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Re: 2 questions on pending purchase of '08 WK

Thanks guys. Autocheck is clear. Decided to have the full inspection done. Looking forward to owning my first Jeep, and first US-brand vehicle (after 3 Japanese-brand vehicles).
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:08 PM
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At highways speeds, mesh isnt going to stop anyhing that is going to damage the radiator. Now if you want to do it for looks thats ok, but it is not going to protect anything
That's good thinking, SJGuy. Now I feel better about the lack of a mesh on mine!
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Thanks guys. Autocheck is clear. Decided to have the full inspection done. Looking forward to owning my first Jeep, and first US-brand vehicle (after 3 Japanese-brand vehicles).
They should be able to update the PCM (so-called "flashing") at the same time if they are checking for DTC's or otherwise hooking up their StarScan.
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Thanks Walt. Inspection was done/clear on Wed., I own it as of yesterday, looking forward to getting to know it better. Is there a particular reason I'd have wanted the PCM updated? Version history posted somewhere? It was verified to not have any outstanding recalls.
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Congrats on your purchase! I had a dakota with the 4.7 and loved it...now its time for a mesh grill!!
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Thanks Walt. Inspection was done/clear on Wed., I own it as of yesterday, looking forward to getting to know it better. Is there a particular reason I'd have wanted the PCM updated? Version history posted somewhere? It was verified to not have any outstanding recalls.
1. Welcome and congratulations on your WK.
2. The PCM's are periodically updated to correct spurious DTC's and MIL illuminations, or just to improve certain performance anomalies. Here's the link for the WK Technical Service Bulletins (TSB's): http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_tsb.htm .
It may turn out that none of these conditions plague yours. The TSB's are advice for correcting customer-reported issues and are not mandatory unless a specific report is made. The dealer's StarScan can tell you the version of the latest flash update. If they did it, there should be a tag under the hood by the emissions tag telling you the upgrade version, date and authority for the change. I think that an EPA rule since it affects emissions (in theory).
3. The '08's had very few recalls. You can check with your VIN at: https://owners.jeep.com/sub/Pages/Ow...52F&Source=%2F . Look in the lower left hand part of the page for the box to enter your VIN.

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Thanks gents! So far so good. Will be towing my boat (~3500 lbs. w/trailer) with it in a month or two, which is the main reason I got it.
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