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Specifically Marietta.
Have a friend that needs his intake cam replaced and is looking for a good mechanic that will do the swap at his house. He doesn't want to run it again until the cam is swapped out.
I've PM'd a couple of members on the Celica forum, but have not had a response.

Thanks guys.


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I'd like to know as well :)
 

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Thanks Jim,
Great write up. I bookmarked for myself, but I believe it would be more than my friend (with whom you've spoken to?) would be comfortable with. He has limited experience working on cars. I wish I weren't 1,700 miles away. ?
Thanks again.

Admins shouldn't this write up be a sticky?

BTW, how long should it take your average mechanic to change out the intake cam?

Chris


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Your buddy ought to pick up the phone and call one of these businesses to find a mechanic:
World Toyota (Atlanta)
Atlanta Toyota (Atlanta)
Stone Mountain Toyota (Atlanta)
I am sure a mechanic from one of these companies would be willing to do a house call for the right price. We are just talking a cam replacement.
or,
Put an actual cash offer on the board, throw in the cost for airline tickets and lodging; someone might bite.
 

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Thanks. He's called the Toyota dealerships. They don't want to touch it and won't let him talk to the techs.
I think flying someone in is absurd. 鉁圠ol.
I'm shocked that there isn't anyone on LotusTalk that knows of a good mechanic in the Atlanta area that is familiar with the 2ZZ-GE.
Maybe I'll give the shops you mentioned a call and try to sweet talk my way into speaking to a tech.
Thanks addertooth.


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I know that Roman at the dealership does side work for people. Try getting a hold of him. And as a bonus he really knows what he's doing. But I too wish Atlanta had a good independant Lotus mechanic. I get asked about it quite often.
 

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My issue is now sorted. Turns out it was a bigger job than just cams. All good now, just waiting on a new Odyssey battery to ship (mine was toast from neglect all winter).

BTW, I am sure it was Roman (indirectly - I did not speak with him) at the Lotus dealership that quoted me an absurd rate for a cam job. And I mean crazy absurd.

And LotusCC is correct, Toyota would not give me the time of day, as well as the 12 or so other mechanics I called. I think Atlanta really could use a good independent Lotus shop.
 
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