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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By overlandguy
Re: Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Just completed a cross-county trip from Maryland to Montana and back. Here are some quick stats: 5,661 miles through 15 states and partway through one Canadian Province. Used 224.86 gallons of fuel...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 28,007
Posted By dom42
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Its all good.

I am confirming that it will fit even if u hav " real " oem/ factory skid plates from offroad packages.

I took my prototype to the dealer and layed under a few of them and can...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-28-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,321
Posted By acilate
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,321
Posted By ExcursionDiesel
Re: DEF Level at Delivery

I ran mine low on purpose. I was trying to invoke an EVIC message to see what it says. The segmented gauge went all the way to no segments lit and still no EVIC message. I don't recall if the guage...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-11-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 28,007
Posted By dom42
DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

No More Plates......Lets try and setup another group buy.

Please email me your name , screen name etc to dom42@att.net . Im building a list for the next batch and i need to get at least 50 ppl...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By Willx
Trailering and Driving Mileage

Been a while since I have started a thread but I know a lot of people asked me about what I think about the new Diesel towing so I thought I would do a short sum up....

Here is the setup
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-27-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 24,993
Posted By Zybane
Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iSY3O-AscBA/U10SkRUduyI/AAAAAAAAAow/-DroY9DpGTs/w3196-h1798-no/DSC_0002.jpg
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Forum: Wrangler-JK 04-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 412,916
Posted By Milous
2015 Wrangler Information Thread

***IN PROGRESS - MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE****

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2015 Wrangler Information Thread...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Willx
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

OR... you guys both have a friend that could tell you....

ELSD Update (NO TSB or RRT)
Trans Shift Update (from rolling Reverse to drive shift improvement)
PCM Update, Inclusive of generic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,732
Posted By shoestring
Re: First oil change – some info and comments

I noticed that same thing and was actually going to make a post about it..
A while ago I checked the level after it sat overnight, and it showed at the lower line. So I added a quart. Then I checked...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-30-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Sometimes fate makes your decisions for you ... Since I first placed my order for my SFU on 8/9 I've been debating which tires to put on - P vs LT, which brand and what size. Early on I had settled...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,732
Posted By shoestring
First oil change – some info and comments

I recently did my first oil change at 1100 miles. (85% oil life)

Hopefully the mods will leave this here as it’s diesel specific and may be helpful to new CRD EcoDiesel owners. Although to many...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-04-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 499,455
Posted By netboy
DEF filling by the dealer

for anyone getting ready to go to their dealer and pickup their beloved SFU - first, congrats - you'll love it!

Second, many of us had to argue with our dealers to make sure we get the SFU with a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-04-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By netboy
New TSB's

Just wanted to get everyone's attention to two new TSB's:

1. Poor SiriusXM reception.
I noticed this almost from the get-go. Compared to my Honda XM radio, the SFU reception was bad. Looks like I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-28-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By mackatak
New member here. Been following this thread for...

New member here. Been following this thread for what seems like forever. I've been waiting for a diesel SUV since VW first came out with the V10 Touareg. Unfortunately that vehicle never got CARB...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,145
Posted By ExcursionDiesel
Ok. New discoveries: The "emissions related...

Ok. New discoveries:

The "emissions related code" that the Acton Scanner showed wasn't the issue. It is NOT my DPF getting clogged.

I bought a generic Bluetooth Elm327 adapter and purchased the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-23-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Milous
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

For 2014 CRD owners planning to change their own oil:

SFU filter element service (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_0900413.pdf)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-23-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Vtail
fyi, if any Summit owners are trying to figure...

fyi, if any Summit owners are trying to figure out how to turn on the headlight washers, I couldn't find anything in the manual about it. I did find this but haven't tried it yet:...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-22-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 61,781
Posted By Dan B
2014 GC "EcoDiesel" Review

Ordered August 9, picked up November 13. I've had it for 1 1/2 weeks and finally finished writing up my inspection findings and review comments. Thanks to Shannon and others for great reviews of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By nautiboy
It'll show diesel. You just have to select the...

It'll show diesel. You just have to select the fuel type. It's on the left.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By crabman
Re: What is the breakin period prior to towing?

