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12-19-2008, 03:21 PM
Well its been a great year hear at ATLR. It was great getting to know some of the members and working on there cars and trucks. I am going to give a member special on timing belts as a thank you. The extra work would be nice too this time of year also. As many of you know I am a one man shop so please bear with me getting you in for service.
3.0 and 3.4 Truck/4 Runner timing belts installed with a Toyota water pump and coolant.
10% off to any member on all other service
Thanks Jesse 303-487-6195

Uncle Ben
12-19-2008, 04:45 PM
Thats excellent! Thank you very much for the discount and its great to have you on our forum! Merry Christmas!

12-19-2008, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the discount and Happy Holidays

12-21-2008, 12:11 AM
Just want to give a plug for Jesse, he was a great help on my head gasket job and he helped a buddy of mine with a 4runner too :thumb:

12-21-2008, 09:10 AM
Never heard a bad thing about Jesse...

12-21-2008, 11:33 AM
How about rebuilds on 22R's and 2F's? :)

12-21-2008, 02:37 PM
Well after a lot of bad engine builders I have had to deal with I am going to start doing these on my owen. Here is what I will have
22R and RE
All work done on the blocks and heads will be done by Gunn auto
All new Toyota pistons and rings
All new Toyota bearings
New Toyota water pump
New Toyota timing chain
New Toyota oil pump
New Ngk spark plugs
New Rock Timing cover
Put together and valves adj ready to go. (valves will need to be re adj after warm up)
The cost will be around 1200.00-1500.00 pending Gunn's bill and what they have to do. Also a 1 year warranty, If I install it the total cost is 2500.00 turn key/out the door. ( all fluids and a 1 year parts and LABOR warranty)
There is a lot of people who say they use all these parts but in reality they don't!! I have taken apart these engines when I get them and find all ROCK parts in them.
I would Like to say thanks to all the plugs above. I will not let the club down with customer service or any thing else.

Ron Helmuth
12-22-2008, 01:24 PM
That is most generous of you. I will keep your shop in mind when needing that done.

05-02-2009, 08:01 PM
Here is a bump for Jesse! :bowdown: He has gone above and beyond to help me out! My truck is still running strong. If you haven't been in to see him, it's time to at least get your oil changed! :D

Thanks Jesse!

06-03-2009, 06:24 PM
One of my employees just had a head gasket/timing chain done on his 22RE at ATLR and is very impressed. He drives his 1993 4x4 truck daily from his home near the entrance to Slaughterhouse to Littlleton almost every day.

04-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Bump for Jesse! Put a 22RE in my 88 great job and done alot of other work too! Customer service is excellent!

02-16-2011, 01:40 AM
Another Bump!
Jesse replaced the spindle bearings and repacked the other bearings in my front hub. He also changed the oil and transfer case fluid. Now if I could only get him to work on my Hondas and my Packard, I could sell my tools!!!:D


03-03-2012, 11:38 AM
Bump for Jesse! He always goes way beyond the call of duty! Everyone I have referred to him has been more than pleased. Thank you Jesse:cheers:!

03-05-2012, 12:11 PM
My experience with him too. He actually did a house call for diagnostics... waaaaay beyond the call of duty.

Hey Jesse, my wife works near the Taj, right down the road... and drives a Scion. Will be sending her your way should anything need doing on it. ;-)

12-12-2012, 01:59 PM
Another bump for Jesse.

In 2009 he did my timing belt, water pump and coolant change on the Tundra for an awesome price! 45,000 miles later I have no complaints!

12-12-2012, 02:07 PM
I rec'd Jesse 3+ years ago to my buddy at work who has a couple of Lexus vehicles and lives out that way. He has been SUPER happy ever since. He used to only take his vehicles to Stevinson or Kuni and is very "anal" about his vehicles. If Jesse weren't stellar I would be the first to hear it from my buddy...

12-12-2012, 02:52 PM
Hey Jesse... my wife's Scion XB driver's side door lock motor died (2006 IIRC). I fear to think what it would cost to fix it... Gotta quote?

12-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Hey Jesse... my wife's Scion XB driver's side door lock motor died (2006 IIRC). I fear to think what it would cost to fix it... Gotta quote?

I'd give him a call Bill :) - The last time he checked the forum was back in March. Hopefully we're all keeping him too busy to spend time checking the forum :hill:

12-12-2012, 04:09 PM
I'd give him a call Bill :) - The last time he checked the forum was back in March. Hopefully we're all keeping him too busy to spend time checking the forum :hill:

I just got off the phone with him. He's booked out until the first week in Jan.

