Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
Not to be a bummer, but diesel mechanics can see skoolie folks coming a mile away. Are they really charging you for all the time it took them to find the problem?
The navistar dealer charged me $300 for a vehicle inspection when I took it in for a quote on some major work.
Yup. Got billed $1800 by a Freightliner dealer to basically tell me that I ran it out of fuel. (only paid $800 though)
Repeat after me: Commerical truck dealers & mechanics AREN'T YOUR FRIENDS
I would try to negotiate with the mechanic and talk them down especially since the root cause was so damn simple
If you can build the interior of the bus you can wrench on the engine too. Adept Ape on YouTube has amazing videos for anything cat, even something as small and old as a 3116