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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-07-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,145
Posted By Roadkill
Re: PCV line / Oil Catch can

Wouldn't it be even healthier for the engine to hollow out the DPF and reflash the PCM to not require the DPF to be present/regen? I imagine that running the crankcase vent into the hollowed-out DPF...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,145
Posted By Roadkill
Re: PCV line / Oil Catch can

I don't imagine the engine "needs" the exhaust gas recycling, but rather that it's the EPA forcing the issue. Concordantly, I wonder if the sensor can be defeated, thereby allowing one to use the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Roadkill
Re: oil catch can

I am also interested in hearing of others' experiences with installing catch cans as well as their choice of tubing (size, material, etc). This PCV system is sensitive to pressure changes and I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-30-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,493
Posted By Roadkill
...unless they invalidate the policy and refund...

...unless they invalidate the policy and refund the purchase price the first time he tries to use it because they don't actually sell the lifetime policy for diesels.

Then they won't sell him the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-30-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,426
Posted By Roadkill
Wait longer. Seriously, at 30 minutes, mine...

Wait longer.

Seriously, at 30 minutes, mine looked like yours. Sometime between 35-50 minutes, it "suddenly" drained and what was left could be wiped clean with a shop towel.

Or you could get a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,640
Posted By Roadkill
Those look cool and convenient. I ended up...

Those look cool and convenient.

I ended up picking up the Arcan 2.5 ton hybrid floor jack I found at a different Costco. The Northern Tool had the 3.5 ton model on sale for $139 (vs. Costco's...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-30-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,145
Posted By Roadkill
That's what I assumed as well. "Disconnected"...

That's what I assumed as well. "Disconnected" meaning "I'm sensing a lower pressure than I expect". The catch can, the hosing, and the couplers all introduce additional resistance to flow that will...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,638
Posted By Roadkill
I did this test last night on my stock 2014...

I did this test last night on my stock 2014 Summit 4wd. Over 15 miles with these parameters I averaged 33.1 mpg.

A few notes:
AC costs more in fuel efficiency than I thought. Several mpg, in...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-29-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,309
Posted By Roadkill
Hm, I noticed last night that Torque didn't seem...

Hm, I noticed last night that Torque didn't seem to have a transmission temperature read that matched EVIC. The add-on PID for transmission temp for 2012+ Jeep returned no data, and the other...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,638
Posted By Roadkill
No, I have never run anything but pure...

No, I have never run anything but pure petrodiesel. My stations said they switched over to summer blend back in March.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-27-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,638
Posted By Roadkill
Re: First Long Trip MPG Results

The best 100 mile average have gotten with the WK2 EcoDiesel is 28.9 mpg, going 63 MPH on flat highways. At interstate speeds with cruise control I find the diesel is indistinguishable from the 2013...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roadkill
The counterpoint is that there is a safe limit...

The counterpoint is that there is a safe limit for most engines and the EPA/ethanol producers are trying to push past that and dispense 15% ethanol at the pump. Several vehicle manufacturers have...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,426
Posted By Roadkill
OR2 with QuadraLift is quite convenient. However,...

OR2 with QuadraLift is quite convenient. However, I would still suggest placing jack stands given the sporadic reports of random "settling" of vehicles with QL while parked.

I have never seen this...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By Roadkill
I know I am probably biasing people by asking,...

I know I am probably biasing people by asking, but for those of you seeing this message from time to time, how's your fuel economy been since it's been happening?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-22-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,145
Posted By Roadkill
Out of curiosity, did you ever try running the...

Out of curiosity, did you ever try running the system with the same hoses but with the Provent removed? I'm planning to install a Provent this summer and based on your experience I'm already planning...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,493
Posted By Roadkill
Unless something has recently changed, the...

Unless something has recently changed, the lifetime warranty is not available for diesels.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-20-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,309
Posted By Roadkill
I have a Scantool.net OBDLink MX Bluetooth unit...

I have a Scantool.net OBDLink MX Bluetooth unit and I am about to return it. Despite having it configured to use the appropriate communication protocol (ISO15765-4CAN 11bit/500kb), I am sick of it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,601
Posted By Roadkill
I'm going to try to get the TSB performed this...

I'm going to try to get the TSB performed this week. However, I just changed my oil and I had a WTF moment the very next day when I checked the oil remaining life gauge: 98% remaining, 17 miles since...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,426
Posted By Roadkill
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I don't believe there are any ramifications if you have proper documentation (I also took a few pics w/ my cell phone of the empty bottles and the filter box, because why not?)

