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Old 08-07-2006
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Mechanic from hell

I have a Perkins 4.108 engine in my Irwin 37 sailboat. A mechanic has been working on it since the second week of May. The problem was initially that it would not start. He has pulled off the hydraulic fuel injector pump and had it rebuilt. Then he said the starter was bad so that needed to be rebuilt. I have inserted an image of his bill. Note how many times he has charged me for going over the fuel sysem.

Now last week he says it's fixed and sent me a bill within a day. I was shocked. I said it was ok to fix the fuel system and then ok to pull the starter but now I have a bill for $3,000. I haven't paid it.

I never signed anything, I never received an estimate. I tried to use the boat yesterday and oil shoots out of oil line next to the starter. Oil has filled the area under the engine. Diesel fuel drips out of the injector line. I'm not sure what I should do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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