Rant du jour: Updated list of SHO mechanics

Discussion in 'V8 Discussion' started by 98SF19, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. 98SF19

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    So the dealer claimed my sho was missing too many items for them to confidently run tests - the only things missing were the IMRC and the appearance cover. They did say this morning that parts are hard to find and they were worried about damaging parts during tests. I think it's just a case of a sue-happy society making all businesses adjust their approach to customer service. At the end of the day, I respect the dealer's right to choose not to run a full diagnostic on my gen 3 sho. They DID tell me which cylinders were mis-firing and didn't charge me anything after all. Another non-dealer shop down the street denied me service because they were "unfamiliar" with the intake. Anyway . . .

    I know of a small handful of shops nationwide willing and able to work on the sho, in my case a gen 3. Would it behoove current and future owners on this forum to generate a running list of mechanics who have done work to members' satisfaction? The v8sho cam-weld list is badly outdated. I've been planning a trip to FPS that I keep putting off as it will likely require having the car hauled there on a truck, after which we'd take a small vacation up there in our f-150 and possible get a tune for it (f-150). I know of no other shops in the southeast that would be willing to do moderately involved work.
     
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    There is nothing special the way our cars work, but totally understand if they feel uncomfortable with dealing with the older cars. Just out of curiosity was the shop a Ford Dealership? Would seem odd if that sort of shop would turn you away...
     
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    In my post I mention a dealer getting cold feet, and then a shop down the street pretty much doing the same. The sad thing about the dealer end is that I bough a '15 f-150 from them just 2 years ago.
     
  5. luigisho

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    An updated list would be a great asset for any Gen car (long before the newer turbo cars so Gen car should be notated). Way way back that list was very useful
     
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    Ryan, there is something broken in both your dealership and the down the street shop. There is really nothing that strange about these cars and any place that turns down business unless they are totally over loaded or under staffed is being remarkably foolish.

    pax, smn
     
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