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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-14-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: 2011 Overland with headlight issue

I have replaced the DRLs in my 2011 with LEDs, this was a relatively easy job which can be done on the car, the main h/lamp globes HID are another matter and some experience is required for safety,...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-30-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Air box removal

I have removed mine or at least partially to get my hand in behind when fitting LEDs in my DRLs.

1- the intake has to come out first, just pull up on the rubber sealing strip at the top where the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-01-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Disarming Front Park Assist Sensors ?

Thanks bill_de and F1anatic,

Evidently according to a Senior Jeep Technician I can have the bar coated with a matt black paint on the inner side facing the sensors, ( or even use black tape as a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-30-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By AussieJeep
Disarming Front Park Assist Sensors ?

Is it possible to disarm the front sensors ( mainly because I want to fit a front Nudge Bar ) while still being able to use the rears if needed, could I possibly just pull the connectors or wiring...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-13-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,907
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

The truth of the matter is you cant beat a cap, it has a positive seal, the capless filler neck has many shortfalls, sealing, the spring loaded plastic flap falling off back into the tank, and for me...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 24,779
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Rear safety camera

I have put up with the dealer fitted rear camera (fisheye) on my 2014 for over 6 months now and it is pathetic, yes you can back up to your boat or van but you will go cross eyed trying to compensate...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-31-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Front fender flare fell off on highway.

That's a classic, never seen or heard of anything like that before, cant even imagine how it could just fall off, either you have extra large pot holes on your freeways or its been flogged.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-31-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,014
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

I heard today (01/04/14) not a joke, from my dealers head mechanic that Jeep Aust are close to finalising a fix for the knocking in the steel suspension self levelling shock combo, it is in final...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-03-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,438
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Scratch and Dents

That damage looks a bit suss, you would think you would have seen or heard something if it happened while driving, hopefully its not that sinister and a tree branch fell on it or something.

You...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Cooper DISCOVERER H/T PLUS or Falken ZIEX S/TZ04 All-Season Tire

I am currently running on the Cooper 285 50 20 Discoverer HT Plus tires, great on sand, dirt roads, tar etc, not happy with them in the wet, have 4 wheel drifted at about 75km per hour on a slight...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 02-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Testing my new grand cherokee 14 in the desert

Great to see you using the features of the 14 and enjoying its abilities, heaps of fun on sand, thanks for sharing. :)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,890
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: the eco diesel from hell....service trip #7..

Its a shame to here of JGCs being delivered like that, I don't know if they are built on Monday mornings when people are still getting over weekends or what, quality control must of had a day off,...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-17-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,840
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Real World Diesel mileage

I used to get sub 8L per 100 figures regularly, that was until I replaced the tires with a non factory standard size, I went from 265 50 20 to 285 50 20, a 3% decrease in speedo readout i.e @ 100 0n...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-10-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,999
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Transmission & Oil Temperatures

Some metric measures for both oil and trans as follows taken recently on a few long trips etc

Normal summer driving I.E 25 to 35c oil around 97-99c @ 110km Highway speeds and trans around 90-91c ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: oil smell on shutdown

Thanks for the info my dealer said they had never heard of the problem, my sump was actually warped ( back left hand corner ) new sump and gaskets etc fitted, will see how it goes.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Mud Flap question.

The rear ones will be fine, the fronts need some modification ( they look better as well), what you do is cut 2 to 2 - 1/2" off the bottom of them using a Jigsaw with a fine blade, very easy,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: oil smell on shutdown

Noticed the same on mine from approx. 1500km or 900miles, I ended up getting underneath and put my finger on the oil drain plug, I found oil, having current discussions with my dealer as this has...
Forum: Member Garage Discussions 01-28-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Desert Rated :: 2014 Jeep Summit

That scenery and that Jeep would not look out of place over here, a bit Ayers Rock like, (plenty of desert here) excellent color too, thanks for the pic.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-28-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,684
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: '14 Laredo DIY: Front-lower-bumper-chrome insert

I picked one up from a Hunter Jeep dealer first week in January 14 for $64.00, that was trade price, had to grovel a bit but knowing it sold for $18.00US I was up for anything, haven't fitted it yet,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

No doubt the MY14 is quicker 0-100, MY13 2200 revs at 110 and the MY14 1850 revs at 110, yes I know it has more power and torque but it also has a lower 1st gear and a higher 8th or final gear hence...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-20-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,191
Posted By AussieJeep
5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

Having now done 10,000km in the MY14 8 speed diesel and having also owned a 5 speed 2011 5 speed diesel I can say with confidence that the 5 speed was quicker off the mark.

