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    Hi- I just took a job in Seattle and I was wondering if there is a good "old school" Jeep mechanic that can keep my Grand Wagoneer running strong. Thanks for your help!!!

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    There are a couple companies that we deal with on a regular basis out here. One of them is Parkland Transmission - They do all sorts of work (not just transmissions) they are in Parkland, WA and their number is 253.531.2622 - Talk to Brooks, he even owns a 89 GW.

    Maybe that isn't close enough for you, the other is further away from you.

    Hope this helps. THanks!
    www.bjsoffroad.com - BJ's Off-Road - Your Full-Size Jeeps Parts Specialist

    1987 Grand Wagoneer - 5.3 Vortec, 4L60E, NP242
    1979 Cherokee Chief - 6-inch BJ's Off-Road Lift Kit, TPI Chev 350, 700R4 with NP208 and 4.56 gears, 35x12.50R17, Rhino Front End, J-Truck Rear Axle, GoMango Orange.
    1976 J10 Longbox - 258, T18, Dana 20 - Sniper Fuel Injection
    1967 M715 - 454 Chevy, TH400, 1100R16 Michelin XZL Tires, Stock otherwise (sold)

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    • #3
      Be sure to bring your wet weather gear.............

      Trip
      Abort? Retry? Ignore? >

      86 GrandWag. Howell fuel Injected 360. MSD Ignition + Dizzy. 727/229 swap BJ's 2" Lift and 31's

      88 Wrangler 4.2, Howell TBI and MSD - Borla Headers w/ Cat-back + winch and 31's AND a M416 trailer (-:

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      • #4
        Yeah, but dont bring an umbrella... It will just make you look like a tourist..

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        • #5
          The best Mechanic you can find anywhere is yourself! Buy tools if you don't have them, get a service manual for your vehicle, and start doing the work yourself. Shop prices are way too high, and much of the work one gets done to today at dealerships especially is marginal. Many times there is more wrong with your vehicle when you get it back then when you took it to the garage. I don't know what year your GW is but with a Service manual and some tenacious hard work you can in time be your best mechanic. There is genuine satisfaction out of being the mecanic for your own vehicle. In time you will gain more confidence after every job you do, not to mention the money you will save. Good Luck.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dmntxn77
            Yeah, but dont bring an umbrella... It will just make you look like a tourist..
            Yeah, just invest in some Gore Tex outerwear and you'll be fine
            Dan
            65 J200,98 ZJ 5.9, 99 TJ

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dmntxn77
              Yeah, but dont bring an umbrella... It will just make you look like a tourist..
              X2, Welcome to the Pac Northwest...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jeepmandan
                Yeah, just invest in some Gore Tex outerwear and you'll be fine
                No need, you'll become waterproof naturally soon.
                www.bjsoffroad.com - BJ's Off-Road - Your Full-Size Jeeps Parts Specialist

                1987 Grand Wagoneer - 5.3 Vortec, 4L60E, NP242
                1979 Cherokee Chief - 6-inch BJ's Off-Road Lift Kit, TPI Chev 350, 700R4 with NP208 and 4.56 gears, 35x12.50R17, Rhino Front End, J-Truck Rear Axle, GoMango Orange.
                1976 J10 Longbox - 258, T18, Dana 20 - Sniper Fuel Injection
                1967 M715 - 454 Chevy, TH400, 1100R16 Michelin XZL Tires, Stock otherwise (sold)

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                • #9
                  I thought owning an FSJ in Seattle was punishible under Eco-law.
                  Mark B. Jones

                  Originally posted by GrandWag&Prix
                  Actually, now that I think about it, that could be either awesome or really terrible.


                  '79 Cherokee Chief "Junaluska"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Valdez Explorer

                    I thought owning an FSJ in Seattle was punishible under Eco-law.
                    It all depends on how many trips to Starbucks or Seattle's Best are made in the vehicle in question...
                    Jeep Grounds
                    RRV Homepage
                    Texas Full Size Jeep Association
                    1987 Grand Wagoneer
                    AMC 360/TF727/NP229
                    1999 Wrangler Sport
                    4.0L/AX-15/NV231


                    ?Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction? by Ronald Reagan.


                    Formerly of DFW/Gun Barrel City, TX - eventually to return...

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                    • #11
                      Welcome to the land of liquid sun. Don't trust any weather man, just look outside.... yup, still raining.
                      Meg - 1979 Cherokee WT, 360(Freshly built- upgraded most everything in it)/T18/D20, 3" lift, 33x12.5 BFG All-Terrain KO T/A, D44/D44 Detroit TrueTrac

                      1976 Cherokee Chief - 360/TH400
                      1978 Cherokee WT - 360/TH400
                      1985 AMC Eagle 4x4 stationwagon

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                      • #12
                        Welcome to the forum from the land of eternal sun........

                        I agree with Barney. Find a good manual and a basic set of tools and you'll have a better understanding of what you got.

                        Or you can do like me and have 4-5 mediocer (sp?) manuals to cross reference with to thoroughly confuse yourself......
                        Jeff


                        43 cj2a

                        51 Willys p/u
                        '51 Willys Parkway Conversion
                        '74 CJ5
                        '75 J-20 Wrecker
                        '75 J-20 Cummins service bed
                        '77 J-10 p/u
                        '79 Cherokee
                        '88 Grand Wagoneer
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                        • #13
                          welcome to the board and seattle, you will either love seattle or hate it. hopefully the job is worth it!!!


                          I would suggest learning your rig rather than paying someone else to work on it. I have spent 5yrs learning the ins and outs of my rig. with that being said feel free to email me with any questions you have.
                          1977 CHEROKEE CHIEF, 401, SOA FRONT SITTING ON HD44 4.10'S, TH400/D300 COMBO, 14BFF REAR WITH TT'S FAB'S REAR SHAKLE FLIP KIT, RB'S BRONCO TANK MOD. 35'S

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