Ray's Diesel & Automotive Repair

Ray's Diesel & Automotive Repair Diesel and Automotive Repair.

Operating as usual

10/23/2021
Ray's Diesel & Automotive Repair

Come help us celebrate our Grand Opening and collect donations for the Idaho Food Bank!! Bring your non-perishable food items and enjoy the fun!! Do you have a nice ride? Bring it down to the Old K Mart on October 30th and show it off. Ray's is hosting a spectator-judged car show and will be awarding almost $1000 in cash prize money for the top three best of show! There is a $25 entry fee.....100% of which will be donated to the Idaho Food Bank. Text/Call 208-391-6067 by Thursday, October 28th to let us know you want to enter your ride! We are also offering 25% off oil changes to the first 30 customers so reserve your spot ASAP! Proceeds from oil changes will also be donated to The Idaho Food Bank!!

Diesel and Automotive Repair.

Shop exterior is FINALLY finished!! Awning & signs were the final pieces!! Hoping for an October 30th Grand Opening….mor...
10/09/2021

Shop exterior is FINALLY finished!! Awning & signs were the final pieces!! Hoping for an October 30th Grand Opening….more details to come!! Below is the “before” picture.

One big step closer, we got our signage up today.
10/02/2021

One big step closer, we got our signage up today.

One big step closer, we got our signage up today.

Well we’ve finished most of the customer service area. Getting closer….come check it out!! We are going for a Man Cave/R...
09/28/2021

Well we’ve finished most of the customer service area. Getting closer….come check it out!! We are going for a Man Cave/Retro look!! Just need to get the signage up and the awning up and we are ready to officially open

09/13/2021

More construction delays, looks like we have to push the Grand opening off again. We’ll post once we have a solid date.

08/24/2021

Due to Construction delays, we will have to push our Grand opening to the 18th of September. We will update as this date approaches.

08/15/2021

Diesel/Auto Mechanic needed, top pay.

This is great opportunity for the right person. We are an NAPA Service Center, looking for lube/light repair tech, along with a ASE Diesel pickup repair technician. We offer top pay for experience as well as profit sharing. So apply if you feel you have what it takes………

Preferred candidate will have ASE Diesel or Gas Certification or qualified to take the test and be able to take the test shortly after starting, with at least 1 year verifiable diesel or gas experience.

Compensation

Per Billable Hour based on experience.
plus profit sharing
(profit sharing adds about 7 to 12 dollars an hour to you base pay.

Please call, or text 208-391-6067 or email your resume to [Email hidden]

Thanks for your time

Preparation of the new shop has begun. We will now start accepting applications. This shop is located at what use to be ...
07/11/2021

Preparation of the new shop has begun. We will now start accepting applications. This shop is located at what use to be the K-Mart Autocare Center on Karcher in Nampa l. If you are interested in a technician position please give us a call

Our new home in what was the K-Mart Autocare Center is coming together. This space will allow us to hire more techs, ena...
06/14/2021

Our new home in what was the K-Mart Autocare Center is coming together. This space will allow us to hire more techs, enabling us to keep up better with the incoming repairs. This shop is the twice the size of the shop we are in now.

We finished the Engine build for a 1970 K10 that we are doing a full restoration on. The owner got to see his engine for...
02/18/2021

We finished the Engine build for a 1970 K10 that we are doing a full restoration on. The owner got to see his engine for the first time. I would say he got a bit weak in the knees.... lol.... look at that grin on his face.....stay tuned for more pictures of the body and chassis as we finish them.

Got our new sign on the building, looks great once again a big shot out to Superior Signs
12/16/2020

Got our new sign on the building, looks great once again a big shot out to Superior Signs

We have been Rebuilding turbocharger for a while now, but when it came to the replacement of the Turbine and compressor ...
10/16/2020

We have been Rebuilding turbocharger for a while now, but when it came to the replacement of the Turbine and compressor wheel, we had to buy them pre balanced, witch of course increased the cost. Now if the turbine and compressor wheel are ok we can now rebalance them and certify them. In addition to saving our customers money by rebuilding their turbocharger, we will now start offering certified turbocharger rebuilding for other local shops. For those shops if you have a turbocharger replacement, you can now bring the turbocharger to us and we’ll rebuild it and return it to you, saving you money, and time. In turn increasing your profit margins. Looking forward to serving all of you.

