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The subject of Dealers and Garages has cropped up very often on the Confidential List and the following is a list of our subscribers' approved services. It includes non main-dealers and gearbox specialists with the address and telephone number if known, together with our members comments where applicable.

If your own dealer or specialist has proved to be knowledgeable and efficient,  then please post their details on Scorpio Mailing List so that they can be added to this list.

If you use a service here and find it less than satisfactory then please notify us immediately.


Macrae & Dick of Perth

Ford Main Dealer

Feb 2002 by John G

During an 80,000 mile service 'customer service and value were spot on'.

Dagenham Motors, River Road, Barking

020 8477 4050/1/2/3

Ford Main Dealer

Mar 2002 Steve B

This is primarily a truck franchise but they do have a car section -
"Barking Car Service".

'I know the service manager Gary Dullage through work connections and have always found him quite knowledgeable and helpful.'

Meteor Ford Moseley Birmingham

Ford Main Dealer

Mar 2002 Mike W

Speak to Stan Copson, very knowledgeable but is due to retire in 2003 so catch him while you can.


01483 577371

Ford Main Dealer

Apr 2002 Peter S

Detected and repaired a complex engine loom problem without replacing it and ran a software update. Speak to Steve, their master technician.

Sky Ford, Hemel Hempstead

Ford Main Dealer

Feb 2001 Steve C

Steve, the chief technician updated software on a 24V and was very knowledgeable and efficient, see Software Update

SMC Crayford, Kent

01322 621600

 Ford Main Dealer

Dec 2002 Frank P

The man to speak to is Matt for work involving software on the EECV

Balmoral Garage,


Perthshire, Scotland.

Ford Main Dealer

May 2002 Richard

Enabled indicators and updated software.


Ford Parts UK

Genuine Ford parts delivered Internationally

Up to 25% discount

Excellent & Knowledgeable service

Jan 2004 Steve C  EricR

RM Carspares

Ford specialist supplier

Internet ordering - deliver Internationally.

April 2005  Tony H


Queen Street Garage,


Somerset 01823 323982

General Garage

Dec 2002 Pete C

Neil is the owner and carries out good value and efficient service.


29 Stonehouse Street


01752 250005

Mar 2004 - Martin

Very fair MOTs - retests only 20

Church Hill Garage

Orpington, Kent

01689 821836

Mar 2004 - EricR

A local garage fully equipped with Ford diagnostics. Speak to Alan & Tim for trustworthy service.

Get-Rite Auto Services Ltd

 Mike Bird

42 Mildmay Road

Chelmsford , Essex

01245 262869

Mob. 07860 177136
He has a good knowledge of scorps and completed all the jobs as  agreed. Well
kitted workshop, including diagnostics , and sensible  costs.
I am very pleased with the results of his work and am happy to recommend  him.
Nov 2004 - Madd (Chris)

SKS Autos
12 Harvester Way

Tel 01733 341689

Mar 2004 - Gotnosox

Speak to Steve Sussex, an ex-Ford master-tech. Very competitive prices and extremely good service.

G & B Motor Engineers Ltd

Springboard Garage,

Chapel St,



Cheshire CW9 6DA  
TEL 01606 42424 Speak to Gavin

Here is a garage near to me in Northwich. He is good - an ex-Ford mechanic who used to look after loads of Scorpios and Granadas. He knows his stuff.

Nov 2004 - Wumpster



Federation of Automatic Transmission Engineers

The Federation's objectives are to promote the reputation of the rebuilding industry and help maintain standards of workmanship, and hopes to provide technical and managerial information geared to help it's members, most of which are small firms. Any firm rebuilding, servicing or supplying components for Automatic Transmissions can apply for membership.

FATE are currently celebrating 25 years as the only body representing independent Automatic Transmission rebuilders in the UK, Ireland and Europe, which is supported by a group of dedicated transmission specialists. The Federation has a nation-wide warranty registered with the Office of Fair Trading.

A list of members of this Federation is available here



Stanton Automatics

Automatic Gearbox Specialists

61 Pembury Road

Tonbridge Kent



Mick - 01732 358575

June 2005  EricR

Removes the owner's autobox, dismantles it and expertly assesses every part, rebuilding the unit with all parts replaced as necessary.  Not cheap but very expert and thorough.

