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Old 10-03-2022, 01:47 AM   #1
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Mechanic recommendation in the SF bay area

Hi, Can anyone recommend local mecahnics on their E350 diesel in the Bay Area or Fresno?

Here's a couple potential shops.

Raineri Automotive in San Jose

Prosperity Automotive in San Jose

J's performance Automotive Fresno


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Old 10-03-2022, 04:44 AM   #2
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Santa Clara Truck Wreckers was suggested by my transmission guy (Bobís Almaden Transmissions).
Heís doing their transmissions, they do his diesels.

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Old 10-03-2022, 07:09 AM   #3
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Old 10-03-2022, 10:16 PM   #4
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Thanks. That’s a lot of choices.
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Old 10-04-2022, 09:22 AM   #5
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I discovered a shop I really liked in Concord right before he got tired of the Bay Area and moved to Boise. Did great work and I just "had a good vibe" about him. He has mentioned, since moving, that if I ever need any major work done and can get the van to Boise he can do it a lot less expensive than he could in the Bay Area due to reduced overhead costs and labor costs. Owners name is Blake.

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Emerson Diesel
4012 East Linden Street Suite 102
Caldwell, ID

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Old 10-06-2022, 07:01 PM   #6
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It is with a little hesitation that I share this with you, and everyone. They are already extremely booked and will only make it harder for me and their other current customers to get in but...

Devil Mountain Diesel
1500 3rd Ave
Walnut Creek, CA

I have been using them for over 10 years on my diesel van and diesel trucks. Ask for Mark or Jason. They are diesel only experts, primarily Fords. Good luck.
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Old 10-09-2022, 03:40 PM   #7
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I love Js in Fresno. If memory serves, they fixed our E350 twice- once when we were passing through on the way from the Bay Area to Southern California, and once when it stopped on the way down from Kings Canyon and we had to get towed in. In both cases, they really went out of their way to get us back on the road as quickly as possible. They know what they are doing. Our E350 got stolen, but if I were to get another the first thing I would do would be take it to Js and have them do everything it needed. I think they also do work for Sportsmobile/Field Vans.

Devil Mountain was our local shop and they did quite a bit of work on our van. Thatís a solid shop, but you will likely get a lot more for your money at Js.

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