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Old 06-03-2011, 09:16 AM
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Re: Australian edition Grand Cherokee

we dont have a 4x2 option either - coz thats just silly

Sad to hear QL is a bit soft riding, oh well. Question can we just order the parts from US and fit them or has the mirrors for example been designed so that the indicators wont work?

I dont have my car yet so I will pretend, vroom vrooom
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we dont have a 4x2 option either - coz thats just silly

Sad to hear QL is a bit soft riding, oh well. Question can we just order the parts from US and fit them or has the mirrors for example been designed so that the indicators wont work?

I dont have my car yet so I will pretend, vroom vrooom
QL, well thats a matter of opinion, I reckon the rides a great balance, dunno what some people want from a 2.4 tonne 4wd.... I drove 700km today, mixture of winding dirt and sealed roads from Phillip Island through VIC/NSW alpine country to Jindabyne, sports car handling on the road, yet supple enough not to slide off in corrigated dirt corners, very impressed.... As for the mirrors there's no lights in them to worry about.... Crisis over....
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:30 AM
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Hey Jeffersonoz

Saw Philip island was on and remembered an earlier post of yours and i wondered how your pilgrimage went?
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Saw Philip island was on and remembered an earlier post of yours and i wondered how your pilgrimage went?
First of all to watch Casey Stoner clinch the world title at his home GP was awesome.... As for the trip, although not as drama filled as some of the past years was still great, from PI we travelled back up through Sale, Bairnsdale, Omeo then hit the dirt ducking in and out of the Alpine National Park to Corryong, then through Khancoban to Jindabyne for the night. We didn't push our luck this year with the stock tyres so we stayed mainly on the fire roads with a couple of detours down some tighter trails. The main trails are clear and very dry and dusty at the moment, the smaller trails have quiet alot of trees down because of the fires that went through there a few years ago, looks like every time there's a storm a whole bunch more dead trees fall down, the novelty of driving over or around them all wears thin pretty quick, and we only had a hand saw to clear the way, the day was getting on so we didn't want to get lost or stuck so ended staying on the main trails which is a hoot in the jeep low profile tyres and all, if the trails weren't smooth it may of been a different story though. Coming out of a manual petrol Prado the fun factor is about twice as high, the getting it scratched factor not so high, auto in the Jeep makes things nice and easy too.... One not so great thing I did notice while filling up at Khancoben was that after removing the fuel cap the filler neck had a fine coating of dust down it as far as I could see, not great, guess the cap doesn't seal real great, wiped out as much as I could, fuel filter had to do the rest.... Overall another great hassle free trip and it wasn't even in a toyota.....
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:15 PM
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Sounds like a good trip. The first scratch is alway the hardest! Hopefully mine will be here in just enough time to run up 1,000 kms for a service before a trip to Fraser island. I'm also saying goodbye to a 120 prado that I will miss but very excited about new adventure. Not good about dust in fuel tank. Thankfully I won't be on too many unsealed roads but for people in the bush it could be a problem. Another good reason to never let your fuel tank run below 1/4 full.
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Another good reason to never let your fuel tank run below 1/4 full.
I do the opposite. Provided there is a servo within about 50km, I run my tank till the light comes on. That way the tank is flushed every time. Any gunk goes into the filter which is regularly replaced. If you never let the tank run low, the gunk builds up in the bottom of your tank. Should you then happen to run low in an emergency, you risk blocking your entire fuel system in one hit.
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The Americans have known exactly what they are getting in 2012 since April 2011. It really sucks that 2012 is almost upon us and we still don't know. The dealers feed us a lot of bull. They don't really know either but no dealer will admit to that. Once we sign on the dotted line, we are at the mercy of Jeep Oz to give us what we asked for minus all the things we didn't know about. It truly sucks!
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I do the opposite. Provided there is a servo within about 50km, I run my tank till the light comes on. That way the tank is flushed every time. Any gunk goes into the filter which is regularly replaced. If you never let the tank run low, the gunk builds up in the bottom of your tank. Should you then happen to run low in an emergency, you risk blocking your entire fuel system in one hit.
Sounds good in theory except the fuel pick up is in the very bottom of the tank, no crap stays there to long as it gets sucked up right away, full, or nearly empty.... if the pick up wasn't in the very bottom of the tank you could have say a 90 litre tank but only ever get say 80 litres out of it.... and that would suck!
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Sounds good in theory except the fuel pick up is in the very bottom of the tank, no crap stays there to long as it gets sucked up right away, full, or nearly empty.... if the pick up wasn't in the very bottom of the tank you could have say a 90 litre tank but only ever get say 80 litres out of it.... and that would suck!
It's not exactly theory. A mechanic put me on to it. Granted that was a while ago. Tanks are different these days. My Commodore has the fuel pump in the tank. The pump is cooled by the fuel so it won't let you access the last 5L. What is nominally a 70L tank has only 65L of usable fuel and yes it does suck.
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Bob you pulled a fuel pump out of a commodore?
The pickup is at the bottom of the pump.
So the last third of the tank is no were near the pump itself.
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Bob you pulled a fuel pump out of a commodore?
The pickup is at the bottom of the pump.
So the last third of the tank is no were near the pump itself.
There have been 14 models in 4 generations of commodores but lets not get off topic here.
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Re: Australian edition Grand Cherokee

I picked up an MY12 info sheet at my Adelaide dealer today. Happy to scan and upload if anyone wants to see. The main thing I can see is the 40GB HDD in the media centre (up from 30GB in 2011.) Did this happen at the same time they removed the front recovery hooks maybe?

I called in to check on my order as I was expecting to hear the delivery times for my top 3 colour choices before making a decision. They were all build-to-order so they just ordered my #1 choice (canyon brown, which I still haven't seen in a convincing photo and isn't actually listed on the MY12 info sheet) without letting me know. They weren't aware of any delays with Winter Chill, as Milous advised in a separate post.

We are confirming tomorrow when we actually test-drive a Diesel - they now have a demo in stock. They also have 3 CRD Limiteds in the showroom marked 'Sold', including a 70th anniversary...
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