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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011 Thread Starter
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Default Help,Volvo P1800 mechanic in Los Angeles!!

Hey,I'm looking for a mechanic in the Los Angeles area who would work on my 72 ES.It needs fuel injection service and my 240 mechanic won't work on it.I realize it's old but in this economy,I figured he would take the job.I'm not comfortable doing F.I. work or I would do it myself.This car sat for a few years before I bought it and I drove it several hundred miles without doing any service.It starts,idols and drives fine for awhile.It then wants to shut off without fethering the throttle.It also feels like its missing and fuel starved.It almost stranded me.Im sure all will be well with a proper tuneup and F.I. service.My mechanic used to fix these all the time but he like others no longer wants to work on pre 1981 Volvos.I'm not expecting Lexus-smooth idling!! I realize it's an older car.I also have a 71E that will soon need work too.I used a guy in Torrance,CA once (Volvo High Performance??)but cannot remember his name??
Oh well,any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011
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I see you've posted a couple times on your search for a mechanic.
I gotta tell you, I have the same trouble with my Defender 90, it's freakin' easy and these mechanics are scared. I can do most stuff, but once in a while I need help and I have to tow the bitch 200 miles away.

My suggestion, and this would work in a densely populated area such as LA... USE CRAIGSLIST. Post something like you're looking for a nice retired Volvo mechanic... They're out there. Try it. They'll probably come out to your house.


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