master honda mechanic needed

Bokeb

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Hello, I am looking for a master mechanic with a specialty in Hondas.

My business partner has a Ridgeline that is overdue for a full service (electrical issues and water in engine), and now is partially disassembled in the yard (!) of a mechanic that was not up to par for the job.

Make no mistake, its a bit of a rescue mission. The job is to go to the yard with one of us and recover the missing pieces as much as possible, then bring it to your shop and get it fixed.

An engine replacement may or may not be in order. salvaging the current one if reasonable would mean more reward for the mechanic.

Truck's current location: Sosua
Ideally the mechanic would be in Sosua, Puerto Plata, Santiago, etc.
 

chico bill

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Tall order my friend.
Never ever trust a shade tree mechanic in DR. Not one of them can fix a car and 80% of those in a shop can either
And never let anyone under 40 work on your car.
I'm afraid you need to look for another vehicle.
 
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Bokeb

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Tall order my friend.
Never ever trust a shade tree mechanic in DR. Not one of them can fix a car and 80% of those in a shop can either
And never let anyone under 40 work on your car.
I'm afraid you need to look for another vehicle.
I hear you.

It wasn't my call to go to this yard.

On the other hand, we are definitely willing to pay a good rate to have this job done right, if the right guy finds his way to us.
 

chico bill

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I hear you.

It wasn't my call to go to this yard.

On the other hand, we are definitely willing to pay a good rate to have this job done right, if the right guy finds his way to us.
There are a couple decent Dominican mechanics that might get involved. None of the extranjero mechanics will go down this rabbit hole. Try Rubio across from the base near Cangrejo. He might agree to send one of his mechanics with you to evaluate the project.
If he won't take on the job I doubt anyone will
 

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There are a couple decent Dominican mechanics that might get involved. None of the extranjero mechanics will go down this rabbit hole. Try Rubio across from the base near Cangrejo. He might agree to send one of his mechanics with you to evaluate the project.
If he won't take on the job I doubt anyone will
Ok, thank you for this, I will look for this fellow.
 

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I hope you find the right guy but there may be already a lot of pieces that have magically “disappeared”…
Yes, this is a part of the situation. We just want to recover what we can and get it to a real shop. What parts we need to buy we buy.
 

Bokeb

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There are a couple decent Dominican mechanics that might get involved. None of the extranjero mechanics will go down this rabbit hole. Try Rubio across from the base near Cangrejo. He might agree to send one of his mechanics with you to evaluate the project.
If he won't take on the job I doubt anyone will
is this more or less the right spot- right on the main drag?
 

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Hello, I am looking for a master mechanic with a specialty in Hondas.

My business partner has a Ridgeline that is overdue for a full service (electrical issues and water in engine), and now is partially disassembled in the yard (!) of a mechanic that was not up to par for the job.

Make no mistake, its a bit of a rescue mission. The job is to go to the yard with one of us and recover the missing pieces as much as possible, then bring it to your shop and get it fixed.

An engine replacement may or may not be in order. salvaging the current one if reasonable would mean more reward for the mechanic.

Truck's current location: Sosua
Ideally the mechanic would be in Sosua, Puerto Plata, Santiago, etc.
Who's yard is the truck in now?
 

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Honda Ridgeline is a most excellent vehicle. the 3.5 V6 is worth salvaging. I would pay a little extra for this vehicle within reason.
 
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bachata

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You might be better towing that car to Santiago, I am sure you will find the right person over there.

JJ
 
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It is common in the DR for a scammer to say he is a mechanic and tow your car away and take it apart and sell the parts and as it is a honda very in demand....been there done that......
 
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bachata

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I don't think it's too bad as some people are trying to make it here, in Santiago City there are hundreds of high rated mechanics.
All my family in Santiago find good mechanic shops.

JJ
 
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bachata

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I bought a repo car about 12 years ago, the engine cylinders head and lot of parts was set in boxes in the truck of the car, same reason the person who leased the car took it to a bad mechanic who couldn't fix.
I went to LKQ and pulled an engine off a junked car and put it together.
I bought the engine without any attachments what we call Motor Pelao in DR.
That would be a good choice in your case.

JJ
 

chico bill

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dominican fella Ronnie in sosua abajo
If you think you are going to find a competent person for anything mechanical in Sosua Abajo you are sadly mistaken. That's like casting your line in a Dominican pothole of water and expecting to catch a fresh Pacific Salmon
 

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Konstatin the mechanic in Sosua across from Sosua Ocean Village used to work as a mechanic for Honda....