as someone who has not done much modifying in my car passed changing light bulbs, I wasn't sure whether I'd find myself a bit out of place..🙈

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On 1/1/2020 at 10:43 PM, Ianb said:

I realise this post and my message come across as very: 

"AJ is the best and I just need a plain ol' garage to fix my stuff" 

Not my intention at all, it's more that I know AJ specialises heavily in modifying, tuning etc and as someone who has not done much modifying in my car passed changing light bulbs, I wasn't sure whether I'd find myself a bit out of place..🙈

Its a justifiable viewpoint, totally understandable  however you may be sworn to secrecy with @Mr B as he has maintained mysterious anonymity to date 😁

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Ahhhhhh ok... that makes sense as to why it's a bit hush hush on here then!!!

Well, as someone who never owned a Subaru before and went from a Focus 1.6tdci to a 2.5 Forester XT, I'm keen to learn and behave! 

I've (we've...wife and I 🙄) owned the foz for probably just over half a year. It's developed a couple issues recently, dead window winder on the drivers side (inconvenient with our Christmas travels and ferry check in booths!!!), and then a dead low beam on the passenger side.

I had a spare bulb in the car which I tried, but alas, no joy, the condensation in the headlight leads me to believe it's the ballast as well. I'd like to try and dry it out, but without a garage (or a driveway) to work in, I think I'm going to have to visit the pro's!

 

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No I think he is just having his vacation 😉

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Hahah or that, but i meant more as to why its not like "visit MrB's place called ___ at post code __" etc.

 

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I mentioned Mr B as in his posts it sounds like he still works on cars. He also talks a lot of sense and seems to know his stuff. I would be happy for him to work on my car. I do not know his exact location but know he is in your part of the country.

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Just took a trip to Engine Tuner to ask about a couple bits... turns out they don't touch HID's 😑

Which is a bit of a nightmare seeing as my ballast is probably dead...

I assume ballast because I changed the bulb with a spare I had and it didn't work, plus the headlight has condensation inside...

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Fiddly pain in the backside, but replaced the ballast myself after getting lots of advice from other Foz owners, resealed the headlight and so far seems sorted 🙂

Service needed soon so I guess Alan Jeffreys might be the place to go...

 

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