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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,716
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

1. You need to be in tire change mode.
2. Then measure the wheel arch heights, front and rear and note heights and any differential (e.g. 1/2 higher at the front etc).
3. Measure your trailer front...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel Lifetime Oil Change Contract $1200. Deal Or No Deal?

MB Diesel has it right...
The ED is an easy peasy oil change, especially if you install a Fumoto drain valve :) !

And, more importantly, you KNOW the job will get done right:thumbsup:.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-09-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 101,825
Posted By philbytx
Re: The Towing thread

Folks from the Land of Oz,

Can you get this brake controller "Down Under"?

DirecLink Brake Controller - DirecLink.com (http://www.direclink.com/direclink.html)

Very easy install under the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,434
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

Kprower,

Get the NAV upgrade (the 8.4AN on our 2014's) it is very good plus it will also help with resale value.

Also figure on getting Dom's plate installed....still way better than the stock...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-13-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2015 EcoDiesel - Damaged During Delivery

And, more importantly, don't mess with it while it is under warranty..........

I had a camshaft wear issue with my Toyota Supra Turbo while it was under warranty and I was doing all my own...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2015 EcoDiesel - Damaged During Delivery

A good move on your part.....:thumbsup:
Wait for a new one...it will be well worth it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,438
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing thread

We went through the whole gas (v6 & v8) versus diesel exercise when buying our JGC. Ended up with the Ecodiesel and never regretted it and maintenance costs are realistically just oil and filter...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-11-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,289
Posted By philbytx
Re: Fix for capless filler

Hi Dom,

Your mini vid works great for me on Windows 8.1/IE11.09.600

Nice looking set-up. Can you add a hand sanitizer pump on it as well (wink wink!!!) LOL


And a good job as always mate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-07-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,438
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing thread

VAH5708,
Regarding TT's, it really depends on what will work for you. We went with Lance, which make a "higher end" line of lightweight trailers that really maximize space utilization. We fully...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-06-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,438
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing thread

We tow a Lance 1685 dual axle travel trailer with our 14 JGC Overland Diesel (Factory tow package) and use an Anderson "No Sway" WDH.
Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-31-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By philbytx
Re: Consumer Reports

Here, I've made the correct changes :

Maybe if XXXXX worked out most the bugs with the 2014 XXXXXX BEFORE releasing it, and improved on their Quality Control and dealership network, they...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By philbytx
Re: New CRD Impressions

When we went to pick up our JGC in Houston, I spent about 30 minutes going around it, inspected it inside and out, then took it out for a test drive.......and promptly got lost!

Didn't know the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 68,144
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Installing the protection plate is really a breeze. If you park up your JGC, with the engine running and put it on the highest suspension setting, you have a ton of room in which to do it. Basic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,923
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Yes, it IS in an exposed place and it IS a "plastic" part. Fortunately, I became an informed consumer and bought Dom's DEFHI plate. I just had the Jeep wiring 'fix' done and then replaced the DEFHI...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By philbytx
Re: Coolant level below min

And use distilled water when you mix it !
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By philbytx
Re: engine warm up time, engine shutdown, idling time and more

Hi Olivia, good advice above. We tow with our Jeep and I always let it rest before turning it off, especially after being on the highway.


Have you tried the Adaptive Cruise Control yet? Using...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,222
Posted By philbytx
Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Note that Loves, Pilot, Flying J etc also have retail pumps but, in general, they pump the same grade diesel as the 'big rigs', which is 20 percent.

Best to stick to 'retail' type gas stations...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,222
Posted By philbytx
Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Howdy from Texas,

Ok, I believe they mean major truck stops such as Flying J, Petro, Pilot etc .

When on the road, I discovered that quite a few of major truck stops carry 20 percent...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Protection Plate - 2015 Model

Very happy with my plate. I was one of the early adopter's and very happy that I did so. Rather than drill, I went with 20lb 3M double sided tape, which worked very well. No issues in over 13k...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-14-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Line retention - RRT 14-075

Howdy Dom


I thought about leaving it on but our local dealer (small town in Texas!) wasn't the dealer I bought our JGC from!

