Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Central Alabama, USA
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Re: BEWARE!! DAVES DIESEL, ANGOLA IN.
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Just wanted to put a warning out to anyone in the Angola, IN area. I needed an injector and didn't know which one. Figured the local diesel shop was my best bet for analysis. I called and scheduled to have the old dually hooked up to the computer. I described my symptoms and told the guy on the phone I needed to know which injector was bad so I could change it and planned on buying the injector from them. When I called to check on it the next day, they told me they had it tore down and could have a new one in and done by morning to the tune of $1200. I asked why they needed to tear into it to do a buzz test and they said they had to check compression to make sure it was the injector. I told them to put it together and I would finish it myself. I was told it would be around $200 for the diagnosis and $300 for my injector. I also needed a back-pressure sensor. So I'm looking at around $600 to do it myself, or $1200 for them to do it. I was told they would make me a "heck of a deal" since it was already tore apart and would do it for $800. Grand total for 1 injector and bp sensor= $800.
To add insult to injury, I had another go out and went down the road 1/4 mile and had a diagnosis done for a whopping $0. Lesson learned!! NO more Daves for me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Lets see here, you took the "old dually" down to a non-Ford diesel service. You know that an injector is bad but not which one and can't make an analysis on your own. You want the service to make a diagnosis, for free, so you can fix it yourself. The diesel service tears it down without instructions from you and you get charged 800 bucks for one injector and a BP sensor. Had another go out, how long between?, and got the second diagnosis for free. How much to change the injector at the free diagnosis place and how much service do you expect for nothing?
How does your taking your "old dually" to a non-Ford diesel service (s) translate into you latest post that Ford doesn't stand behind their products. Think that you can get free service and parts on that Duramax you now "plan on trying" ?
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