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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-30-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,564
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 ecodiesel test drive

engine noise is very muffled, exhaust noise not existent. As I told you, youīll barely notice its a diesel.
For sound i would prever a large Ci V8 on low rpm, or a maserati on high, or a Triumph TR...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-29-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,564
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 ecodiesel test drive

So, heres the report:

3,0 diesel Overland, in Europe almost as completely equipped as the summit (-cornering headlights)

Took a short ride on the Autobahn, since of major importance s the...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-26-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,564
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 ecodiesel test drive

I will have a test ride tomorrow, opposite end of the world: Frankfurt /Germany

Will report!

Happy Day

Achim
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-19-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 501,577
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 diesel production

I will have a test ride in the diesel next Weekend:).. maybe you should come over to Germany to get one, if you are really desperate?!

Happy weekend

Achim
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-18-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 501,577
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 diesel production

There could not be a poisoning by co by diesesl engines, because they always work with an excess of air! Its not comparable with gas engines where gas and air gets mixed before burning and mixture...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-18-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By curio
Re: Stiff brake pedal when starting

Itīs not that easy any more, if you have front assist the brake has additional sources for activation, interfering with the brake booster.
You can empty the booster by rapid pumping of the pedal...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-03-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel Fuel Filter Change Interval

Changing early is never a problem, just changing late. Just go ahead.

Good luck

Achim
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 07-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By curio
Re: Wj weird but simple question

Maybe not such a great idea, since if theres no load (not only weight, but resistance eg. by acceleratin, wind force or inclines )on the drivetrain, the parts will not wear in properly.

Good luck...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,157
Posted By curio
Re: ACC / FCW Error Message

Ainīt the sensor sitting a liitelbit low within its frame? Maybe the malfunction is due to a misalignement...

Good luck

Achim
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-20-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 501,577
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 diesel production

I found today the first Diesels (overland) at our local Dealer -first 2014 vehicles here anyway.
They are labeled CRD not ecodiesel.
..can not or to stupid to post some pics :(
Applied for a test...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-19-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,763
Posted By curio
Re: Condensation in headlights

I know for other cars (VW touareg) stating in the manual, that slight fogging is normal and usually vanishes when the lamps get warm.
It basically caused by condensation of water due to temperature...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-18-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By curio
Re: Fuel

In Europe we use up to 98. The modern engines are equipped with knock sensors, if detected, they reduce the peformance to eliminate the Problem. Technically, the engine would adjust itself to 91 or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-16-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,048
Posted By curio
Re: GC unlocking itself

I guess thats intentionally programmed to prevent people from locking out themselves. Pushing the outside button assures the system that you definitely want to lock your car, from inside it might...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,429
Posted By curio
Re: GC Diesel vs. V6 vs. V8 vs. Touareg TDI

...donīt worry about the RPM. The 8 speed works perfectly with a diesel engine. In the touareg V6 diesel, the shifting points are about 1800 to 2000 RPM if not forced.
At 120mph, the engine revs...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,429
Posted By curio
Re: GC Diesel vs. V6 vs. V8 vs. Touareg TDI

So, I do have a Touareg with air suspension and ventilated seats. Great drive, only minor issues when new.
The GC wasnīt an alternative as long as it had only the 5 speed tranny and the no stop an...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-21-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,932
Posted By curio
Re: Is the diesel really worth it????

The thing is, in the us you may use the car for a very few miles for hard accelaration and/ or top speed, in germany you can go 400 miles on the autobahn with an average speed of 120mph (..or more,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-14-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,124
Posted By curio
Re: $1750 below invoice offer for any members -- Colorado Springs, CO

Had the privilege of skiing in Colorado last month. Had a dodge journey with the 3.6 V6 as a rental. Actually, when I started at the airport in Denver heading to Vail, i thought they gave me the 2.0...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-11-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By curio
Re: Car wash company no longer washing older Jeeps

The original "unintended acceleration" was stirred up by the Audi 5000 Series in the late 80īs and led to a significant drop in sales at that time. As I remember the problem was pinned down to the...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 02-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By curio
Re: Different gearings?

