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Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 02-11-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Dasher
Re: Travelling Australia

Thanks team for the replies much appreciated:)
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-03-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,640
Posted By Dasher
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hi everyone,three weeks on the road on our trip around Oz the Redarc brake controller has been working great and the difference the wdh makes when towing makes the whole setup feel so much more...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-31-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 25,975
Posted By Dasher
Re: Towing thread

Either one the CRD has got the power!!!!19271:D:thumbsup:
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 01-31-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Dasher
Travelling Australia

Doing the lap around Australia towing a 22 ft van with a 2012 Diesel JGC, fuel figures started off good at 14 lts per klm but after consistant head on winds jumped up to 18.6 kpl got caught on the...
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 12-29-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By Dasher
TCM fault

Done nearly 5000 klms in the WK2 diesel everything was going fine went for a drive into town weather was warm about 34 degrees could smell burning plastic thought nothing about it no warning lights...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-29-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,975
Posted By Dasher
Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Would definately buy again 5000 klms on the clock, great power especially when towing and fantastic fuel economy and so quiet when driving. One down side is the slow turn around for parts in...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-29-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,640
Posted By Dasher
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hi Allypally, just checked the site and saw your picture we are heading off in late Jan for a trip around Oz with pretty much the same setup. I noticed that your van seemed a bit low at the back do...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-08-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,975
Posted By Dasher
Re: WK2 Diesel Owners: Would you buy it again?

Have done 4000 ks averaging 8.4 kpl and getting about 1140 klms out of each tank. Whats not to like about this car answer NOTHING, in six weeks heading off around OZ with a 2.5t van in tow looking...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-18-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,535
Posted By Dasher
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test -- Full Story

So agree with your comment of swerving back onto your driving line why would you do that if you have missed hitting the object, as for the test I didn't observe any braking attempt. I just completed...
Forum: Other Rides 10-12-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By Dasher
Re: No more Jeep

Why didn't you consider a mini JGC aka (Compass) my daughter just brought one great to drive and easy on the eyes and fuel
Forum: Compass and Patriot 10-12-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Dasher
Compass for daughter

My daughter has now joined the Jeep ranks and brought a Jeep Compass, I must say Iam very impressed with the Compass for a 2ltr with the CVT it is quite zippy and feels very comfortable to drive. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-12-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dasher
Re: Hang on to Your Key Fob!

The real issue is the vehicle being driven away without the fob as the vehicle would be stationary in acc mode
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-11-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By Dasher
Re: Hang on to Your Key Fob!

I don't get the beep only a warning on the evic that the key is no longer in the vehicle.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,314
Posted By Dasher
Re: Something to laugh at

Maybe your workplace should drug test him or did he escape from a hospital for the insane!!!!
Forum: Compass and Patriot 10-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By Dasher
Re: my new 2012 jeep compass

Very nice, my daughter loves the white that is why she is getting one now and she also loves the new look and shape. Now I will have a mini-me sharing the garage with my JGC
Forum: Compass and Patriot 10-11-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By Dasher
Re: Is this good or bad......squashed grand!!!

Love the look of the new Compass, my daughter is getting a 2012 next week. After driving my JGC she loves the shape of the baby GC and the price, she can afford a new car now where for the same price...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-05-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,226
Posted By Dasher
Re: Towbars in Australia

Hi McGivor, I have posted pictures of my Mopar with with the trailer plug and anderson plug fitted in an earlier post on this topic
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-25-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By Dasher
Re: GC Moose Test Fail

The two european test cars appear to slightly slow prior to entering the obstacle and also seem to negotiate it slower as if there was no throttle being used unlike the JGC test the car has been kept...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-25-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By Dasher
Re: GC Moose Test Fail

Two words for the JGC moose test "A JOKE" did not change my opinion to purchase my JGC, bloody european propoganda!!!!
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-25-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,563
Posted By Dasher
Re: Locked out

Have 2012 GC and I just tried to see if I could lock the keys in, put keys on centre console closed the door and pressed the lock button and the result nothing, doors would not lock so maybe the new...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,733
Posted By Dasher
Re: Distance to Empty

Got to test the low fuel on my previous GC on a trip through the centre towing 2+ ton van, weather conditions at the time were not favourable for towing. Low fuel warning on evic drove for another...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By Dasher
Re: It's Official Jeep AU hates me

What is it with Jeep servicing just recently went through Alice on a trip up the centre and my old GC needed a 108k service which is just a oil change and filter as per the book nothing else and they...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By Dasher
Re: 17000 Km's and need new tyres already wtf?

