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Recommended Subaru shop in Minneapolis?


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#1 v8volvo

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

Hello all,

 

I used to be a more frequent poster here but thankfully have not had much Subaru trouble to ask the experts about in the last few years.  :)

 

However, I just got a phone call from my brother, who is currently on the road away from home in his 1995 Legacy Wagon.  He pulled into a gas station this afternoon and discovered the car had developed a large oil leak.  He filled it back up (down 2 qts) and is limping it 100 miles into Minneapolis, MN, where he will be staying for the next couple of days.  Any Twin Cities locals on here -- can you recommend a good repair shop that might be able to look at this tomorrow and help him get it sorted out?  A Subie specialist would be ideal, but a capable general repair garage with a good reference would probably be fine as well.

 

Many thanks in advance.



#2 Numbchux

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:21 AM

In no particular order....

1.)(far west metro)David Wray's shop is in Buffalo, so it's a bit of a haul. But he has something like 30-35 years experience with Subarus and is a GREAT guy.

2.)(south metro)RS Motors is in Burnsville off of 13 and just west of 35w. Matt and Ronnie know their stuff with Subarus and can take care of ANY issue NP.

3.)(far east metro, lol)Subaru Surgeons. I've heard a ton of good reviews about these guys!

4.)(central/west metro)Morries Minnetonka. Brian P. and Ben P. are awesome Subie Techs and are VERY knowledgeable! Ask for one of them specifically!

5.)(north/northeast metro)Devoted Auto. I've heard quite a few good reviews on them also! I believe their location is White Bear.

#3 v8volvo

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:32 PM

Many thanks for the reply.  He was able to get into a recommended shop yesterday and they identified the source of the leak as a cam or crank seal -- inside the T-belt cover.  Sounds like it's not too severe yet.  Wonder if it pushed a cam seal out.

 

The folks in Minneapolis couldn't fit him in for the repairs, only had time to check it out.  Fortunately it sounds like it's driveable for the time being, so they're moving on to Chicago today -- will be there through Thursday.  Another request: any recommendations for a place worth using in Chicagoland?  They'll be staying right in town so somewhere close in would be most convenient.  Sounds like the timing belt will be coming off so if it's a place that has some good Subie expertise, that would probably be the best.

 

Thanks again!






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