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Old 06-02-2014, 05:17 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

It's all in your owner's manual, skipper. You won't need an oil change either
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Re: The Towing thread

Ideally you take it easy for the first 1,000km.
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It's all in your owner's manual, skipper. You won't need an oil change either
Jarse means that even though you don't currently own your GC, and therefore don't physically possess an Owners manual, you can download it from here - Jeep Owners | Download an Owners Manual 2004 - 2011 | Jeep and get a good idea of what's what before you take off.

From the Diesel Supplement:

CAUTION!
Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles (805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle or other parts could be damaged.
Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
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Re: The Towing thread

Thanks for that. I have been doing a lot of reading before posting to the forum but was finding different opinions including one in the 2014 diesel manual stating the diesel doesn't need running in (with a few common sense conditions). I am keen to hitch up and go as soon as possible but will hold my fire and do an easy 1000km first.
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Re: The Towing thread

Who is installing your brake controller etc?

I need to get mine setup but want to use someone that's worked on a new model



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I hope this question is not too obvious or answered elsewhere. Take delivery of a Summit next week. How many Kms should I do before towing a caravan? Should the car have an oil change before towing?
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Re: The Towing thread

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound flippant. I didn't realise you didn't have the vehicle yet....
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Who is installing your brake controller etc?

I need to get mine setup but want to use someone that's worked on a new model
I am getting the dealer to fit the towbar, brake and anderson plug.

I don't have a large van (2200 loaded) but although my Ford Territory has been a great car for ten years it was using 21 litres per 100 kms. No good for going around Australia. I am really looking forward to taking off in the GC
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Re: The Towing thread

About running-in, apart from following the manual, I like to keep the engine under 3k rpm up to about 5,000km then avoid red-lining till about 10,000km. Also, the manual says to avoid using cruise control during the running-in period. I think this is important. Cruise control on a freeway means engine revs hardly vary. This could lead to glazing of the cylinder walls and mean that only top gear gets run-in. I like to give the engine a bit of a blip every now and again just mix things up a bit. I have no evidence at all that these measures do anything but it makes me feel good and that's what Jeeping is all about.
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Re: The Towing thread

Still correct Bob. Best running in is down in town where the revs are constantly varied, as opposed to hwy cruising. I know Auscop picked his car up in Sydney and drove it to Alice Springs, without any yet detrimental effects. But I still follow the old school procedure.
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Opps.I had the camp trailer on after 100km...
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Opps.I had the camp trailer on after 100km...
Shuda bought a bigger trailer.
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Aghhhhh ya farked it up now brah.
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