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As indicated above, anyone know of a good Jag shop in the Houston area?
Thanks much. Dave
 
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Dave,

What needs to be done? What Jag is it? Tell me more.....Do you need SDD?

Billy Clyde in Houston
 
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What side of town? You can drive for a hour and still be in Houston
 
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Dave,

What needs to be done? What Jag is it? Tell me more.....Do you need SDD?

Billy Clyde in Houston
Primarily maintenance as my old 1998 XK8 is now his and he is not a car guy. Mileage is about 180,000 with engine still original to the car.During my stewardship, I replaced upper and lower tensioners, all hoses etc, however the rest of the running gear has been rebuilt or replaced. Poly suspension bushings.
Currently it is leaving a drop or two of oil on the garage floor nightly. I replaced pan gasket with gasket from dealership and 8 months ago it was dry as a bone. Based on his description, Iím thinking it might be the front cover that was removed over 100,000 miles ago when I did lower tensioners. Would like to find a good indie for him that knows his stuff and can be trusted.
Thanks for your help. Dave (Platinummaker)
 
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I have had good luck with Mike at Champions Jaguar. He is indie Jag specialist but in high demand so need to schedule
 
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What side of town? You can drive for a hour and still be in Houston
Brutal he lives in Richmond. Heís not a car guy and has acquired my old 98 vert. Please see my response above on the current nature of work required. Looking for an indie that knows his stuff and can be trusted.
I live in the San Jose area of Northern Cali and had an old school guy I would take my car to do things either beyond my ability or didnít have time for. He was in a really ugly area in Oakland, over an hour and a half away, but totally worth the drive. Thanks for your help. Dave (Platinummaker)
 
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I have had good luck with Mike at Champions Jaguar. He is indie Jag specialist but in high demand so need to schedule
Thanks much!
 
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Platinummaker,

Apparently, you didn't notice Brutal's Heading: "TECH-CERTIFIED" ! He is a Jaguar Machinic here in Houston and lives in Damon, TX. A very short distance from Richmond....He is your GUY! Make contact with him "Bill"... Not the other Guy...…...enough said!

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Platinummaker,

Apparently, you didn't notice Brutal's Heading: "TECH-CERTIFIED" ! He is a Jaguar Machinic here in Houston and lives in Damon, TX. A very short distance from Richmond....He is your GUY! Make contact with him "Bill"... Not the other Guy...Ö...enough said!

Billy Clyde in Houston
Thanks much! Sent pm to Brutal for address to his shop. Done deal
 
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Platinum,

You are Welcome! Your Guy from Richmond lives about 10 miles from me! I'm in "Cinco Ranch" He will know where that is!

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Brutal he lives in Richmond. Heís not a car guy and has acquired my old 98 vert. Please see my response above on the current nature of work required. Looking for an indie that knows his stuff and can be trusted.
I live in the San Jose area of Northern Cali and had an old school guy I would take my car to do things either beyond my ability or didnít have time for. He was in a really ugly area in Oakland, over an hour and a half away, but totally worth the drive. Thanks for your help. Dave (Platinummaker)
if he needs a mon to fri shop then go see Mike at Champions. If I didn't fix mine Mike is the only guy I would use and we talk every now and then. I responded to your pm.
 
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Brutal he lives in Richmond. Heís not a car guy and has acquired my old 98 vert. Please see my response above on the current nature of work required. Looking for an indie that knows his stuff and can be trusted.
I live in the San Jose area of Northern Cali and had an old school guy I would take my car to do things either beyond my ability or didnít have time for. He was in a really ugly area in Oakland, over an hour and a half away, but totally worth the drive. Thanks for your help. Dave (Platinummaker)
if he needs a mon to fri shop then go see Mike at Champions. If I didn't fix mine Mike is the only Jaguar guy I would use and we talk every now and then. Other than that I use only one other shop and not a Jaguar specialist. I responded to your pm.
 
 
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