CAT 3116 Seattle area mechanic recommendations?

Discussion in 'Mechanic Recommendation Forum' started by GnrlPatton, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Member

    185
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    Looking for a mechanic that can remove, clean and then reinstall and adjust my injectors. Been getting a lot of sooting lately, and the previous work I've done hasn't helped. I don't think it needs to be a marine-specific mechanic, so my next step was going to call NC Machine (our local CAT dealer) to see if they had anyone to recommend, but thought I would start here.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    NC Machinery & ask if Bear is available... Don't waste your time Tacoma Diesel as they just don't care. I had Kraken Marine Services LLC on board for my Westerbeke and the mechanic was very sharp, new his stuff and I would have on board again if needed. (888) 572-5362
     
  3. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Member

    185
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    Thanks Mark, I suspected that NC would be a good source, I've been there a lot of times before getting parts. I'll give Bear a call and see what I can do. Kraken may be a good option, though I keep my boat on Lk Washington so may pay a fortune in travel costs to get them up from Tacoma.

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
    Kevin
     
  4. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    I'm on the Hylebos and Kraken didn't charge travel time (maybe because of proximity) but NC charged 2 hours travel...
     
  5. GnrlPatton

    GnrlPatton Member

    185
    Jul 12, 2010
    Maple Valley, WA
    Current: 1998 370 Express Cruiser
    Sold:1988 230 Weekender
    Twin Cat 3116T
    I've reached out to Kraken this morning, we'll see what they say about the travel. Fingers crossed!
     
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