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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-22-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By sbraun
Re: Starting in cold weather

Over the years I frequently park my Grand Cherokee outside overnight during the winter months in Calgary Canada. Currently the temperature is -12 C (10.4 F) and my Jeep has been sitting outside all...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-11-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By sbraun
Re: Cleaning ballpoint pen ink mark on leather

Most stores that sell leather furniture stock a large crayon like device with a soft wax like consistency designed to remove ball point pen ink. I have used it with great success when my youngest...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-25-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,338
Posted By sbraun
Re: Auto High Beams = AWESOME

I also have been impressed with the performance of the Auto High Beam Control on the Jeep Grand Cherokee coupled with the feature that moves the headlight beam down when going up a hill so that you...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-06-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,976
Posted By sbraun
Re: Should this look so corroded?

I second the wire brush and rust inhibitor suggestion. Just be careful not to get any of the lubricant on the face of the brake rotor. I hand a flat tire on my right rear two years ago in the middle...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-04-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By sbraun
Re: Washer fluid in antifreeze!

Depending on the age and engine technology you may have H.O.A.T Coolant in you system. My 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 has HOAT Coolant. HOAT is an acronym for Hybrid Organic Additive Technology. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-27-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By sbraun
Re: 1st Oil Change Disaster

Look on the bright side. That will never happen to you again. Experience is a wonderful teacher. On my first oil change for my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3.6 V6 I thought I could pour the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-26-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By sbraun
Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

I just cleaned off my garage floor of all the gravel and crud that accumulates from a long winter in Western Canada. After cleaning the garage there was a fine layer of dust in on the floor. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,175
Posted By sbraun
Re: Annoying doors

My only complaint is the stop on the front passenger and driver side doors makes it difficult to shut. I have to lean out from the seat almost to the point of falling off the seat.
I am 5' 10''...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-06-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,100
Posted By sbraun
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

All my previous Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles have had the V8 Hemi option. In anticipation of steadily increasing fuel costs at the pump I elected to purchase my 2011 JGC Overland with the V6 and all...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By sbraun
Re: De Chromed....tailgate

Nice to see some clean and polished Jeeps. At the moment we are mired in dirty snow in Calgary, Canada. I just keep reminding myself that spring is just around the corner and the monumental task of...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-05-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By sbraun
Re: Got Some Parts Painted

A work of pure beauty. Perhaps Chrysler's Jeep Division could learn a few things from your experiment. I second Jaun's suggestion that you might want to consider extending the mod to the fog light...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,213
Posted By sbraun
Re: Adaptive Cruise package - get it or skip it?

I went with the Adaptive Cruise Control in my WK2 Jeep GC for the sole reason that it provides the rear 90 Degree Warning when backing out of parking slots at the Bank and Supermarket. However, on...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-25-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By sbraun
Re: RoMe2's Tinted/WeatherTech'd Out Ride

I also like the look of the WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors. I have installed them on my last four SUVs including my current 2011 Jeep GC Overland. Your black Deflectors are a nice accent to the...
Forum: Detailing 01-24-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,931
Posted By sbraun
Re: I got my WK2...now how to keep it clean!!

Depending on the weather in your location, one of the most difficult challenges is keeping the carpets from absorbing the winter road salt and dirt that accumulates over time. A good set of floor...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,860
Posted By sbraun
Re: Who's got the Pentastar with the most miles?

I have had My 2011 Grad Cherokee Overland with the 3.6 V6 for a full year and I have about 16600 Km to date. Only problem that I have experienced was a complete failure of the QuadraLift system...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By sbraun
Re: Engine oil

For the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3.6 L V6 use SAE 5W-30. However, if you have the Hemi 5.7L V8 you must use SAE 5W-20 for the MDS to function properly. I have been using Mobile One 100%...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By sbraun
Re: Classic Oil Change Mess Up

My experience with two oil changes with my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with the 3.6 V6 is that the O Ring removal and replacement on the cap that holds the filter cartridge is the most...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-25-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By sbraun
Re: Any non-OEM filter users, do you have knocking?

As noted with other respondents above I have K&N Drop in Air Filter. For all my oil changes I have used a Wix cartridge oil filter on my 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6 V6 without any problems....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,957
Posted By sbraun
Re: Floor Liners - Opinions Please

I have installed the WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners for both the front and rear seats. I was going to swap the out during the summer but decided to leave them in year round after getting positive...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-12-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,841
Posted By sbraun
Re: Satisfaction Poll

With 13000 Km since late December 2010 the only problem that I have had was a failure of the Quadra-Lift system while I was traveling on vacation this summer. My 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6 V6...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-12-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,071
Posted By sbraun
Re: Adaptive cruise adjustment?

