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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-23-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Wife and I are on a camping trip pulling a 29' rental camper trailer for the first time. So far am averaging 17 - 18 mpg, most of that on two-lane roads at 55mph slowing and sometimes stopping as we...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Vtail
I'm down to 15% on my oil life, so getting ready...

I'm down to 15% on my oil life, so getting ready for the first oil change. I called a couple dealers, including the one where I purchased my Summit. One said the price was only $99, so I asked if...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-22-2013, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Vtail
I think it just shows 0% at one end and 100% at...

I think it just shows 0% at one end and 100% at the other end of the scale all the time and that you have to just look at the bar and estimate how far down it is. Would be nice if it actually...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-15-2013, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Vtail
On SXM I get channels (like FOX news and...

On SXM I get channels (like FOX news and bluegrass music) that I can't get on regular radio. The local talk stations I used to listen have all moved to AM and the quality and reception are horrible,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-13-2013, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Vtail
ditto. Here in MN mine has worked great. In fact,...

ditto. Here in MN mine has worked great. In fact, I used to have my temp set around 72 - 74, in the SFU I set it to 68 as the heat seems more efficient.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-06-2013, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Love the color! Congrats and enjoy.

Love the color! Congrats and enjoy.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-30-2013, 11:21 PM
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Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
First time for towing something - what a handsome...

First time for towing something - what a handsome couple. Good thing I've got 7400 lbs towing:-) I did have to remove the ball on my offset hitch and turn the hitch upside down and reinstall the ball...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Vtail
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Not sure how many people saw this from the Jeep email:
Jeep Capabilities - Eco Diesel Calculator for Mileage & Fuel Costs...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-25-2013, 07:19 PM
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Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Couple pics from the Shannon-Vtail detailing...

Couple pics from the Shannon-Vtail detailing center. We spent most of the day doing a get-it-ready-for-winter detailing on our SFUs. We washed them at the coin op, then a waterless wash, then clay...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-25-2013, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Rare sighting - two Ecodiesel SFUs. The owners...

Rare sighting - two Ecodiesel SFUs. The owners were seen inside eating a Subway....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Took my wife's brother-in-law for a short ride....

Took my wife's brother-in-law for a short ride. He owns a Cadillac SRX. I think his first reaction was that he didn't know Jeeps were "so expensive and luxurious". He paid over $5k more for his SRX...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-23-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Found this handy guide to use the Voice...

Found this handy guide to use the Voice Recognition (VR) features of Uconnect:
http://www.driveuconnect.com/pdf/Uconnect_VoiceCmd_V2.pdf
Wish I could turn the heated seats and steering wheel on/off...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-23-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
fyi, if any Summit owners are trying to figure...

fyi, if any Summit owners are trying to figure out how to turn on the headlight washers, I couldn't find anything in the manual about it. I did find this but haven't tried it yet:...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 12:33 PM
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Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Got this on key fob jackets/covers. I sent them a...

Got this on key fob jackets/covers. I sent them a picture of my key fob, so hopefully this is the correct item number. I think I'll order one or two, they're pretty cheap:::
Kirk, Please see item...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 12:04 PM
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Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
We will find out as mine was ordered with the...

We will find out as mine was ordered with the block heater option but the cord wasn't installed. The dealer is trying to rectify the situation. We'll see how it goes. I know that Milous and others...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-19-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
One of the things I've noticed on my new GC is...

One of the things I've noticed on my new GC is the lower interior door panels are plastic and very easily scratched and scuffed. They already had scuff marks before I ever got in. The problem is just...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-19-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
Now that I have my new diesel and probably will...

Now that I have my new diesel and probably will be spending more time on the new owner thread, I wanted to make sure I gjve a big skittle farting thank you to all the folks at Jeep (you know who you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-18-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
I'll probably be doing that tonight. Still at the...

I'll probably be doing that tonight. Still at the dealer. They only had 2 gals of DEF, so they had to run out and buy a case to top mine off. They were well aware of my expectation that it would be...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-18-2013, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Vtail
First pics of new ride. Hope to be driving home...

First pics of new ride. Hope to be driving home in about an hour. The diesel is so quiet. This is the first one the dealership got it, and some of the guys didn't even know it was a Diesel engine at...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-16-2013, 04:39 AM
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Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
In the typical driving I'll be doing the manual...

In the typical driving I'll be doing the manual says a minute or less. By the time I come down the drive and pull into the garage that will satisfy that recommendation in my opinion. As another...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-15-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
Tell them to give you the vehicle for 1% under...

Tell them to give you the vehicle for 1% under invoice or you'll walk and get it somewhere else. If you don't have a deal there isn't anything forcing you to buy that particular car. It's up to you I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-15-2013, 08:13 PM
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Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
By joining groups like accessfund.org you can...

By joining groups like accessfund.org you can participate in the Chrysler Affiliate Reward program which will get you 1% under invoice at participating dealers. Some have done better than that, but I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Gorgeous. Looks like the dealer did a nice job...

Gorgeous. Looks like the dealer did a nice job prepping.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Is this is one of the reasons the cooling fan can...

Is this is one of the reasons the cooling fan can keep running after the engine is shut down, or is coolant only circulated by an engine driven pump?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
If you look at the chart it depends on hard the...

If you look at the chart it depends on hard the engine is working before the shutdown. With typical non-towing driving, the one minute or less cool down recommendation probably happens while you're...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-12-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
"Show me a little dipstick...."

"Show me a little dipstick...."
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Outstanding. Hopefully mine will arrive yet this...

Outstanding. Hopefully mine will arrive yet this week.

ps. I encourage everyone to send a paypal "care package" to Marlon to help get his wheels back on. Easy to do. What a crappy thing to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
I've watched a lot of car care videos and done...

I've watched a lot of car care videos and done some research on techniques and products. Most of the guys in those videos are obsessed with detailing cars. It is their thing. It isn't mine. It's...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
I made it through the diesel supplement manual...

I made it through the diesel supplement manual and half way through the owner's manual. If you are interested in seeing the EVIC and Uconnect in action, here is a really good run through/review of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
My hero too....

My hero too....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
Hmmm, here's what my dealer said when I asked if...

Hmmm, here's what my dealer said when I asked if they could call me before arrival so I could watch it be unloaded and then go through my (JeepGarage provided) checklist...

"We are excited about...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
GM sold their 1/2 to Fiat, so Fiat now owns the...

GM sold their 1/2 to Fiat, so Fiat now owns the whole thing. I assume this means GM has no plans to use this engine, otherwise why would they sell it? ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 111,557
Posted By Vtail
Quite a few guys have mentioned Jetseal 109 from...

Quite a few guys have mentioned Jetseal 109 from The Chemical Guys. (http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_WAC_118_16_JetSeal_109_16_oz_p/wac_118_16.htm) Supposedly will last 6 - 12 months and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
Hurray!

Hurray!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-06-2013, 07:42 PM
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Views: 111,557
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
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 11-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
OMG, I know now that I am spending too much time...

OMG, I know now that I am spending too much time here. I had a dream about this forum. Someone's unicorn fell off a rail car and got damaged. Everyone on the forum was asked to collect tailpipe...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
Re: 2014 diesel production

Yee-hah Shannon....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-31-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
go Shannon, go Shannon, go Shannon....

go Shannon, go Shannon, go Shannon....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-31-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,423
Posted By Vtail
I'm wondering why does it take so long to ship...

I'm wondering why does it take so long to ship out what is only two days of JNAP production worth of diesels? I'm sure part of it is that there are still new cars rolling off the line. But with...
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