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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,317
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Whats your choice of oil for your WK2?

Does anyone know about "Mobil Super™ Synthetic"? It is a full synthetic like Mobil 1™ and it meets Chrysler's MS-6395, unlike Mobil 1™.

My dealer's service department told me Mobil 1™ 5W-20 was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,317
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Whats your choice of oil for your WK2?

I use Mobil One, but I am not attached to it. Any good deal on a Full Synthetic and I'll jump on it. I always go with the Manufacturers recommendations as far as Weight.

As far as an eco...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: "The Enhanced Customer Satisfaction Program"

Program personnel have told me the computer puts one on the list. I have been on and off the list several times. Most of the times I understood why I was put on it, factory defect type of reasons....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By 1973Commando
"The Enhanced Customer Satisfaction Program"

I do not understand what these people do. For me, they have made sure I am dissatisfied. I was satisfied, then, they made me part of the "Enhanced Customer Satisfaction Program"; now, I am...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-08-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Lugnuts

Greetings,

The current edition (as of 2/9/2015) of both the 2014/2015 Owners Manual and the 2014/2015 Users Guide shows a Lug Nut Torque of 130 ft lbs (176 N·m).

What gives?

I was told by a...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-08-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,708
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Checked wheel lug nut torque for 130 ft lbs

I always have to check this thread to remind myself of the torque I'm using... Anyone read any updates on the subject?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,610
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

If the auto start feature is attempted with the door open, it will not start the car but it will lock the doors then later if you put the keys in the car and close the door with the engine running or...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-30-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Two ways to lock your keys in your car by accident or on purpose.

Based upon my research, the door shouldn't have locked in this scenario. The external button shouldn't work without the key fob.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-27-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,610
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

Can this be done with the car running in idle?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,610
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

All the instances I talked about locking keys inside, do not involve the second key fob.

BTW, Both my ways you can also lock both key fobs inside.

FYI: When traveling far from home for 2 weeks...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Two ways to lock your keys in your car by accident or on purpose.

1. I tried to start the car with my KeyFob, (pressing auto start button twice), not noticing my Door was open.

2. Got in the car, put my keyFob in the Cup Holder, started car, (foot on brake...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By 1973Commando
Two ways to lock your keys in your car by accident or on purpose.

Two ways to lock your keys in your car by accident or on purpose:


May only pertain to MY 2014 and must have autostart; with the driver door open(or driver door plus other doors open) and the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,610
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

Two ways to lock your keys in your car by accident or on purpose.
1. May only pertain to MY 2014 and must have autostart; with the driver door open(or driver door plus other doors open) press...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,250
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I might check your torque wrench also do you wind it down when your not using it? Other than that I would wonder if thread lock was on the lug nut.

If some oil or grease got on the nut or stud...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-23-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,250
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Reposted from here http://www.jeepgarage.org/f177/checked-wheel-lug-nut-torque-for-130-ft-lbs-66215.html#post996368(I will post photos in the future:

i just got some new tools. I got a new 3 ton...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 03-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,708
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Checked wheel lug nut torque for 130 ft lbs

I just got some new tools. I got a new 3 ton jack; I lift from my Rocky Road Rock rails. After Chocking front and rear wheels on the opposite side and applying the Parking Brake I jack up the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,575
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Destination charge is part of the cost of the vehicle, it is separated out only to show there is no markup on it. The 1% discount below invoice pertains to this as well.

However, the cost to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,413
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

There is a button on the front that causes the screen to go out I hit that accidentally before.

Otherwise, I would simply redo the update. If you let the dealer do this you are covered in the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,413
Posted By 1973Commando
Only the 13.48 update seems to have fixed it, I...

Only the 13.48 update seems to have fixed it, I had been on 13.38 since shorty after I took delivery.

Although I don't believe this to be true, since I have only been on these two versions, from...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,413
Posted By 1973Commando
One of the listed problems the update fixes is...

One of the listed problems the update fixes is this issue.

I also can say the problem has not come back since the update.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-27-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,413
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

They said on the phone I had the latest version; so, I assumed there was not a recent version. So, thank you very much; I have been to busy to notice if there was an update. I am updating...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-27-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,413
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Getting "Vehicle phone requires service message"

I just finished saying this exact thing to a lady who wanted to upgrade my problem to the dealer. I should have searched for this on here before.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,882
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: DEF Level - Gauge Messed Up?

At Pilot FJ stations nationwide the BULK DEF price is $2.80 - $3.00 per gallon. This is DEF at the Pump in the truck lanes. In Canada, I read the price was 80¢ per gallon. Maybe the government...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

That closeup helps to remind me, my car really needs a good cleaning. One round trip to Massachusetts from Florida and back and she sure looks dirty up close.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

Here's a photo. I knew this was a difference between the HEMI® and CRD. It was one of the minor tipping points when I decided to not wait any longer. I would have given it up for the CRD as I knew I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

You should have bought the diesel I ordered down here, it's still sitting on the lot. I couldn't wait any longer and got the HEMI®.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Feeling Guilty About not buying this Jeep Diesel!

My Jeep has been fitted with equipment to allow it to be towed behind a Motorhome. I needed her before the Diesel was ready. I simply was not willing to wait any longer. I could not take the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Feeling Guilty About not buying this Jeep Diesel!

If my HEMI™ wasn't modified considerably I might entertain the notion.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-14-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By 1973Commando
Feeling Guilty About not buying this Jeep Diesel!

I reached my limit on the time constraint so I bought a HEMI® instead.

I had ordered the Diesel; it has since shown up and has yet to be sold.

So if your Looking for the Ultimate Overland 4x4...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-02-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,346
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: ORA2 Skid Plates

Kind of getting in the middle of this without knowing much. I am curious though, is there a difference between the '13 MY and '14 MY. I know the transmission is new. This might be a good thing to...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 11-02-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,250
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Thanks for the kind words, I have been very busy and did not read your post until now. Also, I never have any intention of getting under my car while it is jacked up or on stands. Also, I have...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

I was happy with the deal I ultimately got from my dealer. But as I stared at the logo I eventually decided that has got to go, so, I peeled it off.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

CONGRATS! to all the CRD'ers. The Jeep I would've got just went to KZ. I am well into my new car. Learning the UConnect quirks and so forth. Had I not gotten the HEMI™ I would be really stuck now...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-20-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,250
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Also, I do want to make it clear I have no idea whether the Dealer or the tire place did the damage. One might think the dealer wouldn't make the mistake. However the Tire Place's owner has a WK2. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-20-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

I just posted 11 photos in the http://www.jeepgarage.org/f156/floor-jack-lift-points-31620.html#post914127 thread, in case any one wants to see the jack-points close up... Looking for comments and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-20-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

SFU I thought was Su-ffolk U (Suffolk University) in Boston. They were an angry bunch.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-20-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Lug torque?

So the question remains, why did they go out of their way to provide inaccurate information in the newest Edition of the Owners Manual. Someone spent extra time to modify the Manual to create an...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-20-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,250
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I have but one more image to post. It is the 11th and sort of sums up the conversation.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-20-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,250
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Here are some photos I took. They are self explanatory. Please correct anything I have said.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 611,389
Posted By 1973Commando
Re: 2014 diesel production

What is the FSM? Regardless, again I ask why did the latest 2014 JGC Owners Manual get updated to show 130 ft/lbs of torque on the lug nuts. It did say 110 in the previous edition.
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