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What questions should I be asking the mechanic that's doing my inframe

I'm putting my truck in for and inframe today. What should I be asking the mechanic/shop?

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Is this a dealer for the mfg of your motor? Warranty?? I would highly suggest you use a dealer, I know so many people who have had independent shop do an inframe only to have a major problem a month later a long ways from home and have been told by independent shop that problem wasn't there fault and they wouldn't cover the inframe you would have to have done on the road somewhere. In other words this could be a big waste of money and time if it's not done correctly. Make sure they check the block for level, if its not level the head gasket will fail sooner.

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This is a shop in El Paso recommended by friends. Thanks

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if you are using an independent shop, use genuine authorized oem parts to at least get nationwide parts warranty (confirm with oem that they warranty with indy installing-detroit i know does). get any warranty in writing before job is started, and get oem parts purchase receipt from oem to shop. you will have to go into engine to determine if block needs to be planed/ground. ask the cost of this (i paid an extra $1500 plus $150 for shims) before job is started. in short, get the potential costs broken down before job is started (in writing preferably). if you are planning on keeping this truck for a long time, you might want to do a complete inframe overhaul-head, injectors, turbo, water pump- along with piston/sleeve kits, main, rod, and cam bearings. the pricing for the complete package-from my experience- is good enough to justify the expense now.

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also have the cam and crank inspected. I have a cumins so I went to a cumins shop I suggest you do the same for whatever type of engine you have

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are you certified, how long have you been doing engine rebuilds,training,warranty who pays if you breakdown and its there fault.quality of parts oem or after market.

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Cost for the extended warranties? 3-4 year. Mileages? Does it take head? injectors? turbo? water pump? oil pump? to get this. Nationwide coverage? Rear main seal? front engine cover gasket, balancer? Oil,fuel, water lines replaced depending on how the motor went down these may need help.

No matter what add an exterior oil filter system ops/gulf coast anything, just add it to your bill.

Get a estimate w/parts breakdown in writing.

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Good idea with respect to Nationwide coverage on warranty.

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the nice thing about going to the Engine maker for a inframe is they will show you what they offer and give a good nationwide warranty

All i will say is if the block checks out do it all that way your all covered up!!!

why go back and open it up again to do some thing else???

and ask Cummins what the cost is for a remand and compare the price some times its cheaper in the long run..

BTW do you have an N14/M11 or a red ISX thing?

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