Interstate Mechanics

Hi Greg Esposito,

Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not help - T3 too old!!
I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would be very handy in this big country of ours.

Cheers,
Theo

Theo,

Greg still has a host of untold stories about his trip back from Cairns and the mechanic in Dubbo is one them! 

Greg, your story…..

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of theoweiss
Sent: 20 November 2009 12:41
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 

 

Hi Greg Esposito,

Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not help - T3 too old!!
I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would be very handy in this big country of ours.

Cheers,
Theo

Theo,
What you say has top billing also in my view re list of known capable T3 mechanics around OZ. I keep a VW magazine in the van and has saved me once. But we need a lot longer list of known qualified helpers in an emergency indeed.
Cheers.
Ken
 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: teows@melbpc.org.au
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 01:41:03 +0000
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 
Hi Greg Esposito,

Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not help - T3 too old!!
I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would be very handy in this big country of ours.

Cheers,
Theo




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Well how about a database/web page Les?

You could list;

State / address / phone / qualifications


The qualifications could be like.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

VW workshop, Kombi experience


If the database was contolled by one person, then any poor quality workshops can be removed without comment.

Phill



> theoweiss <teows@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg Esposito,
>
> Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be
> again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
> I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV
> joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not
> help - T3 too old!!
> I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would
> be very handy in this big country of ours.
>
> Cheers,
> Theo
Excellent idea.
 
Especially when you are interstate - you could bring a printed list along and save some stress.
 
Thanks to anyone putting this list together. I think the Kombi Club has a list of preferred VW mechanics that are experienced with kombis and VW's in general- but many of them would run away from a syncro.
 
This could be difficult.
 
Scott
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 

Well how about a database/web page Les?

You could list;

State / address / phone / qualifications

The qualifications could be like.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

VW workshop, Kombi experience

If the database was contolled by one person, then any poor quality workshops can be removed without comment.

Phill

> theoweiss <teows@melbpc. org.au> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg Esposito,
>
> Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be
> again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
> I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV
> joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not
> help - T3 too old!!
> I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would
> be very handy in this big country of ours.
>
> Cheers,
> Theo

Sounds like a potentially very useful resource. I've wondered what to do if we ever do the great round Oz trip and run into problems out Whoop-Whoop way (say Iron Knob, for example). It would be good to have a column for customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my transaxle rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work of sourcing parts'.

Francesca.

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Mr Scott Pitcher <spbconsulting@bigpond.com> wrote:

Excellent idea.
Especially when you are interstate - you could bring a printed list along and save some stress.
Thanks to anyone putting this list together. I think the Kombi Club has a list of preferred VW mechanics that are experienced with kombis and VW's in general- but many of them would run away from a syncro.
This could be difficult.
Scott
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

Well how about a database/web page Les?

You could list;

State / address / phone / qualifications

The qualifications could be like.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

VW workshop, Kombi experience

If the database was contolled by one person, then any poor quality workshops can be removed without comment.

Phill

> theoweiss <teows@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg Esposito,
>
> Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be
> again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
> I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV
> joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not
> help - T3 too old!!
> I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would
> be very handy in this big country of ours.
>
> Cheers,
> Theo


There could be legal problems there.



It would be good to have a column for
> customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> transaxle
> rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work of
> sourcing parts'.
>
>

There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.

There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.

This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but there are still ways around this.  For example, Theo’s experience could be described succinctly as “unhelpful” and not a lot needs to be added but heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.

For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the Day of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already described.  Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could not find anything.  They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked it down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor switch.  As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire ECU.  (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got the Prestige installation.)

This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst Theo’s experience could be adequately summed up by the one word – unhelpful.  Any required further information would be readily available via one phone call to Theo.

I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain such a useful database..

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 

 

There could be legal problems there.

It would be good to have a column for

> customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> transaxle
> rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work of
> sourcing parts'.
>
>

OK, I'll start with a few;

NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.

NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to order.

NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.




> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
>
> There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
>
> This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> there
> are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
>
> For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> Day
> of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> not
> find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> it
> down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> ECU.
> (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> the
> Prestige installation.)
>
> This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> unhelpful.
> Any required further information would be readily available via one
> phone
> call to Theo.
>
> I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> such a
> useful database..
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> plander@optusnet.com.au
> Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> There could be legal problems there.
>
> It would be good to have a column for
> > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > transaxle
> > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> of
> > sourcing parts'.
> >
> >
I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of the source of info would be sufficient.

Francesca.

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

OK, I'll start with a few;

NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.

NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to order.

NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.



> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
>
> There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
>
> This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> there
> are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
>
> For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> Day
> of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> not
> find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> it
> down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> ECU.
> (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> the
> Prestige installation.)
>
> This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> unhelpful.
> Any required further information would be readily available via one
> phone
> call to Theo.
>
> I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> such a
> useful database..
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> plander@optusnet.com.au
> Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> There could be legal problems there.
>
> It would be good to have a column for
> > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > transaxle
> > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> of
> > sourcing parts'.
> >
> >


Francesca,

A positive comment is not going to offend anyone but saying “no known positive feedback” in the comment column could be construed as Syncro-speak for “forget it”.

I am making a list at the moment and will put it up in the Files section for comment.

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Francesca Coles
Sent: 20 November 2009 16:45
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 

 

I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of the source of info would be sufficient.

 

Francesca.

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet. com.au> wrote:

 

OK, I'll start with a few;

NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd , Annangrove 2156, 0400 356 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.

NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave , Padstow 2211, 02 9774 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to order.

NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave , Brookvale 2100, 02 9905 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St , Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.



> Les Harris <
target="_blank">leslieharris@ optusnet. com.au> wrote:
>
> There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
>
> There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
>
> This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> there
> are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be
added but
> heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
>
> For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> Day
> of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> not
> find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> it
> down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> ECU.
> (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> the
> Prestige installation. )
>
> This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> unhelpful.
> Any required further information would be readily available via one
> phone
> call to Theo.
>
> I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> such a
> useful database..
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From:
target="_blank">Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> [mailto:
target="_blank">Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
> plander@optusnet. com.au
> Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> There could be legal problems there.
>
> It would be good to have a column for
> > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > transaxle
> > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> of
> > sourcing parts'.
> >
> >

 

Wolksbeg Engineering at St Peters,in Sydney, can handle any work on T3 and T25.Talk to Jan,and tell him 'Easy Job'.Highly recomended from me.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@...> wrote:
>
> Francesca,
>
> A positive comment is not going to offend anyone but saying "no known
> positive feedback" in the comment column could be construed as Syncro-speak
> for "forget it".
>
> I am making a list at the moment and will put it up in the Files section for
> comment.
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Francesca Coles
> Sent: 20 November 2009 16:45
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely
> given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of
> the source of info would be sufficient.
>
>
>
> Francesca.
>
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet.
> <mailto:plander@...> com.au> wrote:
>
>
>
> OK, I'll start with a few;
>
> NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356
> 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.
>
> NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774
> 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to
> order.
>
> NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905
> 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts
>
> QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive
> T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.
>
>
>
> > Les Harris <leslieharris@ <mailto:leslieharris%40optusnet.com.au>
> optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
> >
> > There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
> >
> > This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> > there
> > are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> > described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> > heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
> >
> > For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> > Day
> > of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> > described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> > not
> > find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> > it
> > down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> > switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> > tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> > ECU.
> > (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> > the
> > Prestige installation.)
> >
> > This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> > Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> > unhelpful.
> > Any required further information would be readily available via one
> > phone
> > call to Theo.
> >
> > I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> > such a
> > useful database..
> >
> > Les
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> @yahoogroups.com
> > [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> @yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> > plander@optusnet. <mailto:plander%40optusnet.com.au> com.au
> > Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> @yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > There could be legal problems there.
> >
> > It would be good to have a column for
> > > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > > transaxle
> > > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> > of
> > > sourcing parts'.
> > >
> > >
>
Ben,
Could you please supply here fuller details for this firm?
 
