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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2015, 06:21 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: Gibb River Rd

By August as Ally mentions, the road could be fairly cut up and corrugations might be an issue. To some they may be horrific - others will blast over them - read my 2012 post.
Peak season means...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,904
Posted By John47
Re: Gibb River Rd

I posted in this thread in 2012 (post #5), and last year did the Gibb in our Jeep on the way across to Broome, and towing our caravan.
When the road is officially open, the only place you may find...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-30-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

I paid $67.25 for a Mopar oil filter a couple of months ago at the last service.

Over the last couple of years on this forum there have been a number of mentions of the Wesfil filters to suit the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-26-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By John47
Micro fuses - availability

A while back the fuses for the WK2 were reasonably hard to find in Au and dealers wanted ridiculous prices for them IF they were in stock. They are micro fuses - different to mini fuses that look...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-26-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 72,093
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

By the book, and I supplied my own Mobil oil.......$959.00

No more trips to Dan Murphys for a while.
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-19-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

Yep, and I agree it is not right…….
but my point is that an owner who cares to do the research and selects a product - that effort should result in the best possible result for the vehicle (thats...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-19-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

If you read the first few pages of this thread and the issues with Shell labelling of their product perhaps you may not be quite as enthusiastic.

Just a quick Google brings up the following info…...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-15-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,294
Posted By John47
Re: 2014 JGC Diesel rattle (Australia)

There is a recall but for the following.....
2011 – 2014 (WD) Dodge Durango
(WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee
NOTE: This recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with a sun visor vanity light...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By John47
Re: Servicing on the Gold Coast

It's Frizelles or Frizelles I'm afraid......
I've used Frizelles Tweed and in frustration changed to Frizelles Southport 18 months ago and was very pleasantly surprised. Switched on, knowledgeable...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-20-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Have a look here…..Caravaners Forum • View topic - Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel - Owners Discussion Group (http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=106&t=17882&start=5080)

Personally they don't...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By John47
Re: Loose Mirror/Sensor Assembly

I'm sure it is a click into place….when I had a new screen fitted the guy fiddled about for ages to get things lined up when refitting the housing.
Likely the fact I was standing watching influenced...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-12-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,844
Posted By John47
Re: MY2014 GC Limited Springs

Thats the problems with forums…….
you'll always get an answer to a question - but not always one that you were hoping for.

With some figures to work with you'll be on a positive track, and your...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,844
Posted By John47
Re: MY2014 GC Limited Springs

Jarrid, early on in your thread some pretty experienced people asked what were the weights you were dealing with, and I reckon putting your package across a weigh bridge while loaded to worst case...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-31-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

Thats a pretty good price for peace of mind with the absolute best oil and the individual bottles make it easy to hand over close to the right amount at service.
john
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

It seems there is now some cross posting between this thread and http://www.jeepgarage.org/f157/chrysler-ms-11106-compliant-oil-82458.html
but I'll buy in here with my thoughts on Shell Helix HX7...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-08-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

A Mall Santa………hmmmmmm……..hope you were just standing beside him.

And flight control might just be buried in the software somewhere. There may be a few with it enabled for evaluation.

I'm gonna...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Smile Re: The Towing thread

Unfortunately in my experience around the traps there are plenty who operate in blissful ignorance. I see little thirst for knowledge demonstrated.

I deliberately didn't link across to the CF...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

You don't have to look far on the internet to find video of a trailer or caravan with death wobbles.
Over the years we've seen a few with plenty of potential……..and come across a few that realised...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Further to thoughts on stability - for those that tow, this video is worth a look.

It has been around for a while now and is caravan oriented but a horse float is just as relevant, maybe even more...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

Good man Swampy - lucky someone is on the ball…..
rest of youse relax.

John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

What the??????

Refer page 1 of this thread and the Shell saga that ensued.

Surely Mobil hasn't done the same.

O no.

righto you lot with not much to do - get on it.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

The safety chain to towing hitch question is one that regularly pops its head into caravanning circles - and generally promoted by just such as the situation with the awkward connection on the WK2.
...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 11-28-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By John47
Re: Diesel Overland heating up towing 3 tonne caravan

There are a number of posts on other forums regarding the apparent engine coolant temp rise when towing with a 2014 up hills......in exactly the manner you describe.
Several posters have carefully...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

I know it doesn't really have relevance to WA, but just for general info I paid $243.20 for 20l of Mobil 1 ESP 5W30 in April this year, picked up from local depot at Pacific Petroleum in Burleigh...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

A number of members posting on this and similar topics on this forum have done lots of research on exactly this question - hence the value in reading and comprehending the information they shared, in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,702
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

i agree with your thoughts Bob, and the Mercedes BeVo list appears to back you up.
Here is an extract from the top of the page that lists oils "approved" to MB 229.51 (search BeVo for this page if...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Our van has a Treg hitch, and we have dragged it with our WK2 over 50,000k, and using a HR WDH. You must use the black polyblock to avoid the WDH compressing the block below the hitch jaws (with...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-29-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By John47
Re: Rear shock failures

John, as I understand it, the noise in the rear of the non QL vehicles has finally been identified as relating to the rear shock mounts - as kunwok pointed out.
Having your rear shocks replaced...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By John47
Re: Australian windscreen replacement

I can post an update on our experiences with the new windscreen - and as you already know it was genuine Mopar from the dealer.
We had the phantom wipe issue for several days - dealer couldn't find...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-06-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By John47
Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Well, because I hate things like this i couldn't leave it alone….
Tried water spray on the windscreen - auto function worked fine. Did this 10 times or so.
Still phantom wipe on start.
Wife takes...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By John47
Re: Australian windscreen replacement

On Tuesday the windscreen was replaced with a Mopar screen. (for info - priced at $2200!!!).
Yep - every time the engine is started there is a one wipe phantom sweep.

installers say they had done...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 72,093
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Welcome Gandalf - and pardon the editing……but you are right - all the information is contained here, plus descriptions and comprehensive information as to where to purchase, how much to pay, and how...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

My comment was made in the context of my preferences and experience…..my P3 is in the cubby and I very, very rarely touch it. One quick press to raise the boost on a long steep downhill or in really...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-29-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

i admire the sentiment Steve, and likely you have modified the wiring by now…..I have a 2012 and no issues - but - if I can make a comment on the issue you are dealing with…..
The only time you will...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Yep, and mine is the old one with the solid, rather than the cast shank.
Different animal.
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Ally, they will go in. Mopar bar, HR head.
And it's the same as yours, Boxheadmr. I think if you did drill an extra hole like mine it would compromise the use in another hitch, unless you were able...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-19-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 97,935
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

To bring my HR head closer into the Mopar socket I had another hole drilled into the HR shank 70mm closer to the head.
I don't believe the extra hole compromises the shank, it lessens the overhang...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-18-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By John47
Re: Castrol Edge Titanium $39.99 for 5 lts

I'm happy with the direction of that thought........is it documented anywhere what MB 229.51 specs are?
Forgive me Snuke, we are in Longreach and TLS has provided no bandwidth for searching.
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-17-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By John47
Australian windscreen replacement

After 15000k without even a stone strike this trip, today coming east from Camooweal, got a decent sized rock into the top left hand corner.
Parked in Mt Isa, went to lunch, and came back to a 300mm...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-17-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By John47
Re: Castrol Edge Titanium $39.99 for 5 lts

Thanks Snuke - I have posted on this before, but i recall reading on a US oil thread (and Im sure it was this forum) where a member had posted what I thought was further information on the MS11106...
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