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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,258
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

FYI - The VM Motori diesel does not have a viscous coupled fan on the motor, just a large electrically operated fan.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-31-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,829
Posted By philbytx
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

We ordered our JGC Overland with the ORAII package for our occasional forays onto State and National Park unpaved roads and certain "roads less travelled" here in Texas and in the mountain states.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco Button Impact on Performance?


So here is the mathematical "skinny" on our trip.

We drove from Deming, NM straight through to Kerrville, TX - 591 miles.
25mpg (actually 25.92) was hand calculated using a tank fill...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,364
Posted By philbytx
Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

We use our JGC mainly for road trips. Did a 4000 miler to NM/AZ/UT/CA in April/May and just got back from a 2500 miler to CA. Our next trip in Sep/Oct to the Florida Keys will be another 4k.

Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By philbytx
Interesting Diesel Fuel Article from Chevron

Also, I recently noticed that some local stations (Shell for one) that used to carry "straight" diesel have now the "up to 5% BioDiesel" stickers next to the pump.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,214
Posted By philbytx
Re: Did you get extended warranty for you 3.0 diesel

I bought the WM8120N (8yrs 120k miles) package, which was the longest warranty available for a diesel engined JGC.

We keep our vehicles at least 10 years and I bought it mainly for the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 62,504
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Just returned from 3958 mile road trip from Texas to California and back.
Kerrville Texas to Roswell, NM then Flagstaff AZ. Visited Sedona and the East entrance to Grand Canyon NP.

Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By philbytx
ORAII skid plates


After reading about the CV Boot leaks I went out and checked mine even though mine is a 2/14 build date.
They all appeared to be fine. However, here is a "head's up" for those with factory...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,935
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments


FYI - The original part number for the CRD Filter which WAS 68229402AA has been superseded to 68109834AA :thumbsup:.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,620
Posted By philbytx
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

And we bought our JGC diesel because..............we didn't want a gas engine and it's a diesel :thumbsup:

Screw payback, you pennypinchers ;), we simply lerrrrrrrrrrrrrv the flexibility of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,432
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ordering a 2014?? Which model

Overland 4x4 White with Nepal Int.
3.0 Diesel
Advanced Tech Group

That's what we will order next month. And thank you Shannon for the information, we are in the Texas group buy:thumbsup:.
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