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Old 05-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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Whatcom County (WA) Diesel Shop

So, I am getting ready to move from the area, back home to Alaska. I want to take my truck in to a good diesel shop to make sure it has a clean bill of health before dragging a 10K lb travel trailer up the Alcan. Anyone have a shop they would recommend, preferably one they have experience with? I am in the Bellingham, Washington area.

Some issues of concern
- My brother was following me and said that very time I leave from a stop there is a small amount of black smoke. I can't see it in my mirror, but tailpipe is black so there is definitely some.
-Injector clatter is pretty significant right around 1800-1900 rpm, goes away above or below that.
- Transmission flares often and on some up shifts even feels like it is binding for an instant. To me feels like for a fraction of second it is trying to lock two different gears at once.

The only mods are in my Sig. Anyone think I need to have a gauge to monitor EGTs while towing the travel trailer?

Thanks all. Want to be sure everything is good before I take the wife and newborn on a 2300 mile trek.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:19 PM
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Yes, go to the Power Shop in Enumaclaw wa. Ask for Mike, good shop a bit slow but work is very good. Good luck on you trip north, you really should have no issues on the road.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 PM
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Give Jason at DK Diesel a call at 815-2098. They are located in Bellingham on the corner of Bakerview and Hannigan. They did all the work on my truck and are a first rate shop.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:29 AM
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I've seen DK Diesel, pass them every day on my way to work. I just have not had any reason to check into a diesel shop till now.

Thanks for the replies!
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Glad some west siders came on to help. I don't know of any over on that side.

Just FYI for you WA members, we have our own section for the the wa/or people that can help out even more!

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