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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-25-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By neiltb
Re: Impressed with MPG, but speed is huge factor

read a few years back that (ballpark), 10kmh increase in speed was 15% more fuel.

The physics tell us that drag increases at the square of speed increase, 10% more speed takes 20% more fuel (you...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-04-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By neiltb
Re: Batterie trouble...

we did have the problem here with fuel pump relay, it would not turn off pump and discharge the battery (I know, it happened to me many times). Would happen twice in 2 days and then not for a few...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-22-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,197
Posted By neiltb
Re: Katzkin installed. Never again.

must be a lot of insulation in that seat cover, I put a generic heated seat with the same switch in our chevy spark, it's hot by the end of the street!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 10,897
Posted By neiltb
Re: What's your other car?


rod (31 model A 4 door)...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-14-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By neiltb
Re: Leaking Trans A/C Compressor, etc $3500 repair!

steering rack I can see, my 2011 has it's 3rd now (seems FCA sees this item in the same light as wiper blades), does your A/C work? PS cooler lines, what's wrong with them? alignment will need done...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-05-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By neiltb
Re: 60,000 mile service - 2014 Laredo 3.6

Couldn't really have made it any easier, took me less than an hour including topping up my coffee.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-28-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,560
Posted By neiltb
Re: Keyless Ignition Lawsuit - FCA among the sued manufacturers

have to agree with grady above, but from my years with a key, it's a very obvious physical response, I turned the key, do I have it. My jeep, won't turn off if I hit the button in gear (does ping at...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By neiltb
Re: Sunroof switches not working properly

had the same with the sunroof after they did the visor recall.

Fixed in no time (had lost the limits on the servo or something).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,708
Posted By neiltb
Re: POST 2014 V8 MPG's

you could make a hell of a street course in that town!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By neiltb
Re: New 2015 in the shop with 500 miles

Glad you got your Jeep back, you didn't like your spark? I love mine, I got the stick one though, loads of fun and great in the city. The lift off oversteer when pressing on is a hoot too.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,498
Posted By neiltb
Re: What are you using as windshield washer fluid?

I use rainx or the stuff the dealer gives me when they have a give away.

When I worked in a pharma lab I used to mix my own, 20% ethanol and a dash of tween (strong surfactant) in deionised water...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By neiltb
Re: Price increase in Canada

not just that on warranty, US bought Jeep, registered in Canada = no warranty.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,211
Posted By neiltb
Re: Pleasant Surpise in Mail Today

we are run by a very different entity here in canada, I wouldn't hold your breath for any free stuff.

Higher prices and no lifetime warranty available, why would they help us out on service?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By neiltb
Re: Price increase in Canada

went up before christmas too, the GC I was considering is up around 3K (overland hemi), no longer considering for now.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By neiltb
Re: Last night i got rear-ended. Would love to hear opinions

carfax report will severely diminish value, I got hit with this trading my last car when all that was done was a replacement door after a neighbor backed into it.

Would you buy a car that had been...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By neiltb
Re: GC purchase in need

they want it because a) they can't keep them on the lot, b) they want to sell you a new one.

I get them too, they act serious until they make their offer, the way they talked about my 2011, I'm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-02-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,977
Posted By neiltb
Re: Jeep attraction

this was me a while ago, couldn't pass it up.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-02-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,522
Posted By neiltb
Re: I Cannot Recommend the Jeep GC 4x4 Overland

similar today but my laredo has no extra lift, but with snows and snow mode, I was the first on my street to make it out of the driveway. I realized when I got to work I could have ran up and down...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-14-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By neiltb
Re: Suspension Modification WK2

could be a tire pressure issue, it's difficult to suggest which way to go without knowing where you're at.

Had an alignment done lately.

The bigger rear anti roll bar will increase oversteer,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By neiltb
Re: Voice Texting $14.99/mo What the...

I'm surprised it does geordie (you sure that's Engish?!)

It struggles mightily with my scottish. Reminds me of this.

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,626
Posted By neiltb
Re: Sales - v6 vs hemi vs diesel?

more people driving diesel does not bring the price down.

