We were so happy to meet all of the PCA members who attended our coffee and donut open house at Auto Engineering the other week. We hope to see all of you again!
Justin, Rick, and Mike represented Auto Engineering at this years 2010 Larz Anderson’s Annual Porschefest. Justin Becker our Porsche Technician demonstrated his thorough knowledge of Porsche by judging the Porsche contest. For more information and photos check out the october issue of Nor’Easter Magazine.
PORSCHE 986/7BOXTER 996/7CARRERA owners, at Auto Engineering, we are currently performing LN Engineering’s IMS retrofit to resolve IMS Bearing failure issues.
There are not many warning signs of an impending IMS failure short of a “death rattle” that occurs as the bearing fails and comes apart. If caught early enough, a leak at the IMS hub flange may be signs of a failing bearing, but can be improperly identified as an RMS leak at times. If doing a rear main seal (RMS), it’s recommended to do an IMS retrofit at the same time, as the majority of the labor is identical to that of performing the RMS service.
Josh Clark, from How Stuff Works wrote wrote about how you can save gas by driving differently (we all know this–actually doing it is the challenge).
He also does a podcast with a co-host where they discussed the issue further, and discussed how the auto industry uses a Dynometer to determine fuel ratings for vehicles. Read the article and listen to the podcast HERE.
Check out our earlier blog postings for videos of cars at the Auto Engineering shop on our Dynometer. If you want to put your car on the Dynometer for a spin, you should set up an appointment at Auto Engineering.
Randy, from Randy’s Automotive (www.randysmoparsandmusclecars.com) brought a few of his muscle cars to the shop last weekend so we could put them on the Dyno. He also left this 1970 T/A Challenger on the lot for folks to gawk at:
290 hp tripower, automatic, one of six in existence
if you want to geek out over the other mopars that were at the shop brought by, check out the photos on flickr
These are some of the reivews we’ve found on the internet about Auto Engineering (note: some of the reviews mention Autobahn East, the name we used to operate under. same place, same people!):
“Excellent service. Honest and responsive.”
Jennifer r. (www.circleschoice.com)
Found in a review of Foreign Motors West BMW:
“….For the last 2.5 years I have been taking my M3 to Autobahn East in Lexington. Terrific service, friendly, very good technically, about half the cost of the FMW crooks and above all … honest !”
“I have never written a review before but I feel like this place warrents one….the Audi dealership…quoted me at $2000….Well, I called auto engineer(ing) and the woman on the phone quoted me at $500-600 … At first I thought she had taken the wrong info … She kept saying she knew the job and they had just “downgraded” it to 3.5-4 hrs labor. I have never been so impressed! They were very professional and took great care of the car! Even though the place is 45 min away from me I will now be taking every problem I have to them!!!!”
John M. Jamaica Plain, MA
yelp.com 5/5 stars
“(the staff at Auto Engineering) are extremely capable. They are very qualified and open about what they are doing. They are a little pricey, but the price is reasonable considering the nature of the work they do. They are great. The price was for the labor only. I am very happy with them.
A rating, angies list
“Getting good service on your Audi can be really difficult in the Boston area. This place does a good job and the people here treat you like a human being.
The dealers (Brookline, Herb Chambers [formerly Pass & Weisz], Bernardi) charge an arm and a leg and treat you with disdain–as if they’re doing you some big favor by taking your $95 per hour. As soon as your warranty is up, ditch the Audi dealer and head to an independent shop.”
Eric S. Somerville, MA
yelp.com 5/5 stars