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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-30-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,473
Posted By crabman
Re: Eco Button Impact on Performance?

This man speaks truth. A Chrysler engineer confirmed this over on the TDR and as mentioned above it is easy enough to see in the car itself if you're paying attention. This is one of the reasons not...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-18-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I've never owned a car where I didn't have some issue with something and there is always something not to like and this one is no different. An interesting point is that I have no complaint...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By crabman
Re: Straight pipe exhaust

Hmmm, well I'm pretty sure that if you run stacked boxes, hone the injectors, install twins, 5" off the turbo all the way with no muffler, up rate the fuel system because you will get to zero fuel...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-04-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,093
Posted By crabman
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

I think most of you know this but I work in AK and am a licensed Master and Engineer for vessels of up to 1600 tons. I bring this up because I just brought my boat down to Seattle for shipyard and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-31-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

lol My wife said something along the lines of "If you buy some running boards I wont in any way complain.." which is somewhat unusual. The normal situation is I say "I need a new bass boat" and she...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Wow! Get this documented with the dealer immediately, low oil can cause any number failures due to improper lubrication both near and long term. Do not delay. Keep your receipt for the oil you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Well I suppose if that girl in the black leather from the Matrix movie was involved it wouldn't be all that bad... :whistle:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

This is something that used to be somewhat common but I haven't run into for years until Dave Smith pulled it out of the hat after I got there to pick up the car. I've always refused to pay this and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,340
Posted By crabman
Re: MPG better with ECO OFF?!

He's rocking the hemi. I think he just likes to wander into our forums and have a look. See for him its kinda like walking into the dressing room back behind the walk where all the supermodels are...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,093
Posted By crabman
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

lol If it turns out that the value of the diesel is enough higher to pay for the extra 1305 dollars I paid for it just by the next model year it wouldn't be the first time it happened to me with a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-22-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By crabman
Re: Banks working on a CRD

Good advice about not being an early adopter. As an example there was lots of carnage when rail pressure boxes were first introduced but it took time for it to go down and a lot of early adopters ran...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,340
Posted By crabman
Re: MPG better with ECO OFF?!

IMO the shifting is crap in eco and I turn it off not long after I start rolling. I've tried to give it a go a number of times but the mode is just too relentless in its pursuit of destroying proper...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-20-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,093
Posted By crabman
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

You will not see roi on your car and if that is your yardstick then its a done deal. You are however using the wrong numbers. Many people get EPA rated mileage with diesels without trying but cant...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,093
Posted By crabman
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

The regen has never bothered me, with the advent of the diesel pickup the dealers will soon be quite familiar with the maintenance and repairs, I have no idea where you are getting high repair costs...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,879
Posted By crabman
Re: Banks working on a CRD

I'm not able to follow the external link, my internet is 4k. No, that wasn't a misprint, the speed is sub dial up. At any rate the Banks stuff is generally good (read works and is relatively safe)...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,095
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 WK2 3.0 so far NOT so good

Another possibility is you damaged some wiring with the loose skidplate banging around. They will probably find the fault when they scan but if not the general area might be worth a visual inspection.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By crabman
Re: Check engine light/stuck in 3rd gear

I had assumed that the block heater thing was coincidence and that this would continue on into summer but with no further mention of the block heaters people were no longer using. Is there some...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By crabman
Re: Potential new owner...

Yeah, if you've had a full size truck with a diesel and done 15 odd minutes in the winter before being able to detect any heat coming from anything you really notice the electric heat. As described...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By crabman
Re: Remote start - that remote has some RANGE!!

I don't have any issues with my remote start via apps or the fob. On the apps it can be a little delayed, sometimes requiring up to 2 or 3 minutes to start but it has always started. Interestingly I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By crabman
Re: UConnect versus Ford Sync with MyTouch

I had a 13 MKX and didn't have any of the issues mentioned. It was slower than uconnect but not terrible, similar to an older smartphone. All the features worked fine on mine including text messaging...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By crabman
Re: Max you guys have towed?

