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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 01:38 AM
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Maniacal Mechanic

It's been my dream of owning a scout since I was a kid, and I finally got up the nerve of buying one 3 weeks ago. It's a beauty. 1975 Scout II. I had a rear main oil seal leak, and a blow head gasket. Being totally mechanically inept, I searched high and low for a scout mechanic. After finding what I thought was a good one, I handed over my keys and said fix her up. That's when the problems started. 1. He said that to do both would run me $1,200. Is that expensive for a Scout? It sounded like it to me. I could use some help on that one. and then the real bummer... He's had it for two weeks and hasn't finished working on it yet! Anyone know of a mechanic who is "scout minded" and live in or around the Sacramento area? Help! My mechanic has had my car longer than I have.

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