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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Northern VA/DC/MD Land Rover Engine Repair

I have a 97 D-90 that is leaking engine oil, anti freeze, and transmission fluid in several areas. Looking for recommendations for a reputable auto repair shop with Land Rover experience that can stop the leaks in the Northern VA/DC/MD area.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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What about these? We'll see how these paste in.

Business NameCityStateCountryRoverland 4x4, Alexandria, Virginia

Land Rover Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia

Naylor Autowerks, Chesterfield/Richmond, Virginia
Phillips Automotive, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia
Land Rover Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia
Land Rover Richmond, Midlothian, Virginia
Land Rover Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia
Wagonwork Collision, Alexandria, Virginia
Intersport PerformanceMcLeanVirginiaUnited States



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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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Gary Landes:
Rover Works - 410-737-0647
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Roverland 4x4, Alexandria, Virginia - Maybe. Had an OK experience with them.

Land Rover Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia - 5 hours from DC

Naylor Autowerks, Chesterfield/Richmond, Virginia - 2 hours from DC
Phillips Automotive, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia - 3 hours from DC
Land Rover Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia - NO NO
Land Rover Richmond, Midlothian, Virginia - NO, 2 hours from DC
Land Rover Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia - NO NO
Wagonwork Collision, Alexandria, Virginia - These guys do German Car body work. Fixed my 911.
Intersport PerformanceMcLeanVirginiaUnited States - Tuners. And they refused to fix the tire on my 911 one time. Said I surely wouldn't come back for any other service.

I would second the Gary Landes recommendation.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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If you don't mind a two hour drive (or have AAA plus w/150mile tow) try roverrepairs.com outside of philly. Frank has done more headgasket jobs on Rover V8s than anyone else I can think of and is quite reasonable.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:14 PM
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This is a small independent shop just down the road from me. I haven't used him personally, but met the guy and he has all the right equipment and computers and was very knowledgeable about the whole range. Seemed like they would do you right.

http://www.loudounrover.com/
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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whatever you do, DONT take it to Arlington Motorcar Service on Wilson Blvd.

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I have a 97 D-90 that is leaking engine oil, anti freeze, and transmission fluid in several areas. Looking for recommendations for a reputable auto repair shop with Land Rover experience that can stop the leaks in the Northern VA/DC/MD area.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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Wow Horsey you know how to use google!

I think he wanted a recommendation based on experience with a shop.

Okay I have crushed Horsey enough for today. Teach him to post pics of me and Betty White. Those are private moments between two consenting adults.
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This is a small independent shop just down the road from me. I haven't used him personally, but met the guy and he has all the right equipment and computers and was very knowledgeable about the whole range. Seemed like they would do you right.

http://www.loudounrover.com/
Think a buddy told me the dude in Loudoun was a cranky bastard or something.There was a reason he stopped going there and started going to Treasured Motorcars up in Reisterstown.
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Just how leaky is it leaking? Like a gallon of anti freeze every week? A quart of oil every fill up? Like wise the transmission?

I last had the Loob worked on by "Paul" at 4x4 Land in Chantilly. He did about 1200 bucks worth of work and charged me 600. Older Persian dude who has been working on Rovers all over the world for many years. His son is kind of a sycophant slacker, so deal only with pops. I think they all go by "Paul"
I would go back there. I might even have him do all the suspension bushings.

http://www.4x4-land.com/main.asp
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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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You canít go wrong with either one of these. Both shops have reasonable prices and the owners are honest..
http://www.loudounrover.com/
Roverland 4x4,
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Gary Landes:
Rover Works - 410-737-0647
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for the great input. I went to Loudon Rover today and the owner (Walid) did a free diagonistic (cleared my check engine light-ABS fault) and did a brief assessment. He wasn't worried about the condition of the oil leaks. He did stress that I watch the coolant level since he thinks a hole may be forming on my water pump. He didn't try to sell me anything, just provided an upfront assessment compared to other land rovers he has seen. I will probably take the D90 back if/when the leaks get worse. Thanks again everyone.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Good to hear you had a good experience there, and it's consistent with mine in that I felt like he wouldn't BS you and would get your business over time when you really needed it, not when he did.

Your leaks sound like regular rover leaks for these trucks. Keep an eye on them and you'll be fine.
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