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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-05-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 238,694
Posted By Peter.T
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Painted Calipers on Sunday. They got pretty messy on a recent trip to Cape York so gave them the once over. Pretty happy with the results.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-29-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Peter.T
Re: finally did some real off roading!

Hi Hammerhead,

They are from a friend of mine, Mike Cowan from Clearview.

clearviewmirrors.com.au

Mike has been designing these for some years, started out doing them for Toyota 100 series...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Peter.T
Re: finally did some real off roading!

The Caravan is water tight to 1.2m. Yes I didn't have a snorkel and so a tarp taped over the grill and hood edge with 100mph tape stopped any water getting in to the air intake. The door seals are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By Peter.T
Re: finally did some real off roading!

Hi, here are a few pics from a recent trip to Cape York, the most northern point of Australia. Flooded in at the Pascoe River for 4 days and finally got across. 150m wide and .9m at the centre. Not a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-05-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Towing with Grand Cherokee Diesel

So does that mean that we should be installing a lower opening temp thermostat to cater for the over temp while towing. I have a digital temp gauge and often towing with the outside temp around 36-38...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-21-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi nicjak,

I believe that all high tech vehicles, Hi Fi, even electric tooth brushes have a tendency for the odd one off event.

Last week I pushed the start button on my 13 JGC and nothing,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-15-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Agreed. In the case of the condenser, they have asked the customer to pay the labour so in reality the customer is paying for the complete replacement as FCA take the faulty condenser back to the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-14-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I really think that you should be digging your toes in and telling them that they have to acknowledge your consumer rights to have a product fit for the purpose and to have a generally accepted life...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-11-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

[QUOTE=GMWK2;1262791]Just picked up my car - it is actually the condenser that is leaking. Dealer is waiting to hear from FCA regarding a goodwill repair.


Another one. Had mine replaced last...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-10-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

[QUOTE=GMWK2;1262512]air con compressor is leaking and needs to be replaced - $1600!

Bl....dy jeep.

Has anyone else had a compressor failure?

If this was me I would be going down the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-09-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 238,694
Posted By Peter.T
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Spent the weekend on Fraser Island.

I reckon everyone should go there at least once as a reminder as to what an amazing country we live in.

I tried really hard to get the Jeep stuck so that I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 238,694
Posted By Peter.T
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Got it through one of our suppliers, Bright Light LED in Melbourne. Wasn't expensive but works for me. Don't do a lot of night driving. Think it was about $120.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 238,694
Posted By Peter.T
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Finally got a winch organised. I decided on a tow bar mount as I have a bar on the front to allow me to push our caravan around in tight spots.
I added 350 Amp Anderson Plugs to the front and rear...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-06-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

[QUOTE=GlennR;1251726]Guys,
I'm bowing out having bought something a little different.

Sorry to see you go Glenn. Thanks for the invaluable contributions.

Best wishes,

Pete
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 01-04-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,737
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Catch can efficiency

Hi,
For what it's worth I have used both a cheap ebay type can and a BT. Both cans appeared to scavenge about the same amount of oil. This was not S controlled comparison just looked around the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-06-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Peter.T
Re: 2014 GC Water Leaking? Getting sprayed from under? No Sunroof

The pics below are the best I can do. You will see I circled the standing water behind the pillar panel and also circled the old water trails. IT is coming from where above obviously. I also show...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-03-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 153,066
Posted By Peter.T
Re: The Towing thread

Hi,

Not sure if this is relevant to your brakes but we have found in some cases with Alko brake shoes that they have been manufactured slightly longer in the actual shoe support and this can bind...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-01-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Obd ii scanner

They have a different model which I believe will allow custom PIDs but I don't have any experience with that one.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-30-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Obd ii scanner

Hi,

Yes it will list all available parameters and its just a matter of selecting which ones you want. There are a possible 6 displays per page and x 8 pages gives one plenty of scope to display...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-30-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Obd ii scanner

Hi Wireman.

I recently purchased An Ultra Gauge. UltraGauge OBDII Scan tool & Information Center (http://www.ultra-gauge.com/ultragauge/)

It has several features that I like and can display up...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,141
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Why I change my own oil, well, one of many reasons...

