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  1. *fill-up*

    *fill-up* Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2011
    362
    Orland Park, IL
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    Phillip K
    Hey do any of you guys service your car anywhere other than LFSC or CF? Because in the next 10k or so I will be needing a timing belt and waterpump and do not really want to spend almost $6k at the dealer, the previous owner had it serviced at Competzione(spelling?) And they only charged him around $3k, so I was wondering if anyone had a good experience with other shops around here. Thanks!
     
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  3. V8Fun

    V8Fun Karting

    Aug 16, 2010
    135
    Chicago West Suburbs
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    Mike
    I've seen others praise Euroquipe on this board, although I've never used them myself. Do a search for the name, there's plenty of references to it.
     
  4. dreichman

    dreichman Formula Junior

    Sep 9, 2011
    425
    Denver, CO
    Recently I had Lake Forest sports car do a PPI for me. After their inspection I decided to buy the car. it was also determined that it was time to do a major service for the car. As you know that includes a belt change. I have to say, they did a great job and I'm very glad I had it done at a Ferrari dealer. Even though it was a little more expensive, I find great peace of mind knowing that the dealer did it with the warranties that come with their service.
     
  5. blabardi

    blabardi Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2007
    478
    Downers Grove, IL
    I can recommend a +1 for Euroquipe from many many many years of personal experience.
     
  6. bshah

    bshah Formula Junior

    Jun 28, 2011
    326
    Chicago
    Underground Auto Sports in Hoffman Estates
     
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  8. Jmjm911

    Jmjm911 Karting

    Jul 17, 2011
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    USofA
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    Jeff
    +2
     
  9. *fill-up*

    *fill-up* Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2011
    362
    Orland Park, IL
    Full Name:
    Phillip K
    I called them today and they were very friendly, but had almost the same prices at Continental. I am just looking for a shop to do the major for cheaper, but not cheaply. Another member PM'd me a different shop will be calling them later today for a quote.

    I use you currently! LOL!
     
  10. ftech1

    ftech1 Rookie

    Nov 18, 2007
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    Call Owen at LFSC 847-295-6560.
     
  11. roverse3

    roverse3 Karting

    Nov 21, 2005
    77
    Lombard, IL
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    +1 Owen is the best!
     
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  13. *fill-up*

    *fill-up* Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2011
    362
    Orland Park, IL
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    Phillip K
    Underground gave me the lowest quotes

    $219 oil change

    $2900 timing + water pump

    I will be going there next Tuesday for an oil change, will let you know how there service goes!
     
  14. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
    626
    River Forest, IL
    Full Name:
    Tod Whitmore
    #11 Tod328gts, May 9, 2012
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    I always had good luck with Continental doing Service on my car.

    Luckily, my car has been running great for the last few years and no need to service it. I do my own oil changes, case of oil = $49 , filter = $28 , about 45 min. to change oil....

    Currently i have a friend doing my Major now, he is a certified Lambo,Maserati and Ferrari mechanic. He does very detailed work, he has done other service on my car and i am happy with his work, just isn't the speediest, if i'm not in a hurry to get my car back, i let him work on it.

    Figure a Major on my car, a 328, takes about 40-45 man hours to do, plus about $1,200 in parts. But of course when everything is apart, there are always the additional surprises that pop up which means more time and money......
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  15. JohnnyS

    JohnnyS F1 World Champ
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    Oct 19, 2006
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    +1 I am a big fan of Continental Auto Sports. When they did my major, I had 5 years of trouble free driving. I am also a mechanically inclined person and do my own oil changes. But if I have something difficult (beyond my capabilities), I would trust Continental. A little extra cost is worth it. 10% discount isn't worth much if you are left stranded or have a major mechanical failure. How much fun is that?
     
  16. SCKOMS

    SCKOMS F1 Rookie
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    Oct 21, 2011
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    Lake County, IL
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    I have found LFSC's service charges to be very competitive.
     
  17. sdiamond

    sdiamond Formula Junior

    Mar 25, 2009
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    anyone want to volunteer approximate costs?
     
  18. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
    626
    River Forest, IL
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    Tod Whitmore
    Back in 2004 is when Continental did my Major, it was about $7,500. But like i said, there was extra repairs they did, my shift shaft seal was leaking and they fixed that, they also installed a Tubi Muffler that i bought too(tubi price not included in that total). A few months later i needed a major overhaul on my A/C and Continental did that too, which was about $2,800.
     
  19. SCKOMS

    SCKOMS F1 Rookie
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    Oct 21, 2011
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    Major Service on 360 last June at LFSC was $3361.38
     
  20. *fill-up*

    *fill-up* Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2011
    362
    Orland Park, IL
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    Phillip K
    Went there today for a service and check up. Very nice staff, clean space, nice waiting room. There prices were great, and there service was quick, I didn't have to wait 4 hours for an oil change like I did at other places.

    The Oil change ran around $200 for everything. The only downside is they had no wifi, but the plus side is there was a great china buffet and tj maxx next door, so I spent a bit of time in there.
     
  21. J Saber

    J Saber Karting

    Mar 4, 2006
    63
    Gurnee, Illinois
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  22. sdiamond

    sdiamond Formula Junior

    Mar 25, 2009
    287
    Kildeer
    Full Name:
    Steve
    has anyone had a 348 major service done recently?
     
  23. blabardi

    blabardi Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2007
    478
    Downers Grove, IL
    I had one done about 4 years ago. Is that recent?
     
  24. sdiamond

    sdiamond Formula Junior

    Mar 25, 2009
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    BL, yes, what was your cost and experience with them
     
  25. Gerry328

    Gerry328 Formula 3
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    Sep 25, 2006
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    You might also want to check out Autosprint in Chicago.
     
  26. TwinOne

    TwinOne Formula Junior
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    Aug 17, 2005
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  27. EnzoXYZ

    EnzoXYZ Karting

    Jun 1, 2010
    76
    Chicago
  28. SCKOMS

    SCKOMS F1 Rookie
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    Oct 21, 2011
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    See post #16...Major service on 360 $3361.00 at LFSC.
     

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