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Old 12-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Recommend an ATL area mechanic/shop?

Just curious... Normally I do most everything myself (which is why I don't have a go-to mechanic), but I'm a little nervous about this one...

Not because it's terribly difficult, I just haven't done it before, and since it's my daily driver, I can't afford for it to be out of commission - can't "learn as I go" and end up waiting on parts with no ride or something like that... And I don't have a whole lot of space or a shop full of tools.

I need a recommendation for a good trustworthy mechanic to change my timing belt, as well as timing belt idler pulley and tensioner, and serpentine belt idler pulley and tensioner. Also replace valve cover gasket (I know, I could do this one myself, but... while it's off, why not).

I've already got all the parts, just need someone who's comfortable doing this job and has the correct tools and space to perform the labor. I do not have the specialty timing tools (the precision flat bar stud to keep it locked in at TDC) - so they'll need to have that already.

SO, if you've got a good place around the ATL area (i'm on the east side, near Stone Mountain) that you can recommend, I'm all ears...


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I have all the tools at the house. Done 3+ timing belts all ready. Let me know if you'd be interested in coming down. We could knock it out in a afternoon.
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