"Thank you, Eric and Torrance Transmission for taking care of me, and a big job well done!"
I have been living in the San Diego area for a few years now, but Eric and Torrance Transmission is still my go-to place for really big or specialized jobs. Think about that for a moment...I am over 120 miles away, but still willing to make the journey to have them work on my cars! How is that for a loyal following?! The simple reason is I have built up a 10-year working relationship with Eric and his shop and trust them to provide great service, do excellent work, and charge fair prices. My Hummer H2 was approaching 115,000 miles when the oil pump pressure relief valve was starting to go and finally gave out. This caused it to stick open and prevented the engine from being able to build up oil pressure. I then started to hear the scraping, scratching sounds from the engine...this was bad. It was time for a new engine. I had always planned on putting a new engine and transmission in the H2, but it was always just a matter of timing and cost. Well, this latest problem forced the issue. One call to Eric at Torrance Transmission and we got all the details worked out. He took real good care of me on such a big job. I had the H2 shipped up to Torrance from San Diego. The crate motor arrived and Eric's crew pulled the old engine out. They transferred over the needed parts after cleaning them (intake, throttle body, etc.). At the same time, the transmission was pulled and received a full rebuild. During this whole process, Eric and I stayed in touch over email and phone. And mind you I still had not physically been at the shop this whole time... that's how much I trust them. From start to finish it took a little over 2 weeks. I sent a bunch of new parts that I figured would be a pain in the ass to change out later and they happily installed those for me as part of the engine R/R (remove and replace) process. I have done many engine swaps in my day, mostly on sports cars, but this one was the easiest, quickest, and smoothest. The first time I set foot in the shop, during this project, was to pick up the Hummer. She ran so smooth and quiet. The shifts were solid. I saved labor money by doing the trans at the same time as the engine. And with all the recent major suspension work done, this Hummer H2 is now mechanically a brand new car. It's been a few hundred miles since picking up the H2 from Torrance Transmission and she is running great! Thank you, Eric and Torrance Transmission for taking care of me, and a big job well done!