12-12-2012, 04:17 PM
I'd give him a call Bill - The last time he checked the forum was back in March. Hopefully we're all keeping him too busy to spend time checking the forum
Ya, I know... I did.

We need some 'Jesse SUCKS' posts so I can get this fixed!!! :lmao:
Glad a good man is busy.

01-30-2013, 10:42 PM
Another bump! Replace my front diff and replaced my rear brake shoes in 3 hours, only $315 in labor.......great mechanic..

01-30-2013, 11:04 PM
great mechanic..

Not only that, great person too! He took great care of my wife's "new" Sequoia last week.

04-05-2013, 06:34 PM
I have used Jesse for years for my son's 85 4runner (new engine) as well as work on my dual-transfer cases (was leaking like crazy). :bowdown: Fantastic service from someone who really cares about his customers.


06-07-2013, 05:10 PM
I am new to wheeling and was taking a class with Bill Burke. Great class by the way. My radiator exploded (really, blew the hood up) and was stuck on Slaughterhouse Gulch. Bill towed me down and then I had the truck towed. Jesse was able to get me an steel radiator, thermostate, gasket and clutch fan for what the other guy wanted for just the radiator.

He picked me up from the Light Rail and even sent me to a buddy of his that did body shop stuff to fix my hood. He was great. I was out of town during most of it and I appreciated his use of text messages and email to keep me informed as to what was happening. He's busy but well worth it.


p.s Can't wait to go to my first Rising Sun meeting in July.

04-13-2014, 05:54 PM
It's time to bump Jesse and Chris back to the top of this list (again)! I was having trouble with the brakes on my truck, the rears were not working. I called Jesse and we went over what all I did to troubleshoot. He said it had to be the Master. So I said "when can you get me in?" He then told me that I would kick myself for not doing it myself because it was so easy! So I did it myself. While I was bleeding the brakes, I noticed a blown boot on the driver's side. :mad: Another call to Jesse to have him check my work and have him replace the CV axle. He said my work was fine and replaced the axle! Now I can go Mall Crawlin!
Thank you Jesse and Chris!

12-17-2014, 03:42 PM
Bump for Jesse and ATLR

In the past month he's done 3 timing belts on my aging fleet...
great workmanship, great turnaround.

Thanks Jesse!

06-01-2016, 12:14 AM
Jesse, what's your current price on a 4runner 3.4 timing belt and water pump?


06-01-2016, 11:04 AM
Jesse, what's your current price on a 4runner 3.4 timing belt and water pump?


I don't think Jesse frequents this forum - you would be best off calling him directly :thumb:

06-08-2016, 12:52 PM
Huge thumbs up for Jessie and ALTR :thumb::thumb: He took great care of my daughter Casey who lives in FC. We were unsure if the timing belt was done by the po on her GX470. After pulling the front apart Jessie noticed by the condition of the components that the timing belt had been done. Since the s belt was on the list of service, that's all he charged her for. Just saying some shops would have just put it back together and charged her for the tb job. Stand up guy and has mine and my daughters business all 3 GX470's... Thanks for the great service!!!!

07-05-2016, 08:15 PM
Thanks y'all. I've reached out to Jesse and will post up any feedback on the experience.

07-10-2016, 04:15 PM
Jesse did the timing belt/water pump in Kim's '05 Tundra before we moved. Great and fast service at a reasonable cost. :thumb:

Now if only I could find a mechanic here in Iowa that knows Toyotas! :o

07-10-2016, 07:44 PM
i'll play the devils advocate here. i had atlr put a new engine in puff when i got frustrated by swapping in used leaking junk engines. it never had any coolant leaks beforehand, just oil leaks, and i never had any starter issues, plus i had replaced both radiator hoses with new oem hoses. i also asked that he thoroughly run the rig before giving it back as i didn't want any issues.

jesse charged me for a new starter stating that the one on there was wrong, although i never had any issues starting the rig, plus new radiator hoses, saying they were bad. they did not replace a small rubber elbow under the intake, that was beyond rotten and split open causing a major coolant leak only a couple of weeks after i got the rig back. i also had a significant coolant leak at the firewall where the heater core pipes come through after getting the rig back. i reluctantly pulled the hoses thinking that the 30 year old core was going to have rotten pipes, but instead found pipes that had been crushed at some point and rudely bent to a semi round shape again (remember...i never had a leak here before giving my rig to atlr). i had consistent issues with the engine getting almost redline hot, then acting like it hiccuped and being fine afterwards. a quick question here and one other forum said it was a cheap thermostat and that it was a common issue. i changed to an oe thermostat and never had the issue again. i would think a toyota specialist would know that, since everyone on the internet did. and, remember, i asked him to thoroughtly test puff because i didn't want any surprises.

