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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 35,646
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee WK2 Reviews

Two reviews from europe, both quite positive.

The first one, in german, from Auto Motor und Sport
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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-27-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Can Suspension On-Board Compresor be used as Alt Air Compressor

The WK2 has a closed circuit high pressure (up to 220 psi) nitrogen suspension system, probably the most advanced of its kind currently available in any production vehicle.

As usual, WK2jeeps.com...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-21-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,561
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Grand Cherokee diesel for Europe.

And here

http://www.media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do?id=10549&mid=297

is the same press release in english, with many interesting details on the engine.

The final power number is 177 Kw...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-18-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,561
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Grand Cherokee diesel for Europe.

It's official, from the the german Chrysler media website:

http://media.chrysler.de/newsrelease.do?id=1793&mid=3220

The new 3.0 CRD Turbodiesel engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Key facts...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-18-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,561
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Grand Cherokee diesel for Europe.

Apparently, Jalopnik got it wrong first, was then cited as a source by many others. Marchionne himself said that the 3.0 V6 engine is an FPT one.
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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,561
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Grand Cherokee diesel for Europe.

The WK2 is not going to use the Mercedes OM642 V6, but a new 3.0 Litre V6 by VM Motori and FPT Powertrain. According to http://www.vmmotori.it/en/01/00/01/dettaglio.jsp?id=9 the new engine develops...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Euro Spec GC Articulation Video

The LR322 (third generation) Range Rover pioneered a clever workaround for this problem.

The left and right side air bags are cross-linked with a solenoid valve; whenever the electronics senses...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,967
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Jeep dropping diesel w/ no plans to bring it back

I think there is a good reason, weight. The Cummins B engine weights some 1150 lbs with EGR, more than twice the weight of the Hemi.

Assuming it would fit reasonably, it would be very nose heavy....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,502
Posted By rdeiriar
Re: Ferrari Powered WK2

A ferrari powered GC would have an ilustrous precedent. Bill Harrah, collector of all things automotive, had two classic wagoneers converted to ferrari V12 power. He called the result a 'Jerrari'....
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