QAS Transmissions, Bristol

Automatic Transmissions Specialist

Feb 2002 Colin L

'highly recommend QAS transmissions in Bristol very helpful
people who seem to know what they are talking about.'

Hornsey Automatic Transmissions Ltd

Automatic Transmissions Specialist

1 Stapleton Hall Road

Sroud Green

London E4 3QE

0207 272 9190

August 2003, Dave DLH

Stephens Engineering

379 North Circular Road
Palmers Green
London N13 5UU
0208 889 8181

Mar 2004 - Alan S

Transmissions, LPG and general garage work. A good courteous and efficient service

Brittanic Auto Transmission Specialist
Auto & Manual Gearboxes
Unit 17, Peacock Industrial Estate
20 White Hart Lane
N17 8DT
Tel: 020 8885 4407
Fax: 020 8885 4408

Mention the Scorpio owners club for a damn good service!

November 04 - Barry

J. Judge & Sons
37 Melbourne Road
IG1 4LG.
Tel No. 0208 554 3347

July 2005 - caspathescorp

Robb's Garages
Claremount Rd
CH44 2BW
(0151) 6381384

There is an excellent little garage on the Wirral in Wallasey that does Auto
boxes,  Auto box flushes and Aircon.  I have used them in the past for gearbox problems.

May 2005 - Bob L


Name Unknown Stainforth Doncaster

01302 843986


SteveMac Mar 2002

'There is a Ford breakers in Stainforth near Doncaster.  They only break Fords and do mail order parts.  They have lots of parts on the shelf.  I have used the yard a couple of times and they aren't cheap by breakers' standards but a damn site cheaper than Ford.  ie 2.0 exhaust manifold 50, Climate Control facia controls and electronic control unit 40

I have had a job getting through on the phone a couple of times but keep trying as I think they use the same line for the Fax'

N S E C Hullbridge Essex  

01702 230268


Chris N Mar 2002

'...this is one of the more organised breakers and always very helpful if not the cheapest.'


LPG Conversions

Low Cost Gas Conversions

Gas Power.Co.Uk

Quality LPG conversions in the Devon area.


Carlton Miniott,


North Yorkshire,


Equipped with rolling road and very experienced service. Strongly recommended by Andrew H.

Long Distance Car Transporter

Mar 2004 - Martin

Need a Long Distance car transporter? Ask this guy about empty load returns - it can halve the cost and great value.

Plymouth Car Tune

01752 222172 or 07702 265481

Mar 2004 - Martin

Fred is an old-time mobile tuner who will spend the time finding the problem.

CDC Motor Services

Plymouth, 01752 404700

Mar 2004 - Martin

An ex-Ford Body Tech. Very fair and good prices.

571 Cable Street.
London E1.
0207 790 5277 and 0207 790 0364.

Auto Electrician

Dec 02 Mickey

Efficient and economical repair to an alternator.

ATP Electronic Developments Ltd

Remanufactured ECUs

March 2002 Brian

Highly recommended by garages and technicians, see ATP Electronics

C&J Autos Basildon Essex

Reconditioned Engines

01268 573550

June 2003, Edward, Colin W

Highly recommended engine rebuilds, knowledgeable about the 24V Cosworth.

Also recommended for Auto Gearboxes, Transmissions.

Ashley Banks Ltd

Nivomat Short Absorbers


5, Kings Street Industrial Estate



Tel: 01778 560651


November 2002, Steve H

Manufactures replacement auto-levelling shock absorbers for the Scorpio Estate.

Price quoted was a third of Ford Main Dealer parts.


Air Conditioning

See the special AC Specialists page



Brian Jones Garage Services Ltd
North Wales
LL13 8UN
Tel 01978 352077

March 2004 James A

They offer a good service and have all the Ford Info.


suitable for OBD diagnostics


KBC Computers Ltd

01689 890756

Call Kevin for latest prices and availability 9-6 Monday to Saturday



October 2004 EricR

guaranteed second-hand laptops couriered to your door starting from 220+carriage





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