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Old 02-22-2008, 08:53 AM
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Need 7.3 mechanic/shop

Own a 2002 F250-7.3, live in Columbus Ga., need a good/reputable shop to do 100,000 mile maintenance. Prefer not to use local ford dealership, if possible, heard some horror stories. Any info would be appreciated on good shop in or around the Columbus area.....
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:57 PM
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Jiffy lube???

What are you looking to get done? There are no spark plugs to replace? If its running right then leave it alone and save your money. Is there an issue you are having?
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i agree with csipd save your money diesels are tough
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just get regular maint. done u will be fine
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Do Not, I repeat, DO NOT go to a quick lube place.....

1) they often put the wrong weight oil in

2) even though they claim to be able to/ insure other maintenence, i have heard some horror stories....

Ex. someone told me they had the quiklube repalce their air filter....the idiots got the metal latch cought under the filter housing lid, left it that way, and the clip got sucked off the lid, around the filter, and into the turbo, shearing off like 5 fins and pitting the rest.

I reccomend going to a heavy truck repair place.....unlike a normal repair shop, they do diesels all day long and are better at diagnosing problems, etc.

wes
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:47 AM
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Do Not, I repeat, DO NOT go to a quick lube place.....

1) they often put the wrong weight oil in

2) even though they claim to be able to/ insure other maintenence, i have heard some horror stories....

Ex. someone told me they had the quiklube repalce their air filter....the idiots got the metal latch cought under the filter housing lid, left it that way, and the clip got sucked off the lid, around the filter, and into the turbo, shearing off like 5 fins and pitting the rest.

I reccomend going to a heavy truck repair place.....unlike a normal repair shop, they do diesels all day long and are better at diagnosing problems, etc.

wes

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I have over 1,000,000 miles driving 7.3l powerstrokes... 900,000 of those miles the oil, filter, air filter and tranny has been serviced there... Not one issue to date. And thats not just one Jiffy Lube, that is ALL OVER THE COUNTRY...

Go to Jiffy Lube, stand out side and watch them... never let me down yet!
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:47 AM
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quick lube
you'll be sorry

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Old 02-26-2008, 09:25 PM
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I use to work at a quick lube a good 2 years ago and not once did I have any "horror stories." I had a 1 real close call but luckily it was caught before any damage was made... But that is just my 2 cents.
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What is there to mess up. The Fin computer tells them what oil to put in and u aint gotta worry bout the airfilter cuz we know everyone on this damn site is aftermarket intake anyway.
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i have to agree. never had a problem with a quick lube place. although i did argue with the guy last time i was there. my sisters car says to run 10w-40 or 20w-50 if it is above freezeing and 5w-30 or 10w-30 if it is below freezing. It never gets below 32 here and i asked the guy what oil they were going to put it in, he said what ever the cap says. ok what does it say?, he walks away and comes back , "nothing" ill have to looks it up. looks it up, "5w-30 is best". after a few minutes of argueing i got that figured out.
on another note, if you work on as many cars as these places do your gonna have trouble eventually.
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