Regina Mechanic?

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Regina Mechanic?

Postby KNOLL » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:34 pm

Hi I am a proud new owner of a Delica L300 Exceed. I know there is a couple other Delica's burning around town, does anyone know of a good mechanic that can be trusted? Thanks :)

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby drrod » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:04 pm

Knoll,
We have used Performance Auto (just west of Albert on 9th Ave.) Herman and his group have treated us well. Albeit, all we have had done is routine service and a block heater installed. Ours was the first Delica they had seen and worked on but were not intimidated in the least.
Rod

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby Tinytoy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:15 pm

Welcome to the club!!!
Don't know any shops in Regina, but have heard good things about Prairie Auto Haus in Saskatoon!
Happy trails and thanks for expanding the ranks of toasters on wheels here in Saskabush!
If at first you don't succeed , get a bigger hammer.

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby toddtomorrow » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:30 am

drrod wrote:Knoll,
We have used Performance Auto (just west of Albert on 9th Ave.) Herman and his group have treated us well. Albeit, all we have had done is routine service and a block heater installed. Ours was the first Delica they had seen and worked on but were not intimidated in the least.
Rod


Which model block heater did you get and where?

Todd

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby drrod » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:04 pm

Here is a thread discussing block heaters, etc.

calgary-deep-freeze-4318.html

Block heater numbers:
Napa # 605-3509 OR Temro # 310-0051
There is another Napa number 605-3032.

I can't remember which Napa one we have but it sure works good. No issues starting if plugged in, even down to the - 30's.

Rod

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby toddtomorrow » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:08 pm

Thanks. We have a couple NAPAs here!

I was thinking of getting the magnetic one from Canadian Tire but it just seems so weak.

Todd

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby Firesong » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:44 pm

Canadian tire has them and so does partsource.
That's where I got mine and it works really well.
If you do it yourself make sure you use a gasketmaker
goop that is meant for thermostats and stuff.
It hardens really hard and makes for a good seal.

My L300 starts at colder that -30 easily.
Piece of cake when plugged in.

FS

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby toddtomorrow » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:02 pm

Napa and Lorco have the right ones in. $35 at Lordco and $40 at Napa.

The magnetic heater is out of stock at every Canadian Tire in the Lower Mainland. It was $50 but unlike the internal ones, no installation costs.

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby Firesong » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:31 pm

Magnetic aren't the same as an internal block heater
but to each their own.
I used a magnetic oil pan heater before the internal
block heater was put in by myself. Then I used both.
Block heater is the cat's meow.

FS

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby KNOLL » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:44 pm

Thanks guys! I love driving my Delica.

I also have a oil pan heater, it works good but I got my batteries tested today and I need 2 new ones. I went to National Battery and they are installing them tomorrow morn. I also bought a inline heater that I have not installed yet. Once that goes in, I am sure I will have no problems.

Happy driving.

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby toddtomorrow » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:46 am

Yeah I know the magnetic heaters arent the same but for those looking for a cheaper alternative in a slightly warmer climate of the Vancouver area, this might be an alternative. Except there are none around. $50 with no installation (mag heat) vs $35-$40 plus cost of installation (block heat), anywhere from $100 to $220.

As for the 0w30 synthetic oil, has anyone found any in Vancouver and if so, where!? I saw the Can Tire brand that just said "30" on the bottle, but not sure if thats the same and its not synthetic.

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Re: Regina Mechanic?

Postby Firesong » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:36 am

I thought we were talking about Saskatchewan
My mistake.

In Saskatoon I run 0-40 synthetic blend
block heater (installed myself) and have a magnetic
pan heater which is epoxied on.

FS


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