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LOL... yeah, when it's that cold you need a block heater or a heated garage.

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Re: Cold Weather Start

My dealer confirmed that block heaters came installed by the factory on the CRDs, just add cord and it's good to go. I've also found Howes Lubricator Diesel Treatment which I'll run year round. No more gelling for me in any weather.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:04 AM
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+2F degrees in North NJ this morning. It started up and then stalled. I think I saw a low fuel pressure warning. Last tank was filled at Exxon two weeks ago and I have 1/3 tank fuel remaining.

Will adding Sta-bil now help or once the fuel line gels up and service is required by the dealer?

Roadside Assistance will tow to nearest dealer. Thank goodness it's just sitting on my driveway.
I had this problem and it wouldn't remote start with the CEL. Took it into Beyer (I'm in NNJ as well) and they cleared it and didn't find an issue. NJ does use winter blend here so your mpgs would be less. I put in Howes anti gel / diesel conditioner and keep near a full tank at all times especially when the real cold hits. I also plug it in 30 mins before I plan on going anywhere in it. I just leave the plug dangling with the hood closed as you can't remote start with the hood open. The factory cord isn't long enough to run it through the passenger front wheel well.
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Re: Cold Weather Start

Update on the block heater. Dealer quoted 1 hr labor to install cord. You would think the factory designed it accessible but dealer indicated the front bumper needs to come off to connect the cord so 1 hr labor. They have the part in and shop foreman is doing the install (must be their 1st 2014) and it's a lot harder than they expected. Portions of the passenger side suspension needs to come off and it's a 3 hr job. Before you call bull they are eating the extra labor and still charging me 1 hr plus part. I bet not too many 2014 owners have actually gotten the cord.
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Update on the block heater. Dealer quoted 1 hr labor to install cord. You would think the factory designed it accessible but dealer indicated the front bumper needs to come off to connect the cord so 1 hr labor. They have the part in and shop foreman is doing the install (must be their 1st 2014) and it's a lot harder than they expected. Portions of the passenger side suspension needs to come off and it's a 3 hr job. Before you call bull they are eating the extra labor and still charging me 1 hr plus part. I bet not too many 2014 owners have actually gotten the cord.
It's been done by several members here, and yes it's in a painful spot to get to. I don't think any of them took off the bumper to get to it though.
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Remote started like a champ this morning - did not use the block heater.ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1424437239.795210.jpg


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Re: Cold Weather Start

I got the block heater cord installed and saw in the owner's manual that it is recommended for regions that consistently see -10 deg F and needs to be plugged in for two hours in -20 deg F prior to starting. Checked the weather, no more than -3 deg F last night, 1 deg F this morning, remote start fired up. I didn't plug in the block heater, just added Howe's Diesel Treatment for the first time yesterday.
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Re: Cold Weather Start

It was about 30 degrees last night, cold for our standards but not cold compared to others. It's the coldest I've seen since buyng this vehicle a few weeks back.

Vehicle has lots of DEF and lots of diesel that even has some fuel conditioner in it.

Remote start didn't work this morning. It started right up however when in the vehicle. Why?

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Old 02-23-2015, 03:39 PM
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It was about 30 degrees last night, cold for our standards but not cold compared to others. It's the coldest I've seen since buyng this vehicle a few weeks back.

Vehicle has lots of DEF and lots of diesel that even has some fuel conditioner in it.

Remote start didn't work this morning. It started right up however when in the vehicle. Why?

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Seems odd, I can't believe it would caused by the weather as I've used remote start in below zero temps without issue and others here only started having issues when it was -20's+, but anything is possible.
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