John's Specialty Services

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  • 1002 102nd St E

    Tacoma, WA 98445

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  • 253-396-1814

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My 88' Chevy Truck needed a fresh 454 c.i.d. engine. I found Pacific Engine Rebuilders, Inc. through the nickel want adds as the only one that would touch a big block motor. (or so I thought being new to this area)

The engine took

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My 88' Chevy Truck needed a fresh 454 c.i.d. engine. I found Pacific Engine Rebuilders, Inc. through the nickel want adds as the only one that would touch a big block motor. (or so I thought being new to this area)

The engine took

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Sad to say I also had a very bad experience with Pacific Engine. The rebuilt engine failed in just 2000 miles. They refused to work with me to get the problem fixed. All they offered was excuses and to shift blame to others. Their

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Sad to say I also had a very bad experience with Pacific Engine. The rebuilt engine failed in just 2000 miles. They refused to work with me to get the problem fixed. All they offered was excuses and to shift blame to others. Their

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Didn?t get what I wanted and paid for! Paper work reflected different parts then I wanted, Very bad quality, engine had very low miles under 2k, low oil pressure 17 lbs at idle, builder said that was good enough, safety equipment shuts engine off less than 20 lbs, u would think they would know that,knocking at the main bearing and rocker arm noise, pulled it and returned under warranty it was disassembled in front of me, we seen damage of rear main bearing, crank man said something went thru it and the builder was pulling chunks of gasket from oil pump screen, which they cleaned along with other major parts, picked it up few days later, paper work stated there was nothing wrong with it, checked all clearances, heads so forth, how can that be, seen the damaged bearing my self along with them, it was like polished chrome, not enough clearance using plastic gauge would have shown that. reinstall in the engine, what do I hear! valve train noise again, was told again that?s normal, Notta, after the warranty was up and I was tired of the noise so I looked to see what could be making the noise, boy was I shocked, I found that the rocker arms were completely worn out and lifter preload was all over.105. the valve springs were not installed correct, best at 90lbs S/B 110 thru 120 for the camshaft to work thru the rpm range,also found that they used defective retainers, which the manufacture replaced at n/c to them, now you would think they would change them for me because they made the mistake, no they said, here yah go, and you change them.i mean they were so defective how could you miss that after two inspections, would be like missing a thumb from the hand.they just slamed it together didn't check any clearances what so ever,Paid good money for junk, if you had engine work there please contact me. email me >caughtyaw@hotmail. com, With that said, and the product that I received I can only say, Don?t go there unless you have to, there are other places to spend ur money

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Didn?t get what I wanted and paid for! Paper work reflected different parts then I wanted, Very bad quality, engine had very low miles under 2k, low oil pressure 17 lbs at idle, builder said that was good enough, safety equipment shuts engine off less than 20 lbs, u would think they would know that,knocking at the main bearing and rocker arm noise, pulled it and returned under warranty it was disassembled in front of me, we seen damage of rear main bearing, crank man said something went thru it and the builder was pulling chunks of gasket from oil pump screen, which they cleaned along with other major parts, picked it up few days later, paper work stated there was nothing wrong with it, checked all clearances, heads so forth, how can that be, seen the damaged bearing my self along with them, it was like polished chrome, not enough clearance using plastic gauge would have shown that. reinstall in the engine, what do I hear! valve train noise again, was told again that?s normal, Notta, after the warranty was up and I was tired of the noise so I looked to see what could be making the noise, boy was I shocked, I found that the rocker arms were completely worn out and lifter preload was all over.105. the valve springs were not installed correct, best at 90lbs S/B 110 thru 120 for the camshaft to work thru the rpm range,also found that they used defective retainers, which the manufacture replaced at n/c to them, now you would think they would change them for me because they made the mistake, no they said, here yah go, and you change them.i mean they were so defective how could you miss that after two inspections, would be like missing a thumb from the hand.they just slamed it together didn't check any clearances what so ever,Paid good money for junk, if you had engine work there please contact me. email me >caughtyaw@hotmail. com, With that said, and the product that I received I can only say, Don?t go there unless you have to, there are other places to spend ur money

Pros: average location, by freeway ok hours, friendly staff,,

Cons: Don't deliver what customer wanted and paid for, don't call back, very very dirty shop

Message from John's Specialty Services

Welcome to John's Specialty Services!John's Specialty Services is an independently owned business that has been serving customers in Tacoma, Washington since 2016. We have 30 years of experience in the automotive machine shop industry. Our services include engine rebuilding, crank grinding, cylinder head services, aluminum welding, and metal fabrication.John's Specialty Services is accredited by the National Federation of Independent Business. We want to provide our customers with the highest quality of work as possible, and we are willing to take the time to make sure that our customers receive the service that they deserve.Please give us a call to receive your free estimate today! Appointment slots are also available on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

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