Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
Member
 
GoProCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 76
Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, South SF

Looking for recommendation on a good diesel mechanic in the Nor Cal... San Francisco, South SF area. We just picked up a good friends 2006 E350 6.0 diesel sporty that I have been borrowing for years (yes good friend) and finally made him an offer that he could no refuse. Would like to establish a good relationship with a semi local diesel mechanic and then put his kids through school
This forum is am amazing asset! Thanks for your time in advance.
Travis
__________________

GoProCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TomsBeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Brentwood, CA
Posts: 821
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

You might try Left Coast Diesel in both Livermore and Concord. Yelp reviews look good, they share a lot of information on their website, sound as though they know the typical weak links of the various year/model domestic Diesel truck and van packages.
__________________

__________________
1995 E350 7.3 Diesel, 4x4 high roof camper, UJOR 4" lift
TomsBeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #3
Member
 
GoProCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 76
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

A million thanks Tom, I will check them out. Thanks for the info.
See you around the vinyard
Travis
GoProCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,806
Garage
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

Towne Ford for a dealership in Rewood City. Jay Mento is who SMB purchases their vehicles from (both in the past and currently I believe). From what he has told me, their crews are familiar with SMB after market equipment. If you have an issue with Ford or one of their dealerships, he's the guy to talk to. Helped me out big time.

Dave
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
Member
 
GoProCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 76
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

That is invaluable info. Thank you guys for the help and info.
One of the many things that make this forum such a brilliant use of Technologyu!
See you guys out there.
Travis
GoProCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 49
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

So far my only experience with the van has been warranty replacement of the fuel pump at a dealer, North Bay Ford in Santa Cruz. However, it was a very positve experience, no really....what I found is that they pretty much do everything for the Santa Cruz area, several diesel mechanics on staff, have done full engine rebuilds on vans, small commercial trucks, etc. Service manager was really good to work with and talk to. This was pretty refreshing compared to working with the big Ford dealers in the valley, have talked to Jay Mento in Redwood City as well when we were looking at SMB's, really good guy, have not used their service dept.

Jim

9/06/13 Edit Wow was I wrong about North Bay Ford in SC, pretty much experinced everything bad about dealer service possible in my 2nd experience with a P0299 code, at one point even denied that Ford had an issue with turbo's on 6.0's....WTF?
__________________
2010 E350 RB 6.0 Diesel
SMB 4x4 PH
jima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
Member
 
GoProCowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 76
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

Many thanks guys. You are all very helpful and this forum is a wealth of information!
Many many thanks!
Travis
GoProCowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:24 AM   #8
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,806
Garage
Re: Diesel mechanic, Northern California San Francisco, Sout

If you have an Atlas II transfer case that needs work, Advanced adaptors suggested Valley Hybrids in Stockton.
Good people.
http://tlcwiki.com/wiki/Valley_Hybrids
__________________

__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.