Viper Mechanic

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I'm looking for a Viper mechanic in the Richmond Virginia area. My 94 has sprung coolant leaks and the local Dodge dealer said it needs a head gasket on the drivers side. They won't do the work because not all the parts are available from Dodge. Thanks in advance.
 

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Common failure point because of the 'paper' gasket.

Aftermarket sell better gaskets check around now a days. One vendor (Dan) here sales a sets.
 

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Don't screw around with a ****** dealership who probably never seen a Viper. Tom Sessions or Havik Performance in Bath, PA.
 

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Don't screw around with a ****** dealership who probably never seen a Viper. Tom Sessions or Havik Performance in Bath, PA.
i generally agree, but if there's nothing reasonably close....any good shop (i understand good is relative) can do most things on a viper. They're very simple cars. I wouldn't hesitate to use a shop I trusted that may not be viper specific for most things.

with that said, I'd also do all my own research and give it to them at the time as well for that specific repair.
 

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The earlier Vipers are as simple as a base model pickup truck. Any new owner with some level of mechanical skill should own and read the service manual. You can help your trusted shop become familiar with particular elements of the car before service.
 

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The earlier Vipers are as simple as a base model pickup truck. Any new owner with some level of mechanical skill should own and read the service manual. You can help your trusted shop become familiar with particular elements of the car before service.
exactly! I don't even trust recommended/experienced shops with anything to assume they know it. Been screwed too many times.
 

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