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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-01-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,978
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Just to be sure...wading the diesel

I don't know the specifics of the 2015 "fix", but if it is anything like the recall "fix", then get the plate. Zip ties to the DEF tubing adds some stability, but the weak point is the injector...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-01-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,978
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Just to be sure...wading the diesel

Unprotected (ie: no plate) it is not so much a question of wet as it is applied force. For example, I believe that it should survive a gingerly entry/exit into standing water. Where it fails...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,652
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Best information to bring when negotiating price?

Agree with others above: Use the interwebs and email to your advantage. Look at Truecar, as well as any affiliate programs you may be a part of (Costco or BJ's member? They have a program similar...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,206
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Should General Motors Rescue Fiat a Second Time?

Didn't they take on Land Rover and Jaguar? Can't have Jeep there too...

I agree with other posters in that as a potential flagship brand, Jeep would only languish under another automotive...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: What do you tell the dealer

I had the MIL come on a few weeks back, with no message in the "inbox". When it wouldn't go out, I knew it what it was and what needed to happen - I broke the DEF nozzle a while back, and now the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,206
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Should General Motors Rescue Fiat a Second Time?

We all saw how that worked out the last time that happened. I do not think Jeep could survive another Private Equity acquisition...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,553
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Please Help Getting Weak looking at 4Runners :(

I own a 2014 Overland EcoDiesel. I have ripped off the DEF injector in a puddle (and ordered DOM's plate the next day), and just had the Cat replaced this week.

Still, to this day, I have no...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-10-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Radio (not XM) reception failing?

It ultimately got resolved - replacing the head unit didn't fix it, but the act of replacing the unit gave them access to the amp, which didn't test out well, so when they replaced THAT, everything...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,546
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

This one should be much more clean-cut, even more so than the "rear-end collision caused burst into flames" recall solution of adding a tow hitch. There WILL be action, and the settlement will...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,546
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Try harder - $500 is not trivial!. Call Jeep Customer Service for help in getting you the part (it should still be on backorder, and even if your dealer has one in stock, call for help anyway to get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,374
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: My EcoDiesel is a Lemon!

In previous class-action settlements (and make no mistake, this DEF injector issue is absolutely actionable), car companies offer a fix AND/OR reimbursement in full for your costs in fixing the issue...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-14-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,080
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Diesel Prices

For the most part, a good chunk of the difference is taxes. It of course varies by state and even down to county/city level, but the we diesel drivers are generally paying at least 40cents per...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Another Service Experience, Another Rant

I hear you - I had a puddle take out my trail-rated 4x4 (DEF Injector location issue - if you haven't seen the rants, just know that Jeep engineers blew this one hardcore) for a week at the shop...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Another Service Experience, Another Rant

I have found my experience varied GREATLY at the SAME dealer depending on my service adviser. Some have been pretty useless, while others have been superb.

Unfortunately, while we may have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-27-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Jeep Ecodiesel Production Commencing...

<Start wishful thinking> Maybe they are addressing the DEF Injector issue with either a redesign or at least a plate? <Returns to reality> Or it could be the whole RAM 1500 production thing...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,430
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Testimonial for DOMs DEF injector/ harness protection plate

That same storm system produced water hazards up in West Palm Beach, and unfortunately I had not yet ordered the protection plate. I had my air springs up on offroad 1 for the worst of it, but alas:...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-24-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,077
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Service Def - See Dealer

Got the dreaded message on Tuesday, and the 200 mile countdown started Wednesday. Dealer squeezed me in Thursday (Yesterday) and confirmed the worst. 11 injectors already backordered from nearest...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: can ventillated seats be retrofitted?

I have a wk2 with the vented seats, and maybe my perspective may help. I live in South Florida, where it never really gets below 60 in the day (for more than a week a year), and is often high 80's...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,238
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: How many miles have you driven on a single tank?

Another Diesel driver here: On two occasions (different fillups, same 2500+ mile round trip) this summer, I had the miles traveled on the tank + range break 900 miles.

As far as filling up goes,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,947
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Where to Get DEF/ How Much Per Gallon

Reviving this thread:

Driving on I-77 in South Carolina, stopped at a Hess/Wilco with DEF at pump. Couldn't pay-at-pump (need to be in their system - tracking that stuff like it was a controlled...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,666
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Eco Button Impact on Performance?

