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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,660
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

Tell the camera operator to give you a push. It looks like he's iced over the spots where the wheels are sitting. Sometimes a little steering action can get you off the ice. I haven't had the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-22-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

Mine was built in the fall of 2014 which was the end of the 1st production run where they all sat in parking lots for weeks waiting for the DEF systems to get installed.

30,000 miles and no issues...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,739
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: NAVTEQ and Jeep = Frustration

Our 2008 WK2 navigation didn't have our neighborhood of 614 homes on the map and all of the homes were built between 2004 and 2006.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-28-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Factory Hitch - Whose came with?

The dealer, or someone with access to Chrysler's scan tool, needs to activate the wiring if you want the 7-pin harness.

Even the front tow hooks aren't standard equipment which seems like a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,219
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Omg. Bizzzzzzzard

It was on the NBC Nightly News for days.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Anyone know what dealership in the US

Davesmith.com advertises on SiriusXM frequently. They currently show 309 Jeeps and 90 WK2s in stock. The biggest dealer near me has 261 new Jeeps on their site.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 13,000 miles on my 2014...so far trouble free

Almost 27,000 miles on our 2014 CRD with no issues so far.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Front Hitch

Most front receivers I've seen in the past bolt to the tow hook mounting points so you would lose the tow hook if you have them. Not sure if this fits models later than 2013.

Curt Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Car Wash - Swirls on rims

Yes, but they usually have signs indicating hand/bucket washing is not allowed so you have to go there when there is nobody else around to complain. Handwashing is the only way to get everything...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-30-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Holiday Drivers.....

At the beginning, opposing traffic is failing to yield to the drivers with the left turn arrows. A driver doesn't understand how all-way stops work near the end.

We took a little tour of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Awful smell with wiper fluid + fan on

I use a washer additive that has a fragrance and can smell it when I use the wipers whem I'm stopped in traffic. You may have to empty the washer fluid tank to get rid of the smell.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,699
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2014 Overland mirrors when in reverse

I like the mirror tilt. It's handy for parking garages and other places with narrow parking spots. When I'm parallel parking I want to see the rear wheel and I can monitor the back end using the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Receiver Shackle Bracket

Thanks for the other options. I've been looking for one with a solid shank like the ball mount I use to tow our camper. I've thought about just putting the tow strap around the hitch pin if I'm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Receiver Shackle Bracket

Looking at comments on amazon.com, I'm thinking about the Factor 55. Even reputable brands like Warn have complaints about forged steel shanks not being square which requires grinding excess metal. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,876
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2016 to get twin turbos?

Then there is the ecodiesel engine. :)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,514
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Diesel Prices

I also have a hard time justifying leather seats, sunroof, technology package, etc. when resale value when I'm ready to trade in my 2014. Why should an engine choice that make the Jeep more fun to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2014 ecodiesel heat fuel?

The diesel supplement to the owners manual says #2 diesel is OK down to -10F, so +20 is no problem.

"No. 1 Ultra Low Sulfur diesel fuel should only be used where extended arctic conditions (-10F...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,514
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Diesel Prices

Here in Oregon, commercial vehicles over 26,000 lbs pay a fuel tax based on their weight and number of miles driven. http://www.odot.state.or.us/forms/motcarr/reg/9928.pdf. Oregon has the same tax...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: HEAVY Towing w/o Class IV tow pack

Are you sure the tow package includes different brakes? The tongue weight on a 7,200 lb trailer will put you up close to the gross vehicle weight rating so you won't have much capacity left for...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 60,584
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Someone posted a service bulletin on another Jeep forum that indicates the dealer should modify how the DEF wiring harness is secured.

GROUP: Emissions Control...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Subwoofer too loud - Grand Cherokee 2014 Limited

I have a 2014 Overland built in the fall of 2013 and the bass is usually too loud for me. Strangely enough, standing right outside it's barely audible so at least I'm not bothering other people...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,835
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: BioDiesel vs Petrolium Diesel

Our 2008 had about 130,000 mile on the odometer and there were no mechanical issues related to using biodiesel. FWIW, Chrysler said they only approved up to B5 in the Mercedes-Benz CRD engine.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,835
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: BioDiesel vs Petrolium Diesel

I ran B99 during the summer months with my 2008 CRD and didn't notice any significant difference in mileage.

My biodiesel supplier only sells B20 at locations near me so I haven't tried using B50...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Insurance Rates

We pay $1,040 per year with a $500 collision deductible. That includes discounts for good driving record and multi-policy since our homeowner's insurance is with the same company.

I'm one of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Wheel Dilemma - Part 2. AKA: Winter is coming

There are a few alternative to chains that are supposed to be easier to install and remove although I still use old-fashioned chains on the rare occasions they are required here on all vehicles --...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,889
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Block heater installation

I'm not sure if it's the same heater used in the Hemi, but you can find the installation instructions for the Hemi block heater at http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82212439.pdf
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,060
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

Finished a 6,000 mile road trip from Portland, Ore. to New Orleans and back. Most of those miles were on rural highways at 75-85 MPH where the speed limits ranged from 70-80 MPH. Average mileage by...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,682
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: When Is The next JGC complete Redesign?

Jeep = Just Empty Every Pocket. :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,000
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Issue free

No problems so far after 17,000 miles on our 2014 ecodiesel. I did get the recall notice about the sun visor wiring that can cause problems if the visor is removed.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2014 rear factory sub

Doesn't the Summit have a better sound system than the Overland.

I have the bass lowered in the equalizer as it's kind of muddy on most of my MP3 files which is probably due to the compression of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 69,307
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Took our longest road trip so far and was impressed with the mileage. Portland to Central California with mostly freeway and highway driving between 60 and 75 MPH hand calculated at 30.2 MPG. We...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-17-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Anyone have a BSFC map for the EcoDiesel?

I'm not sure if this helps, but VM Motori's torque and power curves for the North American version of the 3.0 liter are at:
L 630 DOHC: motors engine Emission Standards: United States - VM Motori...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Jeep may become a VW

Jeep used to be partially-owned by Renault back in the '80s. I used to get my 1986 Renault Alliance serviced at the local Chrysler/Jeep dealer.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Grand Cherokee Makes Top 10 Stolen Crossovers & SUVs

The article says the Ford Exploder has the best in class 350 lb-ft of torque. I guess the WK2 isn't in same class since the 5.7 Hemi and ecodiesel have more torque. :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,927
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: OBX beach driving advice

I've driven 3 different SUVs on the ocean beaches near the Columbia River and have never had any problems without airing down. I'm betting most of the people getting stuck are like one guy last...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-26-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Bio Diesel

I put 136,000 miles on our 2008 CRD running b99 in the summer, b50 in spring & fall, and lower blends in the colder winter months with no fuel-related issues. I never noticed any significant change...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-18-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,059
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: ProTrim Windshield Sunshade Review & Pics

My old sunshade from nflshop.com doesn't fit our WK2 so I'm going to buy one of these. It's expensive, but still only about 1/2 the price of the MOPAR shade.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2012 Grand Jeep Cherokee or 2014 Wrangler 4 door

Wrangle Pros:
It's fun to drive with the top off
Great off-road capability

Poor road handling
It can be noisy although a hard top is probably better than the soft top.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Just filled up with Off Road Diesel

In 6 years of driving diesel Jeeps, the only pump I've see with off road fuel was a separate island off on the side that sold B99 for highway use and B99 for off road use only and it was marked as...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: cooled seats

I don't have any complaints.

You might want to post this question in the main WK2 forum since I'm guessing many people don't read this area if they have a gasser.
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