I've just looked up the 2009/10 current Yellow Pages directory for Sydney CBD & Eastern Suburbs under Automotive mechanics/engineers and this firm is not even listed. TIA.
Ken
 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: bencroft96@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:14:03 +0000
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 
Wolksbeg Engineering at St Peters,in Sydney, can handle any work on T3 and T25.Talk to Jan,and tell him 'Easy Job'.Highly recomended from me.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@ ...> wrote:
>
> Francesca,
>
> A positive comment is not going to offend anyone but saying "no known
> positive feedback" in the comment column could be construed as Syncro-speak
> for "forget it".
>
> I am making a list at the moment and will put it up in the Files section for
> comment.
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Francesca Coles
> Sent: 20 November 2009 16:45
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> Subject: Re: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely
> given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of
> the source of info would be sufficient.
>
>
>
> Francesca.
>
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet.
> <mailto:plander@ ...> com.au> wrote:
>
>
>
> OK, I'll start with a few;
>
> NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356
> 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.
>
> NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774
> 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to
> order.
>
> NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905
> 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts
>
> QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive
> T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.
>
>
>
> > Les Harris <leslieharris@ <mailto:leslieharri s%40optusnet. com.au>
> optusnet.com. au> wrote:
> >
> > There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
> >
> > There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
> >
> > This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> > there
> > are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> > described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> > heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
> >
> > For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> > Day
> > of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> > described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> > not
> > find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> > it
> > down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> > switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> > tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> > ECU.
> > (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> > the
> > Prestige installation. )
> >
> > This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> > Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> > unhelpful.
> > Any required further information would be readily available via one
> > phone
> > call to Theo.
> >
> > I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> > such a
> > useful database..
> >
> > Les
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia% 40yahoogroups. com>
> @yahoogroups. com
> > [mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia% 40yahoogroups. com>
> @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
> > plander@optusnet. <mailto:plander% 40optusnet. com.au> com.au
> > Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia% 40yahoogroups. com>
> @yahoogroups. com
> > Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Interstate Mechanics
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > There could be legal problems there.
> >
> > It would be good to have a column for
> > > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > > transaxle
> > > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> > of
> > > sourcing parts'.
> > >
> > >
>




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Phill, Les and ALL,
This is not necessarily what I am proposing ... just food for thought, ideas maybe for suitable content in an Oz directory.
 
Goto: http://www.roadhaus.com/shops.php
 
With freedom of speech in America ... some people don't hold back on what they think of repairers!
Cheers.
Ken 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: plander@optusnet.com.au
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:52:12 +1100
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 
Well how about a database/web page Les?

You could list;

State / address / phone / qualifications

The qualifications could be like.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock.

VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts

VW workshop, Kombi experience

If the database was contolled by one person, then any poor quality workshops can be removed without comment.

Phill

> theoweiss <teows@melbpc. org.au> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg Esposito,
>
> Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be
> again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
> I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV
> joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not
> help - T3 too old!!
> I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would
> be very handy in this big country of ours.
>
> Cheers,
> Theo



