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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,182
Posted By talltale
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

I just completed another trip (see my post #28 this thread) and thought I'd share my experiences/results:

Sandpoint, ID to Las Vegas via Hwy200 and 93 (lots of winding roads, hills, mountain...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-01-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,182
Posted By ExcursionDiesel
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

I agree with all that you say...except that my belief is that "lean burns hot" is only related to gas engines.

EGT is directly related to piston velocity and BTUs released by the fuel. More fuel...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-04-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,182
Posted By crabman
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

I did quite a lot of searching without hitting pay dirt on our specific oil. I did find several similar synthetics that were being tested at 150C for 100 hours by the manufacturer without significant...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,182
Posted By talltale
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

I like to keep my engine oil temp in the range of 210 to 250 F. I'm under the impression for most modern oils thermal breakdown starts at around 275 F. I'll be the first to admit I'm no oil expert....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-02-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,182
Posted By crabman
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

A couple things that might be of interest.

On the trucks the gauges are dummies and their readout is dithered by the computer so as not to alarm customers. An example would be they show a higher...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-27-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jim_in_PA
Re: Why does my post have to be approved before appearing???

Scottina, I moderate at two other very large forums (woodworking and equestrian) and have for many years. The policies at those forums are very similar to here...newbies cannot post anything with...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-23-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,819
Posted By crabman
Re: What is the breakin period prior to towing?

lol I said its what I would do. It is actually 3 stops recommended both for new gears and first towing however, not all the way home. As I said I don't think you will have a problem. A whole lot of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-23-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,819
Posted By Willx
Re: What is the breakin period prior to towing?

Crabman,

I do not in any way disagree with your logic on the large engines and I did not really touch on that at all. I have some experience with the MaxForce, Mercedes Business, CAT, Cummins and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 66,970
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I posted these photos in the diesel production thread, so sorry if you're seeing them twice.

This review will be really brief - I'll have a much more detailed version after I've had some time...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 66,970
Posted By Brainstormer
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

This is a preliminary review because I really have not had a chance to drive my new Grand Cherokee enough to provide justice to its great attributes.

As said by others, my very first impression...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By ExcursionDiesel
I just got 35.5 mpg at a steady 60 mph on...

I just got 35.5 mpg at a steady 60 mph on relatively flat ground. :):):)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By ExcursionDiesel
Ok...sorry for the delay guys. I ran my phone...

Ok...sorry for the delay guys. I ran my phone battery down about the time I left the dealer and all my charging gear was in a big sack transfered from my traded car.

Here's the rundown:
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-06-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By Vtail
Interesting perspectives on extended warranties. ...

Interesting perspectives on extended warranties.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/07/is-it-worth-buying-an-extended-car-warranty/index.htm
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2351074160001/...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

I was surprised by how close the two routes are. For the "fun of it" I plugged in all of the waypoints for both routes (from historical MOTS data) and then did a path between those points (so it's...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Vtail
That would be "All creatures of our God and...

That would be "All creatures of our God and King". I also like "Nearer Still Nearer" as we wait for delivery.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By Shannon
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/40280-albums285-picture2767.jpg
Husky X-act fit
As you can see, they are laser measured and have an exact fit like the weatherbeaters and weathertechs, but have a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By Willx
Willx Photos

OK, Finally Got It and Figured I better post some pics....!!!

:thumbsup:

The only thing I modified on it so far is I took off the GoodYear Fortera and put on Michelin Latitude HP Tires.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By mazster43
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Now that I have a couple to days to drive and get the feel on the Jeep I wanted to give a better review. I have three issues that will be addressed at the dealer on Thursday. 1. DEF tank not full 2....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By mazster43
Good to know. Going in Thursday and my salesman...

Good to know. Going in Thursday and my salesman said they would fill the DEF tank. I'll post that result.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By Willx
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Got the official Response.....

"Chrysler will pay for an additional 2.5 Gallons of DEF Fluid during the PDI under warranty. It is up to the dealer to check the levels and add as needed as per the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 121,993
Posted By mazster43
I found the level. From the EVIC under vehicle...

I found the level. From the EVIC under vehicle information. It's the last "dot" to the right. This is also where you can see oil pressure and transmission temperature. My DEF tank was not filled...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-01-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Shannon
Re: 2014 diesel production

Just got a PM from Scott, and he is setting up a new thread for the new Diesel owners. I hope to see everyone there when they take delivery.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-31-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Willx
Re: 2014 diesel production

You were loaded this morning at 8:33am

It should get as far as Kansas by Sunday ~ish

It is too tough for me to correlate destinations and departures but yes, there are a number of vehicles on...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Willx
Re: 2014 diesel production

Actually contrary to popular belief, I am unable to take possession of mine yet and the only reason I have been quite is working and gathering some more info for you guys.

So one VERY important...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Dan B
delivery inspection

Over on the "thinks to check on delivery" forum, Parsec posted a check sheet for the Durango. I've combined his outstanding document with the one I'd been working on using info from this and other...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-25-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Willx
Re: 2014 diesel production

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/badges/Eco_Diesel_KZ_badge_001.jpg
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-25-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By chevyboy_711
Re: 2014 diesel production

Alright guys, here goes;

So the part that WAS to be installed was indeed the DEF tank. The DEF tanks were not faulty, nor was any other part of the urea system.. They simply were non existent. And...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-19-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By Willx
Re: 2014 diesel production

I completely agree, I also believe that this is exactly where it is going. I think Corporate was concerned about the percentage dollars to the Diesel upgrade price (Same in the RAM), but I think the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-18-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 520,072
Posted By chevyboy_711
Re: 2014 diesel production

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say Monday.

I really feel like what's going on now is final organizing of the whole rollout/drive away blitz thing they like to do..

They could go ahead and...
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