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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By Timo13
Re: 5.7 Supercharger 0-60

yes but make sure you have 20 in wheels, as they are too big for the 18s.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-17-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By Timo13
Re: Badge or no badge?

how about just the 392
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Timo13
Re: Rooftop tent

what brand tent is that? also, does it just mount to any set of crossbars (such as mopar or yakima)?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By Timo13
Re: Should I let my 3.0 warm up?

I should have clarified that my emphasis was on the transmission taking forever. Just took a 43 min trip engine start to stop, with two idle breaks while I ran in two stores. Took readings every...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By Timo13
Re: Should I let my 3.0 warm up?

It takes forever for this engine/transmission to reach operating temp. I usually let it warm for 2 min in the driveway and go, per the manual. I won't see 160+ until 10-15 min, and operating temp...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-07-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Timo13
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters Roof Rack & Front Winch

Has anyone installed the RR adventure rack? Anyone with a review?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-05-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,825
Posted By Timo13
Re: WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

E7T, thanks for compiling this information. Are you still undecided or did you finally make a purchase? Here's where I'm at in the thought process, maybe someone can fill in the details:

1) I'd...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Timo13
Re: Question for Potential Buyer

how do you know if the auto dim feature is actually working? I think that feature might be broken on mine. it's checked off in the settings panel, but I never saw it actually switch to low beams in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Timo13
Re: Question for Potential Buyer

I'm sure it's possible to put the LEDs in. However:
1) the unit comes with the HID lights which are worth having, and are probably most of the cost. I can't see that package from mopar being very...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Timo13
Re: Overland without the air suspension

the air suspension has been out since the 2011 models. has anyone heard of problems yet? I doubt they would have come about in this forum since the ecoDiesel is 2014+
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-06-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,614
Posted By Timo13
Re: 2015 EcoDiesel DEF FACTORY SKID PLATE

Hats off to Dom for doing a better job than Jeep's engineers.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Timo13
Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

duped? that's a little harsh. I specifically said that one sucked and just posted it as an example. I originally bought it to cut off the ends and splice it with better connectors because it was...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Timo13
Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

I know it's to late for this but for anyone else thinking of doing this, I did mine without taking the mirror off. if you take the two plastic covers off the mirror, you can squeeze in a tap kit...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By Timo13
Re: Oil Change Concern

Saw the same thing.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,594
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fix for capless filler

Thanks. I appreciate the effort. No rush I was just curious. The DEF plate is doing great on my jeep!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,594
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fix for capless filler

Any update on the availability of this?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-18-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Timo13
Re: Eco Mode questions + couple others

1) I heard the 2015s did have a way to change the default upon start up. you are lucky.
2) ECO mode is better if you are taking it easy around town. highway should mostly be stuck in 8th so it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,336
Posted By Timo13
Re: Note... Please learn how to use 4x4 so you don't look like this guy

I believe the brakes are only applied if you have quardadrive2 (ELSD) with the ORA2 package. I didn't see the trail rated badge on his car so I don't think he had that but he could have had...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-23-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By Timo13
Re: Oil Change - By Computer or Mileage?

Here you go

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/first-oil-change-some-info-and-comments-68997.html
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-14-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,792
Posted By Timo13
Re: Any advice for those who are driving in subzero temperature.

You would only need a heavy gauge extension cord at really long distances. Just measured my jeep's block heater at 3.52 amps/425 watts. That's not a heavy load. The factory installed cord says 10...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,594
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fix for capless filler

Yea I bought Velcro after he recommended it. It works well but it's easier using the cap on my ZJ
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,594
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fix for capless filler

Make it the exact size so you can stick it in the fuel pump handle for those of us who live in states with stupid laws.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Timo13
Re: THIS is why you do your first oil change early

So it's the size that counts?

I explicitly said its not bad for the engine. But you can't argue it's not better for the engine to always have fresh oil. I'd like to see scientific evidence that...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Timo13
Re: THIS is why you do your first oil change early

if you do a blackstone analysis after 1000 miles you will see higher concentrations of metals in the oil. obviously they are not caught by the filter. while not particularly bad for the engine,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,708
Posted By Timo13
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Thanks. I figured the price would go down with all the Rams out there. I should have skipped economics in college; apparently it was a waste of time.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,914
Posted By Timo13
Re: Did you get extended warranty for you 3.0 diesel

I know this is off topic but as for the dealer topping off the DEF, you may not want to do so unless you do a lot of driving. mine was full from the dealer and I had no problems but take a look at...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,708
Posted By Timo13
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I'm not sure if the part # confusion was ever solved for the oil filter (and I know this thread is long), but just yesterday I was charged $62 at the dealer for a 68229402AA filter. last time I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,226
Posted By Timo13
Re: Block heater installation

it's automatic. just press the button once. if it's really cold out you'll notice a slight delay before the engine starts cranking.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-24-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,457
Posted By Timo13
Re: Newest TCM flash. Don't get it if you're not having issues

According to your experience the update was a workaround and not a fix. I'd be pretty pissed in that scenario as well. You can't sell a jeep on good mpg and void that with a workaround. Are you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-17-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fueling Issue. Got Me Twice Now.

That being said I just ordered it. 12 bucks to not worry. Thanks for the post.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fueling Issue. Got Me Twice Now.

i believe there's also a funnel with the spare tire if you were really in an emergency. but i can't imagine that would be a clean option either.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By Timo13
Re: Fueling Issue. Got Me Twice Now.

Never had any problems. Usually fill up at local Shell. Maybe it's the angle? Someone on another post suggest something like this:

Amazon.com: TDI Diesel Fuel Nozzle Adapter: Automotive...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-13-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By Timo13
Re: Oil change intervals

I use the pennzoil euro L. It's meets chrysler's spec and we don't have too many choices that meet specs for this engine.

The always good oil comment- I was referring to the life remaining and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-13-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Timo13
Re: Towing Questions

You need to determine the tongue weight with the truck in the trailer. If that's 670, you subtract that from the payload capicity. If you go with a limited 4x4, it will be 1270. so you will have...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By Timo13
Re: Towing Questions

1) I think you calculated the sq ft correctly and it's ok.

2) It depends on the model. You should be concerned with payload capacity. You need to subtract the tongue weight of the trailer from...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-12-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By Timo13
Re: Oil change intervals

This is why i change my oil every 5000 no matter what that gauge says. I know this is going to start an argument like in previous posts "That is complete overkill" but a $120 oil change on a $50K...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Timo13
Re: Best place to buy trailer hitch

I bought a P3 brake controller from etrailer as well. Great site with cheap prices.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Timo13
Re: Best place to buy trailer hitch

So now I'm curious, does your jeep have the wiring in place with the 4/7 pin connectors, or do you have to add that too?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Timo13
Re: Best place to buy trailer hitch

Shop around, lots of sites have mopar, but have different prices on different parts. So I'd never buy everything from the same site. Take shipping into account but the first link isn't a bad deal. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,708
Posted By Timo13
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Yes, try again and again. It took me over 10 times for it to work. It has to do with timing between turning the car on (don't start the engine) and pumping the pedal three times. It made...
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