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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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I think you may have a very valid point here, my thoughts exactly.
I tried these out many years ago when I used to do a lot of long distance driving. I found it they had no discernible effect on the amout of roos I encountered on the highway - and I tried three different types of roo whistles. Perhaps this is one for Mythbusters?
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:31 PM
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... take a look at my new Nissan Patrol after it was hit by an airborne Ford Falcon that came off a Car Trailer.
Wow... your jocks must have been in disarray after that! Fark.

Back to 'roo strike, alloy doesn't really handle the job as well as steel... for corner hits especially. But it'll usually protect the radiator core and other essentials... you can keep on trucking.

Nudge bars and that thin tubular "style bar" previously pictured are going to do nothing... oh, except for creating a false sense of security. I've seen where they've spread a small hit over a greater area, effectively adding damage.

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DPF Message.
I decided to post this for those of you who have yet to experience the DPF regeneration.
At 12630 Km's and on my way to visit a friend yesterday and I got a message on my screen telling me the Exhaust Filter was 80% full and it was regenerating, my vehicle was performing normally, by the time I got to my friends place it was reading 70%, after an hour I got back into the GC and it started ok and continued counting down on the regeneration process on 10% increments. 60% - 50% - 40% etc etc.
After 15 minutes it reached 0% and all I had to do was press the OK Button on the steering wheel.
My speed during this time was between 60 to 70kph (apart from the stop)and the process of regeneration had no affect on the GC whatsoever, so from this I now know how the DPF regeneration is supposed to work, in this case perfectly with absolutely no inconvenience...
My thoughts go out to those of you who are experiencing the 'Limp Mode' fiasco and that a solution to this will be found quickly.
Yep, that sounds like a working one. What is your build date?
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As to a Bar I also wonder if they would be of much help in a serious hit, take a look at my new Nissan Patrol after it was hit by an airborne Ford Falcon that came off a Car Trailer.
I think a Ford Falcon might have a little mass than a roo, even if it is a big red.
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Back to 'roo strike, alloy doesn't really handle the job as well as steel... for corner hits especially. But it'll usually protect the radiator core and other essentials... you can keep on trucking.
You could have a bar made out of Boralyn, and it would make very little difference if the oncoming mass has enough inertia to override the supporting members structural integrity.
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Quick question: is the seat memory button on the driver door meant to light up with the rest of the interior lighting at night?
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You could have a bar made out of Boralyn, and it would make very little difference if the oncoming mass has enough inertia to override the supporting members structural integrity.
Sounds like we need an air canon and some frozen chooks!
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Quick question: is the seat memory button on the driver door meant to light up with the rest of the interior lighting at night?
Mine never has.
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You could have a bar made out of Boralyn, and it would make very little difference if the oncoming mass has enough inertia to override the supporting members structural integrity.
Valid point for a central hit, but a corner hit (which is what I referred to) results in aluminium bars folding in much easier than steel. Usually the mounting points don't get stressed too bad in a corner strike... especially when the bar is aluminium

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

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DPF Message.
I decided to post this for those of you who have yet to experience the DPF regeneration.
At 12630 Km's and on my way to visit a friend yesterday and I got a message on my screen telling me the Exhaust Filter was 80% full and it was regenerating, my vehicle was performing normally, by the time I got to my friends place it was reading 70%, after an hour I got back into the GC and it started ok and continued counting down on the regeneration process on 10% increments. 60% - 50% - 40% etc etc.
After 15 minutes it reached 0% and all I had to do was press the OK Button on the steering wheel.
My speed during this time was between 60 to 70kph (apart from the stop)and the process of regeneration had no affect on the GC whatsoever, so from this I now know how the DPF regeneration is supposed to work, in this case perfectly with absolutely no inconvenience...
My thoughts go out to those of you who are experiencing the 'Limp Mode' fiasco and that a solution to this will be found quickly.
Wife got Exhaust Filter 100% full alarm on screen thursday afternoon, went straight into LIMP mode. I told her to go for drive out highway, she went 15kms out and back, still there. So I then drove it later out to work ,still stuck in limp mode (will not let vehicle go over 78kms). Bad move, most trucks/cars are travelling at about 120kms out here (speed limit is 110kms/hr). One car near took off back end of the Jeep - didnt realise how slow I was going. I then had to drive back next morning,still stuck in limp mode. Long boring trip home at 78kms/hr. We had no warnings before it went straight into limp mode, I thought we would be safe and not get this DPF issue as this car only gets driven on long trips. I thought WRONG, so when I got home rang Jeep assist 1800 102 277 at about 09:30 am. At 10:45am had tow truck at home to take Laredo to Dubbo, which is the closest dealer and 170kms away. They are doing a ECU upgrade + Forced regeneration burn today (Monday 24/3/14). So hopefully get it back tommorrow. Anyone driving, thinking their GrandCherokee will be OK , watch out as it can go into Limp mode anytime. You need to get latest upgrade before it happens. Wifes diesel Laredo , built - 4/2013 , had 16500kms on it, all long journeys. Asked dealer what oil they use, said they had contract with Castrol - Magnatec 5W-40. Have too say Jeep Assist. were GREAT + very fast to get vehicle too dealer for repairs. Lets hope this is last update we have to do............??
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Eeek... I hope they're not using that oil. I expect that they've misinformed you.

Please try to get details of the ECU upgrade, as there's a lot of crap info surrounding this too. "It's a Jeep thing"...

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