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    Default Looking for good Land Rover mechanic in Cape Town

    Does anyone know of a good independent mechanic/workshop in Cape Town where I can take my 1996 Disco TDi for a new power steering pump, new water pump, and some other work?

    Priced the power steering pump (R4091,85) and water pump (R1163,94) at Land Rover Cape Town. Over R5000 just for the parts is a lot more than I was hoping to spend! Just need someone who can source good parts at a reasonable price, and, perhaps more importantly, does the job properly.

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    Gerrit Visser at Handy Landy. Don't know where in Ct you are, HL is in Stikland.

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    Try Schalk Burger in Strand 021 853 4465

    Helped me in Feb
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    SAVANNAH ,Marius on this forum

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    Thanks for the replies. I will phone around on Monday.

    I am in Rosebank, so Paarden Eiland, Montague Gardens and Southern Suburbs suit me best. But prepared to travel further to get it done properly.

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    Try Willem (ex Roverland mechanic) now works for himself - Landy boffin - old school - he repairs things e.g. power steering pump - does not just replace - call him on 082 9736147 - you can PM me for workshop location co - ords !

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    Anyone had any experience with LR Centre in Montague Gardens? Are they good?

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    2013 VW Amarok SC 90kW TDI 4Motion
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    1996 Land Rover Discovery ES 300TDI
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommanderKeen View Post
    Anyone had any experience with LR Centre in Montague Gardens? Are they good?
    Yes, used to take my Disco V8 to them. Had no issues with the service they gave me. Even offered to drop the vehicle off at my home after work for me.
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    Thanks hcs. Will phone around now. LR centre is easiest for me at the moment, so may just take it there.

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    No prob.
    But like Landhauer said, try Savannah as well. He is a member here on the forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommanderKeen View Post
    Anyone had any experience with LR Centre in Montague Gardens? Are they good?
    LR SERVICE Centre in MG are excellent, owned by Mike Porter. They generally have a bit of a waiting list, but it's worth waiting. You could also try Garth in Little Mowbray, right around the corner from you, but I'm not sure he works on Discos, as he specialises in Series Land Rovers. His work is excellent as well.
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    Thanks Tony. Unfortunately LR Centre/Service in Montague Gardens is fully booked until 2 November! I need it done before then.

    I haven't been able to get hold of Marius (Savannah) yet. Waiting for a reply to my PM.

    Will try some of the others mentioned.

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    Sorry, Garth's numbers are 021 689-1965 and 072-264-3745. He does really good, clean work, photographs everything he works on and gives you the printouts with the invoice. As I said, his main passion is restoring Series Landys, but he did my last major service because I also couldn't wait for LR Services, and he did a great job.

    PS you'll have to change your location to Cape Town in your id - you're still listed as Pretoria.
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    Garth is an excellent choice but he has stopped working on Disco's to concentrate on Series and Defender models. Give him a call if you are stuck - from my experience he will help you if you are seriously in a pickle - just the type of person he is and your Landy will love you for taking her to Garth.

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    Maruis tel no 0215563153, they are in killarney gardens
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    there is also land rover service centre in Southfield/Diepriver, also a bit of a waiting list. used them once, no hassles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    there is also land rover service centre in Southfield/Diepriver, also a bit of a waiting list. used them once, no hassles
    That's LR Services other branch. I don't think they are accepting any new customers, but you could check.

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    Exclamation First time Disco3 owner and frustrated

    Hi everyone,my name is phaphama sibiya and im staying in cape town Parow.i have a problem with my disco3 it has a vibration and the handbrake makes a squicky noise,pls help

    Many thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by psibiya View Post
    Hi everyone,my name is phaphama sibiya and im staying in cape town Parow.i have a problem with my disco3 it has a vibration and the handbrake makes a squicky noise,pls help

    Many thanks
    Try LR Srvice centre , Moantague Gardens .
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    British4x4 Diepriver 021 712 3701

    Schalk Burger in Somerset West also has a good reputation

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    Or DiscoMad on this forum.
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