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Old August 3rd, 2006, 09:44 PM
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Great day to all

I have a friend with a 94 defender with 7700 miles on it.
He brought it to the dealer and was told that it needed the following things done to it.
- 30k service
- clunk noise in the transfer case
- replace seal on intake manifold

The dealer wants big bucks, I would rather it be put in someones pocket rather then the dealer.
Could someone let me know of any local shops in the Aspen area. It can be taken outside the area too.

mpodgorski@landroverfortlaud.com

I know this all sounds weird being that I work at a rover dealer.
Thanks I know

M
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Old August 4th, 2006, 12:03 AM
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Where is he in Colorado?
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Old August 4th, 2006, 07:06 AM
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Old August 4th, 2006, 09:44 AM
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If he comes down to Denver, go see Jeff at JC Rover. http://www.jcrover4x4.com/ He's preferred by many members of our local LR club, which should tell you something. HTH. Mark
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Old August 4th, 2006, 09:49 PM
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He can take it to John at Pitco 4x4, or if he wants to chat, have him call me. PM me and I'll shoot you my number.

By the way, is it yellow? I saw one yesterday morning with FL plates.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Digging in the past,
anyone know if Pitco 4x4 is still around?
Same client now the newly restored 110 is in need of service.

Thanks
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Pitco is still around. I have known those guy's for years. There is another local shop which is owned by good friends of mine but I am hesitant on recommending them for anything at this time. Had a few issues on a project truck that I sent there way. Pitco is ok. But if someone has a d-90 with under 8k on it, I would only say in this area go dealer only. The boy's that work here are very qualified. Our master tech is one of the best in the country. We handle most of the defenders on the western slope. In the summer time there can be as many as 10-15 in our parking lot @ any given time. We know our rovers. We may not be the cheapest but we only use genuine parts. Pitco and the other will only come to me for parts when they have to. They prefer World Pac, or Atlantic british knock off shit. The one good thing about dealers is that the parts warranty is nationwide no questions asked. Hope it helps.

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Old April 2nd, 2010, 12:52 PM
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There are numerous independent shops in the Denver area, and there are several threads on here with shop recommendations for Denver.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 07:38 PM
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If he wants to bring it to Denver I'd say go to JC but otherwise I'd probably stick with a dealer...
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 08:15 PM
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Rob at MIT automotive in Evergreen is great my company uses him for everything. He sees plenty of Defenders and knows tons. Highly recomended!
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Grand Junction is a bit closer to Aspen, I believe. My friend's dad owns Wagner Garage here in Grand Junction, CO - his name is Steve Bennett. Steve is the only person Bill Burke lets touch his Rovers if that means anything to you. Bill lives out in Fruita and has been going to Steve for years. Also their prices are good at Wagner and they aren't too booked right now. I'd tell your friend about it. Their number is (970) 242-9971 and you can ask to speak directly with Steve - there are only 3 techs at his shop and he's one of 'em.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Does anyone know if there is a good shop in Summit County?
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Rob at MIT automotive in Evergreen is great my company uses him for everything. He sees plenty of Defenders and knows tons. Highly recomended!
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Old June 17th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Has anyone taken their truck to British 4x4 ltd. in Aurora or know anything about it? From their website:

Owner Brian Williams is ASE Master Certified and a former Land Rover Gold Certified Master Technician.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Has anyone taken their truck to British 4x4 ltd. in Aurora or know anything about it? From their website:

Owner Brian Williams is ASE Master Certified and a former Land Rover Gold Certified Master Technician.
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I have had Brian work on my defender several times. He was referred by a friend who has had him work on his Defender since about 2000. He tends to get backed up but he does a very good job and his prices are reasonable. He definitely knows his Land Rovers.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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For all Denver area guys, you NEED to visit Brian. I made an appt. for an oil change (can't do that myself anymore since in a condo building) and I dropped by yesterday to his shop.

He changed the oil and filter, lubed all the zerks on the d-shafts and the TRE's, reset my timing to 8 degrees, tightened all the belts (power steering was loose), fixed my alternator mount (this alone took a half hour), and did a general once over on pretty much the entire truck. Since I was a first time customer, he charged me nothing. I spent three hours there. I was so psyched to be able to hang around and watch and learn.

Unlike some of the other shops in town, he is a gold master LR tech, and he is the one doing the work.

I made an appt to have a bunch of other work done in a few weeks. Glad I found out about him, and hopefully others will patronize this great shop.
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That's what a mechanic should do. Its been my luck the guy loosens the belts loosens bolts and figures out how to do the least amoun of work. I'm glad there are shops that still do this for customers.
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Old November 15th, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Brian saved my butt a few weeks ago when I had a nearby shop do some paintwork on my footwells (they did a great job by the way- Brian works with them often). They sandblasted and managed to get some of the media in the electronics. It wasn't starting so Brian took it apart, cleaned a couple relays near the fuse box and got it running all at no charge!
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