I'm an engineer but not the smart guys, think trains and boats, in my case boats. I have a lot of experience but its down in the dirt seeing the results of your actions (or lack thereof) experience....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Vtail
Got this on key fob jackets/covers. I sent them a...

Got this on key fob jackets/covers. I sent them a picture of my key fob, so hopefully this is the correct item number. I think I'll order one or two, they're pretty cheap:::
Kirk, Please see item...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Vtail
We will find out as mine was ordered with the...

We will find out as mine was ordered with the block heater option but the cord wasn't installed. The dealer is trying to rectify the situation. We'll see how it goes. I know that Milous and others...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By crabman
Re: What is the breakin period prior to towing?

Guys you can search break in on ring and pinion and other gear types, cut and paste follows...

In order to make them run cooler and quieter, new gears are lapped at the factory. However, they are...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-19-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By netboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

FYI, The SiriusXM free trial we get with our new JGC's includes SiriusXM Internet Radio, so don't miss using it to listen to SiriusXM over the Internet. Once the year is over, renewal of whatever we...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-19-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 499,455
Posted By anthnyajp
Re: 2014 diesel production

Just picked up my Overland yesterday afternoon. Very nice ride and features. It was almost impossible to keep it within the break-in speed suggested in the manual (50-60 mph for first 300 miles)....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-18-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By netboy
Re: Potential Problem in Engine Bay

You are absolutely correct. I took some pics of it. It looks like the PCV sensor harness. The clips are very flimsy and can be easily pulled off, causing the harness to potentially be pulled into the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-16-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Vtail
In the typical driving I'll be doing the manual...

In the typical driving I'll be doing the manual says a minute or less. By the time I come down the drive and pull into the garage that will satisfy that recommendation in my opinion. As another...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 499,455
Posted By Dome
Re: 2014 diesel production

Finally picked up the Jeep (no longer a SFU) yesterday, 3 months after ordering and about 2 years after I started looking at Grand Cherokees.

Dealer was about 150 miles away so I had an...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 61,781
Posted By JustinB60
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Just wanted to jump in and give a quick first impression after my first day… full review to follow about a week from now.

Vehicle Condition as Delivered: 7.5/10
Had no alignment issues and I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 499,455
Posted By BearK9
Re: 2014 diesel production

ExcursionDiesel

Please post your RPM @ 60MPH & 70 MPH @ steady cruise in high gear.

Thx.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 499,455
Posted By kaziii
Re: 2014 diesel production

The 8 year plan is an official Chrysler Warranty option, they likely just didn't tell you about it. With apologies to those who know this all by heart several times over, check out this site CHRYSLER...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 499,455
Posted By ExcursionDiesel
Ok...sorry for the delay guys. I ran my phone...

Ok...sorry for the delay guys. I ran my phone battery down about the time I left the dealer and all my charging gear was in a big sack transfered from my traded car.

Here's the rundown:
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-06-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By Willx
DEF Regen Warnings

So, when your Unicorn is Constipated, here is what happens....

I was driving extremely short distances and using Remote start a lot the first foe days I had the truck. Also probably didn't help...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By mazster43
I found the level. From the EVIC under vehicle...

I found the level. From the EVIC under vehicle information. It's the last "dot" to the right. This is also where you can see oil pressure and transmission temperature. My DEF tank was not filled...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-05-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,320
Posted By John47
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Willx, your experience towing with the JGC mirrors the applause from Australian owners - but just wait until you try with the CRD - they are awesome tow vehicles, and you will be amazed that they...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-03-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,320
Posted By Willx
2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Hello Everyone,

As promised I have completed a fairly good towing run with a 2014 Summit Hemi and a decently heavy Trailer. Everything is based on my personal experiences and my opinion on the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-29-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,439
Posted By Willx
2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Hello,

I figured I would share my experiences with putting a Brake Controller on a 2014 JGC Summit. I have inscluded some pictures for ease of reference. I am doing a little towing trial on a...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-08-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,290
Posted By Ernest
Re: Anybody tried 265 65 R18?

I just had the 265/65/18 GY Silent Armors installed today. They look and fit great, and the vehicle now looks like a proper Jeep! Only issue was with the spare; the tire fit in the spare compartment...
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