Would rather just reinstall it myself and make sure there is new...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By philbytx
DEF Line retention - RRT 14-075

Dealer ordered the parts last week and the parts department informed Service that there is, roughly, a one week delay on the Kit, part # 68257352AA.

So, if you haven't had it done already, call...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,240
Posted By philbytx
Re: Testimonial for DOMs DEF injector/ harness protection plate

Dom's plate was easy to install and now gives me peace of mind when traversing rocky and muddy trails and going through low water crossings is no longer an issue!


FYI - For those of you (like...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,240
Posted By philbytx
Re: Testimonial for DOMs DEF injector/ harness protection plate

Easy installation, good fitment. I used double sided tape at the rear but obviously the wrong stuff as it came loose and now I get a slight vibrating rattle from it at low rpm's. Will reinstall...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,551
Posted By philbytx
Re: Navigation Issues

Just contacted HERE on their Toll Free number. BTW - HERE is Navteq...

Young lady called Michelle informed me that the map update will be "later this year" and they haven't heard anything about...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel Engine Oil (liquid Gold)

Chad,
You can buy 6qts from Amazon, delivered, for under $50.
Amazon.com: Pennzoil 550023013-6PK Ultra Euro L 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil - 1 Quart (Pack of 6): Automotive...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Ecodiesel February '14 build

No, not at all. I was just trying to send you some "positive vibes" is all :thumbsup:
Let us know how everything goes for you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Ecodiesel February '14 build

Ok, so here is the other side of that....ours is a Valentine's Day 2014 build.

Our JGC Overland Diesel (ORAII, ATG) has logged just shy of 10k, mainly highway miles about 80/20. So far, not one...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,302
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

FYI - The VM Motori diesel does not have a viscous coupled fan on the motor, just a large electrically operated fan.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-31-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,884
Posted By philbytx
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

We ordered our JGC Overland with the ORAII package for our occasional forays onto State and National Park unpaved roads and certain "roads less travelled" here in Texas and in the mountain states.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,130
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco Button Impact on Performance?

OK,

So here is the mathematical "skinny" on our trip.

We drove from Deming, NM straight through to Kerrville, TX - 591 miles.
25mpg (actually 25.92) was hand calculated using a tank fill...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,183
Posted By philbytx
Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

We use our JGC mainly for road trips. Did a 4000 miler to NM/AZ/UT/CA in April/May and just got back from a 2500 miler to CA. Our next trip in Sep/Oct to the Florida Keys will be another 4k.

Our...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By philbytx
Interesting Diesel Fuel Article from Chevron

Also, I recently noticed that some local stations (Shell for one) that used to carry "straight" diesel have now the "up to 5% BioDiesel" stickers next to the pump.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,859
Posted By philbytx
Re: Did you get extended warranty for you 3.0 diesel

Yes,
I bought the WM8120N (8yrs 120k miles) package, which was the longest warranty available for a diesel engined JGC.

We keep our vehicles at least 10 years and I bought it mainly for the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 71,621
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Just returned from 3958 mile road trip from Texas to California and back.
Kerrville Texas to Roswell, NM then Flagstaff AZ. Visited Sedona and the East entrance to Grand Canyon NP.

Then...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By philbytx
ORAII skid plates

Ok,

After reading about the CV Boot leaks I went out and checked mine even though mine is a 2/14 build date.
They all appeared to be fine. However, here is a "head's up" for those with factory...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,731
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Shannon,

FYI - The original part number for the CRD Filter which WAS 68229402AA has been superseded to 68109834AA :thumbsup:.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,602
Posted By philbytx
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

And we bought our JGC diesel because..............we didn't want a gas engine and it's a diesel :thumbsup:

Screw payback, you pennypinchers ;), we simply lerrrrrrrrrrrrrv the flexibility of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,851
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ordering a 2014?? Which model

Overland 4x4 White with Nepal Int.
3.0 Diesel
Advanced Tech Group
ORAII

That's what we will order next month. And thank you Shannon for the information, we are in the Texas group buy:thumbsup:.
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