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Old 07-08-2019, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hi all,
New user here. Iíve got a Ford 2004 6.0 L diesel 4x4 that is in need of a lot of repairs and maintenance. Iím afraid I have not been very good about keeping up with maintenance and at 100k miles itís needing work. Iíve had problems finding a reliable diesel mechanic, and also problems finding someone knowledgeable to work on the 4x4. Iíd love some recommendations in the Sacramento area for a diesel engine mechanic, someone to work on the 4x4/drivetrain, and an RV repair place. The pop top is severely cracking (hopefully just the paint) and needs work too.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:27 PM   #2
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New member need repair services in Sacramento

If I could this is the only guy I would trust with my van.

https://zylstraauto.com/diesel-service/

Ok Buds in the oc is at the same spot on toy list.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:39 PM   #3
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Visalia is a little father than Iíd like to drive for repairs...but if I keep having the experiences Iím having here...maybe!
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Visalia is a little father than Iíd like to drive for repairs...but if I keep having the experiences Iím having here...maybe!


Same my shop has tanked and I need a new one so itís buds
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:06 AM   #5
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Try this map - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uA...ty&usp=sharing
(http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f23/custom-map-e-g-google-to-show-sportsmobile-mechanics-and-shops-22644.html#post238400)
Diesel shops are noted by a little green circle with a white gas can. Best to call beforehand to see if any shop will work on a diesel van.

Diesel = Ken Imler Diesel in Sacramento, Towne Ford in Redwood City, etc.

4x4 = Valley Hybrids in Stockton, WFO Concepts in Auburn, etc.

RV = Camping World??

Coming from personal experience, the best thing to do is contact multiple shops, and ask who has worked, or will work, on a diesel van.
Yelp is also a valuable resource - https://www.yelp.com/
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:12 AM   #6
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Thanks unreng
I’ve been going to Imler...and let’s just say I’m willing to look at other options.I’ll check out WFO.
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Try Left Coast Diesel in Concord, CA
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You are aware of the potential journey you are embarking on? 6.0, cracked top, etc?
The 6.0 poorly maintained is not a good starting point.

Post up the specs of what you have. Sportsmobile 4x4 or Quigley or?? Etc.
Pics are very helpful.
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Also, what kind of repairs are you looking for, on the motor? There's some symptoms that you might not even want to continue driving around with, because they can quickly cascade into catastrophic failure.

For the pop top... Might want to check out boat repair shops. They'll be able to easily tell you if the cracks are cosmetic or structural. Or, just get it bedlinered. As long as none of the cracks are gaping cracks, or continue to an edge, the bedliner will seal it up and strengthen it.
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A number of years ago, I once use Imler Diesel in Sacramento, with good results. The only reason I never went back was that I was not local to the area.


https://www.imlerdiesel.com/




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Old 07-10-2019, 08:25 PM   #10
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I don’t know of anything specific that needs repaired on the engine or 4x4. It’s just getting up there at 15 years and 100k and I’d like to head off any problems before they come up. I did recently have the turbo replaced and the fuel pump died on me too, so that was replaced. That experience soured me on the diesel shop I’ve been going to. As far as I know the 4x4 is ok too although last time I drove it on a trip I heard a noise from the front end but it only happened twice and I haven’t had it happen again. Definitely needs a new deep Cycle battery, the propane tank is a bit rusted, and the pop-top paint is pretty cracked/peeling. It’s been a great van for 15 years and I’d like to confidently drive it for another 100k. So really just looking for reliable mechanics to make sure I can keep it going for another 10-15 years.
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