I lived in the UK for 30 years (grew up there), ny dad bought his first diesel in 1992, diesel was cheaper (~ 20% less if i remember...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,895
Posted By neiltb
Re: TIPM Recall

mine has done this on and off since we got it 2 years ago, then twice in 2 days, dealer replaced the battery. That roadside assistance is handy right now!

If bits are on back order, this could...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,115
Posted By neiltb
Re: Leaking Power Steering Rack and Pinion Boots

been there, done that.

Some are having multiples done which does not instill confidence in the fix (was not impressed that Jeep made me pay for alignment).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,261
Posted By neiltb
Re: If you were to give up your GC today, what would you get?

chevy volt (I think I would fill up twice a year), all the off road capability I need with better gas mileage (GC was a spousal vanity project).
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By neiltb
Re: Steering wheel horn misalignment - new purchase

A request to see the PSI paperwork might be in order. PDI fees are fine, as long as the dealer lets someone actually inspect the vehicle.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,628
Posted By neiltb
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuck in Snow

As mentioned in last post, just not what this guy did. Once wheels are spinning there's not much happening.

Snow looked impressively deep under the car and looked beached, he must have parked it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,275
Posted By neiltb
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

OK I made a mistake, I was under that impression.

I will then say, Jeep WK2 is made on same platform as M class.

I will also contend that why can we not expect the same quality.

Bear in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,275
Posted By neiltb
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

don't forget 'decent' build quality?

Change the tag lines,

'Jeep, striving to almost do everything you want'
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,275
Posted By neiltb
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

Why can't we expect the same quality as Benz, built in the same plant, on the same line as m class?

I would have a think about listening too closely to your service manager, could be costly.

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-14-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By neiltb
Re: New Jeep Concepts from Moab

when you're making them flat out to keep up with demand, you don't want to add odd ball special editions, it messes up your supply chain.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,761
Posted By neiltb
Re: Next generation JGC MY2017?

chrysler/fiat are likely trying to figure out how to improve on the WK2 with the likelihood that they can't jump on MB coat tails this time around.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,230
Posted By neiltb
Re: Got my new 2014, didn't make it home!

Remember to ask yopur salesman the purpose of the (likely) $600 pre deliver inspection.

$600 gives them 4 or 5 hours of shop time to make sure your car is OK.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By neiltb
Re: Installing USB Port

would likely depend on what's on the back of the head unit and the back of one with USB, could be that all you need to do is attach a USB cable, or if done in true car manufacturer style, there will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By neiltb
Re: Dealer trying to sell 30K mile maintenance

My dealer wanted to replace transfer case fluids At 28000km recently, he wasn't happy when I told him that jeep recommend inspection at 40000km, some dealers are at it andrely on you not informing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By neiltb
Re: Ink on '14 Door Panel

i know you said you tried rubbing alcohol, but double check you had 99% stuff, 70% is commonly sold and has too much H2O.

Rainx is about 99.99% alcohol, might be worth a try.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By neiltb
Re: 3rd Steering Rack

doesn't fill me with joy, I had the first replacement on my '11 V8 done a few weeks ago.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,821
Posted By neiltb
Re: '14 - UConnect Access Trial Expiration and Renewal Cost

I am in the same boat but with our little chevy spark, had 6 months free on star, got the renewal, $46 a month (in Canada), called them to discuss and there wwas a cheaper option ($25 pm) but as...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,998
Posted By neiltb
Re: USA Today - Test Drive: New diesel Cherokee not quite Grand

You need a lot more responses from fully to take anything from the numbers,you really need 30 responses per variable to get an idea, only 23 v6, 11 diesel and 8 v8.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 65,050
Posted By neiltb
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

A note for those in Canada looking to do this job, the default go to guys (can tire) no longer stock basic champion copper plugs, at my location at least. Their options are e3 at $15each or platinum...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,146
Posted By neiltb
Re: 5.7L Hemi oil guzzler

I love that the dealership cannot replicate, if only they had some device available that they could use to raise the front of the truck overnight. If someone invented this, you could even have it...
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