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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,187
Posted By philbytx
Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

1. Wanted a "Swiss army knife" type of vehicle with comfort, a good road presence and a DIESEL motor!
2. We live in Texas and wifey's Subaru (smaller Swiss Army Knife vehicle) didn't cut it in ranch...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil filter availability

A warning to all on here......

While you are under warranty, I suggest you purchase, and keep receipts for, FCA recommended oils and MOPAR filters. Should anything happen to your motor, such...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-30-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil filter availability

Nope! You are a member of a rather large club :lol:.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-28-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By philbytx
Re: 12v AGM oem battery replacement

FYI -

Lead Acid BMW batteries that are under-seat have a built in vent hose that goes out to atmosphere:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By philbytx
Re: Noise Vibration and Harshness - let's hear them

As Dom stated, check the fastening bolts on the protection plates. If you have the ORA package, you will probably find that the bolts holding the plates to the frame are NOT tight. I used Blue...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

We get a regular 14-17 MPG towing with our Lance 1685 at a steady 65mph and have seen 18-20 on a flat road and a calm day.

Note that the mileage will definitely depend upon any elevation changes...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

If installed correctly, no slip at all.....:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

We use the Andersen Anti-Sway WDH..........

Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch (http://www.andersenhitches.com/Catalog/andersen-nosway-weight-distribution-hitch.aspx)

Light and easy...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By philbytx
Re: What shift mode do you prefer: sport, eco off or eco on?

Normally, we keep ours in Eco mode except when towing, then we turn it off.
I occasionally use Sport around town just to piss off some car owners from the lights :D !
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By philbytx
Re: "Texas Dealership" VERY Disappointed - Twice!!!

We ordered ours from River Oaks......best ever buying experience and I'm 68 and bought quite a few cars!

All done via Email and phone. We drove the 5 hours from our home in Kerrville, our JGC was...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine Oil TBN, Bio Diesel, white papers

Iron was 63....high but this was the second change at 8500miles.
Copper was 5
Lead 0
SUS viscosity was 64.3
CSt@100 was 11.42
Flashpoint of 440
The last 3 were pretty darn good.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

Don't bother with a 250lb tongue weight......WDH's are only required on trailers OVER 3500lbs!

We tow a 5500lb travel trailer and have a WDH with anti-sway. Remember your JGC has an anti-sway...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-09-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 95,229
Posted By philbytx
Re: The Towing thread

Folks from the Land of Oz,

Can you get this brake controller "Down Under"?

DirecLink Brake Controller - DirecLink.com (http://www.direclink.com/direclink.html)

Very easy install under the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine Oil TBN, Bio Diesel, white papers

No, I didn't post a copy. Only really relevant to my motor isn't it.

I understand that it is only required for retail pumps to be labelled if the diesel has more than 5 percent bio in it. No...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-08-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine Oil TBN, Bio Diesel, white papers

Just got my UOA back from Blackstone.
With 15k on my engine, I did an oil change at 8500 miles after the first oil change, which I did at 6500.

Using OE Pennzoil Ultra Euro L ONLY with no top...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

Kprower,

Get the NAV upgrade (the 8.4AN on our 2014's) it is very good plus it will also help with resale value.

Also figure on getting Dom's plate installed....still way better than the stock...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

To echo Ferntree's post.
We would order exactly the same thing today and we also use every feature. Our JGC is loaded and the only option we didn't get was the CD Player. No kids......:) !
We also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel vs Hemi Towing

Not REALLY a real world test.......!
Ask a JGC Diesel owner that REGULARLY tows what sort of mileage they get.
We tow a 5000lb travel trailer and regularly see just under 15mpg in "mixed"...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 03-25-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By philbytx
Dual socket splitter for 12v Cigar lighter

Has anyone used a dual cigarette lighter socket splitter on their JGC WK2?
I notice that it is kinda tucked away on the RH side and slightly offset and I'm trying to find one that doesn't have the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By philbytx
Re: What do you keep in the compartment under the driver seat?

