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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-12-2016, 05:05 AM
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Views: 103,437
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Yep, and knowing that the breather will seal if submerged makes it even more imperative to be aware that a rapidly cooled diff will suck from somewhere to equalize the pressure.
More than likely it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-09-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 103,437
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Bob is correct, a hot diff submerged (and ever been game to stick your hand on one after a run?), will definitely test out the input and axle seals, let alone suck through the breather if it goes...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-08-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 103,437
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Ummm, without wanting to add fuel to this little fire, there are different schedules for petrol and diesel - hence some are coming from different directions.....
And FWIW, changing the diff oils is...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-25-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By John47
Jeep Cares

Now like all you people from time to time I look at some of the other threads outside the export section we all paddle around in.
In a fresh US thread about a hill roll back issue I was surprised to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-24-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,948
Posted By John47
Re: Blown Turbo Hose

When we limped into our dealer it took 30 minutes from arriving to departing after they fixed it and that included all the head scratching and discussion.
I wondered at the time if they had a very...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-23-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,948
Posted By John47
Re: Blown Turbo Hose

Our 2012 blew the turbo hose down the LH side of the intercooler.
Bugger of a job to get to…...- you must have monkey arms Bob.
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-11-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,275
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 334,312
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Pipe cracked in our 2012 at the condenser - not a stone. Replaced under warranty. And yes - very exxxxxy.
The vehicle had been over LOTS of rough road work in its life and was just back from a trip...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-10-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Certainly wider mud flaps would grab most stones almost at source, but the Stone Stomper almost covers the width of the vehicle and hangs down pretty low.
Plus its removable.
I have enough issues...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-09-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Russell,
i've seen a few fitted to WK2s round the traps, and can't recall seeing any that stuck out the side of the vehicle.
I reckon easier to make the sides a fraction wider if you really wanted...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-09-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Yoda
go here…..
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/remote-start-confirmed-for-aussie-2016-gcs-93191.html
regards
john
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-08-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

And there's the issue.....fitting a non ADR compliant component such as a tow bar and down the track something goes pear shaped.
Personally my risk management threshold would not allow the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-08-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By John47
Re: HVAC not working

You obviously are systematically working your way through, and if the clutch isn't engaging then obviously no a/c can result.
It is strange that the a/c clutch relay isn't clearly identified on the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-07-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By John47
Re: Anybody use Champion SynGold 5w30? Great price and MS-11106 spec.

We don't get that oil here in Australia, so certainly couldn't comment on the manufacturer.
One point we have found however is that a manufacturer claim of "meets or exceeds" is a quantum leap from...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-07-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By John47
Re: When to change oil

As mentioned previously in this thread, just what oil change intervals should be used is an ongoing topic and there can definitely be no case against changing earlier apart from the cost and...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-29-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,757
Posted By John47
Re: GC Diesel & fuel filler nozzle (Australia)

Bob, the high flow nozzle used on Australian high flow pumps will not fit down the neck of the capless fuel filler fitted on later models - well I've tried and can't do it!
And we also get "Alpine"...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-28-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,313
Posted By John47
Re: portable fridge and 12v socket

You can change the position of the fuse which feeds the 12v rear outlet so that it is live all the time as well.

John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-26-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 103,437
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Nope, wasn't pulling your leg about the reset sequence - used a few years ago on a 2010 X5. Dealer wanted several grand to do front rotors and pads, so imported the bits from the US and did the job...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-23-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 103,437
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

and if ever you work on your neighbours BMW X5 this sequence is used to reset the brake pad wear indicator!

(look - I know its not on topic - just thought it would be handy - that's all!)
:D...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

As I recall in the AU specs in 2012 it mentioned TSC as standard (I was pretty keen on highlighting all the good stuff in yellow prior to purchase).
The 2015 specs I have list option code BNT as...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-18-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By John47
Re: MS11106 - Attached

Swampy has posted great information with his Blackstone oil tests of the Mobil 1 ESP he uses.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/1st-oil-test-m1-esp-5w30-my12-jgc-3-0l-diesel-74944.html
The TBN numbers...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

In Australia you have the tow package - tow bar and wiring loom - and no factory or dealer prewiring for a brake controller.
We already get self levelling suspension, heavy duty brakes, and an oil...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By John47
Re: MS11106 - Attached

Umm - depends on where you get your information. I take WK2 Jeeps info as pretty much gospel.

