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Joe, we've given you a few sources for service in the past weeks. Is everyone booked up?

@71type65 is in Delaware, he might have some more leads.
 

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I don't have any experience with shops yet since my Esprit has thankfully been so reliable thus far (is there a fingers crossed emoji??? 😉).

But here are 2 shops in MD that worked on the car before I bought it. They both seemed to do pretty good work. McCall did the timing belts, he's a one-person shop so appts might be limited. If interested you can google Ron McCall Pantera and check some of the online forums:

ROSSO SERVICE
EXOTIC & LUXURY CAR SPECIALISTS
410-638-AUTO (2886)
[email protected]

McCall's Service
Phone: (410) 596-3170.
Email: [email protected]

 

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The first Esprit timing belt replacement is free at the dealer.
I have heard that and it was certainly a good deal for new owners that shelled out the cash for a shiny new Esprit, or even a slightly used one. But wouldn't that offer be expired now some 16+ years later, if there even are any Esprits running around with their original timing belts? 🤯
 

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I had it done on my Final Edition which was probably 8 years old at the time but had seriously low miles. There wasn't a time limit I recall but I think there was a mileage limit well in excess of what I had. The age of the rubber belt was a concern though. The catalytic converters also had a long extended warranty.
 

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Interesting. The Esprit owner's manual specifies 8 years or 102,000 miles for V8 cam belt replacement so I guess they would have to cover for that period at least.
 
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