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I have not left the planet. Just lurking in the shadows. Just over 16,000 miles with a calculated ave of 27.1 mpg. Also just returned from the southwest ... 3,146 miles with 28.979 trip average. I am still in love with this mall runner Summit. The adaptive cruise with stop and go is just plain wild! Trust the technology I keep telling myself. Still happy in South Dakota with no issues...yet!
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:54 PM
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Turned 40,000 km, (or 25,000 miles for our friends to the south) today on my Summit Ecodiesel after almost a year on the road.

Quick Summary:

Zero issues to speak of.

Uconnect - still the best multimedia entertainment system I have seen. Yes I still have a now and again jittery rear camera but this is nothing more than a tiny issue that I know will get fixed with an update in the future. The Summit's audio package is simply outstanding and it makes me smile every day.

Fuel Economy - lifetime 27 Mpg or 8.7 l/100 - almost all highway but I am not gentle on the throttle at all - pleading the 5th on any more detail

Towing - tows like a tractor. 6500 lb loaded horse trailer is a breeze, uphill and down.

Oil Service Interval - Exactly 16,000 km or 10,000 miles as promised

DEF Consumption - at least at 24,000 km so far on my last fill - with 25% left

Drive - All is as it should be, on road and off. Air suspension is perfect

Fit and Finish - no rattles, shakes or other complaints.


Overall - very very happy new Jeep owner - this is my first, after years of looking through a 3 pointed star...
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Wtf. Raising oil level from bio fuel. Confused. Whats it doing? Cracking injectors or something. Your fuel system and oil system are separate. Its not a two stroke.
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Wtf. Raising oil level from bio fuel. Confused. Whats it doing? Cracking injectors or something. Your fuel system and oil system are separate. Its not a two stroke.
While its true that they are separate systems, it could be that the bio fuel is thinner than regular diesel, and residual fuel is leaking past the rings into the crankcase when you shut it off. There are probably other possibilities, but I would first stop using bio and switch to regular diesel (after an oil/filter change, of course). Then check to see what's happening before going further.

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Just did a web search on "biodiesel in crankcase", and found many articles about this subject. If I under this issue correctly, it seems that the regen system for burning particulates in the exhaust adds a shot of fuel when the cylinder is at the bottom of its travel as part of the process. It's this fuel that seeps past the rings and into the crankcase. Because bio diesel has a higher level of moisture in it, it doesn't dissipate in the crankcase as does regular diesel, hence the more noticeable accumulation of fuel and reducing the oil change interval.

So, as I said originally, I'd quit using bio and switch to regular diesel and see what effect that has. I decided not to use bio when I bought mine.
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just got this message on the EVIC: "Engine Will Not Restart in 200 mi Service DEF See Dealer". I dropped it off at the dealer, and got a loaner car, but it might be a week before they can get to it, and the warranty only covers the loaner for 5 days. Any idea what might be going on? Anyone else ever get this? DEF gauge is showing over 1/2 full. I did get a message a week or so ago about wrong DEF fluid, but that was after it had been running for months since the last DEF fill up.


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Regret the day I bought the Eco Diesel. Stays in the shop. Pursuing lemon law with Chrysler. Since May 31, it has been in shop for 32 days. Get the Exhaust filter full, car going in limp mode...get te Engine will not restart due to the DEF fluid (and it will not restart) and it has to be dragged onto a tow truck. Can't travel in the vehicle as it breaks down all the time. Nightmare. I have owned 5 brand new Jeeps, and this by far is going to drive away a loyal customer. Guess that is why they are not making them any longer.
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Regret the day I bought the Eco Diesel. Stays in the shop. Pursuing lemon law with Chrysler. Since May 31, it has been in shop for 32 days. Get the Exhaust filter full, car going in limp mode...get te Engine will not restart due to the DEF fluid (and it will not restart) and it has to be dragged onto a tow truck. Can't travel in the vehicle as it breaks down all the time. Nightmare. I have owned 5 brand new Jeeps, and this by far is going to drive away a loyal customer. Guess that is why they are not making them any longer.

What are they not making any longer?


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Regret the day I bought the Eco Diesel. Guess that is why they are not making them any longer.

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This diesel is more than what I thought it would be! No issues!


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Regret the day I bought the Eco Diesel. Stays in the shop. Pursuing lemon law with Chrysler. Since May 31, it has been in shop for 32 days. Get the Exhaust filter full, car going in limp mode...get te Engine will not restart due to the DEF fluid (and it will not restart) and it has to be dragged onto a tow truck. Can't travel in the vehicle as it breaks down all the time. Nightmare. I have owned 5 brand new Jeeps, and this by far is going to drive away a loyal customer. Guess that is why they are not making them any longer.
Yes, they are still making them, and it is the same engine they are putting into the Ram pick up - the number one selling pick up this year. It is a great engine. The problem is that many states are mandating minimum bio diesel fuel blends. Minnesota just mandated 20% blend, which is more than any diesel engine is engineered to handle. The auto industry needs to push back against the states to get this mandate removed. Thank your congressmen for causing problems to your diesels.
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My daytime running lights don't seem to turn on any more, or perhaps they never did? Which light bulbs are the daytime running lights? Don't the LED lights that go around the main headlight turn on with the daytime running lights or are they the running lights? I've always just had the light switch in the A (auto) position. I had my wife sit in the car and put in it Drive while I watched, no lights came on with the switch in the Auto position.


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My daytime running lights don't seem to turn on any more, or perhaps they never did? Which light bulbs are the daytime running lights? Don't the LED lights that go around the main headlight turn on with the daytime running lights or are they the running lights? I've always just had the light switch in the A (auto) position. I had my wife sit in the car and put in it Drive while I watched, no lights came on with the switch in the Auto position.


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