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Old 07-06-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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I need a good reliable mechanic in the Chicago area. These shops are killing me. I have a 1987 coupe. It was overheating I took it to several shops and they told me it was a head gasket. So I read the forums. I checked for leaks and replaced the t-stat. Car hasn't overheated since.

Can someone recommend a good mechanic in the Chicago area.

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Old 07-06-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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YES! YOU!

Invest in a FSM, spend some time reading it and start doing your own work. It is fun, rewarding, and you'll save a ton of money, as you saw with the thermostat.

RACE ON!!!
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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D&M Corvette in Downers Grove on Ogden Ave. All they do is vettes. They are not cheap! They are the best and most reliable. ( Tom) is service manager.
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I need a good reliable mechanic in the Chicago area. These shops are killing me. I have a 1987 coupe. It was overheating I took it to several shops and they told me it was a head gasket. So I read the forums. I checked for leaks and replaced the t-stat. Car hasn't overheated since.

Can someone recommend a good mechanic in the Chicago area.

Please PM or email me: chicagomods@yahoo.com

If there is anything I can help you with please let me know.. I am in downers as well and am fair on my pricing..
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:34 PM   #5
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:39 AM   #6
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You should do a compression test,easy as removing the spark plugs.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:37 AM   #7
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I need a good reliable mechanic in the Chicago area. These shops are killing me. I have a 1987 coupe. It was overheating I took it to several shops and they told me it was a head gasket. So I read the forums. I checked for leaks and replaced the t-stat. Car hasn't overheated since.

Can someone recommend a good mechanic in the Chicago area.

Please PM or email me: chicagomods@yahoo.com

Sell your C4 and buy a vette with a warranty or you will get screwed by the Chicago area mechanics that can work on 4th gen corvettes. I learned my lesson and eventually sold my C4. Best decision i've made in awhile.

Either that or learn to work on the car yourself as I would not trust any of the shady Chicago C4 mechanics to work on my vette (if I still had one that is)

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I would give Rick Anthony a shot and see what he has to say. Speed Inc. in Schaumburg did all the work on my new top end and I have no problems so far after 8 trips down the track and 7000 miles. Not sure if there good at trouble shooting the c4 like Rick Anthony might be.
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D&M Corvette in Downers Grove on Ogden Ave. All they do is vettes. They are not cheap! They are the best and most reliable. ( Tom) is service manager.
having problem with 1979 vette going in reverse all other gears excellent, 773-406-0604 bill
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Elvis at Bill Stasek Chevy in Wheeling.
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I'm looking for an honest mechanic in the Berwyn area.

Please post phone number or address.

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hi my shop is in plainfeild off rt 59
i have lots of exp. with c4 & c5 i do repair work along with performance work
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Contact Rick from post 4.
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D&M Corvette in Downers Grove on Ogden Ave. All they do is vettes. They are not cheap! They are the best and most reliable. ( Tom) is service manager.
D&M is a winner. They dont just do vettes no either they do muscle cars and street rods. Tom Farah is a good guy. I also know Henry does good work too. D&M is a pricey shop, but they get the job done well, and they are very professional. With my experience I would recoomend them.
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