A passing grade for sure. I haven't towed as my tow is a bass boat and the season hasn't kicked off yet. Its a light load, the works weighs out to 4k so based on this and other reports I'm expecting...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By crabman
Re: Tire size (CRD specific version)

To you excursion I will say this, I'm a life long car guy. My dad was what they used to call the head mechanic at Dodge garage. I grew up with cars, worked on them all my life, have built several...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By crabman
Re: Tire size (CRD specific version)

You were claiming better mileage due to your tires, at least be a man and own up to it instead of trying to pretend that you were only claiming better mileage at an isolated RPM so you get off on a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By crabman
Re: Tire size (CRD specific version)

I did read and carefully. You are claiming better mileage from an rpm drop DUE TO YOUR LARGER DIAMETER TIRES. Let me quote you... "There is a sweet spot with turbo vehicles where you arent making ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By crabman
Re: Potential new owner...

Corvettes really bring out the stereotypes, gold chains, mid life crisis, compensation, lol its a long list. It seemed to me that there was markedly less of it when I traded to a Z but there is a lot...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By crabman
Re: Diesel GC factory preemption?

I used the simple expedient of giving them the links to the group buys with the instruction that they could contact me if they wanted to match but not to bother me otherwise. Worked fine. They did...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By crabman
Re: Tire size (CRD specific version)

He is correct, the tires increase rolling resistance, unsprung weight, and increase your coefficient of drag. It is a physical impossibility to get better mileage because these things both cost you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-27-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By crabman
Re: Potential new owner...

I drive this car in a fairly ordinary manner that would raise no eyebrows and I have not been able to attain a real 30 (math at the pump) and I don't think I ever will. You should expect to be in the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-27-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,784
Posted By crabman
Re: Potential new owner...

Its got its flaws but its a surprisingly satisfying vehicle to own. One interesting thing, I usually drive cars people will often automatically infer some trait(s) to... Like if I get out of the BMW...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-26-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By crabman
Re: Diesel GC factory preemption?

Or living in WA and being a short drive from the largest volume Dodge/jeep dealer in the nation he could just go there and get the group buy pricing... I did :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,787
Posted By crabman
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

He is quoting numbers (and in some cases making them up) to suit his agenda. Its why these threads always go awry. Kind of sad really because the choice of engine is one of the larger questions a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-23-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,787
Posted By crabman
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

lol, I'm not sure myself anymore. I had been aiming it at the pentastar zealot who responded after you in response to that. I'm afraid that excursion might post another higher number and then he will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,787
Posted By crabman
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

Your claims get bigger every time you post and you are now posting numbers that defy belief. Your credibility is gone and I'm not buying it. You should have stopped with numbers that might have been...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

The service side of a dealership is profitable and and I haven't had a problem with using out of area dealers in regards to getting service. Been doing it for years as I haven't bought a local car...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By crabman
Re: Performance figures- magnaflow exhaust

MMMM hum. I applaud Mush for his efforts here and its people like him that make forums great but if you have some experience with these things you know that the possibilities are not good on more...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By crabman
Re: Performance figures- magnaflow exhaust

Are you aware of how much power a set of cans would have to be freeing up in order to gain a second on the 0-60? The stock cans could have been a couple of pieces of pipe with potatoes stuck in them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,554
Posted By crabman
Re: '14 - UConnect Access Trial Expiration and Renewal Cost

I'm sorry but a smartphone to someone who never had one is a far different thing than providing a couple applications that someone already has and are paid for on their smartphone.

My smartphone...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-20-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By crabman
Re: Diesels just got a bit cheaper

Don't order 4X4? O_o Thats like saying get the supermodel without boobs! Its wrong I tell you! :)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Yes! Road trip! Thats the way to do er. :)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 64,864
Posted By crabman
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I'm old and old people tend to get pragmatic, my first house was 19k. I never said that 50k isn't a lot of money or that failure is acceptable. I did say that 50k isn't a lot of money for a car...
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