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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 37,626
Posted By talltale
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

An update:

At 38,400 miles another MIL. This time the P20EE code. The dealer now has the new CAT on Backorder. FYI, I copied this article from the ALLPAR website...

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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,602
Posted By talltale
Re: Any high mileage diesels out there? How many miles do you have?

I thought the same thing until the emissions issues started cropping up after 35000 trouble free miles. 90% of my driving is done between 45 and 75 mph with very little city driving.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-07-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,602
Posted By talltale
Re: Any high mileage diesels out there? How many miles do you have?

November 2013
38,800 miles
Incorrect DEF error message at 35,600. Rev. E software update. MIL light now on since 38,700. Another appointment at the dealership on Wednesday.
It's been a great...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-28-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 37,626
Posted By talltale
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

The dealer found DTC 2BA-00 "NOX Exceedence - Insufficient Reducted Quality"
They flashed the PCM with S/B 18-018-14 Rev E and added another 2.5 gal of Mopar DEF. I incorrectly assumed they had...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-23-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 37,626
Posted By talltale
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

I have a Sep 13 build with 35,200 trouble-free miles. I took it to the dealer for an oil change on Tuesday. While they had it they flashed all the latest software updates and added 2.5 gal of Mopar...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 39,571
Posted By talltale
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

A tad off topic, but since you asked:

Here's a brief recap of my first towing experience with my diesel Grand Cherokee:

- towed a 25' Airstream from Las Vegas to Pasadena and back.
--GAWR...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 39,571
Posted By talltale
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

Retired after using up 8 1/2 of my 9 lives.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 39,571
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: 732
Views: 39,571
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: 4,650
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: 1,526
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 10-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By talltale
Re: Almost one year of ownership

I picked up my CRD Nov 25th last year. Today the odometer turned over 29,000 miles. I've used it to tow my 6600 lb Airstream over 5000 of those miles. It's started without hesitation at -22 F and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 732
Views: 39,571
Posted By talltale
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

Skittle Farting Unicorn. The mythical creature some of us waited for over a year for before it finally became a reality - a 2014 JGC Ecodiesel.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By talltale
Re: Fueling Issue. Got Me Twice Now.

As you can see, I was a casualty of the large nozzle the first time I tried to use it.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By talltale
Re: First Tow with Diesel

The CRD thermostat doesn't fully open until the coolant temp reaches 225 F according to the CRD mx manual.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 62,833
Posted By talltale
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

I installed mine yesterday without any problems. The furnished hardware worked just fine. It's a good thing the pre-drilled holes are as large as they are as I had to do a little jockeying to get...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,237
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 07-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,237
Posted By talltale
Re: What does your dealer charge for an oil change?

I just had my dealer do my 20,000 mile check...

1) Top off DEF - no charge
2) Front and Rear Diff Service (I do a lot of off-roading/heavy towing) - $262
3) Rotate tires - $10
4) Engine...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By talltale
Re: EVIC Regen/service electronic throttle msg

Snuke, thanks for the reading list. Most of it I was already familiar with thanks to this forum. I thought it worthwhile to pass on to folks apparently the PCM can call for an "active" regen...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-06-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By talltale
EVIC Regen/service electronic throttle msg

After 17,000 miles I finally got the "filter almost plugged " warning immediately followed by the "service your electronic throttle warning". Funny thing is I got the warnings just after a fuel stop...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-27-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By talltale
Re: Dealer Engine Oil Question

Here's the info from the Mopar Chemicals Catalog on the oil they used along with the Mopar part # on my dealer oil changes:

PennZoil ultra l 5w-30
full synthetic
Approved for 3.0L CRD (WK) and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 62,833
Posted By talltale
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Deposit sent. Thank you for your efforts.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-12-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 62,833
Posted By talltale
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-26-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
Posted By talltale
Re: 2014 diesel filler size

Stinker station, Hwy 93, Ely, Nevada. Unfortunately, I found it:)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
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: 11,934
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 04-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 38,404
Posted By talltale
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Had my 2nd oil and filter change done at my dealership today with 11,500 miles on the odometer. The first one was free. This one was $99.50 (10.00 labor, 36.00 filter, 52.00 oil, 1.50 shop...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-31-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By talltale
Normal operating range engine temps

I just came across this in the Chrysler Academy's text on the VM 3.0 engine:

"...the coolant thermostat starts to open at 208 F and is fully open at 225 F. ..."

This motor definitely runs...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-18-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,943
Posted By talltale
Re: Drove a 2014 Toyota Highlander today, my thoughts vs the WK2

I've owned a 2006 Highlander and a 2009 Highlander Hybrid. I had to replace the factory tires on both vehicles at 20,000 miles. I had problems with stuck brake calipers on each requiring brake jobs...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By talltale
Re: Sirrius radio reception

I had great sirius satellite reception with my 2011 Overland. Driving the same commute route with my new 2014, not so much. I had the TSB completed last month, no change with the new shark fin...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By talltale
Re: Max you guys have towed?

Here's a brief recap of my first towing experience with my Overland 4x4 CRD:

- towed a 25' Airstream from Las Vegas to Pasadena and back.
--GAWR Front Actual 3140 lb
--GAWR Rear Actual 3700 lb...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 130,240
Posted By talltale
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I talked to a local CRD owner today who just received his oil change message with 1800 miles on the odometer. He has been doing only cold weather very short daily commutes since he purchased the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By talltale
Re: Info if you are at -17 and have the block heater plugged in

Hmmm, I live off-grid at "the cabin in the woods" and have never had to use a block heater to start my 2004 Duramax, Kubota tractor, or my new CRD. Last Thursday I used the remote start to warm up...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-10-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,721
Posted By talltale
Re: Transmission & Oil Temperatures

While towing my 6600 lb trailer my transmission runs at 195-205. My engine oil temp has run as high as 257 while towing the trailer up a 12 mile long 6% grade at 50 mph with an OAT of 60F. There...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,076
Posted By talltale
Re: What are you towing?

I really wouldn't worry about the transmission oil temp. The ZF German built 8 speed unit is a great transmission. My oil temp hovered right at 195. The VM 3.0 is another matter. Some say don't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,076
Posted By talltale
Re: What are you towing?

Here's a brief recap of my first towing experience with my diesel Grand Cherokee:

- towed a 25' Airstream from Las Vegas to Pasadena and back.
--GAWR Front Actual 3140 lb
--GAWR Rear Actual 3700...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-17-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,071
Posted By talltale
Re: Miles per Gallon

After 5900 miles my best milage, 32 mpg averaging 60mph all highway.
My worst, 19 mpg towing a 6600 lb Airstream from Las Vegas to Pasadena and back. My overall average, 26 mpg using winter blend...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 38,404
Posted By talltale
Re: First oil change some info and comments

My dealer just completed my first oil and filter change (no charge).
Here's the info from the Mopar Chemicals Catalog on the oil they used along with the Mopar part #:

PennZoil ultra l 5w-30...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-08-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 38,404
Posted By talltale
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I now have 5500 miles on my CRD. Even though the EVIC is showing 42% life remaining I decided to schedule an oil and filter change next week along with a TSB to replace my Uconnect antenna. My...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By talltale
Re: Engine braking

I've used engine braking a lot, both with and without the trailer attached. I use the paddle shifters to to downshift. I have noticed at times I get a considerable amount of white smoke after a...
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