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Wolksburg motor Engineers,38-40 Princess hwy St Peters.02 95194524.Ask for Jan.Tell him I sent you.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@...> wrote:
>
>
> Ben,
>
> Could you please supply here fuller details for this firm?
>
>
>
> I've just looked up the 2009/10 current Yellow Pages directory for Sydney CBD & Eastern Suburbs under Automotive mechanics/engineers and this firm is not even listed. TIA.
>
> Ken
>
>
>
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> From: bencroft96@...
> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:14:03 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> Wolksbeg Engineering at St Peters,in Sydney, can handle any work on T3 and T25.Talk to Jan,and tell him 'Easy Job'.Highly recomended from me.
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@> wrote:
> >
> > Francesca,
> >
> > A positive comment is not going to offend anyone but saying "no known
> > positive feedback" in the comment column could be construed as Syncro-speak
> > for "forget it".
> >
> > I am making a list at the moment and will put it up in the Files section for
> > comment.
> >
> > Les
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Francesca Coles
> > Sent: 20 November 2009 16:45
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: Re: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely
> > given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of
> > the source of info would be sufficient.
> >
> >
> >
> > Francesca.
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet.
> > <mailto:plander@> com.au> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > OK, I'll start with a few;
> >
> > NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356
> > 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.
> >
> > NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774
> > 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to
> > order.
> >
> > NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905
> > 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts
> >
> > QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive
> > T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.
> >
> >
> >
> > > Les Harris <leslieharris@ <mailto:leslieharris%40optusnet.com.au>
> > optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > >
> > > There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
> > >
> > > There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
> > >
> > > This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> > > there
> > > are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> > > described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> > > heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
> > >
> > > For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> > > Day
> > > of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> > > described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> > > not
> > > find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> > > it
> > > down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> > > switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> > > tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> > > ECU.
> > > (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> > > the
> > > Prestige installation.)
> > >
> > > This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> > > Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> > > unhelpful.
> > > Any required further information would be readily available via one
> > > phone
> > > call to Theo.
> > >
> > > I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> > > such a
> > > useful database..
> > >
> > > Les
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > > From: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > @yahoogroups.com
> > > [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > @yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> > > plander@optusnet. <mailto:plander%40optusnet.com.au> com.au
> > > Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> > > To: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > @yahoogroups.com
> > > Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > There could be legal problems there.
> > >
> > > It would be good to have a column for
> > > > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > > > transaxle
> > > > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > > > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> > > of
> > > > sourcing parts'.
> > > >
> > > >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
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Ben,
Thanks. Hope Les adds this to the database, in my view, Sydney region seems to be a bit weak on good, economical T3 service providers.
So would you recommend them for servicing/repair of a syncro front diff? Graham on this list is looking for a Sydney region service/repairer for it.
Ken
 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: bencroft96@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:06:00 +0000
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Interstate Mechanics

