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Old 03-03-2010, 12:10 PM
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Hello everyone

I'm trying to find a good mechanic that could do a pre-buy inspection on a 2000 F350.
The truck is in Cordova TN. If anyone can recommend a shop that is reasonably close by I would greatly appreciate it. I live in Florida and don't want to fly up there and the truck be a POS.

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I have a next door neighbor who's been working on BIG diesel for a little over a year now, who was an exceptional mechanic before he got into that - but I don't know if he would be interested in a thing like this.

I would have to ask him about it. I need to borrow an inch-pound TQ from him this weekend anyway.

But I suspect you are looking for an outright professional shop to do a complete pre-inspection for you. I can see if he recommends anyone...
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Diesel Care and Performance is a good shop in the Cordova area. I don't know how they stack up cost wise as they have been too backed up when I've needed work. I have used Christian Brothers Automotive in Cordova as they have a good diesel mechanic that used to work at DC&P. They are not cheap. but they are good. Google either of these using 38016 for a zip code.
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I think we could keep a good diesel tech busy around this town.
I'm looking for one also.
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The guys at Diesel Care and Performance Inc 1-800-961-9290 are really good and fair in my eyes and know many others that have gone there. Shoot me ur info via pm and see if I can help in anyway. I am always glad to help out others.
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Opps sorry didnt realize this was an older post, but still let me know if I can assist. My good buddy and one of the best diesel mechanics passed away a few years ago, Sean Bias (RIP), so its been a few years since I have had a diesel, so trying to get a feel on everyone.
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If I understand correctly, Diesel Care and Performance has moved to Millington.
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Hmmm I didnt know that....I will have to check on this and see. I work on the Navy Base, so that would mean they are close to me.
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http://www.dieselcare.us/

What do the base personnel think of your hair?
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What do the base personnel think of your hair?
Well they just call me Steven Seagal, as I usually pull it slicked back in a pony tail. But I used to shave my head for years until I had reconstructive shoulder surgery. During that 6 months, I couldnt shave my head and it started to grow. I asked those around me, what they thought about me having long hair, and most didnt care. So I said, what the heck, and grew it out. 3 years later and somehow, I still have it. My wife cant believe I have lasted this long with it.

Oh Glenn, where in Bartlett do you live? I live north side off Old Brownsville in the River Crest Neighborhood....on Misty River Road.
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Well they just call me Steven Seagal, as I usually pull it slicked back in a pony tail. But I used to shave my head for years until I had reconstructive shoulder surgery. During that 6 months, I couldnt shave my head and it started to grow. I asked those around me, what they thought about me having long hair, and most didnt care. So I said, what the heck, and grew it out. 3 years later and somehow, I still have it. My wife cant believe I have lasted this long with it.

Oh Glenn, where in Bartlett do you live? I live north side off Old Brownsville in the River Crest Neighborhood....on Misty River Road.
Way on the other side. I live on 7th Road near Hwy 70 and Yale. I need a haircut right now myself!
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Wow,
Diesel care wants $3200 labor for head gasket job, plus 250 to check head and 250 for gaskets. I have got to find a decent priced mechanic.
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Diesel care wants $3200 labor for head gasket job, plus 250 to check head and 250 for gaskets. I have got to find a decent priced mechanic.
Did you try Christian Brothers on Houston Levee?
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