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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-19-2014, 08:03 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Almost no coolant loss even thought it boiled momentarily
(steam for a short time)
I should add, I am very happy with the Overland 3.6.(tows very much like my CRD)...its just the lack of backup...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-19-2014, 03:56 AM
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Views: 850,051
Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

This describes the problem I had. Problem was in the EGR (the exhaust gas return manifold) It is cooled by radiator water. My EGR developed a leak, pressurised water was then introduced into the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-18-2014, 10:16 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Does the noise go away once the motor is warm...is it like a loud injector rattle, ie does it sound like a big 7 litre U.S. diesel for some minutes after starting off?
Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-26-2014, 09:34 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Obrians, I will call tomorrow for an update.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-26-2014, 09:30 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Mine cooked on the Moonbi range, temp gauge hard up (boiling, steam) and oil temp 148 degrees C. Ambient temp about 30.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-26-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Apparently not for the Overland , according to Obriens.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-25-2014, 05:00 AM
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Views: 850,051
Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Perhaps most of you will remember my post re my Limited CRD (just 8 months old) and the major motor failure on 3rd Feb. Well, here it is, almost 3 months later and the car is still with the dealer...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-22-2014, 02:43 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I have had two wk2 diesels, now have a 3.6 petrol Overland. I simply could not trust the diesel after the problems I encountered with the diesel. The gear box in the 3.6 is also a German designed ZF...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-01-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Perhaps you need a new website ???
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-09-2014, 02:46 AM
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Views: 850,051
Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Time now to update on the saga of the dead diesel !!
I have solved the problem !!!! I am now driving a 2013 plated (brand new) Overland ! I traded the red/beige limited in on a PETROL 3.6 Overland,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-21-2014, 04:58 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi Chris,
I will post the final outcome on this story when it is all over and include my thoughts on our local dealer and Jeep Aust.
Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-20-2014, 05:23 AM
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Views: 850,051
Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi all,
Sad to say I have encountered a serious motor problem in my 14 Limited diesel (12,000 km) First symptom was noisy injectors as the motor warmed up. It sounded like a 20 year old...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-01-2013, 10:46 PM
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Views: 850,051
Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks Snuke, you are 100% right, they do fit, once one puts ones brain into gear !! The question now is, why are there so unavailable from Mopar Australia ?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-01-2013, 12:55 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I have egg on face.....yesterday I fitted front mudflaps, perfect, today I find the rear flaps are DIFFERENT. Sorry if I mislead anyone !!
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-31-2013, 02:16 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Heaps of mudflaps in USA, mine arrived today. They are identical to MY12.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-30-2013, 04:03 AM
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Views: 850,051
Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi Weber, I have purchased an ambient lighting kit, however, from the instructions, it would seem it may not suit the MY14. Wondering, did your dealer have any problems fitting yours? Sure would...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-13-2013, 12:22 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

........or are you trying to gently tell us, your wife is not the best driver in the world ??:lol:
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-08-2013, 03:42 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

People, PLEASE, stop bagging the CD....there are those of us out here that love and want it I am not interested in converting all my CDs to some new bizarre
format that I don not understand.
...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2013, 09:22 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: The Towing thread

HELP I had no problem fitting a Best Bar Kit to my stock standard 12 Laredo.
The wiring harness fitted into a grey socket provided behind rear LHS panel.
Now trying to fit the same kit to my new...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2013, 06:40 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

When open road driving, my on board computer regularly tells me I have over 1200 km range on a tankful , 93 lts , (CRD). Note, the display only reads to 999 km, but I cover well over 200km before the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2013, 05:45 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

You will get very good fitting instructions with the Mopar side steps, it is not hard, just a little bit fiddley It will take probably 1 hour to fit the first one, 1/2 hour for the second. It can be...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-06-2013, 07:23 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I have a STANDARD limited build sheet if that helps ??
Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2013, 05:34 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

According to my info, next boat due May 26 Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-16-2013, 01:54 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I tried as you suggested, ie typed in the VIN, but clicking on TRACK does nothing. Clicking on the small icon to the right of my vin entry, brings up a sub box CARGO ID SEARCH. Yeah, Im confused !
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-15-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Most country dealers carry 2 or 3 floor stock.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-15-2013, 02:40 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Talking Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi All,
Thought you might be interested in an update. I ordered by Limited 10th April,
It was built and trasported to Curtis Bay, arriving there 4 week later. It left a few hours ago aboard the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-06-2013, 10:03 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Please send me your email address again, the one I used bounced ??
Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-06-2013, 06:02 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yes, I have one. Advise your email and I will forward. Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-06-2013, 03:51 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Just returned from USA, and had a good look at the 14s. NICE ! You will not be disappointed.
Purchased a Mustang in Texas, drove up to the Jeep dealer, and ordered all the accessories I wanted,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-16-2013, 02:23 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi All, I am off to Dallas Texas in about 10 days. Also have a 14 cherry red/beige Limited on order. It hit me today...I can have a peek at the real thing whilst there !!!! I googled Chrysler Jeep at...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-09-2013, 04:29 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

PLEASE keep us up to date on that E number situation. I ordered Cherry Red / Beige leather Limited TODAY. Current Laredo just 9 months old, and love it.
Now the waiting..............
Barry:o
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2013, 05:46 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: Why No Summit

I had a look today at a TRAILHAWK , here in NSW, it HAS tow hooks fitted, painted red.
Barry
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-10-2013, 04:11 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Smile Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Milhous, Thank you for all your replies....you are the one breath of fresh air that keeps us sane (well almost!)
PLEASE, keep em coming. THANKS!!!!:)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-04-2012, 04:23 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: Vibration on Acceleration

JUst wondering, has this BURPPPPP, now been fixed?? (I have it to)
Cheers B
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-20-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 27,045
Posted By barry smith
Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

I googled the ZF site in the USA. They have a "contact us" on line service..where i outlined our ongoing problems. The reply came thru from ZF Australia...as I quoted.
Friday here tomorrow, I will...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2012, 02:44 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Wink Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

I believe we may have some good news coming through re our SLS noises. A week ago, I emailed ZF in the USA, outlining our issues and asking for any update ( ZF manufacture the Sachs SLS shocks)...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-15-2012, 02:35 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Angry Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

Thanks again. One wonders why the diesel and petrol need different rear shocks....? I will try to get the newer version and see what happens. I just gotta get rid of that noise..........
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-12-2012, 12:44 AM
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Views: 27,045
Posted By barry smith
Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

I dont want to confuse and already very confusing situation, but my Australian March 2012 build, laredo with SLS uses part # 68039560AA . Yikes...whats this? They have heaps of rattles!!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-08-2012, 08:42 PM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

Fantastic to see some intensive research on this crazy problem....Thanks Suther. It will be so good to get this finally sorted. Mine has had the problem from day one...now 4 months old ( Laredo SLS)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-21-2012, 02:31 AM
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Posted By barry smith
Re: Wk2 Rear Knocking Noise Aussie GC Laredo

My dealer here in Aus, claims Jeep are working on the problem.....redesigning the upper shock mounting !! Changovers will be effected by our dealers, BUT...he could not say WHEN. Still,...
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