Marine and diesel engine repair at Progressive Diesel
Diesel truck repair at Progressive Diesel
Generator sales and service at Progressive Diesel

About Progressive Diesel

At Progressive Diesel we specialize in the repair, maintenance and upgrades of all major brands of diesel and inboard gasoline marine engines. We are the best equipped repair shop on northern Vancouver Island. Our huge 11,000 square foot shop has you covered.

Established 22 years ago and located in Port McNeill, we are the largest heavy duty repair facility on northern Vancouver Island. We have knowledgeable technicians and mechanics ready for the biggest jobs with our 5 metric tonne overhead crane and pull through bays.

Get the best service: The areas leading industry certified mechanics, current in training from all the major diesel manufacturers.

With unique tools like the North Island’s only 2,000 HP engine dyno and an Allison Transmission dyno we diagnose problems quickly and efficiently. We specialize in all aspects of diesel engine repair and maintenance for the marine, trucking, construction and industrial industries including generators and inboard gasoline engines.

For marine applications, our experienced technicians are the experts at repairing diesel and inboard gasoline engines.

Our towing service offers convenience to accommodate all your needs. We’re ready for any size job, in 2007 we re-powered the “Sea Roamer”, a self propelled barge that services remote communities. Click here to learn more.

largest Volvo service dealer in Canada
Port McNeill Business of the year
2006 Vancouver Island Automotive Business of the Year

Professional on and off highway truck and industrial engine repair.

Whether in the field or at our repair shop getting your engine in perfect running order is our priority. Our superior service comes from our industry knowledge and years of experience working on the toughest working engines.

Get our award winning repair shop working for you!

In 2005 and 2006 Progressive Diesel was recognized as one of the top companies on Vancouver Island (M.I.S.T.I.C. and Business Examiner). In 2007 we were the 2nd largest Volvo service dealer and in 2008 we were the largest in Canada. Also in 2008 and 2009 we were named the largest John Deere / Kubota service dealer in British Columbia.

Truck Repair Services


We’re able to plug in to the following engines to retrieve codes and follow troubleshooting:

  • Cummins
  • Detroit
  • Mercedes
  • Mack
  • International
  • Paccar – PX6 and PX8 engines – uses same software as Cummins
  • John Deere
  • Volvo Penta
The technicians at Progressive Diesel have the experience necessary to quickly diagnose engine problems.

We work with all the top engine manufactures to keep our equipment and training current so you get back on the road fast.


We have a Mac Tools reader that will read all 9 and 6 pin round plug E.C.M.’s

Having the right, up to date equipment to get to the root of the problem in a timely manner is what it means to be progressive.


We have an OBD II Reader for most newer units with this plug.

A diagnostic tool for virtually any engine and the trained technicians to fix the problems identified.

Marine Engine Services


Using the latest laptop and dealer software we’ll diagnose and repair your marine engine using top quality dealer approved parts.

The marine repair technicians at Progressive Diesel have the experience necessary to quickly diagnose your marine engine problems.

Working with the top marine engine manufactures, we keep our knowledge and tools current so you get back on the water fast.


All the convenience you want to get your boat out of the water and to our shop.

Our experience technicians will get right to work diagnosing and fixing your marine engine.


Drive leg and full marine engine rebuild services.

We do it all. With our incredibly experienced team of technicians you’ll be confident that our rebuilds are meant to last.

Generator Repair Services



Using the latest laptop and dealer software we’ll diagnose and repair your generator getting it back to work quickly.

The generator repair technicians at Progressive Diesel are the diesel generator experts.

Our experience goes beyond basic generator repairs.


Call us to inspect your genny, so it can be reliable and offer top performance for years to come.

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  • Warranty service
  • Factory certified mechanics
  • Volvo Penta Rapid Response

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