a friend who had gone with me decided to take his 80 series there to have the front main seal/oil pump seals replaced and got it back with the plastic nipple on the radiator cracked, which it wasn't before.

he could have easily upsold other issues with puff, like an out of balance rear shaft that causes a bad vibration at highway speeds (which, if he had tested the rig like i asked, he would've found) and a leaking t case output, but no mention of either of those.

i don't intend to say it's the worst shop in the world, just beware that they are not perfect. inspect everything well.

07-11-2016, 06:03 PM
Sorry for what you say is bad service NECULEARLEMON. If I recall you only called one time with coolant problems and never brought it back to me. Which was 100% under warranty. That is why we give a full warranty. As for all the problems you had you may not like it but everyone does on this Rising Sun site. ATLR DOES NOT like to up sale our customers. When you are dong a big job with us like a engine we try our best to not to up sale you while it is here. I don't know how you can bad mouth my shop when YOU were under warranty. Customer service is always #1 here at ATLR and you never gave us a chance to fix your truck. As many people know here, I will just about stop anything I am doing to keep my customers happy. To all Rising Sun members I am sorry for this post. I am always willing to take full responsibility for my work and actions if given the chance to fix it as most of you know. I do not mean to bad mouth her but she never gave me the chance to fix it.
Jesse Myers
p.s neculearlemon I am sorry for your experience here at ATLR

07-11-2016, 06:35 PM
actually, i went back and looked at the messages...i mentioned two of the three (forgot about the leaking thermostat housing) leaks in the messages.

again, i have still recommended atlr since this and my buddys issues, i would just suggest robbie or joe first and if you can't get in there, then atlr.

will i take my stuff back, probably no. trying to arrange for a ride and fight rush hour traffic to drop off my rig, and then having to arrange for another ride back there to pick up the rig for something i can (but shouldn't have to) fix is stupid, hence the reason i dealt with it myself. the fact that it had a bad thermostat, a hose that was rotten, a leaking thermostat connection and the heater core connection at the firewall was damaged and leaking(no proof it was done by atlr, but there were no leaks there beforehand and it makes sense for it to get crushed during an engine install) is disappointing. top that off with a friend having his overflow nipple cracked and leaking when he got it rig back (again, no proof atlr did it, but it wasn't leaking before going there) especially after i was the one who told him to take the rig there, was more icing on the cake.

again. no shop is perfect! everyone makes mistakes. apparently i was the one to experience those from this shop. many others have had wonderful experiences which is why i chose atlr.

07-11-2016, 09:15 PM
I have trusted Jesse for a long time. He has always treated me fairly and with respect (like I deserve that!). I drive past my neighbor's shop to go to ATLR. :D I know Jesse has my back. He has dropped everything to help me when I stop in unexpected. Thank you Jesse!

07-19-2016, 05:52 PM
and a bit more icing on the cake...i just spent 40 minutes baking in the 98 degree sun trying to figure out why puff wouldn't start. with the help of one of my techs and a fluke meter, we determined the new starter jesse sold me has **** the bed.

atlr doesn't build the starters, but still disappointing that i spent well over $3000 and have had to replace their thermostat and gasket, a hose that should've been caught and now a starter sold me and that it's been a lot of headaches since i got it back. the point of paying someone else a fortune to deal with it was so i wouldn't have to. :(

07-19-2016, 06:11 PM
Ige, you are just a lucky so and so.......

07-19-2016, 06:23 PM
Ige, you are just a lucky so and so.......

i have more money into fixing puff than my 80 series cost. this is why i drive land cruisers. was hoping i had another in my pile of parts, but i don't, so now i get to tack on another $60 for a new starter :(

Boss Hog
08-04-2016, 01:06 AM
Im the guy that Ige was referencing that took my 80 in to get the oil pump seal replaced. It's true that my radiator started to "seep" at the seam after the oil pump repair (discovered at my first Cruise Moab!) But on a 22 yo rig that wasn't properly maintained before I got it, I figured it's all in the game. I took it right back to Jesse and he performed fast service at a very fair price. And I'll take it back to him again...