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    The Worst Shop In the World ASAA RACING(it's in Houston)

    ASAA RACING SUCKS!!! there is one in Houston and another in California somewhere. Don't ever use them for anything!!

    I started the break down to repair the BHG, which by the way has no good right ups. Everything expects you to know too much. Back to the story, as I began to take things off, I was amazed at how crappy the job was done in Feb. by a shop here in Houston, ASAA RACING. The clips on the bottom of the fan shroud were never switch over from the old shroud to the brand new one. I have found atleast 4 bad vacuum hoses (cracked or broke) and another 2 that just weren't connected on one end. Here comes the fun part, when I removed the thermostat housing, there was no thermostat. It makes sense now why it ran so cold and idled high. I hope I've found all of there mistakes so far, but that's not likely since I didn't get very far, I got the throttle body off and the cam gears off. I have to research what my next step is, since the 3 sources I'm using (Haynes, TSRM, a write up I found a link to from the HG FAQ's) all go in different orders.

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    Pick one source and stick with it.

    You really should learn to move on man, I'm starting to be concerned about your health. There's a section for shop and part reviews. Put your experience in there and let it go.

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    You aren't the only one my friend, it has already happened to 3 people over the past 4 years in houston that use to be on the forums or could still be on the forums!

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    not my health

    Quote Originally Posted by benchwarmer View Post
    Pick one source and stick with it.

    You really should learn to move on man, I'm starting to be concerned about your health. There's a section for shop and part reviews. Put your experience in there and let it go.
    My health is fine, it's the health of my car that is suffering. I just don't want anyone else to get screwed by these fags. I'm calling and making a report to the Better Business Bureau tomorrow.

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    ASAA racing???

    i was there 2 months ago trying to find out the cost of building my motor and throwing a turbo on my accord. the guy never called me back.

    but is it really that bad? there's a guy that works there w/ like a 600hp+ civic. And I know his girlfriend. thats why i took it there.

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    You have no idea. Just to give you a clue, read my first post on this thread, then consider that the car has only been driven like 5,000 miles since the HG was done by them and it's already bad. And I didn't think it was a BHG at first or atleast I hoped it wasn't bad, but then I found two other leaking hoses (their fault, just not put on all the way and clamp not tight enough). I fixed the hoses and was still losing coolant and I couldn't get rid of the waterfall in the dash. I finally used a block tester and the liquid went from blue to yellow after 3-4 pumps. I tested it twice to be sure and it did the same thing again. They might do great work on their own stuff, but they did a super crappy job on mine. I called them to see if they warranty their work and they said "not at all." Well, good luck finding a "good" shop.

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    Actually, I would like you to tell them that I'm the reason they lost business (assuming you find someone else).

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    if you have a problem why didnt you just take it back to them and have them fix it? you already paid for it.

    they will probably say you already touched everything so they cant do a thing.

    Who says 1jz can't spool 3 turbos?

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    I called, they said they don't warranty their work at all. So now all I can do is fix what's broken and warn everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow91na View Post
    I called, they said they don't warranty their work at all. So now all I can do is fix what's broken and warn everybody else.

    ironicly enough thats the same reply they gave the other folks!!!


    The rebuilt a fellows motor and he kept it stock for the most part. They told him they cranked it over ran it for a few seconds then changed the oil and did all the good stuff for him. On his way home it started knocking again!!! He called them while stranded in tomball and they said that they offer know warranty and also gave him lip and told him the warranty ran out as soon as it left their property!!!!!

    what a bunch of dumbf*cks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow91na View Post
    I called, they said they don't warranty their work at all. So now all I can do is fix what's broken and warn everybody else.
    Well. i heard that they were good w/ hondas, but i guess thats i wont go there any more.

    any ways, i know quite a few people who work on supras and do a heck fo a job, i mean, they're supra specialists here in houston.
    let me know if u'r looking around for a new shop or new mechanics.

    i just got my supra and my buddy, who pretty much knows everything about supras has been helping me out getting it back together. if it wasn't for the time i get to spend on it, this car would have been out and running perfectly already. but my point was that he know everything about this car and helps me get the job done right.

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    Reporting them to the Better Business Bureau is a good idea. They usually do good job of keep o top of people. If nothing else future customers will be forewarned.

    The no warranty thing is BS. If the car breaks down on the way home from the shop they are responsible for it whether it's warrantied or not. Justin727, you should tell your friend to try his hand in small claims court. If they told him it was fixed and it died that day that shows negligence on their part.