As for changes at...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By Roadkill
Thanks, but I don't necessarily trust the dealer...

Thanks, but I don't necessarily trust the dealer salesperson to tell the truth (or even know for certain). Besides, what penalty would they face for lying? They can't modify the contract and a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By Roadkill
Re: 2011 lifetime maximum users

Thanks for posting this thread, TNMadScientist. I was about to ask the same question.

In particular, the MaxCare contract verbiage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Back up camera TSB

Basically, what bill_de said. The jitters are a software issue that seems to have been introduced with the December 2013 firmware version (13.48.3) and was slightly ameliorated in the current version...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-17-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,426
Posted By Roadkill
I just finished my first oil change, and I...

I just finished my first oil change, and I installed the F106 QwikValve while I was at it.

First, they aren't kidding when they say to wait at least 30 minutes. It took at least that long for the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Autoweek's take on the Summit Ecodiesel

I know I can't be the only one who actually likes the sound of the diesel engine.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By Roadkill
Damn. Sorry to hear of your travails. Of...

Damn. Sorry to hear of your travails.

Of course, now I really dislike seeing this message flash for a second on my EVIC... it's something that not everyone sees, and at least one vehicle that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,493
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Did you get extended warranty for you 3.0 diesel

I have been considering getting the MOPAR MaxCare service contract but I have some concerns, such as the contract verbiage that says I'm responsible for sales tax. Is this sales tax on the $100...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,145
Posted By Roadkill
Re: PCV line / Oil Catch can

If it is indeed an overall pressure drop issue then it may be possible to compensate with larger lines (rough estimate of pressure drop is an inverse 4th power function of line radius). Reducing the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-13-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 27,982
Posted By Roadkill
Have any numbers for what you mean by "ok cold"?...

Have any numbers for what you mean by "ok cold"? I know we can't expect good A/C like we had back in the Freon days, but what's it pushing out for you?

I have not had the Hot Cabin fix yet.

I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,162
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

If it was only 4 days after purchase and on-pavement driving in nothing harsher than rain, I really hope this was one of those "damaged at the factory" DEF injectors that others have mentioned.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,162
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

This is an uninformed question, but I have read two accounts now of the DEF injector being broken by "going through water".

Having the DEF injector jutting into water like a paddle and getting...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Roadkill
It's so odd to drop a data element like engine...

It's so odd to drop a data element like engine hours during a mid-cycle model year upgrade like 2013 to 2014.

I'm sure the data is still in there, they are just making it hard to access.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Should I use REC 90 gas in my V8?

Don't get too excited. The Ag lobby may be coming for you in your state with laws to mandate biodiesel mix. Where I live it's getting harder to find real diesel that isn't adulterated by biodiesel....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
Posted By Roadkill
Just an FYI, the diesel supplement for the JGC...

Just an FYI, the diesel supplement for the JGC states that anything higher than B20 is not approved and can void the engine warranty.

Also, although biodiesel is naturally low in sulfur, "off-road...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Roadkill
Thanks for checking. Did you guys have a...

Thanks for checking. Did you guys have a significant refresh from 2013 to 2014?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Roadkill
Thanks, but it would probably just be easier to...

Thanks, but it would probably just be easier to keep a stopwatch in the vehicle than to use that method (haha).

As for reasons, well, first and foremost, I want to know. Also, I believe engine...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Engine hours

Thanks. Did your JGCs change much from MY13 to 14? I drove a USA 2013 JGC Limited last summer and the EVIC seemed very similar to my 2014's when I picked it up six months later. I didn't specifically...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,162
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

I'm interested in acquiring one as well.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Roadkill
Re: About to Haul 2100 km one way at around 6k

If it helps, most Wal-Marts have DEF (and Wal-Marts are practically everywhere with a population). It's obviously not a very popular item, though. In my Wal-Mart the DEF is literally in the back...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Engine hours

Thanks. It might be close, except it keeps counting up while the accessories are on (I like to listen to music while working around the Jeep). Also, I reset it all the time. If it's the only proxy...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,309
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Good OBD II App

It's sort of a bait and switch. They don't have to say in the Play store what all the in-app purchases are. All they have to say is that in-app purchases are a possibility. My guess is that you...
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