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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By Sydney
Re: Don't Put Change in Your Console Top Tray

Ouch, that's really a tough break! I have been using my top tray for change, too, so I am very grateful for the heads up.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-08-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,643
Posted By Sydney
Re: Traded my 2014 in today...on a Kia Sedona Minivan

Anyone forced to drive a minivan should take a look at Sabine Schmitt nearly beating Jeremy Clarkson's lap time at Nurburgring in series 6, episode 7...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-08-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Sydney
Re: excess DEF consumption

The DEF tank on my May 2014 build was topped up to 100% by the dealer at delivery in June, and I have yet to add any more. At 7200 miles now, the DEF gauge shows a little over 20% remaining.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Sydney
Re: HDC (Hill Descent Control) is great!

I love Hill Descent Control. I have a home high on a hilltop, approached via a 1.5mile private gravel driveway. It is really steep, and most of it only gets morning sun. The cost of snow-clearing and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-17-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Sydney
Re: summit leather interior

I was initially not particularly impressed with the leather in my summit, but I have grown to appreciate it much more. The material does feel somewhat unnatural compared to leather seats I have had...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Sydney
Re: DPF 80% full message for short trip or city drivers

Since I took possession of my diesel last June, I have never seen a regen warning. In that time I have driven ~6500 miles and have yet to add any DEF.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By Sydney
Re: Overland vs summit

I was all set to buy an Overland last April when the sales guy was called away and left me for about 15 mins, just sitting in the vehicle. I started playing with the sound system, which I expected to...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-08-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By Sydney
Re: Mud and hooks

Actually Husky does now produce a version for the Summit—I installed them on my Summit a few weeks ago (front and rear). It took about 50 mins to install them, and they seem to work really well....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-17-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,682
Posted By Sydney
Re: Trouble free

My May 2014 build Summit has been completely trouble free for ~5400 miles so far. My fuel consumption, oil life, and DEF usage are all as advertised for the model. I have not yet needed to add any...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Sydney
Re: What's saved when you store seat settings?

Here is the list from the 2015 owner's manual (p.160):

DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows the driver to store up to two different memory profiles for easy recall through a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,113
Posted By Sydney
Re: Weather Tech or Husky Liner

I have the Husky X-Act Contour mats (front and back) in my '14 Summit. Overall I think they are the best available choice. I spent ages comparing the options last June when I picked up the vehicle,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By Sydney
Re: Horrible Jeep Experience so far

My '14 diesel (May build) has also had no problems of any sort. It was a test drive of the diesel that sold me on choosing a GC, and the diesel engine is my favorite feature of the vehicle after 7...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-09-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,169
Posted By Sydney
Re: Fix for capless filler

plays fine for me on a macbook with safari or chrome. Looks cool dom!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-05-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,611
Posted By Sydney
Re: 2014 Summit Mud Guards

Finally installed the Husky mud guards on my Summit ecodiesel. The fronts were easy, despite having to drill. Just raised and locked the suspension, and turned the wheels to full lock. The fit looks...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By Sydney
Re: engine warm up time, engine shutdown, idling time and more

Olivia, the collision warning system has the potential to be incredibly useful. It actually saved me from nearly rear-ending a car that suddenly came to a complete stop for no apparent reason. I was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,771
Posted By Sydney
Re: Anyone regret getting a Summit

I love my 2014 Summit ecodiesel. The early kinks had been worked out with the GC by the time mine was built (May 2014), so none of the recalls so far apply to my vehicle. Now into my 7th month, I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 38,125
Posted By Sydney
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

This is a fascinating thread, but I am confused about the proposed degeneration chemistry. Sustained extreme heat will release ammonia as a gas, but this should merely reduce the urea concentration....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Sydney
Re: Buying Diesel Checklist

You might find this exhaustive checklist useful: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/my14-qa-checklist-74897.html#post1029871

The checklist focuses heavily on alignment of trim, etc., which seems to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,284
Posted By Sydney
Re: Positive JGC Diesel Thread

The primary factor in my decision to buy a JGC was the availability of a diesel engine option with sufficient torque for a vehicle this heavy. The diesel's impressive fuel economy also means...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,572
Posted By Sydney
Re: 2014 Summit Front Tow Hooks

