Wow. Great forum. Thanks for the quick replies. Only one day and several helpful comments, and one smart one.
I think I'll give Wright Ford a try, even though I am usually dealer adverse. I talked to Mike in service there and they seem pretty solid. Their rates are only $5 more than some independent shops I've called in town.
Though, I'm curious if anyone has heard anything good or bad about these guys: Inner Mountain Truck and Auto Repair. http://www.bendoregonautorepair.com/index.html
They look like they could be a one stop shop; they do diesel, RVs and imports. I'm looking for a new shop for my [88 4runner] daily driver too.
Iím off to the DMV today to swap out the previous owners CA plates or OR ones.
Thanks for the info.