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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 05-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 908
Posted By philbytx
Re: Done.

IIRC - You bought your Jeep used. Did you buy from a dealer or privately?

My missus had a Mazda Protege a few years back. It had fine engineering
and the only thing that ever went wrong was a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By philbytx
Re: Uconnect software update problem

I too had issues and there are a couple of workarounds which I discovered on the site. One recommended using Opera and that worked just great. The site search is your friend......


Here's the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 20,870
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

Just ordered online, quite easy really. Note they offered free shipping but they stuffed me at checkout. I got on to their CHAT and they said they would credit me the $3.95 shipping.

It appears...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,764
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

You must take ALL measurements with the QL in tire change mode ONLY. You can also put it in Tire Change mode from your Touch Screen.

You need to get that front 1 inch differential as near as...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco Diesel Servicing

Chasvb1,

Actually, regular Diesel maintenance is generally simpler than gassers. I do all my own oil and filter changes and also UConnect updates. However, I do take it to dealer for tire...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-17-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By philbytx
Rear footwell courtesy lighting - bulb replacement.

Has anyone replaced the bulbs in the rear footwell/under seat lights (under each front seat) on an Overland?

If so, are they T10's ??

I've replaced everything except the map lights (don't...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,764
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Barboots,

It really depends on what WDH you are using but I believe Willx was referring to something like the Torklift WDH.

Typical Weight Distribution System...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,764
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

1. You need to be in tire change mode.
2. Then measure the wheel arch heights, front and rear and note heights and any differential (e.g. 1/2 higher at the front etc).
3. Measure your trailer front...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,688
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I understand completely and always work with jack stands...but I do so admire Darwin's theory ;)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,688
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Ahhh! The all important "Elf and Safety" warning ;)!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,688
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

On a QL fitted Jeep, you don't need ramps or jacks to change the oil. Just raise it up to max off road :thumbsup:. If you fitted a QuickDrain Valve at the first change, it then makes it all that much...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel Lifetime Oil Change Contract $1200. Deal Or No Deal?

MB Diesel has it right...
The ED is an easy peasy oil change, especially if you install a Fumoto drain valve :) !

And, more importantly, you KNOW the job will get done right:thumbsup:.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,076
Posted By philbytx
Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

1. Wanted a "Swiss army knife" type of vehicle with comfort, a good road presence and a DIESEL motor!
2. We live in Texas and wifey's Subaru (smaller Swiss Army Knife vehicle) didn't cut it in ranch...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil filter availability

A warning to all on here......

While you are under warranty, I suggest you purchase, and keep receipts for, FCA recommended oils and MOPAR filters. Should anything happen to your motor, such...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-30-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil filter availability

Nope! You are a member of a rather large club :lol:.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-28-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By philbytx
Re: 12v AGM oem battery replacement

FYI -

Lead Acid BMW batteries that are under-seat have a built in vent hose that goes out to atmosphere:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By philbytx
Re: Noise Vibration and Harshness - let's hear them

As Dom stated, check the fastening bolts on the protection plates. If you have the ORA package, you will probably find that the bolts holding the plates to the frame are NOT tight. I used Blue...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

We get a regular 14-17 MPG towing with our Lance 1685 at a steady 65mph and have seen 18-20 on a flat road and a calm day.

Note that the mileage will definitely depend upon any elevation changes...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

If installed correctly, no slip at all.....:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

We use the Andersen Anti-Sway WDH..........

Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch (http://www.andersenhitches.com/Catalog/andersen-nosway-weight-distribution-hitch.aspx)

Light and easy...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By philbytx
Re: What shift mode do you prefer: sport, eco off or eco on?

Normally, we keep ours in Eco mode except when towing, then we turn it off.
I occasionally use Sport around town just to piss off some car owners from the lights :D !
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,229
Posted By philbytx
Re: "Texas Dealership" VERY Disappointed - Twice!!!

