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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-05-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Doors unlock when parking and walking away, No Horn Honks

@Lightninrod, about the cell phone, that is interesting. For me, my cell phone is in my right front pocket, and my car key are left front - always. iPhone 4S. I don't think it's the cell phone.
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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-05-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By echo7tango
Truck Trend's Long-Term Test, 2014 EcoDiesel Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Truck Trend just completed their long-term test of a 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland EcoDiesel. For 23,864 miles they averaged 22.59 mpg. This is almost identical to what I reported last week - for...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-29-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By echo7tango
Fuel Log Book: 20,000 Miles, 22.314 MPG Overall (Hand Calculated)

My CRD GC is my daily driver and my commute is a short one at 5-7 miles per day on city streets. Ever since Day 1 and Mile 1 I've logged every gallon ever put into it. Thought I'd share my data here....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-10-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By echo7tango
WK2 Leads Satisfaction Survey, Fifth Year in Row

From off-road.com: Jeep Reports Grand Cherokee Leads Segment in Satisfaction Survey | Off-Road.com Blog...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-09-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Tow Package + Air Suspension

Agree with ferntree and mackatak, but if the gringo from Austin won't do any offroading, why does he need it?

Only benefits I see are lowering when parked for easy entry/exit, and at freeway...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-04-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

Here's an Expedition Portal tire review from Nov 2014:

Where the Rubber Meets the Road | Expedition Portal (http://expeditionportal.com/where-the-rubber-meets-the-road/)

HTH,
e7t
Forum: Off Road Modifications 07-02-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,503
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Lower Front Guard

Subscribed. The Chief products look great, and I would be interested in a CA USA location, like Pinetar. I also subscribed to Chief's site.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-21-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By echo7tango
Re: surfer, question about keys

I tested this and it works exactly as decribed. Pretty cool.

Here is that post from Mozzie:


In step 1 I did not wrap the fob in foil. I left the fob in the cup hokder when I used the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-17-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Drive or transport new JGC Overland Diesel ???

Another vote here for doing the drive yourself. 1,100 miles can be done in two tankfuls, so about $170 in fuel costs.

It will be good bonding time between you and your rig.

Oh, and if you're a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

Yesterday my rig turned 19,000 miles so it has been 8,000 miles and 5 months it's been clear of P20EE, so hang in there guys.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,421
Posted By echo7tango
Fun on the sand dunes at Pismo Beach, & front skid plate thrashed

My wife the copilot and I drove down to Pismo Beach yesterday for a day on the dunes. It's a 3-hr drive from home. I've been wanting to practice and learn how to drive on sand.

The skies were...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-31-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,314
Posted By echo7tango
2015 Overland Eco Diesel - comments / observations

thunderbolt sorry to hear of these troubles and I hope all works out well in the end.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-21-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 20 inch vs 18 Off Road

There are advantages and disadvantages for each. You can do quite a bit off road with 20s, but yes with 18s you have more capacity for flotation. But with 20s I get better handling and steering...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,314
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 2015 Overland Eco Diesel - comments / observations

thunderbolt, I don't think the rock rails will help for parking lot dings, but they will give you a more rugged look. I haven't scraped yet. I need to install some on mine for the protection. I have...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-14-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,314
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 2015 Overland Eco Diesel - comments / observations

Also, before I bought the JGC I rented some Wranglers. I found the ride too harsh, and the JGC nice and comfortable. Maybe for me & SWMBO it's an age thing, we are middle aged.

Enjoy your new JGC...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-14-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,314
Posted By echo7tango
Re: 2015 Overland Eco Diesel - comments / observations

thunderbolt, nice rig. I too want to know the HDC & turbo lag answer. My gas flap wasn't aligned well.it's a complete unit, flap arm and inner casing. Dealership said it's not like they could bend...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

That's one option. I chose to work with Jeep, get the P20EE error fixed, and enjoy a great rig that is at the same time luxurious, comfortable, a strong towing rig, fast (enough), and has great range...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-04-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By echo7tango
Re: DOM's Injector Plate- Vibration

Why would one need to take the plate off hundreds of times?


