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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,065
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: How to bring up TSBs at the dealer

Well, in general I agree with you.

If you were to ask an expert in customer satisfaction, though, he would say we're wrong. Psychology is weird -- If the owner hasn't NOTICED the problem, then...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-19-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,065
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: How to bring up TSBs at the dealer

Darth,

A TSB isn't a recall, so it doesn't apply to every vehicle within a range. That's why you can't just search by VIN.

TSB stands for "Technical Service Bulletin" and is just that -- a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Comfort controls

Andrew -- on the contrary, the temp control computer DOES set them separately. How else could it regulate two separate temperatures?

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Comfort controls

I THINK that on automatic it does this for you -- sort of. Obviously there's only one fan, but there are internal dampers that it opens and shuts to regulate temperature, which can accomplish the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,662
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Ventilated seats

It's like little icy fingers tickling my naughty bits -- what could be wrong with that?

BTW, mine definitely feel cold even if the climate control is OFF.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-06-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Is there anybody with V6 4x4 in NYC or similar traffic pattern?

My buddy with the V6 gets between 13 and 14 in Chicago city driving. I imagine it's in the same spectrum as NYC.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-29-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Drive away with no key

The risk of having the vehicle stolen by not quitting when no key is detected is much less personally hazardous than the risk of being rear-ended on the highway if the car cuts out because the fob...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,701
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Closer look at the new 3.0 turbo diesel

While we're talking unnatural units of measure, how much is that in gills/furlong?
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-21-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,420
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Question on towing Jeep behind motor home

I think (speculate) that the reason for the battery disconnect on the Overland is because of Quadralift, and the auto-levelling feature that it has. If I were to pull the Overland, I would lock the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,760
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Forward Collision Warning System Issues

Kodiak -- in re 2 car lengths -- I'm not sure EXACTLY how far it was -- I'm guessing about 1-2 second collision time. Obviously they can't extend that too far, or it would be going off any time you...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Starting Issues

Patrick,

From what I can tell, it looks like dealers are all just throwing parts at the problems. This would make sense, because I don't think there's a factory repair manual yet.

I imagine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-17-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,094
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Overland Leather

The dash IS real leather. I'm 99% certain that mjw is correct. A LOT of leather.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-16-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,760
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Forward Collision Warning System Issues

Another note -- the far vs. near mode is ONLY for the ACC, not the FCW -- they use the same sensor, but are different systems.

In my experience, it seems like the FCW works as follows -- it uses...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,308
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!

Just for grins I used their configurator to spec out a ML like my V6 Overland, and came up at about $64k.

So, it has a 7 speed vs a 5, 2 fewer points on it's star, a better dealer experience, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-06-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: does "eco" = MDS?

Assuming we're talking about the V8, then the short answer is "yes":

Long answer: Although the ECO light doesn't DIRECTLY indicate that the MDS is activated, it lights using the same criteria...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Durango and GC

Sorry, I thought your point was "...is it me or do these two have very similar rear-ends now."

To which my reply "It's more than just the rear ends, they are almost identical" seems very...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Durango and GC

AquaForester,

It's more than just sharing the same platform. The Durango is simply a GC lengthened by (iirc) 10 inches BEHIND the rear wheel arches.

In other words, except for b-c pillar...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,930
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Towing thread

I tow my garage!

http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii244/iwantmoretrucks/?action=view&current=VID_20110507_114726.mp4
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: What I did this weekend (with my Jeep)

I don't know how I can :) The replacement garage is 2 story, and 4 car -- I'm not about to try pulling THAT over.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By bpmcgee
What I did this weekend (with my Jeep)

http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii244/iwantmoretrucks/?action=view&current=VID_20110507_114726.mp4
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-04-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,333
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Recent MPGs on a Weekend Trip

Well, if you have the Hemi, then yes. But that's only because the Hemi is tuned to run on 89 vs. 87.

In general, as long as you're running what the manufacturer recommends, increasing octane does...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-21-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Dealer pushback on a TSB?

In other words, if you want the TSB applied, just tell them you have all the symptoms.

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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-20-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,780
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Does anyone else have this happen?

Yes, but he has the MANUAL (as in not AUTO) climate control.

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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,773
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Key FOB Recognition Issue (Key not detected)

Batteries are commonly measured at no-load voltage. If you see battery specs listed someplace, they will be no-load values.

@rdalcanto -- The "end-point voltage" (i.e. the voltage at which the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,600
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: FCW Off?

Chuck,

Does that show the DTCs which get thrown? (My original question)

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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-19-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Air Bag Helper Springs

There are a LOT of parts for the air suspension. You'd have to replace all 4 corners too, since it's not JUST a load levelling.

B
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-12-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,917
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Wife Locked Key in Car

The car registers if the fob is inside vs. outside. Automatic unlock only works if it's outside.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-06-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,369
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Remote Start Issue - I think it is dangerous?

Red,

I think I have pretty good evidence to back up my point of view. The below link is from the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. They studied two suicides by car exhaust,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,369
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Remote Start Issue - I think it is dangerous?

Lingohocken,

Actually, since the advent of catalytic converters, there is very little carbon monoxide released from cars. Carbon monoxide is the byproduct of incomplete combustion, which carbon...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,369
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Remote Start Issue - I think it is dangerous?

He was describing, I believe a carbon MONOXIDE detector. You're correct, though, that a DIOXIDE detector is what one would really need.

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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,369
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Remote Start Issue - I think it is dangerous?

mcomito,

I hope, when you read the previous thread, you also read the part that, even if you were standing IN the garage with it running for 15 minutes, the worst it could do to you would be a...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-31-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,192
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: WK2 Taxicabs - Hopefully Not a Trend! (Pics)

No matter what vehicle, after a couple of weeks as a cab it's shit.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Potential Quadra-lift Issue? Check yours out

Isn't it a little alarmist to call this a quadralift issue? Or, in fact, an issue at all?

There is a cable which you saw, which may or may not be part of the quadra-lift system (sounds like it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Where's Bob's Jeep?

That's got the light grey interior. Are you sure it isn't the one two aisles over?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Dealer won't fix TSB....

A TSB isn't a recall. It's a notice to the technicians to help them diagnose frequently recurring issues.

In other words, it's saying "Hey, if you have customers who come in complaining about <x>...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 03-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,678
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Durango vs. Grand Cherokee

The Durango is the GC with 3 rows of seats for soccer moms.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-25-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,936
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: 2011 jeep gc overland blown hemi engine

???

Why wouldn't you be wondering about a defective head gasket instead? I can't imagine anything someone could do in ANY 250 miles to cause the head gasket to blow.

Except maybe pull over,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,843
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Seatbelt chime- turn off?

Hey, if we can bitch at someone for doing something which might raise MY rates, I want ALL of you bitches off of the road NOW!

Just you driving around increases my rates! Even if you don't cause...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,843
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: Seatbelt chime- turn off?

You guys should give kaflyboy a break! I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt, and I want to disable the chime too!

Why? Because my backpack on the passenger seat is heavy enough to set the damned chime off!...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-23-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,600
Posted By bpmcgee
Re: FCW Off?

Yeah, I've had that happen too. I've also had it just turn off, disabling cruise control, without any apparent obstruction to the lens.

DTCs anyone?
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