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Old 09-09-2019, 09:04 AM
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Anyone know this guy?

There is a guy that sells rebuilt A4s in Southern California near Escondido. He charges $3500. Does anyone know him or his reputation? I'm pretty sure his name is Ed..
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:38 AM
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Don't know him, never heard of him but if this is a private party I'd first inquire about diagnostic measurements (compression, cooling system pressure test, oil pressure @XRPM, etc.) and a running demonstration. If it is a business entity I'd expect the same plus a warranty.

He's representing this as a full rebuild so let him prove it and stand behind it before plopping down several thousand dollars in a form of payment that cannot be recovered if it goes sour.
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I wonder where he purchased the necessary parts...

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I believe in an email thread with him he said from Moyer. Is there any actual badge to the name "master marine mechanic" or is that something anyone can call themselves?
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Is there any actual badge to the name "master marine mechanic" or is that something anyone can call themselves?
The tail end of your question is what seems to be the norm but a quick internet search turned this up:
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The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) offers a variety of certification courses, many of which pertain directly to marine mechanics. For example, mechanics can become certified in marine corrosion, marine systems, diesel engine and support systems and/or gasoline engine and support systems. Certifications in refrigeration and air conditioning and electrical are also available. Each course includes 2-4 days of seminars followed by the certification exam. Marine mechanics can also earn manufacturer-specific certifications, such as the Certified Technician in Mercury Marine product lines available through Mercury University.
In addition, there were a number of certificated programs offered by for-profit trade schools/colleges. Don't discount the collective knowledge base on this forum. No one member has all the answers but as a group the information available here, especially since it is specific to the Atomic 4, is some of the best you'll find anywhere.
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I would ask for a warranty and a previous customer you could go talk to. Not saying the guy is not good, but we had a "rebuilder" around here decades ago that was really a "cleaner and painter"
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