Had Cooper ATR3's on my previous GC and the ride and handling was exceptional, every 5k I did a tyre rotation and wheel alignment and at 25k tyres still looked new and that was running them at the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By Dasher
Re: Diesel - run in tips

Gotta love the QL, part time marriage negotiator when shutting down the diesel:) :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Dasher
Re: Purging oil on a steep climb?

Sounds like a visit to the dealer under warranty, oil is not meant to be outside the working parts of the car something could be failing when under such load and the car is trying to tell you...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Dasher
Re: Lowering WK2

Yep I got the QL suspension which gives me the ability to drive lowered on the highway and with a twist of the dial I am able to raise it high to go off road:)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,226
Posted By Dasher
Re: Towbars in Australia

Sorry for the conflict about brake controllers guys, I do like John's setup except for the size of the unit I have had something similar on previous cars but found the unit too intrusive in the cabin...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-24-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Dasher
Re: Electrical issues!!!

Exactly I think you are on the wrong site!!!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,535
Posted By Dasher
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test -- Full Story

I was a driving instructor for many years and I looked at the moose test before considering buying my JGC and as far as I am concerned the test was the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen, really...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,542
Posted By Dasher
Re: Jeep is almost totaled after deer :(

Glad you are alright, I have hit a 7 ft kangaroo at 45 mph and the car looked like I put it into a wall it actually felt like I hit a brick wall, would have loved to have only come out with your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,227
Posted By Dasher
Re: Got Smartbeam?

Love the smartbeam feature one less thing to think about when driving, I forget how many times I would be driving home at the end of a long work day and forget that I had the high beams on till you...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-24-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By Dasher
Re: My 2013 is in the shop.

Love seeing such a positive attitude as it is only a small setback and you will get it back better than before:thumbsup:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,203
Posted By Dasher
Re: How do I not be a "mileage nazi"?

Agree with all the comments if you brought it then use it, I brought a 3.0 litre JGC diesel that is about to have a 2.5 t van attached to it and head of around Australia expect to clock up about...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By Dasher
Re: Quadra Lift Questions

Hi Trailpixie, I have the QL and use the park feature every time I pull into the garage or go to the shops you will have to excuse my figures as I only know the stats in metric. With the park mode...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-24-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,640
Posted By Dasher
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hi Wendy, the photo's are actually in the thread "Towbars in Australia" post 93
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,226
Posted By Dasher
Re: Towbars in Australia

Hi Matty, it was the most practicable position and Iam happy where the controller is fitted as it gives me better manual control when decending steep inclines I am able to rest my hand on the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-24-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,226
Posted By Dasher
Re: Towbars in Australia

Hi BobT, as John said it was a Redarc I went with this unit as the pendulum system was unsatisfactory for me when we take the van off road, as you lose your braking to the van when going up steep...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-24-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,640
Posted By Dasher
Re: Battery capabilities for caravanning

Hi Wendy, I have attached some photo's of the Redarc brake unit fitted in the cabin it is in the towing thread of this site if you want to see what it looks like fitted, very handy and easy to use...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 09-23-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,286
Posted By Dasher
Re: That Diesel is Expensive

I know where you are coming from I just find it amazing some of the performance modifications people want to add to something that is already perfect. Iam glad it has got a good cruise control...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-23-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,226
Posted By Dasher
Re: Towbars in Australia

Had my towbar fitted through the dealer when I brought the car and they contract this work out to TJM who also fitted the electric brake unit and anderson plug happy with the end result especially...
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