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i have here a 2001 pontiac montana, it does not run. I brought it to a mechanic and they said the heads need to be shaved he gave me an estimate of $800 the passenger side mirror is gone when i came out of the store one day it was missing :( other than that its a great van.
clear title in hand, vin # is 1gmdx03e01d155187
local pick up only I'm in slidell,la thats right outside of new orleans.
Questions & Comments
Original
You need a new mechanic. You can't tell if the heads need to be shaved (milled) without actually pulling the heads off of the engine and sending them to a machine shop to be checked for flatness. No mechanic would of gone to that extent just for a diagnosis. He's either 1) guessing, or 2) trying to rip you off, or 3) doesn't have a clue what he's talking about.
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Jul 24th, 2012 at 6:09:10 AM PDT by
Original
Thanks for the heads up, you might be right I been going to the same mechanic for years but he did been slacking for the last 2 times I went. I don't know if he put it on the machine but he did had the car for 3 days at the shop before he told us that the heads need to be shaved and he said its only that high because its hard to get to.
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Jul 24th, 2012 at 7:07:11 AM PDT by
Original
That's the point though, it's labor intensive to pull the heads, the whole top of the engine has to come off. You have a V6 in that car, so both heads would have to be surfaced. No mechanic could know if the heads needed to be milled without removing them and sending them to a machine shop for testing. No mechanic would pull the heads without a commitment to repair, because so much labor would be lost.
Take the car to another mechanic, and take someone that knows about cars with you when you do. You have the right to question the mechanic, and have him "show" you what he found.
Good luck!
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Jul 24th, 2012 at 9:07:54 AM PDT by
Original
I see what you are saying he must have been guessing, so maybe its something simple and I should take it to another mechanic but I already have my eyes on another van ;-). I was gonna donate the car at first but my daughter thought putting it on here would be fun. Guess if noone bids I still donate it to bridge house a homeless shelter in nola. Thanks for your advice though :-)
Jul 24th, 2012 at 12:03:25 PM PDT by
Original
Wow.... you're very brave to put your vehicle on here.... I think I would definitely have to agree with the gentleman who left the last comment, and take it somewhere else and let it be checked out by someone who knows exactly what is wrong and can show you what is wrong. This is the very first vehicle I've ever seen on here..... again.. you're very brave to list it on here. I don't think I would be brave enough to list our vehicle on this site. Good luck either way with your vehicle. :) Wishing you all of the best of luck with all of your future endeavors with listings on listia!! Take care and hope that you have a great day!! May God bless!!
Jul 24th, 2012 at 9:36:21 AM PDT by
Original
Lol thanks and brave well the van just been sitting for the last 2 or 3 month guess I got tired of looking at it. I saw a few cars on here but all listed by people with 0 feedback so they probably been fake.
I might take it to another mechanic, its not like I want the van anymore I was gonna donate it at first and my daughter said put it on listia ma so I thought yeah why not
+1
Jul 24th, 2012 at 11:57:11 AM PDT by
Original
Donating would be a great option. There are plenty of worthy organisations that could use a vehicle. Good luck with whatever you decide to do with this car. I'll add this to my watch list just so I can keep an eye on it's progress.

F&W :-)
Jul 24th, 2012 at 3:25:12 PM PDT by
Original
Thanks and I fanned you back :-)
Jul 24th, 2012 at 6:44:27 PM PDT by
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it doesnt run..?
Jul 27th, 2012 at 8:57:02 AM PDT by
Original
No
Jul 27th, 2012 at 12:09:55 PM PDT by
Original
I understand what you're saying about the 0 Feedback and being fake, but I won a laptop once from someone who had well Over 200 feedback All positive and She was a Scammer. some ppl build up credits so you can trust them., but I've learned if all the credit is from small things...not to trust them.
great auction though, fanning too, fan back
Jul 28th, 2012 at 7:43:02 AM PDT by
Original
Yes and you are correct cause that actualy happened to me twice myself only good thing is I got my credits back had to wait a while though.
Fanned back :-)
Jul 28th, 2012 at 10:11:40 AM PDT by
Original
oh and I'm a homie,lol. Baton Rouge
Jul 28th, 2012 at 7:43:33 AM PDT by
Original
:-)
Jul 28th, 2012 at 10:12:40 AM PDT by
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How many miles on the van
Jul 28th, 2012 at 2:00:00 PM PDT by
Original
170k
Jul 28th, 2012 at 8:01:50 PM PDT by
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do you have a GIN for it...cash
Jul 28th, 2012 at 2:02:47 PM PDT by
Original
No there is no gin and no cash
Jul 28th, 2012 at 8:03:13 PM PDT by
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Thanks
Jul 30th, 2012 at 11:43:39 AM PDT by
Original
You welcome :-)
Jul 30th, 2012 at 10:38:47 PM PDT by
Original
F&W
Jul 31st, 2012 at 1:44:50 PM PDT by
Original
Thanks fanned back
Jul 31st, 2012 at 3:09:00 PM PDT by
Original
you can put sodium silocate if the head is warped/needs shaved. its also called liquid glass..works great! i have used them in 2 of my vehicles and 10 years later the one i kept is still going strong...
if you plan on keeping it...wish you were closer i would totally snatch it up
Jul 31st, 2012 at 6:02:34 PM PDT by
Original
Thanks for the tip. And yeah it seems we are close to nothing ;-) a couple people messaged me but said they was toooo far.
Jul 31st, 2012 at 6:07:13 PM PDT by

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