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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 42,229
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

I also had a similar wxperience with my dealer last week. Made an appointment, went in, they looked up all RRTs and recalls, said if the code was there they woold replace the cat and perform all the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 42,229
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

Thanks for the pics, mtnmerlin. Had mine replaced on Tuesday.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-22-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,627
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

Orange Coast in Costa Mesa, on Harbor Blvd.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-21-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,627
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

I got the "incorrect DEF fluid detected" message earlier last week, and made an appointment to bring it in yesterday. Two weekends ago I added 2 gallons of DEF purchased at my dealership, which...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-03-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,008
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: NEW 2014+up JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE ECODIESEL GREEN ALUMINUM FUEL FILLER GAS CAP, 3.0

Nice job, Jack! I have a pack of those disposable latex gloves in the door pocket that I use - the diesel fuel handles usually leave a residue on my hand anyway, and I don't want it on the door...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - ZJ 03-23-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 1997 zj limited Electric fan swap for 5.2 L

Well, it's been almost 2 weeks and no one else responded. I just saw your post, and did a quick Google search on "jeep 5.2 electric fan swap" - lots of posts on other forums about this.

Just make...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-10-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,224
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Hemi or diesel based on this criteria (Canada)....

A lot of members have posted their opinions - some worthy of note and others perhaps not...

DEF/emissions issues
There are quite a few who have had/are having problems with their DEF systems/cat;...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-09-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,916
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Fix for capless filler

Dang, just found this thread from one of the DEF protection plate threads, and read all 13 pages!

Looks good, Dom. I did see the ones on eBay a couple of months ago, but didn't pull the trigger...
Forum: Members Rides 02-25-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 30,709
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: A Teen at Work!

Well, glad to help but don't get your hopes up yet. Some dealers will attempt to price match, and others won't. My local dealer here in HB won't, and separately, I had a bad service dept....
Forum: Members Rides 02-24-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 30,709
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: A Teen at Work!

I feel your pain, but mine was in extreme heat! I'm getting ready to replace for the second time my '97 ZJ's water pump, and while I'm at it, the radiator (17 year old original), hoses and t-stat...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 220,984
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Hey there, chevyboy! Good to hear from you - it has been awhile. I'm enjoying my December '14 Summit build. Among all the others, I did appreciate all the hard work you and the JNAP crew did, and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-18-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,627
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

Ha, ha, well I guess I'm one of those who don't put on a lot of miles per year on any one of my vehicles! 7487 miles on the WK2 at 11 months old and 108,000 on my 18 year old ZJ purchased new (avg =...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,246
Posted By Recon ZJ
I also ordered the 3 kits through my local...

I also ordered the 3 kits through my local dealer, and did remove a plastic panel used for sound deadening (it was not a skid plate as was debated somewhere). I just saw it on a shelf in my garage;...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 220,984
Posted By Recon ZJ
Peter_K - great suggestion! Thanks.

Peter_K - great suggestion! Thanks.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-30-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 154,249
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

While its true that they are separate systems, it could be that the bio fuel is thinner than regular diesel, and residual fuel is leaking past the rings into the crankcase when you shut it off. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-02-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 220,984
Posted By Recon ZJ
I agree with Jim that those three colors don't...

I agree with Jim that those three colors don't seem to be very popular based upon those I see on the road. Glad I got my Auburn Pearl coat while I had the opportunity. Everyone who sees it loves it,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 220,984
Posted By Recon ZJ
The original release of the 2014 was sfu 1.0.

The original release of the 2014 was sfu 1.0.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-16-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I had the oil changed at 4042 miles at OC Jeep in Costa Mesa. Prices came down on the oil @$6.09/qt. and $39.60 for the filter; labor was $25.00. Then I headed to Moab, Utah - about 1800 miles...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 220,984
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Sorry I'm a couple of days late with this, but I was in Moab for Grand Slam West '14 doing some mild wheeling with my "posh" Summit CRD (including the Mopar dark gray 18" wheels and GY Duratracs,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,246
Posted By Recon ZJ
I installed my front skid and tow hooks yesterday...

I installed my front skid and tow hooks yesterday with no problems. Need to run the fuel down so I can install the fuel tank and xfer case skids later. Looks to be strait forward on those.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,246
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Skid Plates on Diesel Summit

I'm sure others on here have installed them without a problem, but I'll know soon as I just picked up the kits from a local dealer on Friday.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 154,249
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Congrats! Hwy 17 used to be a nightmare - have they widened it yet? Haven't been up there in over 8 years. Still, it's a beautiful drive.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

It's not clear from your post how long it was after you shut the engine off that you checked it, but you need to wait at lease several hours, if not overnight (IMHO) to get a true reading on the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 154,249
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Ahh, an extended warranty program requirement. That 'splains it.

With this one, I'm going to stick with the factory brand, and especially since dealers aren't gouging us for it like they did the...
Forum: SouthWest 03-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,017
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: jeep meets in so cal?

Thanks! I've lived here in HB for over 8 years and hadn't heard about this before, although I've been to other car meet & greets on weekends.
Forum: SouthWest 03-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,017
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: jeep meets in so cal?

Thanks for the "heads up", but how about posting the details here?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 1,002,472
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

That's about right, but I also seem to recall that the DC group buy dealer added back something like $400 or so, which made it more like 6.5% off invoice. Check the DC thread to find out those...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-20-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 154,249
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I'm not sure this is accurate - where did you get this information from?

The next day after I picked mine up, I bought 4 qts of Penzoil Ultra Euro L 5-30 from the Baytown Jeep dealer. If this...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Yep, what Shannon said. For $90 it's cheap backup...

Yep, what Shannon said. For $90 it's cheap backup in case I ever do need it.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Deep Auburn Pearlcoat is only available on the Summit; if you go to "Build & Price" tab it comes up under the exterior color selections (2nd step).



I didn't see Pacific Blue as an option under...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 1,002,472
Posted By Recon ZJ
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 1,002,472
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Go back to the first post on the first page of this thread. Milous posted all the different models and options, with MSRP and invoice pricing. As Dimes said, figure out what the invoice price would...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-04-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

No; did they mail it to you after delivery? My salesman did let me choose a Jeep hat from about 6 different kinds, though.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-02-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Thanks - will do. Likewise if you make it out here to SoCal.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-02-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 79,222
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Oops, this got kinda long, so appologies in advance. Sorry, there are no Cliff's Notes.

Intro/Delivery: 9.9/10
I flew in to Houston Wednesday, 01-29-14 and was met at the airport by...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 1,002,472
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Congratulations to both of you! :arms:
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 1,002,472
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

01-25-14 UPDATE:

Regarding the California emissions, this morning I went down to my local Jeep dealer in Huntington Beach, and took this pic of a Summit 3.0 on their lot:
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 154,249
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Lol! Maybe this will serve as a "camouflage" to deter thieves from stealing it at night.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 154,249
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

It looks great out out there! I've always loved the St. George area.

Which dealer did you work with in LV? shoot me a PM if you don't want to post that info here. I had a really good...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 1,002,472
Posted By Recon ZJ
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

01-20-14 UPDATE:
OK, I'm making my final arrangements to fly in to Houston this week and spoke with Mark this morning. Apparently, the dealership's title person thought (all of a sudden) that...
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