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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Denver-area 2.1 mechanic needed - failed emissions Reply with quote

Hello all,
1990 2.1 Vanagon. Just failed emissions, mostly due to high CO. Previously passed Oregon emissions so not sure what's going on. Looking for a Denver area mechanic that's familiar with the 2.1 to give it a look see.
Thanks for any help/suggestions.

Darin
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Blazer Automotive off Broadway. They only work on VWs and Larry will give it to you straight.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Email sent to Blazer. Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

I'd recommend Van Cafe/RMW.

Not as convenient to Denver but worth the drive, trustworthy service, and parts are not marked up. Nor do they throw parts at issues without diagnosing first.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

DS1980 wrote:
Email sent to Blazer. Thanks for the help!


If you haven't heard from them by Monday, give them a call. They do great work, but email may not be the strong suit Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Got an appointment Wednesday. They said they did a lot of Vanagons. Hopefully they have the magic touch. Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Bring tons of money for stuff not needing fixing.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Metric or imperial tons?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Both if wheelbarrow holds 'em. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

E1 wrote:
Bring tons of money for stuff not needing fixing.


I thought you were kidding until I saw your other post. Funny how opinions vary. Blazer is above reproach in my book.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Same thing I'd say if any vendors I've had great luck were baked by another customer. It happens, but makes no sense in our case as we really liked Larry and Jim.

You'd feel just the same if I felt like laying the story down.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

Another very happy Blazer customer right here. Very good service, more than fair prices. Maybe itís because my wife is gorgeous and the guys noticed that she lives our camper? Laughing Either way, thumbs up for Blazer.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Denver Area 2.1 mechnic needed-emisions Reply with quote

I've used Blazer & RMW and would recommend both.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver-area 2.1 mechanic needed - failed emissions Reply with quote

Another vote for Blazer--whom I have reviewed and discussed at length. The only thing, admittedly, wrong with RMW is the 100 mile drive from Denver to their facilities. But I can't say enough good things about the Brothers Blazer.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Denver-area 2.1 mechanic needed - failed emissions Reply with quote

I found Larry to be knowledgeable and courteous. $45 for a diagnostic that found a worthless cat and O2 sensor.
Thanks again for the help!
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