Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

The place to discuss problems and routine maintenance questions and tips. This is for topics that are specifically diesel-related.
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Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:05 am

As suggested HERE, I'm starting this topic as a listing of mechanics who you'd trust to work on your diesel P'up. Feel free to make your recommendations by simply posting a REPLY to this topic.

Note: No self-nominations, please. ;)

Thanks.
Jack

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby ronster » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:00 pm

Texas - DIESEL TOYS LLC - 2450 Babcock Rd - SAN ANTONIO, TX - PHONE: (877) 545-8699 - Owner Todd Herman
http://dieseltoys.com/
They specialize in 4 cylinder diesel repair- Toyota, VW, Jeep, and Isuzu. They also do diesel conversions on Jeeps and Toyotas.
82 Isuzu Pup Dsl, 2wd, 5sp, Lb - 215k mi
63 Ford Falcon - 423k mi
00 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - D4D 1KD-FTV converted - 133k mi
97 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - TRD supercharged - 98k mi
02 Subaru WRX - TurboXS Stage 2 kit, - 140k mi

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby FlukeGE » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:00 am

In Garner (Raleigh) NC I would highly recommend Chason Diesel http://www.chasondiesel.com/

They have done a lot of work for me on my powerstrokes and have gotten me parts for my injection pump and injector tips for my C223. They can also handle anything with them engine related. They have a place they sent my turbo to get rebuild. They can also pull transmissions and then send them to a rebuilder and then reinstall them. I do most of the work on my trooper but if you need someone to do the work for you on your mechanical injection ask for Kevin if you have any issues with a newer powerstroke, cummins or duramax ask for Jason or Kevin. I highly recommend them, they are a straight up outfit. Jason spent about an hour looking up a part number for me on the microfish for the tach sensor for the injection pump.

Ryan
1986 Trooper Gen III
1999 with 4JG2 Coversion

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby OzarkDaredevil » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:44 am

North central Arkansas , south central Missouri:

Dave's Import Repair
6732 Hwy 62 W, Gassville, Arkansas 72635
(870) 435-2535

He's short on bedside manner but knows his stuff and he is honest.
Tom
'81 4x4 diesel LUV - daily driver

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby nucleus » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:36 pm

Pittsboro/Apex, NC

Joe at Joe's Garage, 360 Bob Horton Rd. off Hwy 64 near 751. 919-362-6591
Formally Poe's Auto.

Known him 24 years. Stand up guy and excellent mechanic. Knows diesel inside/out and has seen his share of P'ups lately. He rebuilt my entire front end last spring and it still all feels as good as new 12K miles later. He just rebuilt my buddy's '82 LUV front end also.
He'll be swapping in my "new" engine soon.
They work on everything from new imports to old farm tractors and everything in-between.
1991 4X4 Pickup powered by a Gen 3 Trooper Turbo Diesel engine built by Jerry Lemond. 5 Speed Trooper MSG tranny behind the engine.

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby JabarooBob » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:56 pm

TEXAS: Southwest Metrofuel Corp. - Fuel Injection Systems Sales and Service
Owner, Stan Jones 7468 Dogwood Park, Fort Worth, Texas 76118
Fort Worth 817-595-0855 , Dallas/Metro 589-1703
Fax 817-595-3406
Specializes in Injection Pumps. John ?- Technician -
( Did a great job rebuilding my Pups Injection Pump )
'86 Impulse G200z EFI 5 spd PS
'86 Trooper ll 4ZD1 4X4 5spd PS
'84 Pup C223 5 spd Long Bed
'53 Chevy Sedan (Thrift King 6 cyl) Manual PS (All Original)

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby JoeIsuzu » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:19 pm

Just a reminder--

Since this is a "sticky" topic and it's here for reference, I'll periodically clean out all the comments (including my own) in order to make it easier to search for mechanics. Please don't take it personally. Also, I second Jerry's suggestion about examples and prices.

Jack

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby JabarooBob » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:23 pm

I mentioned my good experience with Southwest Metrofuel to help out anyone in the North Texas area that might also need help with a Pup Diesel Injection Pump. As far as I know, they only do Diesel Pumps, all kinds, which you drop off, and they call when it is ready. Mine took about a week; that was 3 or 4 years ago, and no problems so far. I would go back, they are professionals.
I have no idea what current prices might be. Call them and ask.
'86 Impulse G200z EFI 5 spd PS
'86 Trooper ll 4ZD1 4X4 5spd PS
'84 Pup C223 5 spd Long Bed
'53 Chevy Sedan (Thrift King 6 cyl) Manual PS (All Original)

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby JoeIsuzu » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:01 pm

Folks, please let me remind everyone once more. Discussion here is going to be pruned out. If you post anything here other than the subject says, please don't be offended when it's removed.

Jack

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby DieselDawg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:05 pm

I have never met this mechanic, but have only heard good things about him. Jerry Lemond is in Georgia.
1986 Isuzu long-bed, diesel engine, 5-speed
1985 S10, 2.8 V6, 4-speed

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Postby LUVc223 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:03 am

Washington State: Continental Auto Repair in Wenatchee, WA. Jim is very knowledgeable and he works on ALL of the diesel cars in the valley here. He was actually excited to work on my LUV since he hasn't seen one in a long time! I have had him work on my VW Quantum Turbo Diesel as well.

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby Darby » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:13 am

Is there a way you could make the first post on this topic links to each state? I don't really need to find a mechanic on the west coast or the northeast and I wouldn't think the folks there would need one in Florida.
Original owner of a 1993 Isuzu pick up, 2.3 engine, 5 speed with power steering and air conditioning. All original except the radio (still have factory radio).
It's cheaper to fix what you have than to buy someone else's problems.

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:05 pm

Darby wrote:Is there a way you could make the first post on this topic links to each state? I don't really need to find a mechanic on the west coast or the northeast and I wouldn't think the folks there would need one in Florida.

I had planned something like that, but this topic never really got any traction.

Jack

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby Dangbert » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:32 am

K&S Fuel in Weston (actually SW Wausau) Wi. are an outfit I would drive miles to have work on my truck. While they have not actually worked on the truck, their conduct when we popped a timing belt, 1,100 miles from home, was outstanding. They declined to work on the truck because of the expense to me, however, they did troubleshoot it. When we arrived to settle up, not only did they hand us our receipt, but also a handful of printed pages, from Isuzu, on replacing the timing belt. Every time I asked them for anything, they were more than willing and seemed genuinely concerned about our problem to the extent of storing the truck for us, until it could be picked up and transported back to Alabama.
"84" 5spd long bed diesel

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Re: Trusted Mechanics - Listed by State

Postby Crabshackint » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:01 am

Mark @
Arrow-Mountain Window (Arrowmountiandiesel)
572 Parsons Dr, Medford, OR 97501


Pups are his hobby passion

Runs a window company in Medford, Oregon which also doubles as a professional, double-garage pup/pickup-specific shop.

Very thourough and deeply knowledgable with Isuzu pup diesels. Has an incredibly impressive stockpile of the entire spectrum of parts to fall back on. I highly recommend letting him work on your rig.
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-Kyle-
1982 diesel 2.2 pup longbed 2wd 5 spd no PS no AC.
1988 2.3 ranger 2wd 5 spd
2004 Toyota Tacoma inline 4 5spd 4x4