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    Default Best Land Rover mechanic in Nelspruit/White River area

    Hi Guys
    I am relatively new to this and as I am buying my first Land Rover, I was wondering in your opinion who the best Land Rover mechanic in the Nelspruit/White River area is.
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    What are you buying? A series, defender discovery?

    We are spoiled in nelspruit with guys specializing in series landies and defenders/ Discoveries.

    Series, you need to go to James Jackson or Hentie Prinsloo. Defenders Hentie can help or Vernon McDonald will be my choice.

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    Hi Castos
    Thanks very much for the info. I am buying a discovery 3 HSE 2008 model.

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    Castos, who would you recommend for newer Disco's & Freelanders ?
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    Hi

    I also new here and I recently bought a 2012 Defender 110 and I'm looking for an Indy in Nelspruit/White River area as well.
    Please could you help me, I really would need a reliable shop.
    How is John Boys?

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    Hi
    Last edited by TheTraveller; 2014/05/26 at 10:21 AM. Reason: duplicate

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    Randy, go to Vernon, brilliant mech.
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    Shame no answer for me

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    Hi Guys
    My Discovery three is booked in for Wed this week going to replace the steering arms bushes and so on big Job. Going to cost about R14000 will let you know once its done. Vernon is doing the job for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTraveller View Post
    Hi

    I also new here and I recently bought a 2012 Defender 110 and I'm looking for an Indy in Nelspruit/White River area as well.
    Please could you help me, I really would need a reliable shop.
    How is John Boys?
    Hi I don't know about John Boys, but met with Vernon today to go over the car he sounds very competent.

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    Thanks Sweetthorn. Looking forward to your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTraveller View Post
    Hi

    I also new here and I recently bought a 2012 Defender 110 and I'm looking for an Indy in Nelspruit/White River area as well.
    Please could you help me, I really would need a reliable shop.
    How is John Boys?
    Excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonf View Post
    Excellent!

    Thanks Antonf. Ow are his prices compared to others in that area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTraveller View Post
    Thanks Antonf. Ow are his prices compared to others in that area?
    Middle of the range - slightly more expensive that Braam or Vernon, acres cheaper than RandLover

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    Morning guys
    After a month of backwards and forwards. I have had the upper and lower steering arms replaced. The transfer box cleaned and overhauled. I am now having the gearbox fluid replaced today. The car still has a knock when you turn the corner, Vernon is investigating today. Hopefully replacing the gearbox fluid will help the shuddering when I brake.
    I can only say the nicest things about Vernon. At one stage he worked on the car for three days evaluating the knocking and steering. This was all done at no charge. He is honest and trustworthy and always willing to go the extra mile. He has also hired another land rover mechanic who used to work at Land Rover in Nelspruit, can only add to his expertise.
    I would really recommend him, makes me feel confident in my Land Rover knowing I have such great local back up.

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    Great feedback thanks Sweetthorn. Hope your truck will be running in now time

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    The next thing you have to do is join the Lowveld Chapter of the LROC. Great bunch of people and the outings are tremendous fun.

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    Cool Re: Best Land Rover mechanic in Nelspruit/White River area

    Ok so this thread is a bit old so going to ask again

    Any decent land rover refurbishers/mechanics recommended in Nelspruit/Komatipoort area? I have a 1996 LR Defender 90 PU that I would like someone to go through from back to front including maybe engine rebuild and electrical rewiring.

    I live in Mozambique but can get the landy transported as it is overheating at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumboswart View Post
    Ok so this thread is a bit old so going to ask again

    Any decent land rover refurbishers/mechanics recommended in Nelspruit/Komatipoort area? I have a 1996 LR Defender 90 PU that I would like someone to go through from back to front including maybe engine rebuild and electrical rewiring.

    I live in Mozambique but can get the landy transported as it is overheating at the moment.

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    There is a great guy in Malelane who fixes Land Rovers. He helped me about 5 years ago when my Prado broke down in the Kruger. Delivered on his promises and went the extra mile, and that was for a Toyota owner. He even lent me a replacement vehicle while he was repairing mine.

    Unfortunately i dont have contact details anymore, or even a company name. His workshops were situated in the same complex as Autozone if i remember correctly, which is situated on the corner of the N4 and Buffel street. Google can give you a contact number, maybe they know the guy. Alternately there is a gas supplier in the town that has a few Landies and the owner of the gas place is big buddies with the Landie guy.
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