Originally Posted by gmsmith491
We have had our share of mechanics but I need a really good diesel mechanic in Stuart, Florida. We have Cummins 6BTA engines and have replaced both aftercooler and turbo but our port engine is still having issues. We have spent so much and still having issues on the port engine. We need a different opinion and fresh eyes. Can you please give us a referral you would use for your boat?
I needed a diesel mechanic for my Caterpillar 3126ta in Delray Beach. I was also looking for a person uniquely familiar with my engine and happened upon a boating magazine where I saw ad for a Cat diesel mechanic. Apparently Caterpillar has a variety of marine models. The guy I called told me specifically what I was looking for and gave me the name of another guy. That person ultimately referred me to yet another mechanic that was able to help me.
I'm a former auto repair shop owner and as I was discussing what I wanted I could tell this guy knew what he was talking about.
I would suggest doing a little research on exactly what you need and don't be shy about asking lots of questions. You might talk to several people before you find the guy you need.
I might suggest calling the local Cummins marine parts dealer for a referral. I'd also suggest asking for a couple of referrals and as I suggested ask lots of questions. Good Luck!!!!