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Guys my 06RRS Supercharged is about to come off Manufacture Warranty in 2k. My question is what do I need to replace and check before it does???
I have gotten my steering wheel replaced, tmps replaced, new battery, a few bulbs. cooler lid replaced, and squeeking rear brake pads all thanks to the knowledge gained from this forum and TSB's :D Is there anything else I can get before the warranty expires? I do have the extended warranty until 75k but with a $100.00 deduct. This truck has been amazing thus far and I would like to keep it that way until the 2012 model :dance: Is there any TSB's I am missing? Umbertob I need your MASTERFUL knowledge :D
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Front end clunk, bushing replacement?
Driver's seat rocking?

And if you plan to keep the car for a while...you don't need to do this at the dealer...I would recommend changing the F/R differential fluid sooner than recommended in the service guide. IMO, you get a lot of metal on break in during the first year or so and the sooner you get that out, the better.
 

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I change my engine air filters more often, since I drive out on dusty roads quite a bit. Also, I intend changing my plugs at 60, yes they state its good up to 100k+, but you get better efficiency in "my opinion" and less chance of fouling or seizing. Another good thing would be to do a transmission fluid flush. Items mentioned only if you are keeping for a longer time and would would like to keep a well maintained vehicle.

One thing I noticed was slight water seeping in through the sun roof after I wash the vehicle. Notice after I slipped my hand back behind the hood cover, they replaced the whole unit since there supposedly was a TSB on that. If you looked close enough, there was little bit of light showing through, the rubber seals and the sun roof was not seated correctly.
 

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complain about BT dropped connections with an officially supported phone. you might end up getting the upgrade covered under warranty.
 

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phil. said:
complain about BT dropped connections with an officially supported phone. you might end up getting the upgrade covered under warranty.
I also got this covered when my BB Tour became an 'eligible' and 'compatible' phone. Full functionality except address transfers. Something about a push server or something.
 

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Most definitely have them check the front upper and lower ball joints, bushings all around on the suspension.

Sway bar bushings are cheap and easy to install...hardly expensive to replace later on, but the ball joints and other suspension related work is labor intensive.

Drainage tubes from the sunroof - make sure you have no puddling or wet areas on the passenger side...this is where the water collects and will begin to eat away at the wiring harness. One day, your front windows will stop working and you'll wonder why...it's because the water "eats" away the wires down to the plastic under the passenger side door sill..easy to fix, bitch to diagnose if you don't know what you're looking for.

Also...check the rear tie rod ends where they connect to the frame...put the vehicle on the rack and look for any movement in the wheels (side to side)...if there's the slightest movement...the rear rods need to be replaced...also then make sure to get a 4 wheel alignment afterwards.

Highly recommend that as preventative maintenance (not covered under warranty) you do what I did before as well - replace spark plugs, front and rear differential fluids, transfer case and transmission fluids.

Good luck!
 

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Lakbum, to answer your question I got the extended warranty through the dealer.
Thanks everyone for your input.
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A picture of her in your garage over looking your Rover at night, maybe it will feel the need to be good. :lol:
 

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Do you guys think it would be worth it to take it to an Independent and have them do an inspection?

After all the stories I hear about LR I don't really expect them to be looking too hard for problems.
 

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Do you guys think it would be worth it to take it to an Independent and have them do an inspection?

After all the stories I hear about LR I don't really expect them to be looking too hard for problems.
Just a thought.

Going to an indy shop and getting a (potential) list of items for the dealer to take care under warranty may not go over well at the dealership.

If you don't have any major issues w the dealer, maybe its better to pay the dealership the labor rate, and have them inspect things--Ukraine Range mentioned this on another thread. Also they have the necessary updates to software items and TSB's that the indy may not. I would discuss this with the service manager (not the advisor) ahead of time to see what kind of response you get.

I do think those 2 pg checklists I get with my oil change are bs, but I'm sure because the tech is not getting paid for that they just gloss over it. They may be more thorough if you are paying them to do it and specify (based on some of the advice given on these threads), what you would like them to look at.

Most dealers don't mind doing warranty work, although its less profitable than non-warranty for them.
 

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Other than those listed your compressor is another common thing that is liable to go out in the near future. Unless you have a service friendly person at a dealership though not sure how to go about getting it replaced.
Along with what Goosey said just because you get it inspected as a potential issue in the future doesnt mean the dealership will fix the issue. Sometimes it doesnt hurt to come in knowledgeable about common issues and just say that youve been hearing this or that to help them find an issue which will make them look and if they want the work theyll find a way to warranty it, otherwise theyll just tell you they couldnt find anything wrong. Either way its a win win. Especially with things like the front end clunk or the compressor. Better to say Ive been having issues with my suspension not raising randomly or every time i go over a dip or bump i hear a clunk. These will force them to look at known issues and most likely want to take care of them. Of course not all dealerships will comply but better to try.
Eball - Its not that they dont wanna find problems its more that they have a hard time looking good to LRNA if they randomly warrantly things that the customer doesnt bring up because it puts them under scrutiny from LRNA as trying to make more warranty money. The service dept is keeping many of the dealerships afloat right now so they need the work but LRNA will see if they always warranty a certain thing or if a customer never states an issue but something is fixed. They are supposed to have a balance of warranty issues vs paid for services.
 
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