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Old 06-14-2011, 12:45 AM
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Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

Hey guys,

As much as I hate to hand my car over to any mechanic I'm no longer equipped to work on her at my residence so I'm looking for a good mechanic in the Jacksonville, Fl area who actually knows what a B21a1 is......I've had a Honda parts guy argue with me that it didn't exist, yeah that was fun....

Anyways, I'm looking to have my compressor, receiver/dryer, expansion valve, and o-rings replaced for my A/C and of course have it vacuumed and charged. Any suggestions on who I can trust with my car? Thanks
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

whenever i need work done that i cant do i take my car to Buster Delay at Beach Plaza Auto Care, he's in jax beach on beach blvd
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

Thanks for suggestion. I gave them a call and they recommended me to Dan's A/C shop that they trust but unfortunately they won't work it on it either because they can't get a brand new compressor for it....Any other ideas?
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i dont know what to tell ya, i havent had any ac problems other than having it ripped out of my truck. lol
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

Ever heard of a company called Japanese Specialist? They are on atlantic blvd. I've read some good reviews and they are willing to use the parts I give them, but I don't know anything else about them......I'm waiting to hear back from them on a quote. So far the only other shop willing to do it in town popped my hood and said "what the hell?! I didn't know honda made a 2.1 and I've been working on them for 20years." They want 380 to install it...
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

hahaha sounds like this place on atlantic is your best bet
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Yeah as long as they aren't one of those, well to use outsider parts its $100/hr for 6 hours.......uuuuh it's a 2 hour job and your normal rates like 70/hr?
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

yeah i hate when places do that, thats why i only take my car to buster's place.
any word from that shop on atlantic?
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

No, not yet but he said they were really backed up and it might be a day or two before he got back to me. Which was fine, gives me a chance to ask around. I'm going to give them a call back monday if I haven't heard from them by then.
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So I called them....big surprise they'd lost my info and forgotten all about me. Gave it to them again, called me back with an estimate of 470 ....no thank you, I have a mechanic friend I trust back in Ocala who will do it for 250.
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

haha nice. what color is your car? ive only seen a guy with a white 3rd gen si here in jax
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That's probably me actually. White 3rd Gen Si 5spd. I really should get a good picture of her on here shouldn't I? What about you?
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

sweet, i saw it at the publix at jtb and hodges a couple days ago. ive got a black si 5 speed with silver wheels. and yeah i need a pic of mine too i just havent gotten around to it yet. lol
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Yeah, that was definitely me. That's the Publix that I work at. I just gave her a bath so I'll be sure to grab some nice pics.
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

haha nice, i was wondering who else drove such a great car =P
do you ever go out to sonic near st johns bluff on saturdays?
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

I'm actually pretty new to town so I go about two places; work and campus. What's over there?
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saturdays around 9pm theres a car show at the sonic, a bunch of people usually show up with all different kinds of cars. its pretty cool
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Re: Jacksonville Mechanic for A/C

Good to know, I should make a point to show up some time. Thanks for the intel
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