Thanks for your support!
I just want to let you all know that my wife and I are very pleased with the service and speed with which it was delivered.
While we had other options (some less expensive), we sensed a level of quality and integrity from you...and you delivered. You totally understood our needs and even recommended against an easy $1k upsell on a tuning package based on you knowing that upgrade would be counter to our objectives.
We will very willingly drive the 1.5 hours to do business again.
-Nolan and Barb
We met in August when I dropped my daughter off at college. I was looking for a specialized auto shop to care for her TDI Jetta in my absence living in Michigan. I had you do quite a bit of work on my Daughters 2002 Jetta TDI Wagon in September. To recap, you basically rebuilt the suspension and the brake system.
I was recently out to Denver to visit my daughter to put her new snow tires on. I want to tell you that you did a fantastic job on the car. The ride and brakes were in superb working order. At 230,000+ miles, the car almost ran like new! I really appreciate the care and thoroughness you put forth on my daughters behalf. I also really appreciate having someone that I can truly trust will do the proper work without taking advantage of the customer! You both are the best and I thank you for that.
Kale, I wanted to pass along some feedback regarding my 2005 Passat TDI (265,000 miles) that was upgraded last week at Dieseland (Anuthee) in Golden, CO. My intake was clogged putting my Passat in limp mode and had a few leaks here and there as would be expected with so many miles. It needed some attention. Anuthee at Dieseland and your team recommended the following:
· Replace worn out stock size injectors with new stock size
· New Colt performance cam (deluxe kit with new lifters, etc.)
· Performance tune
· Balance shaft eliminator kit (strengthens new oil pump drive system)
· Anuthee found and fixed several fuel and air flow leaks
All I can say is somehow my quite docile (but reliable) high mileage Passat has been transformed into some kind of NASCAR-inspired, fire breathing rocket ship out to gun down every Prius in sight. OMG. It’s like I bought a new car. The performance I’m experiencing still has me scratching my head. After 25 years maintaining F-16’s in the Air Force, I know a little about power output and I’m baffled by what’s happened under the hood of my Passat. Where has all that power been hiding??? Evidently, Kerma knows.
The turbo lag at stop signs—gone. The 5 minute warm up period on cold days—gone. Power drop off at 2900 rpm—gone—and replaced with a new 4500 rpm peak. Downshifts passing on the interstate—gone. Broad, broad power band in every gear. Mileage is up almost 15% on the first tank. Wow.
Please pass along my thanks to Anuthee and the rest of your team. Kerma products and partner technicians are worth every penny, and then some!
Thanks for keeping me in the loop! And thanks for all of the work so far. I very much appreciate the fact that my car is in the most capable of hands when I bring it to you. It's pretty twisted when I think about getting another car that isn't a TDI and a big negative is that I wouldn't be able to bring it to you :-) "you know you like your mechanic when..."
Anuthee is a super competent, professional diesel mechanic. He has helped us with our TDI Jetta over the years. He replaced our belts and repaired a glow plug problem. We take our car to him rather than anybody on the Western Slope because he is honest and a total VW expert...plus he is just plain nice guy, you can understand that the minute you meet him.
- Kent and Ramona
I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great job on my car. You can't find people over here that would take such good care of a customer. The car handles better then when I first bought it. And the extra power from those nozzles is amazing. Now I will have to get it painted so it looks as good as it drives. Thanks again.
Western Slope, CO
Great work, Dude!
The car is noticeably tauter, and quieter with the bearing replacement. I notice the A-arm bushing, as well as the dogbone. With the dogbone, everything feels more solidly bolted together, especially in the reduction in drivetrain lash and bounce - it's more of a Machine now!
'02 VW Golf TDI
Thanks for the work you did on the car...man, I couldn't be happier. On so many levels, the car is so much better. I really cannot believe how it handles and corners now compared to before. And between the clean intake and the kerma tune, it pulls twice as hard now. I'm looking for errands to run just so I can drive it :)
'00 VW Jetta TDI ALH
"I drove over the Eisenhower tunnel and Vail pass last weekend. Because
you cleaned my intake and installed that great Kerma TDI chip, my
Passat drove as fast as I wanted. 65+ in 4th or 5th the whole way.
Passing wasn't a problem.
Before the Kerma TDI chip, I couldn't get it over 50 doing that. And
forget about passing). And back when my turbo had a solenoid problem,
it wouldn't go over 35 there.
And now I'm getting over 38mpg with very aggressive city driving.
Overall I'm amazed and impressed. My TDI drives better than new!
Thanks for everything!"
1997 VW Passat TDI 1Z
173K miles (with many more to come)
"I'm the guy from Virginia with the 05 TDI BRM that was taking the cam out. First off, thanks so much for the emails/parts list and multiple phone calls. You ROCK! Service like that doesn't happen these days. Thanks!!!"
- Jerry H
06 Jetta TDI BRM
"The car drives AWESOME, she was like butta on the highway. That’s how that car should drive! Thanks for all your hard work!"
- Matt B
'03 Golf TDI ALH
"I had Anut change my timing belt a few weeks ago. Service was great, he really knows what he is doing. He even helped me out with a few extra things and answered all my questions while I watched the work being done. Great price too."
- Chad Edwards
'01 Jetta TDI ALH
"I won't go into specifics but he's very trustworthy and he will actually explain to you what he's doing if you are like me and ask questions all the time. He's a nice guy, knows his stuff, and his prices are extremely reasonable.
Thanks again for fixing my car (the right way) aNut."
- Brian.Burress; TDIclub
'04 Jetta TDI BEW
"I have met him, he has worked on my B4(changed injectors, etc...) ... he was very meticulous and knew very well his business working on the cars he worked on including mine.
I am/will be making an appointment w.him to get the next TB, etc. done by him.
Good to have you around here Anuthee!"
- bikeprof; TDIclub
Pagosa Spring, CO
"I thought I would throw in my two cents here and comment on the quality of work Anuthee(aNut) performs. I recently had him do a timing belt for me because of my lack of time. He was great guy and a professional by all standards. He went above and beyond what most mechanics would do, always looking out for the customer and not for himself. The prices are right on and the workmanship is excellent."
- tleader TDIclub
'02 Jetta TDI ALH
"Our loss is your gain. Have him work on your car. You won't be disappointed. He fixed my IP in the airport parking lot. He assembled my bicycle. I have offered to fly him back to Austin to work on my car."
1999.5 Jetta TDI ALH
"Roadtripped to see aNut this weekend and I can’t imagine a better experience. Anuthee (Robby's TB partner/protege) knocked out a timing belt, intake swap/EGR cleaning and a few minor items (coolant temp sensor and MAF) in no time. These guys know what they're doing, they treat you great and for a very fair price. I drove about 1100 miles round trip and would do it again in a heart beat. These guys are absolutely trustworthy IMHO...."
- Broundtree; TDIclub
'03 Jetta TDI ALH
"I met aNUT a few weeks ago and was impressed by his knowledge. He did a really nice job on the belt also. Buzz Bomb is real happy with the work.
Sorry to see ya leave but ya gotta go where the road leads ya. Follow your heart. Remember you've always got a home in Texas."
- Pevey; TDIclub