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2014 JGC CRD 3.0L Overland, white/tan, Quadra-Trac II, Quadra-Lift, 265/50 Forteras on 20X8s
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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-04-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

Welcome to the club, I'm sorry to say. Be persistent and patient.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

With my early repeated P20EEs I drove several hundred miles after one of them tripped and it was not an issue for me.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By echo7tango
Re: A picture of a Jeep in the Dash( what year)

It's rarely seen, and when it displays it's only for a second or two.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 04-22-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Hollister Hills, Esprit de Four Safety Clinic?

Here are some videos of what we did at last year's clinic. These aren't my rig. This is in the Obstacle Course, in the Upper Ranch at Hollister Hills, on "Frame Twister" and "Stair Stepper".

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,589
Posted By echo7tango
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

Every attempt shown is in reverse. He never tries forward; and he never tries giving much less gas so as to not spin the tires. It also looks like he's up against a slight lip and with no traction...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,380
Posted By echo7tango
Re: WK2 Offroad

Nice! What I like about the JGC is that it's such a comfortable and almost luxurious ride, and for a stock rig it's pretty capable off road.

Anyone near Hollister, California, there's an off-road...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By echo7tango
HDC (Hill Descent Control) is great!

I like to take my JGC to Hollister Hills SVRA to practice trail skills, so far about 5 times in the year I've owned my rig. Like f1anatic and others whose WK2 JGCs aren't pavement queens, I take mine...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

They never told me they rolled back the rev, and I ask detailed questions when I picked it up, so I believe it is left in place.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

I just updated my signature to summarize my P20EE battles, in case that info is helpful to anyone (but it's more data than anyone probably wants!). The problem seems to be fully cleared - fingers...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 26,715
Posted By echo7tango
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

Yeah but when I bought mine I knew it was an early model release and some of the bugs weren't worked out yet. So far since my cat fix I have maybe 2,000 trouble-free miles (P20EE).

Where else can...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,397
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Weather Tech or Husky Liner

I worked my way through this entire thread and collected all the manufacturers mentioned. I think I got them all so far. Thanks to all for all of your good info here. I have a tan interior so I want...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Eco Diesel & Short Trips

Agree with BobT and most of the others here. My normal commute is less than 5 miles. No problems attributed to that short commute. Just don't punch the pedal until your engine is fully warmed up,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-23-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Coding The Grand Cherokee

[QUOTE=not_too_shabby;1149876]It would be nice if you could code it to fold the mirrors when you lock the doors. That is something you can code on the X5. Our mercedes lets you set that option...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By echo7tango
DEF Injector Protective Shield: is tape used for its installation?

As posted here (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/michelin-latitudes-not-for-this-longitude-83897.html#post1143884), does the DEF shield installation call for double-sided tape in addition to being...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-04-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,215
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Diesel warranty coverage

No extended warranty here. I've had my cat issue covered by the basic warranty.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-09-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,515
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Roof rack cross bar wind noise

Long-time rack owner here; about 20 years and on 3 different cars. The humming is caused by a "standing wave" determined basically by two things: vehicle speed (really, air speed), and cross bar...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,445
Posted By echo7tango
Re: First Long Trip MPG Results

I put in 725 miles yesterday driving to Ventura CA (the Ventura County Offroad Show; Ventura County Offroad Show trucks, dirt bikes, toy haulers, camping accessories, apparel, Ventura Fairgrounds,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,496
Posted By echo7tango
Re: Max MPG? Hypermiling the Diesel JGC

Oh yes, I'm with you, definitely agree. Not only for the good MPG, but also for the long range, 500 to up to 700+ on a tankful of fuel!

My JGC is only two months old, and this is going to be a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-14-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,183
Posted By echo7tango
WK2 Rack Systems: Manufacturers List

I'm looking for a rack for my 2014 JGC CRD Overland and want to identify the main manufacturers - hopefully to see the entire selection, or most of them anyway.

From these four threads,

Best...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By echo7tango
Re: My new Summit!

Nice ride! Congrats!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By echo7tango
Re: New $500 Military Discount

Nice to know, thanks for the info. I might be buying soon.

Happy Birthday to all Marines out there tomorrow: 10 November 1775, we look pretty good for 238 years old.

Semper Fidelis,
echo7tango
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