It's hard to find a mechanic who has an HONEST passion for fords,and doesn't necessarily need to mark up part prices 200 %,to be satisfied with their day's work!!!,or sell something pricey,that doesn't really go along with the balance of the vehicle,,,,or install something without torquing a seal,,,,but knows what actually helps a cure?????????
----I'm a boat repair tech by trade,and am happy to be a friendly PROFFESIONAL anytime!!!and better,make a skills exchange!!!
here's an example of my complaint......a shop quoted $400 to replace a power booster in an '86 ford van.
I picked one up for $130,and had it re and re'd in 1 hour--did I just earn $270/hr?
howabout this ?
An inspection garage tells me I'll need new kingpins--turns out they didn't look at them,and they're fine !
Sorry to rant,but just HAVE to let it out somewhere,otherwise might take anger/frustration out on a convenient innocent victim.
I recommend, not only for Fords but for all vehicles, Willowbrook Firestone in Langley. 604-530-4162. Our family have taken all their vehicles there (imports and domestics) for over 10 years, he's never gouged us and offers a good shop rate. The only thing he wouldn't touch was the Aero's Airbag or the AirConditioning.
Well it has been about six months since we bought a engine but it was through Dams and it did come from Vulcan and its still going strong. Im getting a set of 370 heads on Monday also from dams I will see if they are from Vulcan or if ford has another rebuilder . Eric
one word , JOBRITE, they are ford specialists in langley who deal with new and wrecker parts, i deal with them regularly as they are honest as grammas apple pie and dependable as a ford.. k maybe a john deere. look jobrite up in the phone book or go to www.jobriteauto.com
Hey i broke down in van and used a shop a few blocks down (towards the ocean) from MEC, think it was a napa shop. They were great, told me worst case price and ended up costing me less due to some smart thinkin from the shop boys. Just my two cents worth.