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Overhead on Detroit 60

Is it wise to get the overhead done at a freightliner dealership or would it be better to find a reputable diesel shop ?

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I figured as much! The only reason I'd consider a dealer is that there's one less than 5 minutes from my house. Then again that same shop needed 3 times and over 16 work hrs to replace an alternator. lol

I'm based out of so.cal but I primary run in the mid-west and south. So I'll definitely look into getting it done at Clarke Power Services. If anyone else had an overhead done properly and wishes to promote the shop, I'd appreciate the suggestions.

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Kevin has stated on his show he always takes his Detroit to a Detroit shop. I never take an engine problem to a truck dealer. I always go to the Engine Manufacturer or my own Engine Tech who used to work for a dealer. An overhead is a routine maintenance kind of job but if they get the specs wrong you could be out a lot of $ for new cam and rockers, or even drop a valve and take out the turbo and the head too.

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Ditto. I also go only to Detroit only shop. I am fond of Interstate Power Systems shops, especially the one in Altoona, IA. There are good independent shops that know S60's well, but it is a hit or miss proposition.

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I had an overhead done at the Knoxville Freightliner and they didn't do it correctly and it took me a few months, costed lost of fuel, to figure out and verify the overhead was done correctly. Also found out, they'd left a tie-strap underneath the valve cover. I'd take it to a Detroit shop. If you're in their service area Clarke Power Service has done right by me, especially the Knoxville location.

They "fixed" a leaking turbo drain tube by replacing O-rings and apparently the drain tube itself was messed up, the Knoxville location's service manager contacted their Charlotte location and had the work covered for me to make it right.

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Your always better off going to the engine manufacturer's shop because that's all they work on and are usually up to date on any updates or problems with your engine......

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