Seeking Diesel Mechanic in NoCo / Fort Collins Area for BEB and timing belt

MountainTropic

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I just returned to Colorado after being gone since 95 (CA and Nashville). I also just bought the 6th Land Cruiser of my life (91 HDJ81) and am totally new to the JDM models and diesels. I am teaching at CSU in Fort Collins and don't yet have a garage, driveway or the time to do a few basic preventative maintenance items on the new rig. Is there someone in the area y'all can refer me to who I can have do the BEB and timing belt? I'd try the BEB myself... but not wanting to do it in the street. Thanks in advance for any guidance. I look forward to rejoining the community of TLC owners/addicts.
 

DaveInDenver

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I'd suggest L1 Automotive in Loveland. They're not exclusive but definitely Cruiserheads. It's the only shop I'd trust normally although can't say how comfortable they'd be if it's really odd ball JDM. But it would seem like bearings and timing belts would be pretty straightforward.

Frank is a master mechanic at Petersen and he's good, too, if you can schedule him.
 
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MountainTropic

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I'd suggest L1 Automative in Loveland. They're not exclusive but definitely Cruiserheads. It's the only shop I'd trust normally although can't say how comfortable they'd be if it's really odd ball JDM. But it would seem like bearings and timing belts would be pretty straightforward.

Frank is a master mechanic at Petersen and he's good, too, if you can schedule him.
Thank you. Seems like Loveland is where it's at.
 

coloradobound

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Thank you. Seems like Loveland is where it's at.
Definitely recommend L1. Tim and Greg are awesome, they’ve had a number of yota diesels in their shop. They’ve also maintained my truck and other family’s vehicles for over 8 years.
 

Rzeppa

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My buddy TJ Scholand of Horsetooth 4 wheelers posted this in Mud:

As for diesel mechanics, @mcguirejohnson is a wrench at Nelsen’s Auto Tech, and he knows his way around Land Cruiser diesels…
 

beno

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What do you know? You’re just a “wincher” from New York. :)

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pmccumber

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I'd suggest L1 Automotive in Loveland. They're not exclusive but definitely Cruiserheads. It's the only shop I'd trust normally although can't say how comfortable they'd be if it's really odd ball JDM. But it would seem like bearings and timing belts would be pretty straightforward.


Definitely recommend L1.
 

MountainGoat

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Yeah, what he said. :)
 
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