I posted this in the Jeep service costs thread relating to a post by Bob T commenting on his service...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-13-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,757
Posted By John47
Re: GC Diesel & fuel filler nozzle (Australia)

It's not that hard, but they are under the vehicle near the fuel tank, not under the bonnet.
There are two, in the same housing.
If you contaminate the tank, it will need to be drained.
Do not...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-11-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 103,437
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

The upgraded software and EVIC in our 2015 Laredo now provides a visual of the oil life - after 1100k of round town it reads 98%.

Good friends with a diesel Touareg and others with a BMW X5 only...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By John47
Re: 2011 GC overland CRD engine bloody warning light

Yep, this will trigger the engine management light and also limp mode - hard to miss when it happens though as it goes off with a mighty thump (well ours did on our 2012, when it blew the bottom hose...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-06-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By John47
Re: 2014 GC Water Leaking? Getting sprayed from under? No Sunroof

I'd also check the tailgate seal is properly seated all round the top and sides - it sits over a body flange and has a sticky black sealant underneath. If you want to pull the trim back to see what...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 124,350
Posted By John47
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

This is the hook I referenced above, is what I have, and definitely fits the 2015 - well the Laredo anyway - goes behind the cover on the LH side and is normally hidden.
Can't see why it wouldn't...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-04-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 124,350
Posted By John47
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

After a bit more research i found the original listing for the Mopar hook (which is now defunct - the listing that is - on ebay - the part number will still be valid) - from another front hook...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-04-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 124,350
Posted By John47
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

When our 2012 was originally delivered it was one of the first to arrive without the front tow hook (when the front structure was changed to comply with Euro specs and the US hook would no longer...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-03-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Good friends who have had disc brakes on two successive vans have had no end of issues with the electric over hydraulic controllers. We've travelled with them lots and my personal observation is that...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-02-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Electric trailer brakes are a bit different to car drum brakes in that when they are adjusted they are backed off a lot more to account for the lever operation related to the magnet. As I recall,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-30-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Well my multimeter leads have sharp points easily able to penetrate the insulation on a fridge lead.
And I guess those plugging compressors or high demand appliances into the standard power outlet...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By John47
Re: How to make steering adjustments?

From under the front of the vehicle you can see the adjustable section on the rack out near the wheels, just after it leaves the flexible boot. Threaded with flats and a big lock nut.
What they do...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-19-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By John47
Re: MS11106 - Attached

Not in my nature unfortunately…….whoever got our old one got a goodie!

And you are right, almost any oil would do as well - I just got really pissed off at Shell over their shonky marketing. They...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-18-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By John47
Re: MS11106 - Attached

Coops I admire your thinking, however perhaps a bit more research might be worthwhile.
The HX7 ECT is a semi synthetic oil, and can't comply with MS11106 let alone be "Approved".
It'll take a few...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-18-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,538
Posted By John47
Re: Stopped procrastinating and did it!

Read again my thread title!!!
The new one is a delight (but so was the old one), seems to have a bit more grunt and for sure the extra cogs are brilliant. Runs on the smell of an oily rag it seems -...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-17-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I reckon this has been discussed earlier in this thread, and certainly in the "fitting a 2nd battery threads". Have a search around.
Anyway….
These issues have been around a while, and were...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-13-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

The Piranha 140amp battery isolator is fitted to a piece of ply that fits down beside the battery neatly.
The isolator connects to the battery and then I took power from the switched side of the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-12-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 132,601
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I've just refitted all the bits from our 2012 into our new 2015.
The Piranha isolator and auxiliary fuses went back down beside the battery.

The UHF went into the space under the passengers seat,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-04-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 23,621
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 Offroad

As Steve noted - the driveline is AWD and in "Auto" mode the torque split from the electronic centre diff is 60/40.
Selecting "Sand" mode sets the torque split to 50/50 so there should have been...
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