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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-28-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By echo7tango
Re: New Overland - Mileage Check?

Mine had 10 miles on it before my test drive. I liked it so much that it had 16 miles on it when I was done. I bought it.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,877
Posted By echo7tango
Re: My wk2

Have you considered putting black mud flaps on all 4 fenders?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

Proximity and the ability of the car to sense the fob contribute to the situation.

Last night my wife and I got out of the car, and I was carrying a box so I asked her to press the button. It...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-27-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,877
Posted By echo7tango
Re: My wk2

Nice, I like the look!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-25-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

Might it be a problem with the car detecting the key fob? Try holding the key fob in the same hand you're pushing the exterior lock button with. That might help.

I'm much more careful when locking...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Now, I ask you: what other vehicle has this fuel economy, comfort and luxury, and off-road capability?

I really think the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel is one of the greatest personal cars...
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 06-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Roof Rails

One possible factor is your driving speed. Or more accurately the wind speed through you bars. A standing wave sets up and when it does it creates a noise. I've heard a hum sometimes.

Link,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Transmission & Oil Temperatures

So, yeah, when I dropped off my 2014 JGC EcoDiesel at my dealership yesterday morning for a fix, I brought my list of questions to ask. (The fix, BTW, is for the fuel filler door flap that wasn't...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Transmission & Oil Temperatures

My service tech advisor at my dealership in San Jose, CA agrees with you - keep the tranny in Sport mode to keep tranny temps lower while towing.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,547
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Best roof rack for 2014 cherokee

Yes, thank you! When you posted on the 11th, I was hoping that you'd include pictures of the switches, so thanks also for that, BigCat!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-11-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,525
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Transmission & Oil Temperatures

I've been wondering about normal temp ranges, too. I'm bringing mine to the dealer (in San Jose, CA, USA) and put this down as a question to ask the service department. If I find out, I'll report...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-08-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

So, it's been a few days and this problem still occurs. It has happened 3-4 times in the past week.

Yes, I keep my hand clear of the handle, and the exterior lock button does workbetter, but it is...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By echo7tango
Talking Re: Shopping for a new JGC 4x4

I got your psyment, right here. :D
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Shopping for a new JGC 4x4

If you crunch the numbers for comparisons, also take into consideration the value of your time. For 50,000 miles, that's approx. 100 fillups for the Diesel and approx 180 fillups for the Hemi. At...
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 06-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Roof Rails

67kg is quite a bit of weight. I'm confident the roof can hold more, but I don't think you'll want much more than that up there.

I've had roof racks for many years and have hauled a lot of gear up...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Upgraded Horns??

Let us know how it goes, philbytx, I'll be interested in your experience. Thanks.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 61,781
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

philbytx, thanks for the good info. I look forward to my first multi-day, multi-thousand miles road trip.

21eugene, my fuel filler door also was not aligned nicely. Dealer will fix it, no problem....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-01-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

Interesting, about the cell phone. I'll have to pay attention to that, too.

While I did determine that I was mistakenly putting some fingers on the door handle, sometimes patly wrapped, I no...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,860
Posted By echo7tango
Re: First Long Trip MPG Results

I put in 725 miles yesterday driving to Ventura CA (the Ventura County Offroad Show; Ventura County Offroad Show trucks, dirt bikes, toy haulers, camping accessories, apparel, Ventura Fairgrounds,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

Exactly. It was a personal problem. :D

Anyway, am glad it wasn't the Jeep's fault.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

Thanks for pointing to your thread and pictures. That does look nice and low.

One comment about your Inno fairing is that, over time, the bugs and the sun's UV rays will eventually age the looks...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,170
Posted By echo7tango
Re: EcoDiesel Which Oil Will You Use

For this poll I voted (i), Pennzoil, but would have wanted to vote both (i) and (iii), Other MS-11106. As I said above, I haven't decided yet. But I am leaning towards the Pennzoil.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,170
Posted By echo7tango
Re: EcoDiesel Which Oil Will You Use

+1 here.

