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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By David_Hart
Re: would you haul it?

According to cars.com, the options for the 2007 Grand Cherokee were the 3.7L V6, 4.7L v8, etc. 2007¬*Jeep¬*Grand Cherokee Reviews, Specs and Prices...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,396
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Do You Detail?

I detail my car twice a year, spring and late fall. I don't go quite as far as some people (i.e. clay bar) but I do hand wax and treat/clean the leather seats, etc.

Beyond that, I vacuum the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-17-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,417
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Group Buy on Spacers

Not understanding wheel spacers, other than they are typically used to install wider tires, I found these two sites helpful:

Wheel Spacers Pros and Cons | eHow...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,034
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Jeep reliability dead last in Consumer Reports

So far, I have been happy with my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited (July 2013 build). I have 23K on it with no problems. I have had it in for the transmission firmware and brake booster shield recalls. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Recall for Alternator

I missed that tidbit, too... Thanks!!

So... for 2014... that would just be the stock Laredo models.

I have a Limited which comes with the 180-amp. My sister has a Laredo but bought the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,146
Posted By David_Hart
Re: I have no pending recalls ...

Good luck with your new Ford.

My Dad swore by Ford LTDs for the longest time. I looked at the 2013 Ford Edge when I bought the 2014 Jeep and almost got a Ford Escape when I bought my Murano in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,014
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Recall for Alternator

I wonder if they actually mean "upgraded"

If I remember right, the Laredo comes with a 160-amp alternator, the Limited and up comes with a 180-amp alternator, the tow package upgrades it to a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,585
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Synthetic oil?

You're right, it's every 12 months... I fixed my post...

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,585
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Synthetic oil?

Another thread on oil... (grin)

My understanding is:

Synthetic: high temps, cold weather starts, heavy acceleration, may keep engine cleaner, long distances between oil changes - about 10,000...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Payload Capacity Towing Trailer - Very Confused - Please Help!!

Here is a basic article on tongue weight.

HowStuffWorks "How Tongue Weight Works" (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/tongue-weight.htm)

So, yeah,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Rant Uconnect Update

This is a bit off topic for a car forum but....

The precursor to OS/X, NeXT began development in the mid 80's. However, Apple didn't buy NeXT until 1997 and released OSX in 1999.

The Linux...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Paint Defect in 2014 Billet Silver

I've washed and waxed my 07/2014 Billet Silver from stem to stern and haven't seen the oval imperfections being mentioned here. Either they fixed the problem before they got to mine or I just got...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,438
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Check your air filter

I changed out my air filter a month ago when I reached 20,000 miles. The old one was in good shape, no cracks or anything, but was fairly dirty (as expected). I gained 1 mpg after putting the new...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,883
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 1st Wash

I'm willing to bet that the debate over cotton vs microfiber would continue even if we had graphene paint... (grin)

Graphene Paint Can Protect Against Even The Most Corrosive Acids : Science :...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,099
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

I agree with this.

I live in the Northeast and I have Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 all terrain tires on mine and they work well in the snow, a bit better than most A/T tires. However, dedicated...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,883
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 1st Wash

Um, waxing the roof takes a whole 5 minutes because.... its flat... and I have a step ladder... clay barring would easily take another 1 - 2 hours if you did the whole Jeep.

But, everyone has...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,883
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 1st Wash

I don't have a garage either and live in an apartment...

For my first wash I used a local car wash with bays and did a hand wash and a hand wax. I usually do a hand wax twice a year, once in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

I first replaced the OEM blades with Rain-X Weather beaters earlier this summer. They look like cheap wipers and left streaks on my 2014 Limited.