Got the truck decals on today. I think it looks really good. One small correction but a  big shout out to Superior Sign...
08/15/2020

Got the truck decals on today. I think it looks really good. One small correction but a big shout out to Superior Signs for doing a great jobs. 

07/27/2020

Just putting this out there, for all of those that pull an RV or a heavy trailer with your pickup, have your transmissions check regularly, and watch the transmission temperature closely. We have been seeing quite a few overheated transmission damage repairs lately.

Just saying, if you have an injector going out you should change them all. Here’s why.............Just finished this one...
04/11/2020

Just saying, if you have an injector going out you should change them all. Here’s why.............
Just finished this one up, we are doing the initial break in, and then we will give it back to the customers. This was a big job, it was a full rebuild. This one kinda sucked for the owner, they bought the truck and a short while later the trucks engine crank case was experiencing heave crank case pressure. When we diagnosed the engine we found that #1 cylinder was weak. So we did a compression bleed down test on this cylinder, we found no compression hold. We lifted the cab and removed the cylinder head and found the cylinder had melted. This was caused by a previous repair by the previous owner, they replaced only the one injector on the #1 cylinder. Just saying if you have one injector going out I would advice you to change them all. Changing only one will cause that cylinder to burn hotter then the rest and will hurt the engine, if not destroy it. On these engine this of course meant the engine had to be rebuilt or replaced. The owner decided to have us rebuild the engine. Glad to see this one done.

Got another one done. This one came in and it was using just a small amount of coolant. The owner had it at a different ...
04/11/2020

Got another one done. This one came in and it was using just a small amount of coolant. The owner had it at a different shop and they couldn’t find the leak so they recommended that he should bring it to us because we specialize in diesel pickups. When we did our diagnostic we found coolant present in the EGR and heavy oil leak coming from the Turbocharger. We lifted the cab and removed the EGR and found the leak was at the bypass EGR valve. The owner was very happy that the EGR was ok, this saved him a bunch of money. We replaced the EGR and by rebuilding his turbocharger in house we saved him a bunch more money. His truck runs great now and he is one happy camper.

Got  another one done, just a head gasket and lifters on this on.
04/02/2020

Got another one done, just a head gasket and lifters on this on.

We have a new toy at the shop, we got a “glass blaster” and man does it do a incredible job, cleaning parts. Here’s a tu...
03/29/2020

We have a new toy at the shop, we got a “glass blaster” and man does it do a incredible job, cleaning parts. Here’s a turbocharger that I am rebuilding. Now not only I can save the customers a bunch of money by rebuilding their turbo. But now I can do a much better job restoring them to new condition. 

Just putting this out there to all of our friends, it’s getting real in Idaho. We are taking precautions at the shop by ...
03/23/2020
Welcome - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Just putting this out there to all of our friends, it’s getting real in Idaho. We are taking precautions at the shop by contently cleaning all surfaces and our hands with sanitizers. We also have hand sanitizer available for our customers, to use when you visit the shop. Please be careful out there. Gods speed to each and every one of you...

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01/15/2020

Diesel/Auto Mechanic needed
Up to 30.00 per billable hour

This is great opportunity for the right person

Duties
Mechanic
Responsibilities
Diagnostics, and Repairs
Insuring that all work completed is done correctly
Insuring safety in the shop

Preferred candidate will have ASE Diesel or Gas Certification or qualified to take the test and be able to take the test shortly after starting, with at least 1 years verifiable diesel or gas experience, additional knowledge, class 8 trucks, refer trailer and welding experience is a plus.

Compensation

Up to 30.00 per Billable Hour based on experience.
Profit sharing

Please call, or text 208-391-6067 or email your resume to [email protected]

Thanks for your time

Got another one done, well almost, just a couple of small thing to do to it. And it’s ready to go up for sale.
01/07/2020

Got another one done, well almost, just a couple of small thing to do to it. And it’s ready to go up for sale.