I also have one on the diesel and have a skid plate. It hangs about 10mm below and so I made an aluminium checker plate cover and drilled and tapped some holes to secure it to the skid plate. I put a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 238,694
Posted By Peter.T
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I have tried this a couple of times but as soon as I replaced the DRLs with LEDs the RH side tail lights came on permanently. I think it must be a load issue and probably the LEDs are not drawing...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 118,521
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Jeep service costs

I have had excellent experiences with Sunco in Maroochydore and if you are considering driving from Brizzie to the GC it is the same to drive here to Maroochydore. Mark is the Jeep Service manager...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-31-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Wink Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi SD,

In a previous life I founded a high end audio manufacturing company (Plinius) and every year, for about 15 of them, we went to Vegas and exhibited at the CES.
Each morning my US agent...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 118,521
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Jeep service costs

Hi Chris,
I will take you up on that.
Can you pm me a phone number.
Pete.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-27-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13,872
Views: 1,294,596
Posted By Peter.T
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

If you can, try and drill and fix the nut on the corner of the square receiver. This will push the shank into the opposite corner of the receiver making it more stable.

The problem with having it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-18-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi Chris.
The ball weight on my Lerado is around 325kg. The conventional suspension was not good enough and the bum would sag and despite the self levelling shocks it was a bit spongy. I added...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,829
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 Overland spotlight connection - Solution

Hi XJ &WK2
Thanks so much for this. I have asked around but no one was able to help, then I stumbled on this....

Pete
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-27-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,130
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Dual battery MY14 Overland CRD

Hi Blakman,

You will never achieve 100% charge with a dual battery isolator, maybe 80% if you are lucky. The only way to do it properly is with a DC to DC charger. Might cost a bit more but worth...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-25-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,148
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Wiring driving lights

Hi All,

Can anyone help with wiring driving lights on 2013 JGC I think it must be different to the 2014 in that there is just a small silver plug onto the back of the headlight fitting. I can't...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-25-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By Peter.T
Re: OEM Remote Starter

I am also very interested in the outcome of this project.
Hope you didn't cop that hail yesterday, it looked pretty nasty.

Pete
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 238,694
Posted By Peter.T
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Finished making my first two bash plates and fitted them up. Very happy with the results. One more to go!
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-14-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,555
Posted By Peter.T
Re: 12v AGM oem battery replacement

If it helps financially, Alco have a battery with the same footprint and terminal orientation MS60038 which retails for around $280. It is Calcium chemistry but should work equally as well.

Pete
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-11-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By Peter.T
Re: EGT Gauge for VM Diesel

Hi Scott. Took both underside covers off, made patterns for new bash plates and had a good look. I can't see any way of getting a connection in there without removing half the engine and panels. ...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-09-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By Peter.T
Re: EGT Gauge for VM Diesel

Hi Scott,

I will get the Jeep up on the ramps tomorrow and have a look. I figure I should be able to get in fairly high up the pipe above the DPF. I am using an Auber Instruments gauge and they...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-09-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By Peter.T
Re: EGT Gauge for VM Diesel

Hi Scott.
Understood. Yes I do have an OBD2 interface and can monitor. However that readout is not available from the MY13 ecu.

Woops...yes it is there, sorry. However I would still like to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-05-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,130
Posted By Peter.T
Re: Dual battery MY14 Overland CRD

Hi Indiandme,

If you scroll up a few posts in this thread you will see a full description and pics. Let me know if you need anything more.

Pete.
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 04-04-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By Peter.T
EGT Gauge for VM Diesel

I want some advice as to the best,easiest, position to drill and tap a pyrometer for a EGT gauge.
This has probably been addressed elsewhere but my searches haven't found anything worthwhile.
I...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hi allypally,

I too experienced rapidly rising temps towing approx. 3.4t at Christmas time. On a long hill I actually had the temp warning light come on briefly and of course all returned to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-10-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,428
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 366,300
Posted By Peter.T
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I think that you will find that the start button is the thing you push to get the engine started.
I believe that the cars are delivered with the button out and the car has to be started with the key...
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