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Old 04-19-2015, 09:58 AM
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The owners manual recommends changing the cabin filters at 20k miles. My jeep is at 2 years and 23k and what i have found is those things get black and full of stuff quick and at 10k they are ready for a change. I dont drive dustry conditions either, average conditions and average suburbia driver. The oems are about $25 the oem charchoals are about $30 and you can get the no name china brands for less than $10. And then you got your frams and others somewhere in between. I had a $5 china knock off one collapse in a past car so i dont go that cheap on them. i think the fram charcoals can be had for less than $20 which is probably a good mid point, if you want charcoal any way. Standard oems are not chatcoal so charcoal would be an upgrade. they put the charcoals in the diesels if people complain about diesel smell but they fit any.

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Since I could not figure out how to change out the fog light bezels. I decided to move to the rear. Changed out the tailight bezels from chrome to gloss black. Changed out the chrome Jeep emblem on lift gate. Then decided to debadge a few things. Started with the 4X4 emblems then moved on to the Grand Cherokee lettering. Then removed the Jeep letters from hood. I have the gloss black letters for hood but undecided whether I want to put them on or not. I actually like the way everything looks without any emblems. Especially the side view without the GC letters. Very clean looking. I did leave the Overland badge on as that is not such a bad looking emblem. All that Needs to be done now is change out the grill rings and the fog bezels and the transformation will be done. I saved the tailight bezels, tailgate Jeep emblem, and hood letters if anyone is interested in them let me know.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:34 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

silver', I prefer to change the cabin air filter on a "time schedule", rather than going by miles. For me, it's a "rite of spring".
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:30 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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Cabin air filters have been somewhat common for a number of years now in vehicles, but sometimes folks don't even know they have them!
Trust me, my '99 F-Series didn't have one. I'm sure the new ones do, though.

My 84 Jetta and 93 Saturn before that didn't, either. Heck, those two didn't even have power windows.

At any rate, I did a full detail job on the Jeep today. After taking a trip down to "frackville, PA" where the roads are rutted from all the water trucks, I had mud in every little orifice. It wasn't the fun mud, either.

I cleaned every nook and cranny (include beneath and in the engine bay) then did gave it a good dose of rubbing compound, pre-wax polish and a nice coat of wax to make her shiny again. Then I made sure all the plastic was properly black and every little bit of the interior was vacuumed and cleaned.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:30 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Yes, 1990's era and earlier certainly didn't have cabin air filters. But many vehicles manufactured in the last ten years have them.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:02 PM
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Installed the black grill rings looks so much better than the chrome rings. Now I just have to figure out how to change out the fog bezels. Also removed the roof rails going to paint the metal rails gloss black. I can not believe how much dirt was under them already. Only took delivery April 4. Also stopped by United exhaust a really good shop here on Long Island discussed doing the resonator delete exhaust. Will give the Hemi a little better sound.


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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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Also stopped by United exhaust a really good shop here on Long Island discussed doing the resonator delete exhaust. Will give the Hemi a little better sound.
I remembering removing the Resonator on my VW Passat in the past and boy did i love it. Gave it a nice deep rumble but not over loud exhaust system which was perfect. Hope it turns out the same for ya.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:04 PM
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I took it in to the dealer to have two small issues fixed under warranty and to get the oil changed. They also did some software updates, but they didn't have a completed work order to give. The service writer said he'd mail it to me.

I walked with 2 head scratchers:

1. The parts guy said that MOPAR doesn't make a front license plate bracket for the '13 Grand Cherokee. I walked back to my computer, while waiting on my truck, and ordered one from Amazon.

2. The service writer said that he had a bunch of updates to do, including a navigation update. I told that I didn't have navigation (430 RBZ); he said it could be unlocked for $590 or so. I did some research tonight and can find nothing about this option unless I had the 430N model. Any thoughts?

I'm hoping the service details hit the online owner's portal so I can see all that they did. It's probably all in my head, but if felt a little peppier on the way home.
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So, if it leaves the Jeep dealer at the halfway point, add back as necessary to that point.
I had the oil changed yesterday. The service writer said they add 7 quarts for the Hemi. I check this morning and the dip stick was slightly higher than midway between add and full. So, that's now my target when I check.

I asked the service writer if using a half quart between changes was OK. He confirmed with another writer that Chrysler has a baseline of 1 quart every 800 miles is an acceptable rate of consumption. That can't be right, can it?

I noticed that my power steering fluid is a little low as well. Not sure why the tech didn't check that and top it off yesterday. Now I have to go buy a bottle of that and top it off
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:05 PM
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I had the oil changed yesterday. The service writer said they add 7 quarts for the Hemi. I check this morning and the dip stick was slightly higher than midway between add and full. So, that's now my target when I check.

I asked the service writer if using a half quart between changes was OK. He confirmed with another writer that Chrysler has a baseline of 1 quart every 800 miles is an acceptable rate of consumption. That can't be right, can it?

I noticed that my power steering fluid is a little low as well. Not sure why the tech didn't check that and top it off yesterday. Now I have to go buy a bottle of that and top it off
My 5.7L takes 7 1/4 to 7 1/2 quarts at oil/filter change. I think yours does too. 😊

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