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For those of you who are getting up there in your mileage, I recommend having the stability of the wheel bearings checked.

Just dropped my RRS off with 99.4K miles on the clock for the final checkup under the extended warranty before it expires at 100K miles, and also to replace the rear sway bar bushings, and found that one of the rear wheels has very noticeable wheel bearing play, while the other has noticeable but not as severe movement.

Luckily both bearings are covered under extended warranty, and so far, the fronts have no play in them at all.

Just a heads up...
 

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I had to replace my LH front wheel hub and bearings assembly (one piece) at about 135K miles... /:( It wasn't very expensive through my indy shop, though.
 

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100k already? Jeez Paul! Hey when is the next meeting?
 

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yup....almost at the 6 figure mark...and still loving it...I think it can easily go 200 or 300k...

Next meeting is the first Wednesday of the month again...there should be some fun stories from the guys.

I never made it out to Arizona this month for Overland Expo, but one of the guys did, and a few others went to SCARR, so there should be some good stories to tell.

How's things going?
 

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Cool, I should be able to make it.

Things are good. The Rover is at the dealer. Hopefully they get the compressor tomorrow and have me on my way by 6pm. *sigh*

Really loving the truck though. I feel kinda lost without it. Are you doing all of your maintenance through the dealer or an indy shop?
 

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Sounds good Dave - hope to see you then...

I buy my parts from Steve at LR North as an HLRC member, but get all of my complicated service done by Luis at his shop in the Woodlands (I occasionally will do my own oil change every so often as well), Land Rovers Unlimited, as he takes the Extended Warranty, and I can drop in anytime, plus he does great work. Now that my warranty is up, I'll just be doing regular maintenance with Luis going forward...

That's probably a long way for you to, but there's another good shop in town - Rover shoppe off Taft that you could go to once your warranty runs out. Talk to Vic over there.

Cheers...
 

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umbertob said:
I had to replace my LH front wheel hub and bearings assembly (one piece) at about 135K miles... /:( It wasn't very expensive through my indy shop, though.
135k! Do you leave your vehicle running on a dynamometer when you're at home?
 

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Sounds good Dave - hope to see you then...

I buy my parts from Steve at LR North as an HLRC member, but get all of my complicated service done by Luis at his shop in the Woodlands (I occasionally will do my own oil change every so often as well), Land Rovers Unlimited, as he takes the Extended Warranty, and I can drop in anytime, plus he does great work. Now that my warranty is up, I'll just be doing regular maintenance with Luis going forward...

That's probably a long way for you to, but there's another good shop in town - Rover shoppe off Taft that you could go to once your warranty runs out. Talk to Vic over there.

Cheers...
Why not do extended warranty work at the dealer?
 

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You can certainly do that as well...but there are advantages to doing it with an independent such as LR Unlimited.

Speed of approval on warranty items, I have found that he is faster than the dealer, better personal attention, the ability to drop in at any time and put it on the lift to see what's up, as well as better attention for preventative maintenance.

All of this is my personal preference...if you have something very specific and don't need any of the above, the dealer is just fine too...
 

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You can certainly do that as well...but there are advantages to doing it with an independent such as LR Unlimited.

Speed of approval on warranty items, I have found that he is faster than the dealer, better personal attention, the ability to drop in at any time and put it on the lift to see what's up, as well as better attention for preventative maintenance.

All of this is my personal preference...if you have something very specific and don't need any of the above, the dealer is just fine too...
The reason why I ask is because I take care of my kids daily and providing a loaner for me is paramount. I would love to find an indy shop close to where I am so I can schedule down time more effectively but even so the dealer and it's loaner cars are really attractive to me. Now the Mazda 5 I got was fun and all but there was nothing better than jumping back into my Rangie after 5 days with that thing.

I do have a guy that has done service on ALL my cars that were out of warranty but he is no LR specialist. But at least he is fair and quite cheap. Former client of mine LOL. Maybe I can give him a shout if something come up.
 
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