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F355 service in Seattle 2019

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by suleyman, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. suleyman

    suleyman Rookie
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    Lots of older threads, (circa 2008) but anyone with recent experience with service and maintenance work on their F355 at either FoSeattle or Group2 Motorsports?

    Looking to do annual service work (not a major service) and a capristo exhaust upgrade. Prefer a place that i can stick with over the years to come.
     
  2. schnazzy

    schnazzy Formula Junior

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    I think quite a few go to FoSeattle. I saw mshobe's 355 there a few years ago. I have used Veloce in Lynnwood in the Cats Exotics complex. I think there is a guy named Dave that is a mechanic at The Shop that has done engine out service on the 355 among other vehicles.

    For an annual I think any you or I listed would work. First thing is quality, then location and cost.
     
  3. david

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    I would second the opinion on Veloce. Josh is easy to work with and knows what he's doing. Plus you actually will get your car back in a reasonable amount of time.
     
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  4. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    I have an F430 and I too am looking to establish and build a relationship with a local Ferrari independent mechanic as dealers just simply charge super super premium prices.

    (FoS quotes: F1 Clutch replace $15K, Throw out bearing replace $7.8K, Windshield replace $9.1K, Valve cover gaskets replace $3.2K, Front & Rear brake replace $5.2K, ) etc.

    I tried Group 2 already for an A/C issue and F1 Fluid Flush and they were just OK. Their prices are close to the dealer prices after factoring in the 10% FCA discount so might as well take my car to the dealer.

    I heard of Josh at Veloce Motorsports in Lynnwood so I will contact him soon. Any feedback about Velocemotorsports would be much appreciated.

    I have not heard of any other reputable Independent Ferrari mechanic in the Seattle area.
    If anyone knows someone they can recommend kindly share info please.

    Thanks very much.

    Dan
     
  5. Rory J

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    I brought a non-Ferrari to Group 2 Motorsports last year and probably won't return. I paid $350 for a two-wheel alignment only to be told the car still pulls because according to them I need new a-arm bushings -- then quoted me $3500 for a full suspension rebuild. Also paid well over $100 for an oil change on an '80s Alfa Romeo and they used synthetic, so now I have leaks -- always used conventional oil with 3k-mile intervals before. Their labor rate was $135/hr if I remember correctly, which is more than I ever paid in California even. When my car wasn't in the shop, it was left parked across the street in a dirt lot and filthy while the shop's owned cars were in their garage and paved lot. Got my car back filthy too -- for what I paid, they didn't even wash it.
     
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  6. Federal man

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    Somebody told me Veloce was moving from next to Cats in Lynnwood to somewhere Redmond.

    Has anyone ever used Shannon Low and Randy Johnson at Authertic Motorcars in Redmond? I have dealt with Shannon for several years and he has always been a straightforward legit guy. I believe both he and his mechanic Randy Johnson came from Ferrari of Seattle. I believe their labor rate was around $125/hr last Shannon quoted me. 425-440-3880 In the old Sea-Ray boat dealership building.
     
  7. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Hi Mark,

    I spoke with Josh of VeloceMotorsports. He said he will eMail me a quote to have my clutch TOB replaced.
    He also mentioned that he is super busy right now as they are in the process of moving to Totem Lake in Kirkland as he's outgrown their current location in Lynnwood.

    I also communicated with Chuck. He also spoke with Josh about his clutch TOB issue and he's waiting on Josh to send him a quote.
    Similar to Chuck we are both anxious about getting our car fixed so hopefully Josh can fit us in soon.

    Chuck did mention about Authentic Motorsports in Redmond and that they do have a Ferrari mechanic there so he will contact them soon to get a quote.

    Competition is always good to have, so now looks like we have 2 other Ferrari Indi mechanic around our area besides the dealership.

    Will keep you all posted to share experience with the Indi mechanics close to us.
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    Dan
     
  8. david

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    That's exciting to hear that Veloce is doing so well. I was always happy with the work Josh did on my car. BTW, should also probably mention Dennison is a good resource as well.
     
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