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Old 02-22-2014, 07:21 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

While we are all on the DPF thing, it is probably best that all CRD owners that haven't already done so, download the Diesel Supplement Owners Manual that we don't get, and US owners do.

Here is a direct link to download the 5th version of this manual.

http://www.jeep.com/deprecated/downl...oad-button.y=2
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A few interesting snippets in amongst the usual car user manual waffle. My pick is that there is indeed a water separator in the fuel system, though it sounds like it has a low-ish capacity. Some of the idle down times sound longer than I practice. I suppose manoeuvring in the driveway counts to a degree.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:21 PM
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Did you find it improved things Wade? What else have you put in? If you're in the neighbourhood drop in to show off... I promise I'll remember to offer coffee this time. Cheers, Steve
Music does seem better from the centre area now Steve but I changed the door speakers to Focals (ISS690 & PC165) at the same time so it's hard to tell how much of a difference it made by itself. Maybe a side by side comparison is required.
With work I won't be able to drop by for about 2 weeks, I'll have the bullbar on by then too.
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Can you tell me if the supposed 10.4 litres per 100 k's average is achievable in petrol ?
I've done only 3228km so far pretty much all short trips in rush hour city traffic. Usually I turn economy mode off as I don't like how it resists downshifting. Trip computer for all that says 15.3. That's as bad as it can get I guess.

10.4 might be achievable on highway driving at best but I wouldn't think on average.

This is the V6. I would have bought the V8 if it was available in the same timeframe but was constrained a bit with the previous lease finishing. The V6 is absolutely fine in terms of power and quietness; it can just get a little harsh those times you have to floor it.

I actually went shopping for the SRT so went from one extreme to another because I didn't want to wait. Next time...

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The FCW/ACC runs on LIDAR (LIght Distance And Ranging), not Radar, so it is Light (invizible 904 nano meters) not radio waves. So unless the Roo is wearing reflective clothing, it will not react. The system is designed to reflect of vehicles not organic matter. Whoever said it would react to Roos, cows or aliens is incorrect.
ACC Stop feature is not bullet proof, i.e., when my car approaches a vehicle which is already at stand still position, ACC simply does not react at all, and FCW kicks in in a few meters apart instead. But when a moving vehicle in front slows down to a stop, ACC slows down and brings the car to a stop too. My suggestion is to use good old foot brake and don't rely on the technology which is not water tight.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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I've done only 3228km so far pretty much all short trips in rush hour city traffic. Usually I turn economy mode off as I don't like how it resists downshifting. Trip computer for all that says 15.3. That's as bad as it can get I guess.

10.4 might be achievable on highway driving at best but I wouldn't think on average.

This is the V6. I would have bought the V8 if it was available in the same timeframe but was constrained a bit with the previous lease finishing. The V6 is absolutely fine in terms of power and quietness; it can just get a little harsh those times you have to floor it.

I actually went shopping for the SRT so went from one extreme to another because I didn't want to wait. Next time...

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Hi Steve,

Can you tell me if the supposed 10.4 litres per 100 k's average is achievable in petrol ? I also am being put off by the diesel problems being seen here, I cannot buy until November so maybe Jeep will have fixed it all by then (wishful thinking)
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My Overland V6 petrol does around 14L/100km driving around town. Down to 9 with highway driving. Theres no shortage of power: overtaking on country roads always felt like there was some more juice available if needed.

Personally I dont think 15k/yr quite justifies the CRD unless you need the torque for towing or 4x4ing.... my 2 cents!
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks also to Snuke for posting the link to the 2014 diesel engine manual supplement.
There is some interesting information in there - and in particular I noticed this little snippet in the Towing section:
"If the gross trailer weight is 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) or more, it is mandatory to use a weight-distributing hitch to ensure stable handling of your vehicle."

In Australia the words used are "recommended" and the weight is 2268kg.

Quite a difference there.
I wonder whether the significant differences are considered and engineered - or is it just a soft conversion thing left to a junior somewhere along the line? (all right, I'm just being cynical).
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All Aus cars come with the Tow Pack installed, in the US it’s an option, hence the difference in recommended weight.
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Regarding the wiring loom for the MY14 towbar, i just recently bought a MY14 towbar to install myself in anticipation of when i take delivery of my car soon. Asked the salesman if the wiring is a plug 'n play connector or splice, he went away to ask someone from the service department (not the spare parts dept as it is the service dept that install them) and they confirmed with him that it is plug 'n play.
Got home with the towbar and checked out the package and noticed the wiring kit should be spliced into the wiring loom of the MY14 Grand Cherokee. The sticker on the wiring loom is shows:
Desc: GRAND CHEROKEE MY14 WK TWH
Batch #: 700A.22.07.13
LOT # F7596
MADE IN TAIWAN
PART #: AUS2014WKTBWL

The fitting instruction booklet (issue: 1.0 - 19/07/13) has a picture of a MY14 Grand Cherokee on the front page and is shown as MY14 GRAND CHEROKEE, KIT PART No: AUS2104WKTBWL, also shows on page 8 to connect each of the towbar wires with a splice terminal (supplied in kit) and solder the wires then cover the joint with heat shrink.

So i think that the plug 'n play version might not exist as i think that the Oz delivered MY14 does not have a connector ready to connect a towbar wiring plug into it. I do believe that the MY11-MY13 do have a seperate grey plug to connect the towbar harness plug 'n play style.

Maybe the service dept dude got mixed up with the info when answering the salesman, but i don't blame the salesman at all. I did however email the salesman to notify him of the info i found to supply factual info back to him.
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I'm trying to sort out my towbar wiring for my MY14 JGK Limited. When I tested the plug I discovered that the black and blue wires are not connected. I know that the blue wire is for the brake controller that I am about to install. My issue is the black wire. I am towing a horse float that has a breakaway system that requires a 12V power supply and the trailer has this wired to the black wiring in the trailer plug.

My question is where is the best place to source the 12V power in the JGK for the wiring harness. Does anyone have the instructions booklet supplied with the MY14 GRAND CHEROKEE, KIT PART No: AUS2104WKTBWL? And if so does the booklet give instructions on where to connect the wire? I know that my last resort is to hard wire directly from the battery, but that means I have to disconnect the plug every time I turn off the car.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm trying to sort out my towbar wiring..........

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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While this may get answered here, the best place to ask about this is the existing towing thread - The Towing thread
That way all relevant info is in the one thread instead of this thread which is just all over the place.
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I can help you out Treebeard... actually I still have all the boot trims off so I can send pictures too.

Maybe send me your phone and/or email via PM?

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Might as well post the pics up on the towing thread for future reference for others.
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