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Old May 1st, 2006, 01:06 PM
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Wrench in Washington D.C. area

Hi all. I'm looking for a good (is there any other kind?) mechanic for my Defender in the Washington, D.C. area. I've got my hands full.

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

Someone put a card on my truck a few months ago - Land Rover Services of Newington. Can't find anything on the web about them. Anybody know them?

Again, thanks a lot.

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Old May 1st, 2006, 01:55 PM
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Dan,

Treasured Motor Car in Reistertown MD (410-833-2329) is a really good shop. They service almost entirely rovers. Just walking thru their shop would tell you that your D-90 is in safe hands.

It would be a long ways from DC though. But you might need a good shop if you "have your hands full..........."

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Old May 1st, 2006, 02:49 PM
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I'd 2nd Treasured Motors. I've had great service from them.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 03:51 PM
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Thanks guys. I'm dropping off at Roverland 4x4 in the evening in Alexandria, VA. www.roverland4x4.com. I read some good things. Will see.

I'll keep Treasured Motors on file, unfortunately it is a little too far to limp my defender at the moment.

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Old May 1st, 2006, 04:33 PM
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Dan, feel free to PM me for details, but my experience with roverland has been mixed at best. TMC is great, though. What do you need done?
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Dan, Roverland was good to me when I went there for troubleshooting.
Come to Jay's in Arlington tonite for happy hour! (See "events and trails" section)
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Old May 1st, 2006, 09:47 PM
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Charlie at Roverland is a good guy-
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Old May 1st, 2006, 11:37 PM
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After the diagnosis with Roverland, call Trevor at Treasured for his opinion. The call and sound advise is cheap. When I lived in Centreville, I would not hesitate to make the trip Reisterstown as I knew my trucks were in very good hands. Mark
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 10:49 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll follow up.

As far as the truck? I drove to Roverland with one hand on the wheel, the other on my fire exstinguisher.

Sorry I missed the get together last night. Didn't check messages until today. Would have been a nice way to drown my impending sorrow.

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Old May 4th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Dan, how are things with the truck? Just curious. Mark
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Old May 4th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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Mark,

Diagnosed by Roverland with failed intake gasket, failed front cover gasket, and unrelated maintenence I need to change belts. Items that are beyond my humble abilities. Regarding Roverland's ability, I will soon find out when I see their work and whether it is finished as promised - this week.

I appreciate your suggestion of Treasured. I've bookmarked their website, and I will certainly check with them in the future. Frankly though, in this case I just didn't have the time to shop it around - life get's in the way of my hobbies. Hopefully that wasn't a bad decision.

Dan
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I heard last night that there is a new rover shop either already open or opening soon in Gaithersburg -- "Airpark Rover" or something. No other details as of yet save that it's being opened by a long-time, heavily certed Rover Wrench.

Edit: a quick google search and here it is: http://www.airparkrovers4wd.com/
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Old May 4th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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Great. Love options - especially close ones. Looks interesting.

It would be great to have a special section that kept up to date on local shops for different areas as well as customer comments and experiences.

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Old May 4th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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Dan,

Good luck with your immeidate needs and Roverland. I bet they have you up and running soon.

Treasured (Trevor) took care of me, my D90 and DiscoIIs. A bit of a drive, but after talking with them, and seeing their shop, I was quite willing to go out of my way to have them do the work. Plus it always fun to visit as they have good variety of exotics there as well; everything from Austin Martin DB6 to an A/C Bristol to Lamborghini and Ferraris. On a couple of occasions I was there when they were 'exercising' the vehicles in one of their customer's museum. Made me drool.

If you consider significant mods to your truck, recommend you give them a call. I'm happy with the mods they did for me and was impressed with the other D90s I saw there as well.

Mark
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