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Roverlab April 4th, 2013 08:05 AM

Family trip delays, D90 having clutch issues
Hi all! I have a customer on her way to Maine for a vacation from Maryland. The NAS D90 is having clutch hydraulic issues when in traffic, but recovers when it left alone for as little as 10 minutes. She wants to get north of NYC to avoid traffic before addressing the issue, but I was trying to compile a list of people/shops that maybe able to help her before she runs out of clutch!
Fortunately, she's resourceful and can manage a manual without hydraulics for a while.

I don't know her planned route, but welcome all options!



ron April 4th, 2013 08:23 AM

In MA Brian at BDR 508 429 4720 and Alan at City Side 508 429 4336

in ME Matt Brown 207 450 2187

if she is stuck within 50 miles of waltham she can call me

rijosho April 4th, 2013 08:36 AM

Trevor, we have a sticky for shops throughout the country if she/you wants to have the full complete list.

It depends on how far she actually gets (and her route of course!), but here are a few probably enroute for her trip to Maine.

If she doesn't think she'll make it through NYC:

NJ - Dumont:
the import pro
86 e madison avenue
dumount, nj 07628
contact: Lee

NY/CT border:
Bedford Greenwich Automotive
Ronnie Tamburro, President
6 Bates Lane
Bedford, New York 10506
914.234.6566 phone

CT - Fairfield:
Classic 4x4's
The Rover Shop
Fairfield, CT

Jymmiejamz April 4th, 2013 11:35 AM

Don't forget to tell her about the Birmabright Brotherhood.

d90boy April 4th, 2013 12:11 PM

Update to that list.
lee opened his own shop in:
british motors llc
14 grand avenue
englewood nj 07631

she can stop by here: for some coffee! or for a break. as you know my level of repair!
37 chestnut street
needham ma 02492

rover special vehicles
65 north main road
jamestown ri

rijosho April 4th, 2013 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by rijosho (Post 427441)

CT - Fairfield:
Classic 4x4's
The Rover Shop
Fairfield, CT

Updating the last one, too. They're still Classic 4x4's but the rest has changed:

CT - Fairfield:
Classic 4x4's
Fairfield, CT
(203) 870-1022 - Trevor, you should have no issues remembering that domain name. :)

down_shift April 4th, 2013 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by d90boy
she can stop by here: for a trade in towards a D-110, for some coffee! or for a break. as you know my level of repair!
37 chestnut street
needham ma 02492

fixed it for you. ;-)

Rocky April 4th, 2013 01:41 PM

Also Tim Smith (aka The Rover Whisperer) tel 203-went-off His shop in in the south west corner of CT where your friends are.

rijosho April 4th, 2013 01:44 PM

She's probably near Boston by now.

Roverlab April 4th, 2013 02:34 PM

She turned around and chose to come here. Her husband's picking her up, and she's taking the F350.
Thanks all for the quick responses; I'll give her a copy of the thread for her to stick in the console.
We had finished a frame replacement on this 90 about 3 months ago and had driven the car nearly 500 miles before giving it back to her.
I'll post up when we find out what's going on.
Thanks again!

Uncle Douglas April 4th, 2013 04:06 PM

A woman with a manual 90 who can drive it without a clutch. My kind of girl.

rover4x4 April 4th, 2013 05:30 PM

Probably needs the rod adjusted in the pedal box, I've been through this before. Or maybe the flex hose.

sherpamike April 4th, 2013 08:51 PM

Man I hate the clutch on these things... Mine has been sitting in the garage for longer than I'd care to admit b/c of similar problems. This will be the third set of mc and slave cyl since I've owned the thing. One of these days I'll learn and get the cylinders brass sleeved

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