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Old May 23rd, 2016, 09:52 AM
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Phoenix Motors- Austin Tejas

I've used them three times, first time was so, so. The last two were not so good. They lure you in with a nice guy approach then sock it to you with a lack of repair supervision and charging you for parts never installed. They offer nothing more than anyone else, don't waste your time.

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Okay as a dealership goes....really slow. You can feel the time shift when you drive in off the street.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:10 AM
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When I think of Rover shops, I have two sub-groups. Rover diesels and the rest of the truck. The list of competent rover diesel shops is dramatically smaller group. Indy shop's get plenty of experience with Rover V8's, and a Defender drive train (sans engine) and suspension is about the same as a D1/RRC.

I would REALLY like to know who's had good work done on Rover diesels, particulary on the East Coast. I am waiting for the day when i can endorse a Rover diesel shop based on my experience.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:14 AM
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When I think of Rover shops, I have two sub-groups. Rover diesels and the rest of the truck. The list of competent rover diesel shops is dramatically smaller group. Indy shop's get plenty of experience with Rover V8's, and a Defender drive train (sans engine) and suspension is about the same as a D1/RRC.

I would REALLY like to know who's had good work done on Rover diesels, particulary on the East Coast. I am waiting for the day when i can endorse a Rover diesel shop based on my experience.
Yeah...it's all bad. I found a small diesel place in Michigan that did right by me. It comes down to technical supervision in my book, anyone can wrench. Thank goodness for SWR Automotive in ABQ for the rest of my stuff!!
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Thank goodness for SWR Automotive in ABQ for the rest of my stuff!!
No lie! Rob and crew are awesome!!
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 12:46 PM
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No lie! Rob and crew are awesome!!
Except Jeff Payne...he couldn't twist a nut on a bolt...( Just seein if he's watchin)
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 12:50 PM
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Yeah...it's all bad. I found a small diesel place in Michigan that did right by me. It comes down to technical supervision in my book, anyone can wrench. Thank goodness for SWR Automotive in ABQ for the rest of my stuff!!
yeah, it's been surprising/disappointing how the modernized diesel shops just don't care to keep in touch with mechanical technology. Lack of demand I'm assuming is the culprit.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:10 PM
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Phoenix Motors- Austin Tejas

I've used them three times, first time was so, so. The last two were not so good. They lure you in with a nice guy approach then sock it to you with a lack of repair supervision and charging you for parts never installed. They offer nothing more than anyone else, don't waste your time.

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Land Rover- Austin Tejas

Okay as a dealership goes....really slow. You can feel the time shift when you drive in off the street.
Just FYI for anyone in the Austin area looking for a Land Rover mechanic, I've got a local guy who was a freightliner diesel mechanic, has worked at a local Rover specific shop, and is a Rover enthusiast himself, he currently has a discovery. He helped me finish my 200TDI swap and is a great guy. Has his own tools and can come to you. Much, much cheaper than a local shop. PM for contact info if you want it.
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Looking for a good mechanic shop in Northern California with experience with 200TDI. I honestly don't know how specialized this engine is as compared to other diesels but I know there aren't a ton of them in the US yet. I live north of San Francisco and have been talking to J&G Auto in San Rafael. Any feedback is appreciated on this shop or others in the area. Thanks
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Old May 24th, 2016, 08:16 PM
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I don't know J&G but you may also want to Try Phillippe at Roverland in SF (by the Cow Palace).


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I don't know J&G but you may also want to Try Phillippe at Roverland in SF (by the Cow Palace).
Thanks. I have heard of Roverland. I will check them out.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 11:20 AM
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A bit closer to home would be British Auto Repair in Napa and British European Motors in Rohnert Park. They both work on Rovers.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 11:49 AM
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Just saw this thread. But no easy way to search it. I posted in chit chat about looking for a shop in Portland Maine. So posting if this is to be the catch-all thread.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 12:55 PM
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A bit closer to home would be British Auto Repair in Napa and British European Motors in Rohnert Park. They both work on Rovers.
Thank you. I the general consensus that any good quality shop that works on british motors and specifically Defenders will know their way around the 200TDI engines?
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Thank you. I the general consensus that any good quality shop that works on british motors and specifically Defenders will know their way around the 200TDI engines?
IMO they are generally inexperienced in the fuel delivery and tuning arena. The problem with some shops is they have to make money. Figuring out a 25 yo truck can take time.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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I do know that British European in Rohnert Park is somewhat familiar with them as a friend in Petaluma has them work on her D110 with a 300TDi. Not sure how much experience Ian at British Auto in Napa has with them.
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looking for a place between: New Hope, PA and the jersey shore. thanks!
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Does anyone have any experience with East Coast Rovers in Maine? Looking to have my '94 NAS D90 "restored" after 22 years of original ownership. The usual rust, "weeping" hinges, general upgrades, etc. Many thanks.
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Does anyone have any experience with East Coast Rovers in Maine? Looking to have my '94 NAS D90 "restored" after 22 years of original ownership. The usual rust, "weeping" hinges, general upgrades, etc. Many thanks.
Haven't heard of them.

Just kidding. Have you reached out to them to see how long the queue is at this point? It's usually a few years long.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 12:32 AM
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For you western Orange County types:

Roverdude / John Gadd of Union Jack 4x4 in Garden Grove is a great place to take your rover. Just had a great experience bringing my D90 into his shop and I would definitely recommend him. Fair price and solid work.

His specialty seems to be RRCs but all rovers welcome.

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I'm looking for someone in the Boulder/Denver area that can work on a diesel. Just regular maintenance. I know I'm close to needing my timing belt done.
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