This summer I drove extended distances on a variety of roads ranging from two lane to Interstate using the Adaptive Cruise Control. On long trips I found that it was a real pleasure and helped to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-10-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,900
Posted By sbraun
Re: Seat comfort?

Of all the SUVs that I have had over the years my current 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is the most comfortable for extended trips. This summer I made the trip from my home in Calgary Alberta to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By sbraun
Re: Dimmer switch

I did not understand why my Garmin GPS screen did not adjust to night vision mode at night. One evening I was fiddling with the dimmer wheel on my 2011 JGC Overland and the GPS changed to night...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-29-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,818
Posted By sbraun
Re: WK2 Break In ... Glass and Damage... and no alarm

Sorry for your loss. It might be a good idea to call Chrysler Customer Service to get a clarification on how the alarm system works. If there are no shock sensors, that might explain why knocking in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-09-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By sbraun
Re: Pano roof tip

Thanks for the tip. In Calgary Canada we have Cotton Wood Trees which are in full bloom now. I will take the hint and check my Grand Cherokee with the Pano Roof per your instructions.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By sbraun
Re: day time running lamps on 2011 GC Overland

All passenger vehicles delivered in Canada, since 1989, are required to have daytime running lights. Initially this was implemented by running the front headlights at 40% during daytime. Automatic...
Forum: Detailing 06-07-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,947
Posted By sbraun
Re: tire shine?

I bought the Black Magic Tire Gel and agree that it does a nice job. It does not spin off to the body. However, it never really dries. If you brush the tire with your clothing you end up with a...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-15-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,126
Posted By sbraun
Re: V6 gas mileage

My previous Chrysler Aspen SUV with the V8 Hemi MDS (computer shutdown of 4 of 8 cylinders at constant cruising speed) reported between 9 and 10 Liters per 100 KM (26 to 23.5 MPG) on long stretches...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-12-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,617
Posted By sbraun
Re: Adaptive Cruise Package

When my first 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland arrived in early November I started checking out all the settings available on the EVIC, only to find that there were no settings for the Adaptive Cruise...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-12-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,459
Posted By sbraun
Re: Front license plate was drilled in by dealership??? How is yours installed?

In the Province of Alberta we require only the rear license plate. However, when my New Grand Cherokee Overland arrived from the factory it had two small pilot holes in the front bumper as a guide...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 05-04-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,395
Posted By sbraun
Re: Travel Link update for RHB radios

One minor irritation that I noticed after applying this update to my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with the 430N (RHB) Radio/Nav unit is that volume adjustments applied to Custom POI proximity...
Forum: Visual Modifications 05-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By sbraun
Re: Official info on Windshield Tint?

I had a 2007 Aspen until I got my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland just before Christmas 2010. One of the first things that I noticed was the absence of the tint strip at the top on my Front...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-29-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By sbraun
Re: First post and a Canadian 430N question.

After I took delivery of my new 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland in Calgary just before Christmas 2010. I called Sirius Canada and inquired about the Travel Link feature. I was told that the Travel Link...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By sbraun
Re: iphone 4 communication error - was this fixed in 2.402?

After I took delivery of my new 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland in Calgary just before Christmas 2010 I called Sirius Canada and inquired about the Travel Link feature. I was told at that time that the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-12-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By sbraun
Re: Another "What is this?" thread - tape edition

Each door (Driver Side front & rear and Passenger Side Front & Rear) have two drainage slots (rectangular) at the bottom corners of each door. The slots are covered with a clear tape with a hole in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-12-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,249
Posted By sbraun
Re: Start/ Stop button removal?

You should be able to get it out with your fingers (not twisting but prying). However, if that does not work for you, I keep a small plastic spoon in the center console. The main thing is that you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,744
Posted By sbraun
Re: Panoramic Roof

One additional bonus of the Panoramic Roof comes when one is out in the country away from city light pollution. The view of the stars from the back seat is worth the price of admission. I was in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,139
Posted By sbraun
Re: POLL: What color is your 2011 Grand Cherokee

Mine is the Blackberry Perl (GC Overland 3.6) delivered December 22, 2010 in Calgary Canada.

The Blackberry Perl is special in the late afternoon sun.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,138
Posted By sbraun
Re: 2011 jeep GC steering wheel to big?

I have a concern over the button placements on the front and back of the Steering Wheel. I now longer count the times that when turning or parking that I have inadvertently changed channels or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-23-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By sbraun
Re: Body color licence plate bracket

While we are talking License Plate Brackets, what gives with e two screw mounts on the 2011 Grand Cherokees? I would also like to get color coded brackets if they are available. However, I was...
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