I was aware. I am old school - I keep a fuel log in the vehicle...31MPG over the entire trip. One fill was over 33, another under 30, with a few more in between (attempted to fill wherever fuel was...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,666
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Eco Button Impact on Performance?

Additional Fuel Economy information:

Did the round trip up 95 (and beyond) from WPB Florida to Vermont (~2500 miles total) a month back - 2 days up, 1 day bumbling about, 2 days back. Whole trip,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,469
Posted By adw_tdi
My JGC refused to go into regen and filled up the...

My JGC refused to go into regen and filled up the DPF. When the dealer checked the codes, there was only oil-life related tripped.

While I cannot know for sure without seeing the programming,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-10-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,469
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: DEF Filter Warnings

What is your Oil Life counter at? I learned from experience that it WILL NOT regen with a 0% oil life, even if the oil was changed but the counter not reset (which is what happened to me a few...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,167
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 8,000 miles and in the shop

Are you changing the oil yourself, or just verifying that the dealer/shop used the proper oil? I ask not because of the oil spec, but because of the Oil Life counter - it MUST be reset after a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,557
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Does the DPF regen system make Diesel unusable as a full time work vehicle?

I just had the "DPF full" triggered limp mode. It appears that the ONLY reason it went into limp mode was because of the stupid oil life counter. Had that been properly reset (and had I been able...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,632
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: exhaust system regeneration process

UPDATE

It would appear that the Oil Life Counter is a CRITICAL COMPONENT to regen. The techs could not find anything wrong with my jeep, other than the fact that the counter wasn't reset 2 weeks...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,632
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: exhaust system regeneration process

The Dealer did the change. I reminded them at least 5 times during the process that this was a CRD and needed the "special" oil, and they confirmed they used it.

I would be shocked if the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,632
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: exhaust system regeneration process

As of now, I am in LIMP mode. Here is my sad story:

Got the first oil change done a few weeks ago, but the oil life countdown wasn't reset. "No biggie" says the guy with access to this site - I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 35,209
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 2014 jeep grand cherokee oil reset

Still no luck - push pedal fast, or REALLLLLLY slow (but still within 10 second window), no reset.

Didn't want to take back to dealer, but may not have a choice. It's not that the oil life...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 35,209
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 2014 jeep grand cherokee oil reset

Just had my first oil change, and the indicator was not reset. After attempting the procedure multiple times, I'm beginning to think that it was not an accident - this puppy just will not reset! I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Jeep GC Overland/Summit diesel vs. Audi TDI vs. BMW X diesel

I looked VERY hard at the X5d and the Q5/Q7 TDI's - not so much the cayenne because Porsche just didn't do enough to differentiate it from a Tuareg, and while we have been a VW TDI family for years,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,830
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Help! Is this a good deal?? 2014 Summit

Here is what you should be asking: "Why did you have to buy it back for a RADIO problem?"

I had a radio problem in mine -the antenna Amp went. They offered to replace the head unit first (before...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 76,145
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

My wife got me that for a shirt, and I ordered 2 stickers to go on the rear glass (one clear, one white - I will painstakingly cutout the white unicorn and match to the clear so the design can be...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-31-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Radio (not XM) reception failing?

Correct - AM and SXM come in just fine. Additionally, FM came in great at delivery. I was hoping for a wiring/ground issue, but it appears to be a radio failure. At Six Sigma manufacturing...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Radio (not XM) reception failing?

UPDATE: Finally brought it in to dealer yesterday (was on vacation for a bit, then had to schedule it in between flu outbreaks at the dealer - yeesh!).

They agreed something was wrong, but...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-31-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Diesel fuel - price versus station volume...

As a Diesel driver for 9 years now, I have found that it is best to stay away from the low-volume stations whenever possible. A gunked-up fuel filter really messes with your mojo.

Pay a little...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By adw_tdi
Radio (not XM) reception failing?

Alas, my thus far flawless ride may have an issue...

My SFU was born on Dec 4 (2013), and when we picked her up 3 weeks ago, I do not recall there being ANY issues with radio reception. Over the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 76,145
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Got about 650 miles or so on Belle, and I'm not going to even bother listing all of the things I am completely enthralled by. I have been so utterly pleased with my JGCeD that my (so far) single...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,803
Posted By adw_tdi
Re: Powered Side Step for WK2?

I am also intrigued. Considering what Mopar wants for the standard, non-moving boards (wants and gets is of course different), $1000 wouldn't be too bad if the install was easy...
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