Thanks so much, silvermax! Previous posts of tow-hook installations on the summit left the impression that the cut edge necessarily ends up looking quite rough and unfinished. In contrast, you have...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 63,616
Posted By Sydney
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Here's one example from the current thread (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/vulnerable-def-injector-wiring-74111.html#post1021303)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 38,125
Posted By Sydney
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

That's welcome news, Koko, and I certainly hope your ownership experience from here on is complete bliss. You certainly deserve a change of fortune! Your story has been very unsettling for those of...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-16-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,368
Posted By Sydney
Re: Sound system: Summit vs. Overland

Perhaps, but if your sound system were good enough, you might just find yourself listening more and more to better source material. The sound system in my new Summit has changed my expectations of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 63,616
Posted By Sydney
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Mine arrived in NY today. It looks great, Dom! Very well packaged, and the instructions seem very clear, too. Unfortunately I will not have time to install it until Saturday, so I will continue to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-14-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

I caught a 6am train from Penn Station to DC, which cost $80. I nearly paid more for a later train, but I decided it would be smart to allow time for any glitches. It worked out well, so traffic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 63,616
Posted By Sydney
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Don't forget to rub the new installation with a bit of dirt and grease. It's only a matter of time before she starts using a mirror to check for unapproved upgrades!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

The WOW price is (deliberately) misleading. It presumes that the buyer is eligible for every possible dealer incentive—including customer loyalty, military, recent college graduate, etc. I doubt...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,998
Posted By Sydney
Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

Email today from Husky Engineering Dept re their development of new mud flaps for the 2014 GC summit:

"They are still in the prototyping stage right now. We had some other applications that got...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-02-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 63,616
Posted By Sydney
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Just joined the buy with my paypal payment today. Thanks Dom!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,998
Posted By Sydney
Re: Mud Flaps on 2014

I contacted Husky tech people nearly 8 weeks ago to ask about the new version to fit the Summit, and was told "we should have production parts in roughly 6 weeks time". I followed up a few days ago,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-29-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 38,125
Posted By Sydney
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

It certainly seems like sound advice to be very cautious filling from a garage pump, since you can't be sure of the quality of the DEF. As ExcursionDiesel recommends, I would only add a bit as needed...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,411
Posted By Sydney
Re: Replacing copper trim on MY14 overland with silver trim

Jim's note of clarity didn't seem to get through, so I think it's worth repeating.

The trim in the Overland that many are referring to as "copper" or "bronze" is actually chrome, though it does...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-17-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Sydney
Re: Best Price for 2014 Ecodiesel Trail Rated Overland

Use the DC group buy pricing as a comparison. Take the sum of invoice prices (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2014-grand-cherokee-ordering-information-and-pricing-52937.html) for the vehicle and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-13-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

As Dan_JGC pointed out, the DC group discount is 7% below invoice (or slightly more than 12% below MSRP). After the additional $499 dealer fee, the net discount for my DC group buy purchase of an...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

Nearly right: the discount applies to the 995 destination fee, too. So with that minor adjustment I think the total would be $49,952.68

If you really can get that deal with no surprises, it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

For those who have recently purchased via the DC group buy, were you offered Chrysler financing at 0%? Also, did anyone pay cash for all or part of the purchase? If so, did Koons accept a personal...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

What tire would you choose instead? I have at least a couple of weeks before my vehicle is delivered to Koons, and have been considering replacing the OEMs immediately. I just can't decide on what...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

I'm sure that's a huge relief! Now you definitely deserve a hassle-free pick up. Best of luck with your new baby.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,424
Views: 179,409
Posted By Sydney
Re: DC metro area group buy

A few recent posts in this thread report that Nader (the DC Group buy primary contact at Koons) has indicated that Koons is no longer taking orders for 2014 models, but will continue this group deal...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,408
Posted By Sydney
Re: '14 Plows through house

Earlier in this thread a few comments like: "another reason why old people shouldn't be driving" and "I agree. Especially old women..." implied that the driver in this unfortunate incident was...
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