..thats the relationship between turns of the driveshaft to the turns of the differential.
As lower the number, as faster the wheels turn (Low engine revs on high speeds) high numbers are preferable...
Forum: Export & Diesel Powered Jeep Models 02-19-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By curio
Re: Biodesiel

Be careful and respect the percentage of BD allwed by the manufacturer. the problem is not the lubrication but the chemical composition (ester) wich attacks some of the sealings within the HP pumps...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 02-19-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By curio
Re: Sucker alert, doing autorx

The oil change intervals in Germany are ranging between 15 and 20k miles, and, the usage is a bit heavier due to the higher sppeds on the autobahn. Never had any issues with my cars yet.
Fixed...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-15-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,549
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

Most problems occurring in the HPFPīs are related to Biodiesel, since it dissolves some of the gaskets and O-rings. However, no issue in germany.

8 Injections mean "pulsed" injections, so its...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,549
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

..I am driving diesel engined cars for abou 25 years now. Never had any issues with clogged filters due to cold weather. And I ve experienced the the change from the elder engines to the current...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-04-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,549
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

Prejudices, prejudices

Most diesels nowadays have the auxiliary heater either in form of an electrical heated element within in the engine coolant (..starts heating once the engine is running) or...
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 01-30-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By curio
Re: Did we buy a lemon?

..the oil can only get into the water at common interfaces, wich is primarily the head gasket and (if equipped) the water cooled AGR valve. as well sometimes there is an water cooled oil cooler...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 01-30-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By curio
Re: Overfilled Tranny !!

..you really have to follow the manual for checking tranny oil levels. It varies according to temperature and position of the shifter quite a bit
If its only a "bit" to much, i wonīt care, however,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-30-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By curio
Re: "Diesel fürs Dickschiff"

..nope
"Dickschiff" has the meaning of a "big ship", a term used comonly for big cars (wich is a suv over here) in Germany

Happy Day

Achim
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-29-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,549
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

Due to temperature concerns:
The temperature in the place I live reaches -4 to -14° F sometimes. Due to Filter heater and auxiliary heater of the engine never had any issues in starting and running....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,734
Posted By curio
Re: JGC CRD vs. VW Touareg TDI

..So I do ride a `11 Touareg (yes, vented seats , ACC and all) V6TDI and its defintely the nicest car I ve ever had. smooth speedy ride with great mpg.
The ī13 JGC would not have been a competitor,...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-25-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,549
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel People - Enlighten Me? (2014)

..donīt worry about the CRD. In Germany most upper class SUVs are diesel powered with nice engines up to 8 cyl/ 385hp.
They usually have an auxiliary heater, most of the time due to emission control...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 11-16-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By curio
Re: 1999 Interior Functions Stopped Working: interior lights, air, key chime ect..

..could b a low voltage problem, you maybe have to replace the battery (how old?!)

good luck

Achim
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-01-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By curio
Re: Overland Quadra Lift Stiffness.

You dont lift the whole suspension, you just put more height (eg extending the "air springs") whereas the dampers remain the same (as well in length)

in consequence, if the Lift is at max haight...
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 10-31-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By curio
Re: Black oil

Yep, oil is black in diesel engines very fast. Donīt worry

Happy Day

Achim
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-12-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,436,293
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Marlon, relax!

Although diesel is very popular in Germany, here are people as well fuleing up with gas instead of diesel. This might be a littlebit more easy, since diesel fuel is due to its...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,436,293
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

If it ever happens to you puttting gas into a diesel powered vehicle, donīt even turn the ignition on! the fuel pumps will contaminate the fuel lines even without the engine running.
You would have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-05-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,436,293
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Is it the "one touch 911 access"?!

Happy Day

Achim
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-04-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,436,293
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

In Europe you can have it with reduction gear and lockable diffs, so the offroad capabilitys are pretty good (especially with the height adjustable air suspension:D).

..however as aou see in my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-04-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,436,293
Posted By curio
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

...too late. invented and availiable in the VW Touareg "Area View". Has a special app for the Front cam for offroading..

Happy Day

Achim
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-25-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By curio
Re: Diesel - run in tips

..thats part of gods wisdom

If women would think in a scientific and logic way, they would never fall in love with males like you and me, so the human race would be extinct pretty soon..

Pray...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By curio
Re: Took delivery of 2012 Laredo, oil in manifold area

If clean oil probably spilled while topping off, if used oil maybe not thourogly connected engine breather hose to manifold. Nothing serious i guess.

Good lck

Achim
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