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Old Jul 28th, 2016, 15:49   #151
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Duke Street Garage, Duke st Shaw Oldham, John Grattan, tel 01706 845478.
A small Volvo specialist.
I've used them, they also run Rochdale Undersealing and do the Dinitrol System, they did a great job on my 940.
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Old Sep 26th, 2016, 11:07   #152
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Watchfield Service Centre in Watchfield, Oxfordshire (near Swindon) is an independent Volvo specialist and have treated me well. They have a couple of 850Rs parked outside so you know they're legit.
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Old Dec 8th, 2016, 11:45   #153
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Anyone recommend someone near Durham please?
2015 d4 r design lux nav winter pack / driver pack. Keyless, Saville grey.
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Old Jan 25th, 2017, 23:07   #154

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Can anyone recommend a decent mobile mechanic in Warwickshire/West Midlands? I have a dead V70, suspect in tank fuel pump and have reached the limits of my very limited mechanical ability in replacing it. I have the new part, I just need someone to come and refit it for me.

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Old May 30th, 2017, 20:36   #155
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I will shout up for Burton & Wilson in Lincoln. He is on the list but no mention of him.

I recently had the rear suspension bushes and arms changed on my 240 by him and an excellent job was done. He had even coated all the bolt threads in copper slip to avoid seizing. As he told me, it may be him that has to remove it at some point and it will make his job easier.

Done in a reasonable time and cost.

He deals with all ages of Volvo.
1989 240DL estate
1982 323i
1990 320i
2012 Punto Easy 1.4
2010 116d
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Old Sep 19th, 2017, 20:50   #156
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Default Independant garage, North Shropshire.

Hi. Can anyone recommend a good independant in the Whitchurch, Shropshire area (or Chester/Wrexham)? Thanks. I've seen that Steve Raines from Market Drayton is on the list, has anyone got a recent experience? Thanks
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 10:38   #157
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just looking for a Indy specialist in Warwickshire or Coventry

Hi Warkman, Luis here from Nuneaton.
Have you tried TMS in Hinckley, They arent indy but have been recommended to me. I saw they have good google reviews, too.
I'm having an issue with my V50 at the moment and considering paying them a visit.
I've booked an appointment with IVC in Nuneaton today for a diagnostics first.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 14:52   #158
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I see that Braydons is still listed for London. They are closed down unless you accept their move to Sentinel in Silver Street is as good now! I don't.
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Old Nov 13th, 2017, 21:51   #159
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Recommend Heath Dixon of Branch End Garage ,Stocksfield, Northumberland,(The old blue bell garage going up the bank to the blue bell pub on the Hedley road) he is a Volvo owner himself with modern diagnostic equipment, loads of experience.... a nice honest guy to deal with.
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 19:18   #160
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Braydons is now Trust Car Parts in Seven Sisters Road

Steve is still on 020 8985 2255

Just got a an indicator switch from him
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