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Old 11-26-2014, 09:28 AM
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Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

Curious if anyone bothers to cover up in the cold weather or not?
Is it worth doing, and if so what do you use?
I know other diesel engine owners swear by it.

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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

I'm gonna bump this to the top because I am also interested in covering up or not.
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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

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I'm gonna bump this to the top because I am also interested in covering up or not.
Well I didn't bother last winter and did not have any issues.
I almost always plug it in using the block heater at night though. I assume yours is equipped with one as well.

I never had an issue with cold starts, but yes it took a while for the cabin to heat up, and the performance and fuel economy is definitely much better in the warmer seasons. Although that could be due to winter diesel, not too sure.
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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

I have a '14 3.0 and was wondering about winter as well. Mine didn't come with an engine block heater however I was thinking about adding one for the winters here in CO. Also, does anyone add anything to the gas tank?
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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

Also have a '14 3.0 - late build - I never did anything to the grill of mine last winter. Downright cold in WI too. Anything +20F or below I plugged it in, and I ran straight #2 with Amsoil cold flow improver when I could. I'd get #1/#2 blend of winter diesel only when I would have to. Never saw the need for Arctic Diesel(straight #1) atthough it can be had in certain areas. All NA spec CRDs came from the factory with a block heater installed - the "block heater" option is actually a Mopar extension cord routed up to the side of the engine compartment.
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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

How use such a winter grill cover with Diesel version?

I could not find a Mopar item that would fit Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 grill
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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

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How use such a winter grill cover with Diesel version?



I could not find a Mopar item that would fit Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 grill

Mopar does not make one for the GC. If you really want one you'll have to look to the aftermarket industry.


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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

I have never needed one, although when I first got the CRD I assumed it might be helpful. As it turns out, the jeep has been just fine without it.
The last 2 years were very cold, and I did keep it plugged in using the block heater just about every night from November to March.

This year has been so warm it has absolutely not even crossed my mind. Nor have I needed to plug in either.

If anyone does find a manufacture that has one, please let us know though.
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Re: Anyone use a Winter Grill Cover?

From what I understand the truck are required to have one now if the temp is cooler than -4 C. Interesting


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