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Old 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM
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Hey Helena area powerstrokers - who are you using for routine and emergency mechanical work in or around Helena? I took my new to me 2005 F-250 to G&J to do the EGR Delete/Oil cooler, in part because my work allowed for it, and in part because I didn't seem many options here.

But I wondering who anyone is using in the valley or close by?
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How do you feel about doing it yourself??? It is a weekend project for a total NEWB (what I was when I did the egr/oil cooler a year ago)
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:13 AM
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I actually know much more about this truck and diesel engines than I ever did about any of my gassers - so that said, I knew very little, in a practical sense, about my gassers. Definitely interested in working on my own truck and have and will continue to do that, but I lack the mechanical foundation of knowledge to tear down the engine. The electrical stuff - replacing the paddle mirrors I can handle with help from the internets. Changing the oil, filters no problem. But other than my lack of a real mechanic instinct, I also just don't have a foundation of knowledge.

For example, when G&J did the egr delete and oil cooler, I asked them to clean the turbo. They found the unison ring was bad. I don't know how the clean the turbo or identify the unison ring. Much less whether it is bad.

On top of that I have no garage, and this is a daily driver. And I work 6 days a week. So other that knowledge, a place, time and a strong mechanical sense (which I also lack) I'm all for doing it myself.

That said, I'm having some hard start issues now which is really what prompted this post since I am running out of things to check myself.

There is a Ford garage here and in Townsend, but paying shop rates on a modd'd F-250 for some reason gives me a sinking feeling. R&R has been around for a long time but my sense is that they are more of a heavy diesel shop. And there is one other place in town that has not gotten the best reviews.
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Unfortunatly there is not a shop in town. I own a couple 6.0s that I keep running, have done studs, injectors, etc. Just let me know if you need some help, also have AE and lots of spare parts.
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Unfortunatly there is not a shop in town. I own a couple 6.0s that I keep running, have done studs, injectors, etc. Just let me know if you need some help, also have AE and lots of spare parts.
Awesome! I will send you a pm with my contact.
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