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Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 07-02-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By wimbers
Re: Vibration at 70mph

i had the same thing, probably it will start appearing at lower speeds soon, and will be accompanied by some whining noise.

in my case it turned out to be the pinion bearing.
i decided to replace...
Forum: Member Garage Discussions 03-22-2014, 02:30 PM
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Views: 222
Posted By wimbers
tugboat :: 2006 Jeep Grand cherokee 3.0 crd

Old Joe :: 2014 Jeep (2014-03-22 15:30:26)
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 10-21-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,925
Posted By wimbers
Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

In the netherlands, adding the 8-speed will also decrease the price significantly. the price of cars in NL are mostly based on how much CO2 they produce. so a dirty car with pre-tax price of 40K...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,481
Posted By wimbers
Re: Headlights

Factory HID lights like in bmw or audi do not blind. The beam is fantastic and must be legally, auto levelling...
If not, than yes, they are aftermarket and blinding..
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-27-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,220
Posted By wimbers
Re: Aerodynamics, Anyone?

I have to agree here, look at fast roadcars, they all have diffuser fitted under their readr bumper.
Also look at your car's bottom, i that flat? by no means, so if tiy are able to:

-lower the...
Forum: Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 06-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By wimbers
Re: Change the fluid of my transmission

Why would you? Do you have complaints shifting?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By wimbers
Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

Coming from an audi and a lexus before, the resolution and size of these screens is just appalling. It's completely rediculous in a car that expensive ( we pay premium for a wk2 in europe), to me the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,211
Posted By wimbers
Re: Wooden gear knob?

I like the matte finish on the euro chrysler 300 ( lancia thema)
Why is the wood always made like plastic with loads of gloss? Looks so cheap!
I'd pay for completely exchanging the wood trim for a...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 06-18-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,710
Posted By wimbers
Re: Fuel consumption on my new 3.0 CRD limited -

ok, in the netherlands we can drive only 100Km/h on most highways, and i get 8.3L/100km on cruise during those drives, mixed consumption is now about 9.9.

if they would have fitted a zf 8-speed...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-03-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By wimbers
Re: Diesel Cherokee Noise levels....?

The Jeep GC CRD has one big flaw: the gearbox. it is not bad, it's just the wrong one.
it's an old 5-speed, which revs at 2500rpm at 70mph.
compare that to the 1750 rpm of a touareg diesel with the...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-21-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,414
Posted By wimbers
Re: It's On For 2013

Why is diesel more expensive in usa? In europe diesel is way cheaper than petrol, ( i live in the netherlands , petrol is about $8,63 a gallon here, Diesel "only" $6,28)
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 02-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,925
Posted By wimbers
Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

Same thing with the gears on the chrysler 300c.
Drive agressively and it shifts to higher gears later, drive it like your grandma and it shifts just above idle. It won't change the revs in fifth...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,925
Posted By wimbers
Re: GC CRD with 8-speed?

if you mean with hunting that it is feeling like it's chasing and inviting to drive fast because of high revving and associated noise, i have to agree..
i tried it for an entire afternoon, and it is...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,543
Posted By wimbers
Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

hmm, it seems i will be waiting until a possible ZF 8-speed comes along, because all competition is revving 1750 at 125km/h. economy is way better than..

i was hoping that the example i drove had...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By wimbers
Re: GC CRD 2012 RPM too high?

ok, thanks for the info.
if this is still the case it makes a lot of sense to start working on the 8-speed box for the crd as soon as possible!
anyone with experience on the WK2 CRD?
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-23-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,543
Posted By wimbers
Re: Test drove the 3.0L Diesel today!

Anybody that has experience with the diesel and the RPM of the engine at 100km/h and 120km/h?

I posted a question in a new topic, but Jeep themselves gave me this answer:

"It was a choice of...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-22-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By wimbers
Re: Thule 1800XT fitment - pics attached

For what it's worth, i always stuck a black piece of 5mm neoprene to the bottom back of my box. that way if the hatch touches, it won't leave a mark.

If you cut it nicely it can look fairly...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-21-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By wimbers
GC CRD 2012 RPM too high?

Hi,
I test drove a GC 3.0 CRD overland last week, and apart from finding almost everything fantastic about it, i was really disappointed by it doing 2500RPM at 120 KMh on the highway. what's that...
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