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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Welcome Gandalf - and pardon the editing……but you are right - all the information is contained here, plus descriptions and comprehensive information as to where to purchase, how much to pay, and how...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-11-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

here you are…..the original bulletin - issued early on when there was a lot of hoo ha about whether or not and would the Quadralift cope.

John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Yep, look at Snukes evidence....
The iPad has pretty much replaced my MacBook when we are travelling.
Works for email, banking, web browsing and our navigation, sitting down on the console in the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I've used plain old Aldi mirrors for the last 40 odd thousand K, and they have given me absolutely no issues and done the job of providing a view brilliantly.
They are similar to the Milenco, in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

The 2012 does have a DPF, but not the software issues that have plagued early 2014 models.
You also have a sophisticated emissions control system that includes exhaust gas recirculation and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-23-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Just to underline the importance of Russell's enquiry.
Photo shows our recent experience of 13 April on the Plenty Hwy. At 60kph on a very corrugated section of the 800 k of dirt. We dragged the van...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-02-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,757
Posted By John47
Re: Product Safety Recalls Australia

It probably is……I had a conversation with my dealer service manager about the recall today.
He advised the update hasn't been released to dealers yet, the WITECH system they use doesn't have it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-26-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By John47
Re: Mini fuse for GC 2014

These are the fuses….called Micro 2 fuses - not to be confused with Mini fuses.

MICRO2 Fuses 32V DC -40C to + 175C Rating (http://theelectricaldepot.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_253)
...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

And just to show we do use the van, we are presently having a few days on the banks of the Condamine River, amongst the red gums and white cockatoos.

When we get home we organise ourselves, and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,725
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

You'll note from my earlier posts that I did comment that the Chrysler standard had just disappeared from the Autralia site in late 2012, around the time I started enquiring.
In my early on...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

I dunno how many WK2s I've seen with the little plastic circle sticking out from the rear mudflats, still attached.
I'm sure that no dealer "mechanic" ever reads the instructions. Wonder what they...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-04-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By John47
Re: Dual Battery System Danger

I use a dual battery system in my 2012 Laredo, to power a 12v fridge and other accessories.
I fabricated a slide in module for the cargo area and when going away the module is slotted in, with the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Bob, you obviously haven't been keeping up with your homework……… http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_2600212.pdf
Little tests will be slipped in from time to time.

My invoice from my 50K service...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-20-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

50k service today…….
Price paid - $276.55
I supplied my own oil (Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W30).

Essentially this was a standard service - despite the service booklet saying "change automatic...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By John47
Re: Blown Turbo Hose

About three months ago as we were accelerating from 80kph to 100kph joining the M1 at Robina, there was a thud from the front as if we hit a bird.
immediately the MIL came on and the vehicle lost...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-22-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By John47
Re: 101 things to do with expanding foam filler

Foam boxes or packing were firmly off our list when we used to do a lot of corrugated road work out in the shrubbery in the good old days.
The foam rubs and any sort of shaking around breaks it up -...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Brenden, you have been given the right information regarding the Tekonsha P3 - it is the benchmark for electric brake controllers.
You can get one from here - Tekonsha P3 Prodigy Caravan Trailer...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-31-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Well I'm still around and still enjoying our Jeep, just back from a 7000k loop to Victoria and back, towing our van.
Just before we left i had arranged a 40 K service with Frizelles at Tweed. (forum...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By John47
Re: Dual battery MY14 Overland CRD

I wanted a removable system this time as well, so I modified the drawer module from our previous Patrol (would have been quicker to build a new one). The module now replaces the lift up lid in the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-24-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 69,563
Posted By John47
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

