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    Posted: 12 Feb 19 at 18:16
Very bad news.
ZeeMaps are now charging so that resource is shot, along with the Garages I have added, not mentioned here.

A friend and I are going to try another rack.

ZeeMaps

Edited by LTCamper89 - 12 Feb 19 at 18:17
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Hello everyone dose any one no of any good mecanis local to portsmouth for my lt45 camper with d24t engine looking to have cambelt changed thank you

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I would happily recommend Dunkirk garage in Aylsham, Norfolk. It was my Florida that was spotted outside a few weeks ago. Pete Ash is a thoroughly decent bloke and he knows LT vans. He was recommended to me by a friend who also has an LT. Very happy with the work he undertook.

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Thanks for the reply Colin,good to know for the future, after the last nightmare i had here (did you see my post on this ?) 
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No, we have not had our kingpins done....
      ...but the job is on the cards for sometime, as we get an advisory on them every year...

From what he has said, I know Andy has done them on LT's (a lot more than once), and he has said he will be happy to do our Goldie's if/when they deteriorate enough to need doing...
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Originally posted by colin gong colin gong wrote:


      FOR THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND 

     After a few years of getting mechanics to work on our 1988 LT55 (2.4TD), without ever finding one who we felt knew the vehicle as well as we would have liked, we have finally found a mechanic who knows every nut and bolt on there ...
    He has had a couple of LT's for years as his breakdown recovery vehicles so he really knows them inside out, , and he absolutely loves them....      ... he even entertains us by refering to our LT Motorhome by the name of 'Goldie'  like we do, and he totally understands how precious she is to us...

     His garage is on an industrial estate on the edge of 

                       POOLE in DORSET

      His name is ANDY - mobile  07749 207399...   
      Address is:    26 Kennington Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, BH17 0GF

     I am sure he does call outs / recoveries anywhere across the south of the country....
Well done Colin must try him for Kingpins @ some stage . Have you ever had yours done ?
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Glad he did you a good job Andy.
We now drop in on Andy once a year in June for a service/check-over, and he fixed a few niggly issues for us again this year, and in pretty good time too - it makes such a difference when a mechanic has lots of experience with LT's
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Following on from Colins post for the south i gave Andy at http://www.motcarrepairs.com/ a call to give him his full company name!!

His service and enthusiasm have been fantastic and from the first call to him i knew he was very knowledgable in the ways of LTs! He has had a good go through the engine and sorted out the timing and a few other issues with an MOT on a good fast turnaround. Best of all the van now drives far better with increased power right the way across the board!

Well worth travelling to Poole for a job well done.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LTCamper89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jun 15 at 18:06
Thank you MattyTree. Thumbs Up but already there.

Edited by LTCamper89 - 22 Jun 15 at 18:25
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I've just bought a t31 petrol from a mate who's had it for years. he's used benje at station road garage, chipping campden to keep it sound. what work i can't do myself i will be taking it there, top bloke!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LTCamper89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 15 at 21:43
I understand Simon, spannerboy, is a good chap, guildford surrey, 07817 865 722. I will get some more information from him.

Duncans Garage, 2 Dorset Way Byfleet West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7LB‎ 01932 351007 is another which has cropped up.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LTCamper89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 15 at 20:41
Roop154 uses Dunkirk in Aylsham as do two LWB and a Florida so good enough to list.

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There is too much cross-pollenation.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 15 at 14:24
You stole my thunder, I was just gonna come on here and say that!!! AW Diesel in Milton Keynes were absolutely fantastic and put my van back together :)

Good times!! :D

Edited by icky - 10 May 15 at 14:25
Engine cranes = the ultimate tool to test the tensile strength of Everything you didn't disconnect!

- 2000 MK4 Golf GT TDi
- 1994 LT Panel Van
- 1997 LT Minibus
- 1984 Volvo/VanHool Alizee
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Icky has had a nightmare with a place in Milton KeynesThumbs Down but is overjoyed with the refurbished injection pump through AWDiesel.Thumbs Up

Edited by LTCamper89 - 10 May 15 at 11:47
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Originally posted by icky icky wrote:

I can give you a good few to avoid... Ouch

yes know exactly what you mean ! OuchOuchJust recently after getting my LT55 front beam axle and engine back, (3rd garage i had tried !) Went to start cleaning off rust off axle for painting and shock horror the job it was put in for (king pins  ) noticed grease nipple and disc missing from one of the pins and not greased so dry so how much water has gone in there over a year ! Really annoying thing is there was a spare king pin set i supplied (not cheap or easy to get !) and did not get this back now i have to get a whole new kit to complete the job myself ! On top of that both splash/back plate's were all bent up plus callipers full of mud.
If that was'nt bad enough i had supplied refurbished back plate to fit on engine before new belt water pump and tensioner fitted not done ! Then i also notice requested  glow plug not fitted (awkward first one behind injector pump ) But after all said i cannot even think about complaining as the mechanic /engineer who took on the job (no one wants to do pins as press required to do job ) Is seriously ill and had given the job to his Apprentice butcher ! Now i have to get on with it myself and hope not to find any more F--- ups .CryAngryCensored
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Originally posted by Dutchchap Dutchchap wrote:

Indeed Colin that info is excactly what people are looking for.
It is just that England is so enormous, you don't happen to know someone a little closer to London?

Cheers, Erik




What?????......Coming form Canada, it's the first time I've ever heard anyone say that, haha
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 15 at 17:05
I can give you a good few to avoid... Ouch
Engine cranes = the ultimate tool to test the tensile strength of Everything you didn't disconnect!

- 2000 MK4 Golf GT TDi
- 1994 LT Panel Van
- 1997 LT Minibus
- 1984 Volvo/VanHool Alizee
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dutchchap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 14 at 18:11
Indeed Colin that info is excactly what people are looking for.
It is just that England is so enormous, you don't happen to know someone a little closer to London?

I'm looking for someone like Andy for the buyer of my red LT, he thinks he migth have a blown gasket but he is definitely not a "knowledgeable spanner type".

Cheers, Erik


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Nice one Colin
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