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Old 01-28-2023, 04:55 PM   #1
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Trustworthy mechanic in New Jersey?

Hi everyone, I've been working on my skoolie for about a year now and it's about time I need to address the problems I've been putting off. It seems as though I have a blown head gasket or maybe liners. I don't know enough about diesel engines nor have the tools to work on it so I'm looking for a trustworthy mechanic anywhere in north or central jersey. If anyone knows of any mechanics that they've had experience with around the area I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know about them! If anyone has any idea the range of cost I'd be looking at for gasket or liner problems I'd love that insight too. The bus still runs and drives so I know the problems haven't destroyed the engine head or anything.

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Old 01-29-2023, 11:28 AM   #2
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cant help with your area but prices for parts and problems will depend on what you have as far as engine.
what year bus and engine?
and what makes you think you have a head gasket or liner issue?
running the bus with either issue could cause more damage that just adds to the cost of repairs.
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Old 01-29-2023, 03:52 PM   #3
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I have two mechanic shops I've taken my bus to in the Philly area (SE suburbs - not sure if that's "central jersey" or not). I suppose they're "trustworthy" in the sense that they've fixed my problems, but they're not exactly inexpensive if that's something you're prioritizing. Tancredi's handles repairs and maintenance for the school district I drive a bus for.

If I were you, I'd try Rob's before Tancredi's.
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