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Red G8R 01-01-2011 05:13 PM

3 Month Report
 
Happy New Year everyone. It's been three months with the Overland and as most have experienced, it's the best Grand Cherokee of all that I've owned. I'm just over 6,000 km and this is my 4th GC.

I've made two trips so far, Montreal and Ottawa, both went smooth and comfortably. The trip to Ottawa was cut short when I got a call at 7am letting me know that my daughter was in labor and heading to the hospital :eek:. I was 400 km away but did the drive straight to the hospital and got there in plenty time. She gave birth to a healthy girl. :)

As for accessories, I went with Huskyliners over the Weathertechs for 1st and 2nd row. The Husky's may not have the quality look of the Weathertechs that I have in my Audi, but they have far better grip and coverage. I'm very pleased with them. Pity they're not available for Audi. I'm going Mopar for the cago area.

Then I got my snow tires on Dec 21st from Tire Rack and installed them myself on the 24th. Despite being an 18" package, the Blizzaks are not as smooth or quiet as the stock 20" Fortera. We've not had any new snow or extreme cold since but I'm sure they will prove their worth.

Problems: a few days before Xmas my oil service notice came up on the EVIC. No problem I said, I had the Xmas week off to take care of that. But having changed my wheels I noticed a slow leak from the engine bay area dripping on the driveway. Not sure how long it's been going on since the driveway is not as clean due to the cold weather/snow. Then on Xmas day my driver's visor breaks off and is retained only by the electrical wire. All of this happening within a week. :eek: :eek:

So, I'm thinking the worse...oil leak ?? visor?? taking out my roof lining?? :eek: Took it on Monday for them to look at the visor and ordered the part. Took 3 business days to come in. Yesterday it goes in for oil service, "oil" leak and visor repair. Turns out to be a coolant leak due to faulty clamp which was replaced. The visor was a simple $2.95 part for repair.

So, all went smoothly and fully repaired in about two hours. Feels so new again. Despite this small hiccup, I love this Jeep and it's still makes me smile and content. :):):)

#1 Overland, 4x4, 5.7L, 730N, Q-L.
http://foto-box.smugmug.com/Other/20...13_8U3Ex-M.jpg


#2 Huskyliners:
http://foto-box.smugmug.com/Other/20...01_pEYGN-M.jpg


#3 Blizzaks DM-V1 on 18" Sport Edition's:
http://foto-box.smugmug.com/Other/20...82_AdMoh-M.jpg

Hope you all continue to enjoy your Jeep this new year. Drive safely.

Navy1 01-01-2011 05:28 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Happy New Year to you as well. Really nice report and glad the repair of the small hiccups went well. You have the exact same Jeep as mine, Stone White, Hemi, 730N, Dark/Light Frost Beige interior. Im with you, this GC is absolutely phenomenal. I'm so glad I purchased it. I've had mine for two months and have just over 6K miles. The only thing I see happening to mine is it is using oil slightly. I broke it in properly, changed to synthetic at 1500 miles and I checked today and its a quart low.

Also, congratulations on your new grand daughter!!

Red G8R 01-01-2011 05:33 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Navy1 (Post 326287)
Happy New Year to you as well. Really nice report and glad the repair of the small hiccups went well. You have the exact same Jeep as mine, Stone White, Hemi, 730N, Dark/Light Frost Beige interior. Im with you, this GC is absolutely phenomenal. I'm so glad I purchased it. I've had mine for two months and have just over 6K miles. The only thing I see happening to mine is it is using oil slightly. I broke it in properly, changed to synthetic at 1500 miles and I checked today and its a quart low.

Also, congratulations on your new grand daughter!!

At first I assumed I had an oil leak because on checking, it needed a litre top up of oil. So, I'll watch my oil levels over the next few months.

Thanks for the congrats.

Navy1 01-01-2011 05:35 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
You're very welcome....when you get pics of your new grand daughter in your Jeep...be sure to post them! :-)

rdalcanto 01-01-2011 06:36 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Hhhmmm.... This makes at least two people now with coolant leaks from bad clamps. The other person was told the wrong type of clamp was used at the factory. I wonder how many people have hoses hanging on by a thread. :eek:

moosehead 01-01-2011 08:50 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
First and foremost, congrats grandpops!

Glad the WK2 is treating you so well.

Rdalcanto is correct, there was another clamp failure for the cooling system which drained another member's rig. Red, would you mind please identifying which clamp was replaced?

Thanks and enjoy your granddaughter.

GlowingGhoul 01-01-2011 08:54 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
I'm going to bet you guys have a build date very, very close to each other.

What was your build date?

Red G8R 01-02-2011 08:24 AM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 326360)
First and foremost, congrats grandpops!

Glad the WK2 is treating you so well.

Rdalcanto is correct, there was another clamp failure for the cooling system which drained another member's rig. Red, would you mind please identifying which clamp was replaced?

Thanks and enjoy your granddaughter.

Thanks for the congrats.
The invoice has two numbers for the clamp:
replaced clamp 07620500
VU00246 Hose Clamp

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowingGhoul (Post 326364)
I'm going to bet you guys have a build date very, very close to each other.

What was your build date?

08/10

WABCLawyers 01-02-2011 09:14 AM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
My 3 month report: I'm still waiting for my jeep, but it's almost here...

rdalcanto 01-02-2011 09:32 AM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red G8R (Post 326776)
Thanks for the congrats.
The invoice has two numbers for the clamp:
replaced clamp 07620500
VU00246 Hose Clamp

Do you know where it was located, so that you could take a picture? It would be great if others could check their clamps.

Red G8R 01-02-2011 10:18 AM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WABCLawyers (Post 326788)
My 3 month report: I'm still waiting for my jeep, but it's almost here...

:lol: ....hang in there....it's worth the wait.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdalcanto (Post 326792)
Do you know where it was located, so that you could take a picture? It would be great if others could check their clamps.

Unfortunately I don't know exactly where (:confused:) but from looking under the Jeep from the front, the drippings were comming off the splash guard , more so from the left side (vehicle's right). I would assume it was one of the hose clamp to the radiator but there are probably a few. Hope that helps.

MSCA 01-02-2011 01:24 PM

Re: 3 Month Report
 
Do they use the type of clamps that can be tightened with a screwdriver? Or are they the spring clamps that just clamp by tension?


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