I just bought Goodyear Hybrid wipers from the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-04-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,174
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

I just checked my 2014 Limited (July 2013 build). It is Billet Silver with black molding. There are no staples in mine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-25-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,713
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Interesting.... I never knew that there were anti-idling laws. Turns out that in Massachusetts you can idle for up to 5 minutes. There are exemptions, including idling to clear frost, snow, ice,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-25-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Hood mounted wind deflector

I have the Chrome one. In my opinion it looks better on my Billet Silver Limited than the black would as it matches the rest of the Chrome on the front grille.

I have had no problems with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,713
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Actually, no... but... I do drive in a big city with lots of traffic.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,713
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

It sounds to me like your problem has more to do with poorly aimed fog lights and/or after market installs. Factory fog lights are aimed so that they only light up the road directly in front of the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,855
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

Velcro? I would only use a bit of velcro, though, as the hinges on the Jeep fuel door aren't all that durable and too much velcro can require a lot of force.

Wouldn't using foam push on the door...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,713
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Exactly how do Fog lights degrease your safety? I live in the NorthEast where we have fog, snow, etc. and the fog lights, at times, are the only things that let me see the road. I wouldn't get a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,400
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

It's nice to know that this feature exists. Now we know that if the same behaviour (check engine light, car won't go over 30/35mph) occurs to check the oil level.

I wonder if the guy changing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,713
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Can't do without:

- Backup camera with curving guide lines: I've installed a backup camera in my last car, but the steering lines make a big difference.
- Heated Steering Wheel: I live in the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,548
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Oil changes - SO easy

I buy my own oil and take it to the dealer. They charge me about $20 for the filter and the oil change. The biggest savings for me is only having to change the oil twice a year.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 2014 Limited doors won't lock

Are you sure that every component completed successfully during the upgrade? I would download the software again and re-apply it. If that doesn't fix the problem, it just might be a coincidence. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Jeep may become a VW

I agree. I like the Cherokee design.

If it had been out when I was shopping for a new car, I probably would have ended up with one. You get a smaller SUV with a v6 engine and similar towing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-22-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 0W40 Oil Wear After 5000 Miles

I've been sending my oil (Pennzoil Ultra Full Synthetic) out to Blackstone for testing (bought a 6-pack). My plan is to use Full Synthetic 5W20 oil and change it every 6 months, which is about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Oil Change Interval?

Since you bought the car used and do not know the oil history, I would change it before leaving. That way you know what oil is in it.

But I'm being picky about the oil I use in my car as I want...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By David_Hart
Re: How often should I need alignment?

Some argue that you only need to check your alignment if you feel vibrations or if you notice uneven wear on your tires. Some feel that an alignment once a year at the end of pothole season is a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,915
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 2014 build quality

I have a 2014 Limited V6 bought in July 2013. I've had no problems with my Jeep.

I've also gone over my Jeep with a fine tooth comb as people have mentioned issues with theirs and the only...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,074
Posted By David_Hart
Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

Good point. With a short strap you could probably get away with one sail in the middle, but two (one on each end) would definitely be safer.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Extended warranty 100,000

I bought LIFETIME MAXIMUM CARE from Zeigler for $2185. The plan showed up on the Jeep site associated with my VIN within a week.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,074
Posted By David_Hart
Re: My first recovery didn't go so well

I was reading up on tow straps and recovery when I bought my Jeep. One of the things mentioned is that you should fold a blanket or a jacket over the tow strap about midway. The blanket is supposed...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,975
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Roof Basket

I used to have a Load Warrior on my Murano and found that it reduced my fuel mileage by about 3 mpg when it was on the roof (mounted on the cross rails) with nothing in it. Since the Gobi is lower...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By David_Hart
Jeep Competition

Jeep had better step up it's game, it now has some serious competition.

(19 seconds): Can we take it off-roading, Brau? :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z-vAqhYjfs
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,227
Posted By David_Hart
Re: If you were to give up your GC today, what would you get?

I would get a 2014 Jeep Cherokee. It has the same features as my Grand Cherokee while having better fuel mileage and the 4500 lbs towing capacity that I need. Its probably what I would have bought...
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