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    Looking for recommendation on mechanic in Perth

    Hi all,

    I drive a 2012 disco-4 tdv6 2.7l. Mileage is 126k. It's been serviced by a friend, who runs his own mobile mechanic business. Already done the following last 2+ years -

    1. Transmission service (including Upgraded Steel Sump Kit) at Precision Auto in Osborne Park
    2. Transer case service at Precision Auto
    3. Air-Compressor upgrade by my friend
    4. Usual brakes etc
    5. Timing belt at Southern Land Rover

    It runs mostly fine, except I get a kick every time gear changes at high speed (probably a propshaft problem - that's what I figured reading about this problem on the net - might be wrong). And I am not sure whether the control arm bushings are okay or not. My friend says they are okay by visual inspection. But I am not fully convinced with just a visual inspection because since owning this from 60k on the clock we have never done anything to control arms.

    So, now I am looking for a recommendation - can anyone suggest a place or a person who can have a good look, test drive and give me an honest opinion about the control arm and propshaft - I don't want to just go to a servicing centre and then get ripped off. If the control arm bushings are fine, great. Or is there something that I can check myself - I have no knowledge about cars though.

    Thanks heaps!
    Cheers.

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    Ring Dave at Dovers Rovers in Wangara: 0894080031

    Good, honest reliable service, remember you get what you pay for.

    Shift clunks means freeplay in the transfer case and splines, and / or transmission valve body.

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    I take mine to Wilf Chambers in Osborne Park
    Wilf Chambers | Jaguar – British Car Sales, Western Australia Jaguar, Landrover

    They completed the original pre-purchase inspection on my D4, the first service under my ownership and then the auto transmission service. I did the in-between 7500km service myself. However, my annual 15,000 service is due shortly and I'm going to get them to do my LCAs as well as there is a knock in the front over corrugations and bumps. The jury is out on their workmanship and price as I'm relatively new to them, but I did go to them after reading several recommendations on this forum. May be an option for you.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by timgalib View Post
    Hi all,

    I drive a 2012 disco-4 tdv6 2.7l. Mileage is 126k. It's been serviced by a friend, who runs his own mobile mechanic business. Already done the following last 2+ years -

    1. Transmission service (including Upgraded Steel Sump Kit) at Precision Auto in Osborne Park
    2. Transer case service at Precision Auto
    3. Air-Compressor upgrade by my friend
    4. Usual brakes etc
    5. Timing belt at Southern Land Rover

    It runs mostly fine, except I get a kick every time gear changes at high speed (probably a propshaft problem - that's what I figured reading about this problem on the net - might be wrong). And I am not sure whether the control arm bushings are okay or not. My friend says they are okay by visual inspection. But I am not fully convinced with just a visual inspection because since owning this from 60k on the clock we have never done anything to control arms.

    So, now I am looking for a recommendation - can anyone suggest a place or a person who can have a good look, test drive and give me an honest opinion about the control arm and propshaft - I don't want to just go to a servicing centre and then get ripped off. If the control arm bushings are fine, great. Or is there something that I can check myself - I have no knowledge about cars though.
    Thanks heaps!
    Cheers.
    DazzaTD5 a member of aulro in Riverton.

    Darren Robinson AZTECH 4x4 0418 570 305 or service@aztech4x4.com.au. Honest as the day is long and good at what he does. I can drop my car off and bus via route 998/999, which might suit you too.
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    MY95 RRC LSE Vogue Softdash "Bessie" with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant from Aug 13 - in the LR garage since Apr 18
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    *At the around 100K I would not expect the spline between the trans and transfer case to be worn.
    *Its pretty low km's for the age, so its prolly been babied, so again unlikely to be wear on the trans splines.

    *Highly likely it is lower control arm bushes, they can go as low as 70K or as high as a few 100K.
    *Typically I would expect clunking over bumps on the left side and if you stab the brakes momentarily.
    *Replace the whole control arm if that is the issue.
    *The front or rear drive shafts can also flog out.
    Regards
    Daz


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    Thanks everyone for your recommendations and advice. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timgalib View Post
    Thanks everyone for your recommendations and advice. Much appreciated.
    There is also Kevin at Rovertech in Bentley which is convenient for us Willettonians . I do a lot of my own maintenance but when the jobs been a bit bigger, or I haven't had time they have looked after me.
    BR David

    Gone: 05 D3 TDV6 ARB Front Kaymar Rear- Dual Wheel; Winch; E-Diff; LRA Tank; Dual Battery; 6 x Steelies BF KM2s
    Current: 2015 SDV6 SE. Corris Grey; Black Pack; Redarc Tow Pro; Mitch Hitch; Llams

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    Dovers Automotive Wangarra , for an honest and reliable appraisal .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatso View Post
    Dovers Automotive Wangarra , for an honest and reliable appraisal .
    Agree. Great work
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    2007 Audi RS4 (B7)

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