We ordered ours from River Oaks......best ever buying experience and I'm 68 and bought quite a few cars!

All done via Email and phone. We drove the 5 hours from our home in Kerrville, our JGC was...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine Oil TBN, Bio Diesel, white papers

Iron was 63....high but this was the second change at 8500miles.
Copper was 5
Lead 0
SUS viscosity was 64.3
CSt@100 was 11.42
Flashpoint of 440
The last 3 were pretty darn good.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

Don't bother with a 250lb tongue weight......WDH's are only required on trailers OVER 3500lbs!

We tow a 5500lb travel trailer and have a WDH with anti-sway. Remember your JGC has an anti-sway...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-09-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,985
Posted By philbytx
Re: The Towing thread

Folks from the Land of Oz,

Can you get this brake controller "Down Under"?

DirecLink Brake Controller - DirecLink.com (http://www.direclink.com/direclink.html)

Very easy install under the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine Oil TBN, Bio Diesel, white papers

No, I didn't post a copy. Only really relevant to my motor isn't it.

I understand that it is only required for retail pumps to be labelled if the diesel has more than 5 percent bio in it. No...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-08-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine Oil TBN, Bio Diesel, white papers

Just got my UOA back from Blackstone.
With 15k on my engine, I did an oil change at 8500 miles after the first oil change, which I did at 6500.

Using OE Pennzoil Ultra Euro L ONLY with no top...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

Kprower,

Get the NAV upgrade (the 8.4AN on our 2014's) it is very good plus it will also help with resale value.

Also figure on getting Dom's plate installed....still way better than the stock...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

To echo Ferntree's post.
We would order exactly the same thing today and we also use every feature. Our JGC is loaded and the only option we didn't get was the CD Player. No kids......:) !
We also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel vs Hemi Towing

Not REALLY a real world test.......!
Ask a JGC Diesel owner that REGULARLY tows what sort of mileage they get.
We tow a 5000lb travel trailer and regularly see just under 15mpg in "mixed"...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 03-25-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By philbytx
Dual socket splitter for 12v Cigar lighter

Has anyone used a dual cigarette lighter socket splitter on their JGC WK2?
I notice that it is kinda tucked away on the RH side and slightly offset and I'm trying to find one that doesn't have the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,630
Posted By philbytx
Re: What do you keep in the compartment under the driver seat?

As bad as Foster's is, it is way better than most of the US "maidens water" they call beer......Coors, Budweiser, Miller, Michelob etc...and the "Lite" beers are even worse:eek:!

Thank the Lord...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,691
Posted By philbytx
Re: Is the Ecodiesel fun to drive?

Fun in our Overland Diesel?
Absolutely! We tow a travel trailer with it, been off road in it, regularly cruise Texas roads at 75/80mph and get GREAT mileage!

Torque, torque, torque :thumbsup:...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

Here's what someone previously posted:
quote
Right, so maybe another method is pull out the dipstick, wipe it and leave it on the bench for ~30 mins (to give the oil dragged up the tube time to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

My dipstick is exactly the same as yours. Note that you WILL get smears on the upper thicker part but the level on the flat blade will be your true level.

I check mine every week, using the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

Nope, The combination of WDH and QL systems makes the weighting adjustments. Note that you are required to use a WDH if your trailer is above 3500lbs.

Setting it up is quite easy :

You turn...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

Just a "heads up" : If you have Quadra Lift, you must set up your WDH with the AIR SUSPENSION OFF!

You can do this in the EVIC:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

Y'all are making this so unnecessarily complicated.........

Just leave it overnight, slowly remove the dipstick, clean it, reinsert it and remove again. THAT will give you a proper reading. EVERY...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,192
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Tank Capacity

That could well be your trip screen !
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By philbytx
Re: Is the Forward Collision Prevention system different on the Cherokee?

Here you go, some info for you :


Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Forward Collision Warning Plus (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_Forward_Collision_Warning.htm)
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