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Old December 19th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation Wanted : Good Diesel Mechanic

Not sure if this is the place for this ...



who knows a good diesel mechanic in the Holland / Zeeland / Hamilton area ?

I don't mean your buddy who can work on em or your relative who knows more than you do but an honest to goodness diesel geek.

I have a friend who's a Ford certified diesel tech but his life is busy right now. I haven't trusted the local dealerships for years but haven't been to them lately either.


what do you guys think ...
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Old December 27th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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What brand of diesel?
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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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Ford. 7.3L I believe. Only saw his truck once.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #4
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Do you know what year the truck is? PS or IDI?
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Old December 28th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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03???? PS
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #6
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99 ps
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #7
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We work on alot of 99 and up powerstrokes, not too much I haven't done to them.

Give me a call at the shop, or pm me the details

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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #8
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We work on alot of 99 and up powerstrokes, not too much I haven't done to them.

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This is your guy Ben, Adam does great work.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:09 AM   #9
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I have a friend who's a Ford certified diesel tech but his life is busy right now. I haven't trusted the local dealerships for years but haven't been to them lately either.
Doesn't that make your friend a dealership mechanic? (since the only way to get "Ford Certified" is to take the Ford classes).

Maybe the dealerships have a certified mechanic as well? (yes, you'll pay for it).

What's the problem you're having?
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Merchant in Holland . . . they do mostly Duramax stuff though.
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Merchant in Holland . . . they do mostly Duramax stuff though.
x2. You can search Merchant Automotive in google to find them.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 01:24 PM   #12
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We work on alot of 99 and up powerstrokes, not too much I haven't done to them.

Give me a call at the shop, or pm me the details

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This is your guy Ben, Adam does great work.
Since John endorces the guy I guess I'll at least call him ...
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 01:26 PM   #13
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Doesn't that make your friend a dealership mechanic? (since the only way to get "Ford Certified" is to take the Ford classes).

Maybe the dealerships have a certified mechanic as well? (yes, you'll pay for it).

What's the problem you're having?
yeah, but I don't trust the local guys. It's kinda like a doctor that you know got his degree by the skin of his teeth vs one that is a total geek ... I want to geek.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 02:51 PM   #14
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I have a friend that is a diesel geek he also hangs with Merchant. He know Fords very well. Glenn at www.engineereddiesel.com
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dropped it off with Adam at Mike's Mobil in Holland ... thanks for all the advice guys !
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As a follow up - Adam at Mike's Mobil in Holland is a good guy - will do business with again and would recommend to friends
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