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Old 02-10-09, 01:34 PM
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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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Old 02-10-09, 01:40 PM
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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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Old 02-10-09, 01:53 PM
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Try Schalk Burger in Strand 021 853 4465

Helped me in Feb
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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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Old 05-10-09, 10:36 AM
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Anyone had any experience with LR Centre in Montague Gardens? Are they good?
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Old 05-10-09, 10:46 AM
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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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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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Old 05-10-09, 03:20 PM
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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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Old 16-09-10, 02:55 PM
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Maruis tel no 0215563153, they are in killarney gardens
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Old 16-09-10, 05:00 PM
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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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Old 16-09-10, 05:09 PM
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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
That's LR Services other branch. I don't think they are accepting any new customers, but you could check.
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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

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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

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Or DiscoMad on this forum.
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and Jakes, Discomad on the forum, is excellent
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Try British 4x4 in Diepriver.
I swear by them!!
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Hi All

Sadly, Marius aka Savannah, passed away last year. I can recommend his brother in law, Louis at 7 Landies though in Paarden Eiland.
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Both have been mentioned but LR Service Centre (Southfields) and British 4X4 (Diep River) are both good. Both are very busy these days though.
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I know it's not always possible, but best to choose from this forum's recommendations an establishment close to your home and build a good relationship with them.
That's the key to any happy customer, you need to be involved. It is your vehicle and your money after all.
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LR service centre Southfield I called last week and they could only take my landy 7 October. then i'm outside my compulsory warranty service window. Okes were accomdating and now they taking it Monday, Shoo. I will book my next service immediately.

@Psiyiba
Your handbrake binded on the rear right wheel, hence the vibration. your EPB needs to be 'fixed/adjusted'. happened to me, minus squeaky noises tho
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I know it's not always possible, but best to choose from this forum's recommendations an establishment close to your home and build a good relationship with them.
That's the key to any happy customer, you need to be involved. It is your vehicle and your money after all.
Very good advise!
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I suggest you take your Landy to DiscoMad....and don't worry, even if it looks like it from his post above, he doesn't let you do the work yourself! He just tells you exactly what you are spending your money on!

Jakes is the man! Nobody else may fiddle under my Landy's dress!
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