 
Wolksburg motor Engineers,38- 40 Princess hwy St Peters.02 95194524.Ask for Jan.Tell him I sent you.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@. ..> wrote:
>
>
> Ben,
>
> Could you please supply here fuller details for this firm?
>
>
>
> I've just looked up the 2009/10 current Yellow Pages directory for Sydney CBD & Eastern Suburbs under Automotive mechanics/engineers and this firm is not even listed. TIA.
>
> Ken
>
>
>
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> From: bencroft96@. ..
> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:14:03 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> Wolksbeg Engineering at St Peters,in Sydney, can handle any work on T3 and T25.Talk to Jan,and tell him 'Easy Job'.Highly recomended from me.
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@ > wrote:
> >
> > Francesca,
> >
> > A positive comment is not going to offend anyone but saying "no known
> > positive feedback" in the comment column could be construed as Syncro-speak
> > for "forget it".
> >
> > I am making a list at the moment and will put it up in the Files section for
> > comment.
> >
> > Les
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> > [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Francesca Coles
> > Sent: 20 November 2009 16:45
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> > Subject: Re: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Interstate Mechanics
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely
> > given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of
> > the source of info would be sufficient.
> >
> >
> >
> > Francesca.
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet.
> > <mailto:plander@ > com.au> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > OK, I'll start with a few;
> >
> > NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356
> > 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.
> >
> > NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774
> > 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to
> > order.
> >
> > NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905
> > 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts
> >
> > QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive
> > T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.
> >
> >
> >
> > > Les Harris <leslieharris@ <mailto:leslieharri s%40optusnet. com.au>
> > optusnet.com. au> wrote:
> > >
> > > There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
> > >
> > > There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
> > >
> > > This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> > > there
> > > are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> > > described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> > > heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
> > >
> > > For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> > > Day
> > > of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> > > described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> > > not
> > > find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> > > it
> > > down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> > > switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> > > tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> > > ECU.
> > > (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> > > the
> > > Prestige installation. )
> > >
> > > This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> > > Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> > > unhelpful.
> > > Any required further information would be readily available via one
> > > phone
> > > call to Theo.
> > >
> > > I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> > > such a
> > > useful database..
> > >
> > > Les
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > > From: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia% 40yahoogroups. com>
> > @yahoogroups. com
> > > [mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia% 40yahoogroups. com>
> > @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
> > > plander@optusnet. <mailto:plander% 40optusnet. com.au> com.au
> > > Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> > > To: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_ T3_Australia% 40yahoogroups. com>
> > @yahoogroups. com
> > > Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Interstate Mechanics
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > There could be legal problems there.
> > >
> > > It would be good to have a column for
> > > > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > > > transaxle
> > > > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > > > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> > > of
> > > > sourcing parts'.
> > > >
> > > >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
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Ken in between 2004 and 2006 Wolksberg have done heaps of work to my bus(previous owner),including,clutch,brakes,c.v's,crownwheel and pinion,G and 1st and second gear,gearbox bearings and sleeves,head gaskets and belts.Last year they fixed 4th gear,after I pulled the box out,and gave me a loan car.They have the tooling for diff and trans work.
Any servicing and minor repairs I would be happy to do for forum members myself.Get in contact with me.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@...> wrote:
>
>
> Ben,
>
> Thanks. Hope Les adds this to the database, in my view, Sydney region seems to be a bit weak on good, economical T3 service providers.
>
> So would you recommend them for servicing/repair of a syncro front diff? Graham on this list is looking for a Sydney region service/repairer for it.
>
> Ken
>
>
>
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> From: bencroft96@...
> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:06:00 +0000
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Interstate Mechanics
>
>
>
>
>
> Wolksburg motor Engineers,38-40 Princess hwy St Peters.02 95194524.Ask for Jan.Tell him I sent you.
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Ben,
> >
> > Could you please supply here fuller details for this firm?
> >
> >
> >
> > I've just looked up the 2009/10 current Yellow Pages directory for Sydney CBD & Eastern Suburbs under Automotive mechanics/engineers and this firm is not even listed. TIA.
> >
> > Ken
> >
> >
> >
> > To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > From: bencroft96@
> > Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:14:03 +0000
> > Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Wolksbeg Engineering at St Peters,in Sydney, can handle any work on T3 and T25.Talk to Jan,and tell him 'Easy Job'.Highly recomended from me.
> >
> > --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Les Harris" <leslieharris@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Francesca,