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    i would take them to court, unless you signed something or they have something visable that says "no warranty"

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    I heard that Texas has a Automotive assosiation or something that u can report shitty shops too im to sure if that is true or not but maybe someone else does cause i got a shop of my own i would like to report.

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    it doesn't matter if you signed a discalimer. talk to a lawyer, and you may be able to file fraud charges with their local police.

    i don't work with car laws specifically, but i am employed by the USDA as a network security consultant and we work on computer incidents (illegal access, child porn etc...) with disclaimers, training verifications.

    a disclaimer means nothing in court.

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    I'm somewhat aware of the law, I'm in law school. The problem I have with attempting to bring a suit against them is that I didn't bring the car there. I just bought this car a month ago. The guy before me, who I talked to extensively about it, he brought it there and hasn't driven it much and when he did drive it, he only drove it for short runs to the store and stuff, and I believe him. He's a very busy guy and took it to them because he doesn't have time to work on cars. He hasn't touched it a thing under the hood since it came from their shop. I have thougth about bringing suit as a third party beneficiary, but that's a long shot and the time frame is too large. If it had been less than six months ago, I think I could pull it off, but not now. It looks like I'm paying the price so ya'll don't have to. Avoid them like the plague. By the way, anybody in Houston that wants to help out, feel free. I don't really know what I'm doing and it doesn't help that it was left in such a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfinfliction View Post
    it doesn't matter if you signed a discalimer. talk to a lawyer, and you may be able to file fraud charges with their local police.

    i don't work with car laws specifically, but i am employed by the USDA as a network security consultant and we work on computer incidents (illegal access, child porn etc...) with disclaimers, training verifications.

    a disclaimer means nothing in court.
    LOL. i gotta watch out for you. *NOT FOR THE CHILD PORN PART*

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow91na View Post
    I'm somewhat aware of the law, I'm in law school. The problem I have with attempting to bring a suit against them is that I didn't bring the car there. I just bought this car a month ago. The guy before me, who I talked to extensively about it, he brought it there and hasn't driven it much and when he did drive it, he only drove it for short runs to the store and stuff, and I believe him. He's a very busy guy and took it to them because he doesn't have time to work on cars. He hasn't touched it a thing under the hood since it came from their shop. I have thougth about bringing suit as a third party beneficiary, but that's a long shot and the time frame is too large. If it had been less than six months ago, I think I could pull it off, but not now. It looks like I'm paying the price so ya'll don't have to. Avoid them like the plague. By the way, anybody in Houston that wants to help out, feel free. I don't really know what I'm doing and it doesn't help that it was left in such a mess.
    what part of town do you live in?

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    I'm in East Houston, I-10 and Beltway 8. Don't get confused, it's on the far east side towards Baytown. Some people read too quickly or it just doesn't register and they start the think I'm at I-10 and the 8 on the west end of town, and that's about an hour away. For those of you not from or around Houston, Beltway 8 is a loop around the city and it hits I-10 twice, and each intersection is about an hour apart. Houston is too spread out. I don't know why I'm giving a Houston lesson. Anyone who wants to help out will get free food while you're here. My wife cooks really well or there's a Papa Johns around the corner. Come one come all!

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    I've already started the project and I think the head is dang close to coming off. I'm pretty sure I just have to loosen the head bolts and it's off, but I need help lifting it and my wife isn't thrilled about helping. And if anyone has any suggestions on a cheap shop that will refinish the head for a good price, I want a good reference so I don't end up at another shop like ASAA RACING.

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    I have found more of their mistakes. The spark plugs were in about a half inch of oil. The valve covers were leaking because they broke off some of the screws that that tighten them, and they stripped the heads on others. I'll pull the head off tomorrow and see how bad it is and if there is are any more signs of crappy work by ASAA RACING.

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    damn that sucks man. I'm from the woodlands myself and visit from time to time.
    Hope you fix everything the correct way instead of half ass like the professional shop did, uh yeah

    Good luck bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin727 View Post
    damn that sucks man. I'm from the woodlands myself and visit from time to time.
    Hope you fix everything the correct way instead of half ass like the professional shop did, uh yeah

    Good luck bro
    well said justin where have you been btw? haha.

    But yeah bro, hope everything works out for the best for you!

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    That's wild.

    Something like this shop is very bad in CT , Pruven Performance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8AKNSXpUOo
    Last edited by FULLBLOWNT78; 12-24-2007 at 07:49 AM.

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