I haven't used oil yet. Only 3,500 miles and two months old. But I'll follow the book exactly as it says, either
(a) ACEA C3 meeting Chrysler spec MS-11106, or
(b) Pennzoil Ultra Euro L...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Oh yes, I'm with you, definitely agree. Not only for the good MPG, but also for the long range, 500 to up to 700+ on a tankful of fuel!

My JGC is only two months old, and this is going to be a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Hey Zybane I'm with you, I like to drive fast, too. If I'm not passing people along the way, then I feel like I'm standing still and not even making progress towards my destination. I have over...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Yep, you're right. I got back a little while ago and was able to get 30 MPG on the outbound leg. Then on the way home I got 36 MPG! (okay that was at 55 MPH). But still, that's pretty good...
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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-31-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,323
Posted By echo7tango
Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Mine is still new, with two months and 2,800 miles on it. I'm taking it today for its first somewhat-long day trip, 700 miles today, San Jose CA to Ventura CA round trip.

I plan to lock the trans...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-31-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,860
Posted By echo7tango
Re: First Long Trip MPG Results

I'm heading to the Ventura County Offroad Show, BTW, today and tomorrow in Ventura. If you are there look for my white JGC CRD there, CA plates 4WL TREK, and say hello or leave a note w/ your cell #...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,860
Posted By echo7tango
Re: First Long Trip MPG Results

jaje, thanks for the info. Mine has 2,800 miles on it and I'm taking it on its first long-ish trip today, round trip, San Jose CA to Ventura CA and back, about 700 miles. I'll measure my MPG.

I'm...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-31-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 108,317
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Great. I bought mine two months ago and LOVE IT.

It was definitely worth the wait for the Diesel. Am glad I didn't give in, tired of waiting, and get the gas V-6.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-29-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

Well, guys and gals, it's been a couple of days since my OP and I've been looking at this more carefully. I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but...

Yes, Willden1, you were right after all! I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-26-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

I've never tried the passenger door, but will start to. I'm going to start using the other remote, too, in case there's a symptom difference with this software bug. I'm guessing it's a SW bug, but...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

I'm definitely not doing that, so that's not the problem. My hand is completely outside of the handle, pressing the button.

Just tonight, arriving home, it took four presses. I live in the SF Bay...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-26-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By echo7tango
Exterior Door Lock Button: multiple presses to lock doors?

My 2014 JGC Overland has the exterior door lock buttons on the front doors. I don't remember if that is an option on some trim levels or if it's standard for all, but that isn't my question.

My...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-26-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,547
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Best roof rack for 2014 cherokee

Guys, I put together a list of rack system options for the WK2, here (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/wk2-rack-systems-manufacturers-list-74013.html#post1028007).

I haven't decided which one I'll...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-26-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,547
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Best roof rack for 2014 cherokee

BigCat, that's a nice setup, and I especially like the integrated lights front and rear. I have the sunroof on my JGC so any rack solution will have to NOT block out the sight lines when the rack is...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-25-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

I found another rack manufacturer for our WK2s. Baja Rack makes two racks, The Mule and The MegaMule. So now the list looks like this:


Baja Rack:
Mule: Baja Rack...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-24-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Airing down with low-profile tires, to go wheeling

The 4x4 club members who spotted the obstacles and led the class suggested airing down to 20PSI, which I did. They said I could start at 20 and then see how it goes. I kept them at 20 the whole day,...
Forum: SouthWest 05-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Hollister Hills, Esprit de Four Safety Clinic?

Hi Mark,

It was, in a word, GRRRREAT! I'm trying to sound like Tony the Tiger there.

(I just read this post before posting. Sorry it's long but I hope the info is useful for you.)

I had no...
Forum: SouthWest 05-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Hollister Hills, Esprit de Four Safety Clinic?

Sounds good. Hope you have a good time in the fall.

Over on the Expedition Portal forum, there's a local meet-up tomorrow in Campbell. Thought you'd like to know.

12:30PM, on Sat 17 May, at the...
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