Has anyone else...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By AussieJeep
3.0 Diesel Oil Leak

This VM Motori V6 Diesel has been around a few years now with rave reviews, my question is has anybody heard of "oil leaks" from this engine and if so is there a common problem, I.E - drain plug...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-05-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,737
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Cruise Control . Just stops

Took mine back to the dealer for unrelated issues (tow bar to be fitted etc) and they said they had new discs from Chrysler Jeep USA which fixes the - cruise control disengaging issue, possible ABS...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-03-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,291
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Chrome Side Molding on a 2014

I put some genuine ones on my 2014, liked the ones on my 2011 and could not get used to leaving it in car parks with absolutely no protection.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-02-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: H/T tyre query

I can say those Dunlop's are stock tyres on Toyota Prado's, they wear quickly and are indicative of all stock tyres including those on Jeeps, basically they are entry level stuff, the Cooper HT Plus...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-02-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,260
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: 2014 diesel filler size

All the CRDs exported take the small 15/16" nozzle, I have had the 2011 CRD and now the 2014 CRD, I was disappointed at first but am now used to filling up for a few extra minutes. No real drama, the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-10-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By AussieJeep
2013/14 swap 18s complete for 20s ?

I have a complete set of current 18" wheels with TPM and as new ( only 700km ) Michelin Latitudes 265 60 18. They are unmarked, picture is indicative of all 4 and is a photo of actual item, I would...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 05-31-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,771
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Foot Parking Brake

My first Jeep and first car with a foot operated park brake, I like it!
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-30-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: I'm going to order the CRD

Same as above mate, you will wonder what took you so long to get one once you get it on the road, the new generation diesels are one of the best kept secrets out there, better torque, better economy,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-23-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,220
Posted By AussieJeep
WK2 - CRD Fuel Filters - Removal

I was given this fuel (gas) filter removal diagram from my Jeep Dealer, thought it might be useful to any who need to change them in an emergency ( dirty fuel etc) or just want to DIY, very very...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-23-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: My 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland CRD

I like it, the chrome looks great with the dark colour, nice interior colour as well.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-23-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: 2011 GC WK2 CRD Transmission Problem

I must say its a first I think, some odd things have been reported on this site but I have not heard of the problem you faced, lets hope its a one off. All the best
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-23-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: US 3L CRD spec

For those who want over 200KW and 650nm of torque see Power Box Diesel Tuning Performance Chip JEEP CHEROKEE LIBERTY CRD Common Rail | eBay...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-21-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 47,950
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Jeep service costs

I just had the "biggie" (40k) done, I purchased my own diff, engine oils and all filters, I rotated my tyres myself, that left only labor and a lot of brake, steering etc checks with a hookup to the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-20-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Mopar Axle / Diff Oil

Yes you are right, it is though a lesson in the many products available and the marketing of them, it also gets down to opions and individuals at the various dealerships around the world, it shows no...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-20-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Mopar Axle / Diff Oil

O.K. , had my 40,000km service performed today, I was worried about the front and rear diff oil I purchased prior as after reading this thread it became apparent that the book was wrong ( or so we...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-11-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Rubber trim imperfections.

its not normal so I would definately get their opinion, it really isnt good enough though so why not get it replaced.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-11-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Mopar Axle / Diff Oil

Yes I agree, the other unusual aspect of all this is you would imagine the SAE75W - 140 to be of more use as its temperature range if far greater and it is a full synthetic, 75, well we probably dont...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-11-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By AussieJeep
Re: Mopar Axle / Diff Oil

My 3.0 CRD Owners manual says on page 299 that unless I have a Hemi 5.7 the correct diff oil front and rear is 75w - 140 with a friction modifier, I at least hope it is right because I just bought 4...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-11-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By AussieJeep
40,000K Service

Just about to get my 40,000k 3.0 CRD service done, havent chosen the lucky dealer yet, but I have tried to reduce his windfall by buying my own oils and filters, I have listed the filters below for...
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