For those that might be interested, this is the best explanation I have found as to how a full time 4wd system works, and certainy relevant to our WK2 model.......
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 42,142
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Aussie - the Chrysler dealer in Lismore is Frizelles Group - the same group has Tweed and Southport.
Obviously they will have different service people and facilities, but hopefully should share the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-20-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I did, and you'd need to have the ignition on at the very least.
The EVIC comes up with a confirmation message.
The handbook warns QL should be disabled when jacking as well so as to avoid...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-05-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,321
Posted By John47
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Willx, your experience towing with the JGC mirrors the applause from Australian owners - but just wait until you try with the CRD - they are awesome tow vehicles, and you will be amazed that they...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 70,223
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

There are plenty of ways of achieving a power supply to a second battery or to a van or trailer in a WK2.
You are right in that the jeep employs a Canbus wiring system, and this means that a 12v tap...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By John47
Re: WK2's in the outback

I use Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 - bit hard to get hold of but it is one of the very few that comply with Chrysler spec MS11106.
Due to the exhaust gas recirculation into the intake system and the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-23-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By John47
Re: WK2's in the outback

Spare fuel filters on board are definitely on my list - as well as a couple of air filter and cabin filter elements. Aftermarket ones from Wesfil are always beside my spare tyre. Do a bit of reading...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,703
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 242,913
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Ally, just to revisit the controller installation for a bit.......our P3 is in the cubby (looks exactly like No1spcl's photo) and works works fine for our purpose there - I also fitted a Piranha...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-04-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,703
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 242,913
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 DownUnder

GDay Glenn
Roachy was right...it is in a thread called BMackin WK2 Build & Adventure - Post #14 - didn't post a link because it might not be the right thing to do.....I'm sure you already know the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-31-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 69,563
Posted By John47
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Goodonya Selous, great work and thanks.....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-11-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By John47
Re: Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor (TPMS) puzzle

It seems you can have a sensor fitted in the spare...but the system apparently only handles 4 sensors. As far as I can determine each sensor can transmit and receive to the WIN and after a "key on"...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-24-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 Wheel Specs

While I'm waiting for the grandkids to get organised for Skpe and opening presents I thought I would pop in.....Merry Christmas to all (the Jeep got a new air cleaner and cabin filter!)

Bob you...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-18-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By John47
Re: VMS 4x4 GPS units

Get her an iPad and an iPhone - she'll luvya
Go ga ga's with the apps for her - get Mud Maps for your birthday - and you'll be converted. Problem solvered.
You'll still have your Windows stuff but...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By John47
Re: load sharing hitch with quadra-lift Yes/No

I have no doubt the Jeep did the job very well.....exactly my experience towing our van.
it is a shame though and through no fault of yours, that the person renting the van wasn't knowledgeable...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 59,064
Posted By John47
Re: Anyone tuned a CRD yet?

I did a bit of thinking regarding a catch can and the associated horror stories of carbon caked inlet manifolds, valves and chambers due to the oil recirculation system. There is plenty of evidence...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,966
Posted By John47
Re: $520 for a Recovery Hook

They have been gone since the 2012 vehicles arrived, so any demo models you were able to look at didn't have the hooks - for part of the history look here.......
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By John47
Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

I thought they were a local dealer fit item, they weren't on mine off the boat - anyway, the dealer gave me a set and I stuck them on.
Fitting instructions clearly show the bubble blower is to be...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By John47
Re: Rear Mud Flap Bolts

I fitted my own mudfaps...the plastic bubble blower is a washer that goes onto the top mudguard screw.
It is supposed to be broken off the stem that is moulded there as part of the process - but it...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By John47
Re: Random dead battery?

It is likely unrelated, but there was an issue with the early Export CRD vehicles that came to Australia where some (not all), experienced random flat battery issues.
Apparently it was eventually...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-21-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By John47
Re: Keyless Entry Transceiver

Sorry Bob, should have proof read the post.....predictive text got me - should have been "disconnected" not detected. Hopeless....

Yep, I do have a Mopar towbar, and I did run wires out through...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,898
Posted By John47
Re: Towbars in Australia

Hi Bob,
the blue wire that comes from the controller is the sole carrier and has variable voltage applied depending on the output from the controller.
As far as I know the export vehicles don't...
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