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Old 04-08-2010, 03:47 PM
Location: Vermont
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Originally Posted by evilnewbie View Post
How do you look for "reputation"? I am in the Virginia Beach, VA area.. I been calling chain shops like Meineke and Midas
If you go to cartalk.com they have a section called the Mechan-X Files, where people post positive (or negative) comments about shops they've used. It's worth a look for your area.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Nativechief View Post
Your air wrench sounds like a nice one. My old IR still works good and I cant justify getting another one just for one project. You dont have to have an air tool to remove that bolt if you got skills . If I used it every day I would get one like yours.
Another advantage of the IR Titanium impact is it's weight. You'd be surprised at the difference that makes if you use it daily.

The price has came down some since I bought mine. I think they're below $300 now.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by M3 Mitch View Post

Good grief, post up on your local forums, find a good indy shop that does Hondas.

Let me give you one example of how this job can be FUBAR'd - if you hit the cam sprocket with a wrench while doing this job, and raise a burr, that burr can cut into the timing belt and cause it to fail prematurely.

You want a real craftsman who has a reputation to protect and beyond that is proud of his (her) skills.

I know more about BMW than Honda, there is a network of "known good" shops for BMW, probably for Honda too. I Googled Va Beach import service and got the below: I am 99% sure they are better than the chain garages...

Import Service, Virginia Beach, VA : Reviews and maps - Yahoo! Local
Thanks for the tip, I made an appointment to see them tomorrow...
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:45 PM
Location: Eastern Washington
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I don't know these guys, but if they are not better than a chain shop, I'd be surprised.
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