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Looking for a retired mechanic

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bennyl, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    I need work done to my car and every mechanic ive called are charging a lot more than i can afford (almost half of my montlhy) So If you're a retired mechanic looking for extra cash and live in the Tigard area this post is for you!
    My car: Saturn v6 l300 2005
    Miles: 104k
    What needs to be done:
    Timing belt kit (I have the kit)
    Synthetic oil change
    Thermostat replacement
    Hazard light switch replacement (I'll have to order)
    Status check: trans/steering/brake fluids, spark plug and gasket cover.

    Price is negotiable. Let me know if anyone needs extra cash for the upcoming holidays!
     
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  2. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Check out Craigslist, but just make sure the guy is -was ASE certimafied and honest. Good luck !:s0155:
     
  3. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    Thanks, I thought I would try this for first. I favor 2nd amendment supporters and there are over 300+ classifieds on CL.
     
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  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    If you were closer man. I'm not ASE- though. Kinda quit working on cars about a year ago. Got tired of it. Not the cars, the people. haha.

    I think it's asinine what mechanics charge now days. Even for simple things like you need done. I mean, good grief! I've slowly lowered my pricing as the economy sank. No reason to charge so damn much while people are working and making less and less. Straight up highway robbery.
     
  5. SigShooter

    SigShooter Beaverton Member

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    Look up James, JRE Automotive, he is very reasonably priced and does great work. He is very close to Tigard as well and can be reached at 503-590-2300.
     
  6. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You put the words craiglist and honest in the same sentence.

    That simply does not happen on flakeslist.

    A local independent shop where I have known the owner for 15 years does great work for me. Probably about $ 95 an hour, always has taken care of me. I do all the wrenching on my 2 classics, but the newer rigs , 97 and 02 go to the shop.
     
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  7. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    I'll give him a call today. Thanks.
     
  8. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    I see you're in western Oregon (assume he is as well). How west? I'm willing to drive an hour out of my way to get the right service.
     
  9. bennyl

    bennyl portland Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, I found an awesome mechanic.
     
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