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Recommendations for a garage/mechanic near Dudley?

David Parker

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My poor 89 Esprit SE is starting to become a bit neglected, all relatively small stuff but time consuming as a whole and time is something in short supply at the moment (poor old me :) )


The list so far has become:-


Windscreen wiper shot off the other day and needs the arm modding

Boot release cable snapped (can still open it with pliers but needs replacing)

Passengers window has had motor refurb but needs aligning and door card etc putting back on

Central locking not working

Chargecooler impeller almost definitely kaput, I could fry eggs on it!

Getting a misfire sometimes under hard acceleration

Both doors need aligning as they just wont shut flush

Passengers door interior handle trim broken

Front drivers side indicator not working

Headlamp surrounds and screws rotted away and need replacing




The interior leather needs recoloring :)


The last one I want to do myself but not until all of the others are done. As single jobs they are not that much of an issue but in their entirety I just don't have the time, most of my clients are schools so this is my busiest time of year and the kids/work are eating away at my weekends. What I don't want to do is leave it all until I do have the time as by then the optimal driving weather will be gone and she will be garaged again :(


Any suggestions to a decent spanner monkey in the local area or indeed for a suitably experienced forum member that fancies earning a few quid? I used to use Horizon before they disappeared and then used Mike afterwards but after the state I got the car back in the last time that is never, ever going to happen again! I'd take it to Paul Matty's as I did for the last lot of (far more serious) work, but for the relatively "minor" stuff that is listed I don't really want to sell a kidney to pay for it.


Any suggestions my fellow petrol heads?


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Depends how far you want to travel. I have had mine looked after at Karl Fisher Autos in Cannock. He has done a lot of work on mine including changing the radiator, new clutch, new steering rack, engine out and new manifold studs.


He is a Porsche specialist but deals with all makes and knows what he is doing.

Dave - 2000 Sport 350
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