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Old 05-27-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Does anyone know any auto service shop does good job on Subies IN RICHMOND? no dealership please. I know Dale's Alignment, thats to far from Rmd. thanks in advance
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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Just to pre-warn you.... your going to have to be more specific about what you need done at a "auto service shop".
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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all mechanic stuff

so many mechanic shop said they are specialist for any brand, any import or domestic, but I dont think so. you know some mechanic don't have much experience on Subies. so terrible things to happen, like they drain engine oil but drain the transimission oil and over fill motor oil. that does happen dude
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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I don't know what shops you've been visiting then.
1) Transmission fluid doesn't look like motor oil.
2) I doubt you can miss the oil pan on a Subaru.
3) Why didn't they check the dip stick?

Anyways, what kind of "mechanic stuff". Different shops excel in different areas. Like you've mentioned, Dales Alignment excels in suspension and brake work.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:43 PM   #5
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I personally didn't have that happen to me, thats my friend's story.

just general mechanic stuff, lube, engine work, brake

I am looking for any recommendations
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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APL (in Vancouver) does good work on Subaru's....
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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APL (in Vancouver) does good work on Subaru's....

where?? what s the full name>?
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:18 PM   #8
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APL (in Vancouver) does good work on Subaru's....
LOL..
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:44 PM   #9
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APL does good work for sure. The main mechanic is pretty select on the jobs he does though due to time constraints
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:00 PM   #10
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+1 for APL in Vancouver.

Rates are pretty reasonable for a subbie.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #11
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I was at APL yesterday for my oil change. Yes, great work indeed.
they were parting out a WRX impreza back to stock when i was there. The main tech is usually fairly busy though and as mentioned, very select on the jobs.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:52 AM   #12
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Come on!!!! what's wrong with Richmond Subaru Service department?
They do good services.
Only after costing your arm and a leg.....
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:18 AM   #13
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Can anyone tell me where the APL exact location is????? Plz??
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:14 AM   #14
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APL (in Vancouver) does good work on Subaru's....
....so +1 for APL
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:59 PM   #15
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He's not in Richmond, but only a short drive away. PM this fella: 5 Zigen
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:17 AM   #16
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I heard APL's hoist had some safety issue, so they won't be taking in customers for awhile.

Oh damn..
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:24 AM   #17
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He's not in Richmond, but only a short drive away. PM this fella: 5 Zigen
+1 for 5 Zigen
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:40 PM   #18
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+2 for 5 Zigen
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can someone also tell me what APL is???

PLEASE
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:49 PM   #20
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can someone also tell me what APL is???

PLEASE
APL as this, and I heard from inside source that the boss (don't know who) of APL might be a drug dealer?!


But seriously, +3 for 5 Zigen, PM him for mechanic service.
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:55 PM   #21
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Link's Garage does good work, even offered beer when my car was getting works on.

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Old 07-14-2010, 03:05 PM   #22
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^ Wrong, it is Kin's Garage (It is temp. closed since owner is on vacation).
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:47 AM   #23
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You may try Advance Automotive at No.6 Road & Westminster Highway. Ask for Johnny the owner.
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