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Ferrari Service in Michigan?

Discussion in 'North Central - USA (MI, IN, OH, KY, WV)' started by MILotus, Jul 2, 2004.

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  1. MILotus

    MILotus Karting

    May 20, 2004
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    Lansing, Michigan
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    Matthew
    Is there anyone outside of Detroit that is a trusted source for work on F Cars? Looking for a 30K service on a 348
    Thanks!
     
  2. Michael RPM

    Michael RPM Formula Junior

    Apr 10, 2002
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    Oak Brook, IL
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    Matthew, I work at a Lambo dealer in Chicago, and there are two Ferrari dealers in our area, but your closest dealer would be Cauley Ferrari Maserati in West Bloomfield, which I think is about 15-20 min from Detroit. They seem to be pretty good people from what I have heard.
     
  3. jm2

    jm2 F1 World Champ
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    Aug 19, 2002
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    Cauley Ferrari/Maserati is indeed the place to go for all things Ferrari in the Detroit area.They have always been very good when it comes to service and knowledge of the cars. Joe in the service dept. is top notch IMO.
     
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  4. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    But isnt there ANOTHER place in metro Detroit with initials? I thought I'd seen a reference somewhere on the old board, but haven't been able to find it by searching. V&M or something?
     
  5. Bill Sawyer

    Bill Sawyer Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2002
    2,108
    Georgia
    I think John Bisczak mentioned a place like that. You might pm him and ask.
     
  6. vinrey

    vinrey Rookie

    Nov 23, 2003
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    My 355 is getting the final touches for the water pump and right cat work from a guy in Smiths Creek, MI just by Port Huron who is very trustworhty and quite an enthusiast. PM me for his name as he is shy about publicity because he is very humble. He's saved me loads and dispelled a lot of myths that the dealer likes to dish out. In his shop when I got there after a 45 min drive from Grosse Pointe are awesome vintage Ferrari's one of which is a Daytona with a brand new engine ready to go into the car. He has been mentioned in one of the post but I learned of him from my friend at The Motorcar Gallery. He basically does business by referrals. He found parts at lightspeed expediency than the dealers and at a "down to earth" prices.

    Have a safe 4th

    vince
     
  7. MILotus

    MILotus Karting

    May 20, 2004
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    Lansing, Michigan
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    Someone told me Alan Christian Motorcars in Holland works on F cars... Anyone here know more?
    Matt
     
  8. LetsJet

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    May 24, 2004
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    First, let me say that I was just in MI and I stopped by Cauley on Monday. They seemed like friendly guys. The service bay was a little small and full so I don't think they will drag out service.

    Vince, can you elaborate on the "myths"? I've got a 355 also and I'm interested in this info. Feel free to PM me if you would rather.
     
  9. boxerboy

    boxerboy Karting

    Dec 4, 2003
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    Terry Muir is the best in MI. He will pick up & deliver, very reasonable and extremely knowledgeable. I have seen 250 LWB cal spyders, 250 TDF's, @46 Dinos Boxers, Testarossas in his shop in all states of rebuild. He is an intuitive mechanic and won't waste your time and money or his. 810 367 3965
     
  10. emmis

    emmis Rookie
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    Does anyone know if there are independents that work on these stalloni’s in the motor city? Is Cauley all we got? Nice guys and good work but reluctant to do any exhaust mods on my car. Thanks!
     
  11. jm2

    jm2 F1 World Champ
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    Terry Muir & Chuck Kapala (Capala) can't remember spelling
     
  12. emmis

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    Thanks I have heard of Terry. Not sure how to reach him though. I believe that Chucks name is spelled Kapala. I found his LinkedIn profile but no listing for him or the sports car center in Royal Oak. Appreciate your help though!
     
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  13. Sarc

    Sarc Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I would give Motorwerks in Commerce Township a call.
     
  14. emmis

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    I wish it were that easy. I don’t have confidence in Motorwerks. Been there done that. I reached out to Nikolas Motor Sports in Pontiac to do the modification's that the dealer wouldn’t consider. They have worked on my 911 and do first class work. Not sure how much they will do outside of light maintenance and modifications. Definitely worth a try though.
     
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  15. Sarc

    Sarc Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Oh I would welcome your thoughts on MW (via PM if you prefer). It has been a long time since I took a car to them. Nikolas is by far my favorite independent shop in the area and am curious to see what they say in regards to working on your car.
     
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  16. jm2

    jm2 F1 World Champ
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    I know the 2 Nikolas Bros. They've always done good work for me, albeit none Ferrari.
     
  17. WmacMI

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    Jeremy at F8 sportscars in Troy. He does a lot of work on Ferraris, and is not afraid of mods. He’s generally very busy, but worth talking to.
     
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  18. PaulK

    PaulK F1 Rookie
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    That is who I was going to recommend.
     
  19. emmis

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    #19 emmis, Jul 20, 2024 at 8:09 AM
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    @Sarc Took another car there for a brake job. Picked it up drove it came back said something not right. They looked at it said nothing wrong. Ended going back to dealer to find out pms in caliper were not replaced causing loose caliper. I didn’t bother calling to let them know. Billy the write up guy was so cavalier when I brought back I decided to just say fukkem. On another note.. took my 575M to Cauley after they had it for major. They insisted my no start problem was a bad immobillizee interface Even showed me the computer printout highlighting this finding. Was told that Ferrari no longer offers them. Said if I bought found one and bought it they would install. Did some research and found out that a different interface wouldn’t match up with my car so was worthless. Asked guru in AU to call dealer to explain this. He told dealer to check for any bad fuses or connections. $1,800 later I get a call that one of the fuses was loose. Car starts fine now. Taking car to Nikolas this week for miscellaneous work. I have a whole lot more confidence with them. Not sure that I would have purchased the car after finding out only workshop in my area is the dealer. I won’t be going back there unless absolutely no other option. I did hear that the Ferrari dealer in Chicago was very competent. Will probably truck car there if I ever need to. Fingers crossed I never do. Thanks to all for the help
     

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