We have a 2008 Chevy Colbalt for sale for 3900.00. We ran it through the shop and inspected it for any issues. We found ...
12/16/2019

We have a 2008 Chevy Colbalt for sale for 3900.00. We ran it through the shop and inspected it for any issues. We found a couple and fixed them. These repairs will carry a 2 year 25,000 mile NAPA peace of mind warranty. We also changed the oil and filters on the vehicle, and to give the buyer a little bonus, all cars bought from Ray’s will come with the next 4 oil changes free, and for one year after purchase, any repairs that may be needed will be performed at cost, these repairs will also be covered NAPA peace of mind warranty.

The shop is sporting a new lift...... this one is capable of lifting 12000 lbs, and will pick up the diesel pickups much...
12/06/2019

The shop is sporting a new lift...... this one is capable of lifting 12000 lbs, and will pick up the diesel pickups much better.... I would like to give a big shout out to NAPA and my rep Jeff for hooking the shop up with this new lift. Thank you, this will really help us get more repairs done and done faster.

11/28/2019

Rays would like to wish all our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving.

Just thought I would share this with all our friends at Ray’s. I am pretty proud of my wife. We are in Washington DC rig...
10/16/2019

Just thought I would share this with all our friends at Ray’s. I am pretty proud of my wife. We are in Washington DC right now, where She will receive the Presidential Award from the President for outstanding science teaching. This is the highest honor awarded to science teachers in the United States. I will post more as it happens. But Middleton Nampa Caldwell and Meridian area this is one of our very own, who is receiving this prestigious award. I am soooo proud of her, this girl is and has been changing lives for the last 24 years. What an accomplishment.

Had a bit of fun doing this one, we did a complete inframe rebuild on this engine (cummins 5.9) then pulled the bed and ...
09/15/2019

Had a bit of fun doing this one, we did a complete inframe rebuild on this engine (cummins 5.9) then pulled the bed and replaced it with a service bed. I would say this one turned out really nice..

I haven’t posted for a while, been a bit bizy. Got a few more engine done though, 3.7L all I can say is ouch for that on...
08/15/2019

I haven’t posted for a while, been a bit bizy. Got a few more engine done though, 3.7L all I can say is ouch for that one. It’s built and ready to go back in though. Had to boar that one out .30 over just to able to save the block. The 4.6L another rebuild,it is back in truck and running. The other one is a Cummins 5.9L that one was a complete in frame rebuild. Enjoy a few Pics of some beautiful engines.

Jack takes home Third... pretty proud of that boy......
07/01/2019

Jack takes home Third... pretty proud of that boy......

Our racers!!! Pretty proud of these two..... they are doing a great job......
06/30/2019

Our racers!!! Pretty proud of these two..... they are doing a great job......

Here’s a couple of turbo’s that I have rebuilt. If you have a turbo that is going out, bring it to me first, I maybe abl...
06/05/2019

Here’s a couple of turbo’s that I have rebuilt. If you have a turbo that is going out, bring it to me first, I maybe able to rebuild it for about 60% the cost of a reman turbo or about 40% of the cost of a new one.

Ray's Diesel & Automotive Repair
04/12/2019

Ray's Diesel & Automotive Repair

04/05/2019
03/19/2019

Thought I’d share this ya’ll.... lol.... sorry can’t help myself.... enjoy.

Felling a bit concerned, I’ve had a couple of customers come to my shop with Dodge Rams with the 2nd gen Cummins 5.9l en...
02/26/2019

Felling a bit concerned, I’ve had a couple of customers come to my shop with Dodge Rams with the 2nd gen Cummins 5.9l engine. Their complain was that it is leaking a lot of oil, and they were told by (let’s just say others) that the oil was coming out of the rear main, the oil pan gasket and the from the front timing chain cover. While these are all suspect, each of these are very labor intensive and expense to fix. The more common suspect is the tappet cover gasket on the side of the block, and the “other” aren’t telling the customer this because it’s much cheaper and way less profitable to replace the tappet cover gasket. Please if you have an engine that is leaking oil come see me before you spend huge money for something that isn’t needed.

Address

2002 W Karcher
Nampa, ID
83651

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(208) 391-6067

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Char and I thank you for the work you did on the Malibu.