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Discussion in 'Canada' started by hozodozo, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. hozodozo

    hozodozo Rookie

    Nov 7, 2010
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    Brad Donaldson
    Does anyone have a recommendation for service/good mechanic in Calgary? I have an F355 needing looked at. The infamous Check 1-4 light.

    Thanks
     
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  3. canadianferrarista

    canadianferrarista Formula 3

    Jan 16, 2010
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    Domenic
    Check your private messages. I sent you a PM in regards to your question.
     
  4. JeremyJon

    JeremyJon F1 Veteran

    Jul 28, 2010
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    #3 JeremyJon, Jul 19, 2011
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  5. 483hp

    483hp Formula 3
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    www.fca.alberta.com
    There is a discount on parts and service at Ferrari of Alberta if you are a FCA member. See www.fca-alberta.com
     
  6. hozodozo

    hozodozo Rookie

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  8. hozodozo

    hozodozo Rookie

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    Thanks for the tip
     
  9. JeremyJon

    JeremyJon F1 Veteran

    Jul 28, 2010
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    good info!

     
  10. ijvpet

    ijvpet Formula Junior

    Jul 17, 2002
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    I have been taking my cars to the Distinctive Collection. They now have all the computers and service manuals for Ferrari and Lamborghini. So far, they have been excellent. Good availability or sourcing of parts and decent pricing.

    Funny, in the service area they have more Ferraris and Lambos than Astons and Bentleys...LOL..
     
  11. hozodozo

    hozodozo Rookie

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    Thanks for the tip on Distinctive. Good to know.
     
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  13. miguex

    miguex Rookie

    Aug 22, 2010
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    Alpine Autowerks (Marc) also is very good to repair exotic cars.
     
  14. MD911

    MD911 Formula Junior

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    I've always thought of Marc as a Porsche specialist.
     
  15. miguex

    miguex Rookie

    Aug 22, 2010
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    Calgary, AB
    Yes, he is a very Porsche Specialist but also fix Ferrari and Lambo cars. if you go his shop, you might see some lambo and ferrari laying down there.
     
  16. MD911

    MD911 Formula Junior

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    I was there before and saw a Countach there....but it was surrounded by P cars. Good guy.
     
  17. crt123

    crt123 Rookie

    Jul 11, 2011
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    Try Distinctive Collection in the Auto Mall. They have a very good specialized Ferrari technician, a source for parts and all the necessary tools to service.
     
  18. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

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    Anyone know if this is still current?
     
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  19. 483hp

    483hp Formula 3
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    Yes
     
  20. seastronj

    seastronj Rookie

    Aug 10, 2018
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    Clayton Strong
    I have a 2001 456mgt with 6 speed in need of a major service. Is distinctive still the place to go or is there a better option now? I'm looking for a professional that doesn't rely solely on a computer read out... and is comfortable with the older stuff.
     
  21. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

    May 4, 2018
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    Also, this one is a bit of a wildcard...... but you can take the car to Canyon Creek Toyota and speak with https://www.canyoncreektoyota.com/dealership/staff.htm# Brent Carefoot. He is the Service Manager. However, he use to be the service manager at Ferrari of Alberta and is apparently a very good Ferrari mechanic.

    Not sure if he would take your F-car in for service at Canyon Creek or not. Might be worth a shout.
     
  22. seastronj

    seastronj Rookie

    Aug 10, 2018
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    Clayton Strong
    Thanks for that. I've actually had alot of work done at elegant motors and he is a great diagnostician. For the major service I was hoping to try someone closer and with access to the computer reader, the name of which has escaped me.

    I'll call those recommendations and get a feel and go from there.
    Thanks again.
     
  23. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

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    Good luck, let us know how you make out.
     
  24. seastronj

    seastronj Rookie

    Aug 10, 2018
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    Clayton Strong
    I realise this is an old post but I'm curious who you recommended? I've got a similar generation f car and im interested in your service recommendation.
     
  25. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

    May 4, 2018
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    FYI - the fellow who has the 456 at Ferrari of Alberta is their Parts Manager. He does most of the work on his car, so he would be a good contact to know.
     
  26. Redlyne_mr2

    Redlyne_mr2 Formula Junior

    Aug 5, 2009
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    Das auto in Red Deer did the major on my f355. Not only was it a bargain, they also cleaned, and detailed every corner of the engine bay and repolished my tubi exhaust for no charge. Super meticulous, everything was recorded in timelapse for me to review later and save for my records, they know 348/355 and 360s inside and out. Feel free to DM me for their contact info.
     
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  27. Bucko911

    Bucko911 Rookie

    Aug 3, 2020
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    Oliver Buchmann
    Any rough guesstimate on cost for a major? I will probably need an engine out major service on my 348 Spider this winter.
     

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