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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-23-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 73,782
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

I asked Bluespark a question about the function of 0-9 dial. This is their reply,
"Hi Bob,
You are correct, 0 returns to stock performance 9 is the maximum application of the curve. It is non...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-21-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,808
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

It ticks all the boxes except Chrysler's. This is more than can be said for what some dealers are offering. I'd have no hesitation is using it. Attached is the spec sheet.

Why would anyone call...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 73,782
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

The Bluespark blanking plug I ordered arrived. Total cost plus postage came to $20.63 AUD. The blanking plug plugs into the leads in place of the Bluespark box returning the engine to stock without...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-07-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4,104
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 283,686
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 DownUnder

For them the purchase price is a tax deduction so they effectively buy a new car for 30% less.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-18-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,314
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

Fitted mine here without removing anything except the felt cover under the dash.
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-14-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 73,782
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

Took the Jeep to Stockton Beach to see what the Bluespark can do. I took on that big dune that the guys that were on the sand driving course know. From memory, at the time we all got up it in one or...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-04-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,314
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

Yes, I was surprised at the variation as well. At each stop on a long trip I like to go around and place my hand on each tyre to check that there is nothing untoward going on. With all tyres...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Wheel Specs

Your Tvan guy is quite right. You can read more on these and following posts, http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/265-60r18-at-tyres-now-available-in-lt-construction-50077-3.html#post795937 and here...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-24-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By BobT
Re: Eco Diesel & Short Trips

The same goes for gasoline engines. About half the cars in Europe are diesel and Europeans are not known for driving long distances. Trucks are diesel because diesels are more efficient, more...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 67,672
Posted By BobT
Re: Jeep service costs

Check this out Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Maintenance information and schedules (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_maintenance.htm#TRANS) .


Transmission oil change:

Schedule A: 100,000 miles...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 73,782
Posted By BobT
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

The GDE tuning process can be found here Green Diesel Engineering (http://www.greendieselengineering.com/store/TuningProcess.do) . I love the idea of a flash tool to upload custom maps oneself using...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-06-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,314
Posted By BobT
Re: The Towing thread

Agreed! The gearbox doesn't know it's towing. It simply feels a load and switches down when torque reaches the computer determined switch point. There was a time when gearboxes had gears 1, 2, 3...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 12-11-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,941
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

For ease of installation, ensure vehicle is placed in this position: :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,808
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

No problem at all, even with the old oils. 20L will give only two and a bit oil changes anyway.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,941
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Or you could do what they do in Silicon Valley and say, "Availability? Real soon now!" :)
Forum: Off Road Modifications 11-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,941
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Bill,

Thanks for the pic. However, without the bumper cover to support the felt fender lining, what's stopping it being dragged against the wheel at highway speeds or during water crossings?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-31-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,323
Posted By BobT
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-29-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,808
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

Further to my post above. it seems we may never know what MS-11106 actually is, see Chrysler MS-11106 vs MB-229.51 the same spec? | European and Import Motor Oils | Bob Is The Oil Guy...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,808
Posted By BobT
Re: CRD oil on special

Havoline Fully Synthetic C3 5W-30 ticks all the boxes except Chrysler MS-11106. I'd be perfectly happy to use it if it was difficult to get Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 10-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,941
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Ditto!

With that, I think I might find myself not worrying about the air dam at all.

For better aerodynamics on long fast highways, I was thinking of an SRT like splitter fixed to the underside...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-30-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By BobT
Re: Cetane ratings

This is weard. I have little trouble downloading the Technical data Sheets (TDS) from Australian oil marketers but not from the US. It's like cetane number (CN) is a big secret. This is what I got...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-29-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By BobT
Re: Cetane ratings

Unless the manufacturer can show you data that proves the additive is totally ashless I wouldn't be putting it anywhere near a DPF. They may claim their product is DPF safe but I bet they have no...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By BobT
Re: Cetane ratings

Cetane numbers (CN) are on the technical data sheets (TDS) for the particular fuel. With a bit of digging, these can be found on the manufacturers' web sites. Here in Oz they range from 46 to 52. ...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,941
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Actually I was serious, not about the roos but the logo. I'm thinking of what Uneek4x4 has done on their bash plates but an escutcheon plate will be fine too.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 09-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,941
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

As Red Foo would say, "Whoohoo! That's what I'm talking about!"
Must, must have one of these by the 2015 Aussie Jeep Jambo, see https://www.facebook.com/JeepJamboree2015 . Plenty of time yet but...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 28,809
Posted By BobT
Re: Off Road 18"s

Look? They are not to look at but to drive on. :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4,104
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 283,686
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I remember seeing that too but thought it too fiddly. Someone will come out with an after market kit eventually. In the mean time this might do the trick for you, see the third photo...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,379
Posted By BobT
Re: Wheel Alignment Specs JGC with Quadralift

In my post above http://www.jeepgarage.org/f109/wheel-alignment-specs-jgc-with-quadralift-69174-4.html#post1045497 I've attached a PDF of the wheel alignment specs for RHD cars as best we know them...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By BobT
Re: Jacking a QL Jeep

Yes the QL stays locked but automatically unlocks when the car gets up a bit of speed. Chances are the technician would not get up enough speed.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,332
Posted By BobT
Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I haven't been off road yet and I didn't hit anything but as you know I had issues with two of the screws. It was a case of possibly over tightening and a batch of screws where the thread was not...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-02-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,379
Posted By BobT
Re: Wheel Alignment Specs JGC with Quadralift

I got the part last Friday so that was 9 days from the States, not bad. It came in the original Mopar box which wasn't really designed for oversees shipping but there was no damage to the item. I...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-01-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By BobT
Re: Which wheel bearnings to buy?

Haven't heard of most of the brands but Timken is top quality. Also, I would pick Timken over SKF.

Look up the manufacturer's wed site and pick the one that shows the highest C90 figure for the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-25-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,370
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

I was going to much the same thing. However, I would avoid any additives. The DPF is sensitive enough without adding more combustion products. That's why we have low ash oil and DEF made on...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,370
Posted By BobT
Re: 2014 ecodiesel in shop

If the dealer knew you were coming in to get a fuel sample to prove him wrong, he would make damn sure that if your tank was not previously contaminated, it would be now.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 34,506
Posted By BobT
Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Ben0 has it correct. What they were sending us in Oz were certainly not trail rated. In fact, without the hooks, they technically didn't qualify for entry to the Aussie Jeep Jambo. But yes, I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 34,506
Posted By BobT
Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

How about replacing those puny Mopar hooks for a pair of these WK2 Recovery Point (front) | Chief Products (http://www.chiefproducts.com.au/products/wk2-recovery-point-front) . They are engineered...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,538
Posted By BobT
Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

Just did my first oil and filter change on the WK2 MY12. It was a piece of cake thanks to Enforcer's excellent guide. Isn't it great how smooth a car runs after having done one's own oil change and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,928
Posted By BobT
Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

You might want to rephrase that :)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 67,672
Posted By BobT
Re: Jeep service costs

There you go Ally, just what you wanted: http://www.murchisonproducts.com.au/shop/wk2-board-air-compressor-kit . From what I can make out, the kit uses the ARB CKMA12 on-board air compressor. 75.1...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-03-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 102,501
Posted By BobT
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

If only they had done this back in 2012 it would have saved so much hassle. Although we would not now have the brilliant Chief hooks. Anyway, the Chief hooks look much stronger than the Mopar...
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