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Old 11-08-2012, 11:25 PM
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Re: maintenance costs for diesel?

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I wasn't aware of the issue till I read a post where someone in the States was referring to "piss tanks" . I like how they call a spade a spade. They call it Urea whereas for some stupid reason we use the euphemism Adblue, it sounds like blue loo.
LOL ... We have to call it adblue, or anything other than urea, or some bogan will actually piss in the tank to save money.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:58 AM
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Re: maintenance costs for diesel?

We install Urea scrubbing into large gas driven generator installations thanks to our freindly, green, Prius driving tree huggers. Good if it works, 95% of the time it doesn't. A $250k white elephant thats nothing more than cattle piss.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:16 AM
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LOL ... We have to call it adblue, or anything other than urea, or some bogan will actually piss in the tank to save money.
I thought it a reasonable thing to do however it turns out that urine is only about 9% urea whereas adblue is 32.5%. So according to the greenies, the world will be a cleaner place if we inject into our diesel exhausts with the main constituent of human liquid waste in concentrated form
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Re: maintenance costs for diesel?

You can buy the Mercedes/BMW/vw fluid online with the tank adapter for $12/gallon. Or you can get it at any station with a truck stop for $2.xx/gallon. No big deal IMO. Autozone sells 2.5gallon jugs for $15 so you can fill the tank for less than $40. I'm just going to negotiate the refills when I buy my crd. Merc and BMW include urea refills under the maintenance free plans for 4 years. Even vw does for 3 years. If I'm paying for a vehicle that jeep markets as "upscale" and a "luxury SUV" they need to step up their service. The msrp of this vehicle isn't that ar off from an x5 or ml blue tech, but their service couldn't be further from BMW/merc.
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Don't you lose the spare tire because of the urea tank? Run flats are quite a bit more money than regular tires and ride pretty rough.
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Re: maintenance costs for diesel?

I have a 2007 Limited CRD with 75,000 miles on the clock, I got the vehicle new. I do a lot of the maintenamce myself but I must say the 3.0 is not cheap to maintain. I channge the oil faithfullly at 7500 miles (they recommend 10,000). You must use Mobil 1 ESP 5-30 that you must special order or get from a dealer and it runs like $11.50 per litre and it take 10 liters to fill, filters are $30.00 so you are at $130 per oil change. Fuel filter needs to be changed at 15-18,000 miles and that runs $110 at the dealer. I have had zero issues with the vehicle and engine since I have owned it. The only one big issue was the swirl valve and that was covered by extended warranty. Milage runs about 20 MPG around town and 24 on the highway. I purchease the 7/70,000 and they was able to buy and extension to 8/85000. They will never offer a lifetime on the new 3.0 just to many expensive parts to wear out. Great vehicle, great engine and transmission but not nessarily a steal in anyway. I have the Liberty diesel as well but that is a differnt animal all together! I just ordered and took delivery of a new GC and went with the 3.6 that with only 500 miles on it is getting 19.8 around town. Wife does say she misses the torque at light changes and finds the V-6 a little numb compared to the 3.0L, oh well that is life, she is more upset that she could not get the rain sensitive wipers without spending $4000 for the Luxury 2 package ganged with a ton of stuff she did not want. Hope this all helps?
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I have a 2007 Limited CRD with 75,000 miles on the clock, I got the vehicle new. I do a lot of the maintenamce myself but I must say the 3.0 is not cheap to maintain. I channge the oil faithfullly at 7500 miles (they recommend 10,000). You must use Mobil 1 ESP 5-30 that you must special order or get from a dealer and it runs like $11.50 per litre and it take 10 liters to fill, filters are $30.00 so you are at $130 per oil change. Fuel filter needs to be changed at 15-18,000 miles and that runs $110 at the dealer. I have had zero issues with the vehicle and engine since I have owned it. The only one big issue was the swirl valve and that was covered by extended warranty. Milage runs about 20 MPG around town and 24 on the highway. I purchease the 7/70,000 and they was able to buy and extension to 8/85000. They will never offer a lifetime on the new 3.0 just to many expensive parts to wear out. Great vehicle, great engine and transmission but not nessarily a steal in anyway. I have the Liberty diesel as well but that is a differnt animal all together! I just ordered and took delivery of a new GC and went with the 3.6 that with only 500 miles on it is getting 19.8 around town. Wife does say she misses the torque at light changes and finds the V-6 a little numb compared to the 3.0L, oh well that is life, she is more upset that she could not get the rain sensitive wipers without spending $4000 for the Luxury 2 package ganged with a ton of stuff she did not want. Hope this all helps?
One of the reasons the oil is so expensive is that it allows such long oil change intervals. If you then change the oil more frequently than the manufacturer’s recommendation, you are defeating the purpose and enriching your maintainer. Changing the oil at 7,500 miles rather than 10,000 miles means your long term maintenance costs will be 25% higher with a doubtful benefit to engine longevity.
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Re: maintenance costs for diesel?

I have two of them and I have had more issues than with my dodge and jettas. the biggy is the 100k timeing belt change. please do not procrastinate on this one issue.
also, go to "lost jeep" and read thru the Sir Sam Nood. It's on the "love that torque" thread. these are routine maintenance items that will eliminate a whole lot of issues. Also, I would strongly suggest getting the GDE ECU flash. Makes a big differeence also.
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