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Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 09-23-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,671
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: CRD service manual

it works if you unzip it using 7zip
7-Zip (http://www.7-zip.org)
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 08-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: TSB for air intake?

this might be it - I'm having trouble opening it myself...

11-001-07 02/07/07 TURBOCHARGER, CHARGE AIR COOLER, AND EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS ON OM642 ENGINES
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Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 06-21-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Smoke, fumes, MPG after swirl replacement

I have heard that the intake manifold sometimes gets cracked when re-assembling after a SM replacement. What did the dealer tell you when you took it back in?
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 06-21-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: crd upgrade chips

Get an ECU tune from GDE. Nothing beats it.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-30-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Towing Setups

I have an 07 3.0.L diesel running a GDE tune
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 03-29-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,671
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: CRD service manual

thew service document linked in this thread has some information about the glow plugs (they're in the cyl heads) see page 9 - 2599
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Towing Setups

I'm persuing the same course - I want to pull a 6000lb trailer on the road and get a comfortable ride driving rough (not off) roads - paved, or packed. I'm getting the Bilsteins all the way around,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-15-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: 2008 strange battery event

amen to the replacement battery after 5 years. My '07 was just fine til ONE DAY...I went to start it & got the dashboard light show and no crank. I put the battery on a trickle charge for 16 hours,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-08-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Jeep WK reliability

@ LaredoX - word

My '97 ZJ was strong and healthy with 167K miles before it met an early death at the hands of a distracted driver, It was the most reliable car I had owned, up top that point.
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Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 03-01-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Scan tool for grand cherokee

I'm using a ScanTool OBD MX bluetooth interface, and running TorquePro on my Android phone, in my 2007 WK (US model). I would expect it to work just as well in the WK2
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,887
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

ahh I see - I noticed what appeared to be dual exhaust on the new CRD, and apparently it truly dual.

Which helps to explain how it has a much power off the lot as my older CRD AFTER it got it's...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-27-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,887
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

the soot reduction process (incineration in the DPF) increases NOX emissions during the regen cycle. Urea injection keeps NOX at a minimum while that's going on. My '07 CRD doesn't use Urea, and also...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,887
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

that is the expectation. in the MB diesel the DPF regeneration is done by injecting fuel post-combustion. Using urea instead is reportedly a more efficient method of incinerating the soot collected...
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 02-20-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Service costs grand cherokee

I fear the same thing may happen here - inadequate dealer support for the diesel owners

fortitudo in numeris - singulos dies est valebat
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-19-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,887
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

oh I'm not so sure about that either....go check out the TDI forum for info on that topic ;-}

the US really is kinda late to the table on diesel - I think that's what this thread is really about...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-19-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,887
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

wow what a thread - I haven't read it all I'll have to go back ... later ....
you should know I own 2 diesels; an 09 VW TDI and an 07 WK CRD. I am biased - I think each one is best in class.

I...
Forum: Performance Modifications 02-19-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Miles per gallon help

I used to have a 97 ZJ 4x2 with the 4L I6. When it was stock I averaged 18 MPG. I installed a K&N CAI, a Fastman TB, a Banks Torque Tube header, and had a custom 3" exhaust made. Then I started...
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 02-19-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: exhaust again?

I prefer to keep the emissions control systems in working order, so I still have the cat and dpf on my '07. However, when I put the 3" MBRP kit on, I did get better economy and smoother sifting. My...
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 02-18-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By zlartibartfast
Re: Biodesiel

2% biodiesel adds lubricity to the cylinder wall and can aid in cleaning the fuel system (needs to be ASTM spec not just bathtub brew). Here in Texas we are now getting (up to) 5% bio at the pump....
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