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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 33,950
Posted By talltale
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

The heat shield was rattling. Your plate secure and performing flawlessly.:)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 33,950
Posted By talltale
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

2014 Overland CRD. 34,000 miles (90% Hwy), 4000 miles towing 6600 lb. Airstream. Average milage 28 mpg (18 mpg towing trailer). Installed DOM's protector plate as soon as it was available. No...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,442
Posted By talltale
Re: Diesel Prices

FYI, I saw this on another forum today. It is Costco's reply to a customer inquiring about the availability of Diesel at Costco:

"We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By talltale
Re: Almost one year of ownership

I also thought it was coming from DOM's injector shield, but concluded it was not. This drivetrain has a harmonic between 1400-1500 rpm. It is more pronounced when under load. If I intentionally...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,147
Posted By talltale
Re: What does your dealer charge for an oil change?

I just passed the 20,000 mile mark and here are my numbers in round figures:
- No towing: 16,000 miles/28 mpg avg = 571 gal x $3.95 per gal = $2257
- Towing: 4,000 miles/18 mpg avg = 222 gal x...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,474
Posted By talltale
Re: 2014 diesel filler size

I know this is an old thread, but it finally happened to me. I pulled up to a Diesel pump that had the large nozzle. It fit in the first opening,but didn't go as far in as the small nozzle I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,587
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 01-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,587
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 01-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,587
Posted By talltale
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

A brief recap of my first towing experience with my CRD:

- towed a 25' Airstream from Las Vegas to Pasadena and back.
--GAWR Front Actual 3140 lb
--GAWR Rear Actual 3700 lb
--Trailer 6600...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-27-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 68,754
Posted By talltale
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I now have two days and 540 miles with my new CRD. My previous ride was a 2011 Hemi Grand Cherokee Overland. Here are my thoughts so far:

1. Fit and finish: 9/10. Some fogging in both...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-12-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 529,226
Posted By talltale
Re: 2014 diesel production

You're not alone. Today is the 3 month anniversary of placing my order. My jeep's last known position was Proviso, IL with a delivery date that has slipped to Nov 25th. I think the journey from...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-01-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 529,226
Posted By talltale
Re: 2014 diesel production

Air Force Command Pilot Wings. 4000+ hours in Sikorsky Helos, Ft. Rucker graduate as well as AF Pilot Training. I guess that makes me a Pilot/Aviator:)
And an Engineer to boot. No wonder I'm...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 529,226
Posted By talltale
Re: 2014 diesel production

Uh, guys these are Jeeps. I commute 8 miles of dirt and gravel road each way almost daily. Most of the winter I'll have a hard time even seeing what color the paint job is. At least I'll know I...
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