Hi All .... just bought a 2011 RRS Lux after creating a high performance sleeper truck out of my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD that I bought new & just gave it to my daughter for her 16th birthday. Thought it would be a good first vehicle for her and she is a ski instructor going up in the mountains outside Seattle so AWD is safer. As to forums I live and die by member ideas and lessons and am currently at page 50 on this site so 10% of the way there !!! Enough about me on to the questions ....
1) Timing Chain - I had the truck "inspected" in Portland at Columbia Rover and specifically asked them about the timing chain guides as you all said it was just a matter of "when" they will go out. Drove it up to Seattle and heard the tick so took it in and now a $5.2 k bill. The dealer down there tossed me $2k back so when it happened is not the best but a planned expense. The question is do you replace the water pump at the same time (I know it was a problem child with the RRS Supercharged) but surprised it wasn't on my estimate as they only replace just the seals ?
2) Apple Car Play - there is a detailed post on this but no one responded as the only thing I could find was on the Bovee bluetooth. They want $500 here to update to a 2014 map so didn't make much sense as I can hard wire in a Garmin / use google maps on my phone. Sidebar how do you mount your phone / any navigation head unit replacement threads ?
3) Read This First - I can't get any of the links to work and have tried different browsers etc. I am a high tech guy so I always read / search what's posted before posting myself so not sure what's going on.
I appreciate you all's knowledge / patience in reading a very long first post and hopefully my dream truck will be done in a week as I only drove it up here and straight to the shop.