As bad as Foster's is, it is way better than most of the US "maidens water" they call beer......Coors, Budweiser, Miller, Michelob etc...and the "Lite" beers are even worse:eek:!

Thank the Lord...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,618
Posted By philbytx
Re: Is the Ecodiesel fun to drive?

Fun in our Overland Diesel?
Absolutely! We tow a travel trailer with it, been off road in it, regularly cruise Texas roads at 75/80mph and get GREAT mileage!

Torque, torque, torque :thumbsup:...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

Here's what someone previously posted:
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Right, so maybe another method is pull out the dipstick, wipe it and leave it on the bench for ~30 mins (to give the oil dragged up the tube time to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

My dipstick is exactly the same as yours. Note that you WILL get smears on the upper thicker part but the level on the flat blade will be your true level.

I check mine every week, using the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

Nope, The combination of WDH and QL systems makes the weighting adjustments. Note that you are required to use a WDH if your trailer is above 3500lbs.

Setting it up is quite easy :

You turn...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

Just a "heads up" : If you have Quadra Lift, you must set up your WDH with the AIR SUSPENSION OFF!

You can do this in the EVIC:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

Y'all are making this so unnecessarily complicated.........

Just leave it overnight, slowly remove the dipstick, clean it, reinsert it and remove again. THAT will give you a proper reading. EVERY...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,899
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Tank Capacity

That could well be your trip screen !
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By philbytx
Re: Is the Forward Collision Prevention system different on the Cherokee?

Here you go, some info for you :


Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Forward Collision Warning Plus (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_Forward_Collision_Warning.htm)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-11-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,516
Posted By philbytx
Re: 30K update

We have "lifetime" fluid in both vehicles. Both will be changed at 60K!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-10-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 735
Posted By philbytx
Re: Engine oil level above the MAX

Olivia,

The correct way to check your oil level at the dipstick is to leave it overnight, remove the dipstick, clean it off, insert fully into the tube then remove again and check the level.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-10-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,899
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Tank Capacity

FYI -

The DEF nozzles at the truck stops are sized to fit our DEF tank input :thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,899
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Tank Capacity

8 Gallons sounds right :D !

We have almost 14k on our JGC and I've filled it up with DEF twice now. It came from the dealer with 1/4 tank of DEF in it.

Both times we filled up at Truck stops...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-08-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,618
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

With our JGC Diesel, we tow a Lance 1685 trailer (20'9") with an Andersen WDH. Loaded it is usually around 4700lbs(ish) and a tongue weight in the area of 600/700lbs.

That TW is with 2 propane...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-07-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By philbytx
Re: Please help

First off....DON'T SHOUT, we hear ya :rolleyes:!!!

Secondly, I had an accident in our JGC. Some idiot in a Ford Econoline van cut me off in and his rear bumper ripped off the RH Front of the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-07-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,458
Posted By philbytx
Re: TSB - Shift improvements for 2014 3.0L Diesel (Feb 28/2015)

From new, I never had any issues with the tranny or ECO mode on my GC diesel. It always shifts smoothly and gets great mileage....

Having supervised software developers before I retired, I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-03-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,458
Posted By philbytx
Re: TSB - Shift improvements for 2014 3.0L Diesel (Feb 28/2015)

IIRC, One caveat is that if you do NOT have problems, it is preferable NOT to do the reflash:eek:!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 39,114
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Nice, didn't know they had those. Just ordered a couple and a plastic adapter for my F106S :) !

Thank you kindly......:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,465
Posted By philbytx
Re: Should I let my 3.0 warm up?

Nah! Not babying it too much at all. Like yourself, I like to see my temps rising before "getting into it". We also tow a trailer, so I like to see temps near normal iin our JGC before using more...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-02-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By philbytx
Re: Shell v-power diesel fuel

We don't get that here in Texas. I would surmise that the additional cost is for the additive package, especially the Cetane improvers. We usually add a product such as Power Services Diesel or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By philbytx
Re: What to buy?

We have a 5500lb travel trailer and tow with our GC diesel and get at least 15mpg highway at 65ish. The 8spd gearbox puts the motor at the torque sweet spot at highway speeds. Also, no trouble...
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