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Old 07-17-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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Freightliner or Cat shop north of Seattle trustworthy?

We are having a deratimg problem with our C7. We are currently parked on San Juan Island hosting at NHP. Coming in we started having a deratimg problem and would sporadically only be able to go 5mph. No smoking through exhaust or strange noises (that we could hear at least). Would just lose major power and deratimg warning would come on. Then all of a sudden would start running fine for awhile. Then derate again. Don't know if I can make it back to Brazils (sp?) and was wondering if anyone has a good news recommendation of a Cat or Freightliner shop between Anacordes and Brazels? We will be sitting here for another 6 weeks so it gives us enough time to call and make arrangements if there is a good spot.

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:01 PM   #2
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Valley Freightliner in Mt. Vernon pretty close to your location. Have toured the shop but never had any work done there. Looks like they have hookups for MH.
There is also a large Freightliner facility in Surrey, B.C. ( 20 minutes from border ). Cat has a service facility within a block of the Surrey location.

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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You can try P&R Western Star Trucks in Saanichton ( Victoria)
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply's so far.
Has anybody had any actual experience (good or bad) with any of the shops in the area. I'm not sure we want to go across the border for the work.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:07 AM   #5
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Mechanic Work

Terry I would check with the folks at Friday Harbor who work on boat engines as a first stop. As many vessels have the cummins or other type diesel engines . Although it may not be the best fit , at least they understand the engine , etc. My boat is powered by 2 lehman diesels but not turbo charged . I know that Anacortes has severtal shops as well that work on engines . There is also a Camping World dealer in Arlington who might be able to point you in the right direction .

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