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Old 12-30-2015, 12:21 PM
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Default Good Mechanic in Chicago (West Suburbs / Wheaton / Glen Ellyn)

Hello all,

Looking for a good independent mechanic for a 997. I live in Wheaton, a western suburb of Chicago.

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Old 12-31-2015, 06:25 AM
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What are you looking to have done exactly? Just general maintenance or something special? Engine, suspension, tranny, etc. There are a few shops that specialize and some that are good for general work.

I'd call Joey at G Design in Elmurst or Sol at Perfect Power in Buffalo Grove.

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Old 12-31-2015, 08:35 PM
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Thanks, newGTS. Just a general guy for basic things... In my last 996 that I had, when I lived in La Grange, I had a guy I trusted (Mike and Henry's in Western Springs). He did basic work, but also some pretty involved stuff too which required dropping the engine, etc. I'm looking for someone I can trust for 80% of the stuff I'd encounter. Not tranny work, or anything that crazy, but almost everything in between.

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Originally Posted by David Wozniak View Post
Thanks, newGTS. Just a general guy for basic things... In my last 996 that I had, when I lived in La Grange, I had a guy I trusted (Mike and Henry's in Western Springs). He did basic work, but also some pretty involved stuff too which required dropping the engine, etc. I'm looking for someone I can trust for 80% of the stuff I'd encounter. Not tranny work, or anything that crazy, but almost everything in between.

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I'd start with a call to the gents I supplied in my earlier post. I think Sol might be your best bet.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:50 PM
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I trust Midwest Eurosport in Bensenville - 1000% with anything to do with my P-cars.
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Rick & Peter fisher (Fisher motors) in Barrington, Porsche street and race cars mainly. That is if you head up this way.
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:59 PM
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Chicago Performance & Tuning in Melrose Park. Speak with Al.

Several of us have our p-cars owners only trust him and his shop. Stop by and see for yourself.

www.gocpt.com
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:48 AM
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This will be a useful list I hopefully need very little!

I'm just a town over so I'll be curious to hear where you end up for your cars needs.
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We are also in Downers Grove and can help you out with anything you need on your car.

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Old 04-19-2017, 11:46 PM
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does any shop in Chi town have the PIWIS system? I would like to install a new steering wheel and sport exhaust both of which require dealer activation, I believe. Rather not go to a dealer.

Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by msingh5649 View Post
does any shop in Chi town have the PIWIS system? I would like to install a new steering wheel and sport exhaust both of which require dealer activation, I believe. Rather not go to a dealer.

Thoughts?
Rent the Durametric tool and do it yourself after install!
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:24 PM
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Rent the Durametric tool and do it yourself after install!

Ummm I didn't think you can do it with Durametric. It requires activation code from the Mother Ship to activate I thought
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Originally Posted by msingh5649 View Post
Ummm I didn't think you can do it with Durametric. It requires activation code from the Mother Ship to activate I thought
Would love more info on this as well. I'm having a SD wheel installed and it will need to be programmed due to the old multi function wheel.

I would rather avoid the dealership if possible. I have never used Napleton Porsche in Westmont for service (hear mixed reviews) and they are our local dealer.

If you find a shop that can do this, let me know!
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We have a PIWIS tester III but for the enabling codes it must be done at the dealer. All other things we can do.
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Default looking for good porsche mechanic- reasonable pricing Chicago west suburbs

Looking for the same, now in 2018.

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Originally Posted by David Wozniak View Post
Hello all,

Looking for a good independent mechanic for a 997. I live in Wheaton, a western suburb of Chicago.

Thanks!
Dave
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