> > >
> > > A positive comment is not going to offend anyone but saying "no known
> > > positive feedback" in the comment column could be construed as Syncro-speak
> > > for "forget it".
> > >
> > > I am making a list at the moment and will put it up in the Files section for
> > > comment.
> > >
> > > Les
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > > From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > > [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Francesca Coles
> > > Sent: 20 November 2009 16:45
> > > To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > > Subject: Re: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I see your point, although I agree that defamation actions would be unlikely
> > > given the nature of our forum. Perhaps just the name and contact details of
> > > the source of info would be sufficient.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Francesca.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 3:52 PM, <plander@optusnet.
> > > <mailto:plander@> com.au> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > OK, I'll start with a few;
> > >
> > > NSW Sydney Area, Kombi Rescue, 233 Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2156, 0400 356
> > > 057, Experienced with syncros, has some new and second hand parts.
> > >
> > > NSW Sydney Area, C & S Automotive, 78 Gibson Ave, Padstow 2211, 02 9774
> > > 3340, VW trained mechanic, T3 experience, some parts in stock, able to
> > > order.
> > >
> > > NSW Sydney Area, Hammond Automotive, 20 Ada Ave, Brookvale 2100, 02 9905
> > > 8070, VW factory trained mechanic, T3 syncro experience, able to order parts
> > >
> > > QLD, Rudi Purkhart, 10 Quail St, Bribie Island 4507, 07 3408 6669. Extensive
> > > T3 experience, stocks of new and s/h parts.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > Les Harris <leslieharris@ <mailto:leslieharris%40optusnet.com.au>
> > > optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > There is a case for creating a list of useful workshops.
> > > >
> > > > There is also a case for not leaving ourselves open to some liability.
> > > >
> > > > This is a closed list so it might be hard o prove wide defamation but
> > > > there
> > > > are still ways around this. For example, Theo's experience could be
> > > > described succinctly as "unhelpful" and not a lot needs to be added but
> > > > heroic efforts would be worthy of a full description.
> > > >
> > > > For example, most of you know that I had to flat top my Syncro from the
> > > > Day
> > > > of the Volkswagen direct to Volkspower due to the problems already
> > > > described. Volkspower went through the standard diagnostics but could
> > > > not
> > > > find anything. They then moved into heroic mode and eventually tracked
> > > > it
> > > > down to an aftermarket wire on the Prestige air conditioner compressor
> > > > switch. As I understand it so far (and I will get the full information
> > > > tomorrow) it caused a current leak that thoroughly confused the entire
> > > > ECU.
> > > > (I will be posting a full report on this because a number of us have got
> > > > the
> > > > Prestige installation.)
> > > >
> > > > This example would warrant a full report on any list we create, whilst
> > > > Theo's experience could be adequately summed up by the one word -
> > > > unhelpful.
> > > > Any required further information would be readily available via one
> > > > phone
> > > > call to Theo.
> > > >
> > > > I think it is worth doing and I will be happy to create and maintain
> > > > such a
> > > > useful database..
> > > >
> > > > Les
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > _____
> > > >
> > > > From: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > > @yahoogroups.com
> > > > [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > > @yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> > > > plander@optusnet. <mailto:plander%40optusnet.com.au> com.au
> > > > Sent: 20 November 2009 14:51
> > > > To: Syncro_T3_Australia <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > > @yahoogroups.com
> > > > Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > There could be legal problems there.
> > > >
> > > > It would be good to have a column for
> > > > > customer feedback as well, e.g. 'Gunther did a ripper job on my
> > > > > transaxle
> > > > > rebuild and I found him honest and easy to deal with', or 'Was not
> > > > > particularly positive about Syncros and made me do all the hard work
> > > > of
> > > > > sourcing parts'.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Hey Theo,
The guy in dubbo is Heinz (allcar auto repairs). I first turned up to his garage at 4.30pm told him what my trouble was and being that no parts were available in town I would like him to remove the joint repack it with grease and replace broken bolts, failing this, remove the joint completely and I would drive home with the rear diff lock engaged. He refused to do either of these saying basically it would come back at him. So I went home to the caravan park (across the road) having agreed to lend his tools and do it myself off his property! I turned up the next morning and he had a change of hart, grabbed the keys, put it on his hoist and did what i previously described. Being a mechanic myself I can say i would not hesitate to go there if i had troubles when passing through Dubbo. As always the biggest problem for those of us afflicted with this strange disease they call syncro is getting your hands on parts! I also went to the vw dealer and having worked in dealerships since I was sixteen I predicted their response, no part no fix! Greg

--- On Thu, 19/11/09, theoweiss <teows@melbpc.org.au> wrote:

From: theoweiss <teows@melbpc.org.au>
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Thursday, 19 November, 2009, 5:41 PM

 
Hi Greg Esposito,

Welcome to this Forum. We recently came through Dubbo twice and will be again next week. (Put the Syncro on auto-pilot?)
I will be interested in the mechanic that you had hold of to fix your CV joint. I went to the VW Dealer in Dubbo on an issue but they could not help - T3 too old!!
I feel, a list of interstate mechanics who have worked on Syncros would be very handy in this big country of ours.

Cheers,
Theo



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Greg,

One of the benefits of having a group like this is that we can get hold of parts and get them to a stranded Syncro owner a lot quicker than the average dealer.  When it comes to used parts, this is doubly true.

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of greg esposito
Sent: 21 November 2009 07:50
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Interstate Mechanics

 

 

I also went to the vw dealer and having worked in dealerships since I was sixteen I predicted their response, no part no fix! Greg