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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-26-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,383
Posted By Roadkill
Re: JRoll's Uber-Tech Cabin Filter for WK2

Well, damn. They shouldn't allow threads like this to exist.

It's just too cruel.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-26-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Leather seat seam

Thanks.

I have seen a lot of photos around on the forums where it seems the consensus is frequently that stuff like the bunching I have is "normal wear". I wasn't sure where ostensibly incipient...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Roadkill
Leather seat seam

I have been surprised by how fast my Dec 2013 build Summit's leather seats have worn and started to bunch.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/45803-albums375-picture3524.jpg

Today I noticed that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,453
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Check your air filter

I see the urge to engage in the same tired debate is too strong for some to withstand.

However, on topic: today I replaced my OEM FailFilter with a replacement OEM FailFilter. In the process I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,281
Posted By Roadkill
Elevation is 500 - 1000 ft over that distance....

Elevation is 500 - 1000 ft over that distance. It's pretty flat. No perceptible headwinds.

I have never put in any biodiesel blend unless BP, Shell, Sinclair, KwikStar, or Philips 66 lied.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,281
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

As requested, from a trip conducted about 6 weeks ago (second week of August).

http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/45803-albums327-picture3499.jpg

26.7 mpg over 260 miles @ 70 mph on I-80 on the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,453
Posted By Roadkill
I'm not really interested in rehashing a filter...

I'm not really interested in rehashing a filter flamewar that has been held countless times in innumerable fora.

What I *am* interested in is obtaining a filter that's not built out of ignominy...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Roadkill
Yes. If you got a later-later build (i.e. well...

Yes. If you got a later-later build (i.e. well into 2014) you got Selec-Speed instead of just getting hill descent control.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-21-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By Roadkill
Well, if you're really upset you can always...

Well, if you're really upset you can always reinstall the older version. The system allows downgrades.

I suggest giving the new version a try. It's not perfect (introduced some new, non camera...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Minimum ideal build date for 2014?

Depends on whether you want a dealer tech pawing at your headliner to perform the wiring recall.

Or whether you want Selec-Speed instead of just having Hill Descent Control like my December...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,734
Posted By Roadkill
Yes, that's my point. There were modes of...

Yes, that's my point. There were modes of operation that annoyed me that other owners found acceptable. Were those "issues"?

Regardless, it's moot as of this morning because the vehicle crossed an...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By Roadkill
NB: one of these flashes or battery resets...

NB: one of these flashes or battery resets disabled my Forward Collision Warning Active Braking and also changed other settings like enabling "auto unlock on exit".

Just go through and double...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,734
Posted By Roadkill
It is called reductio ad absurdum. Your reaction...

It is called reductio ad absurdum. Your reaction illustrates my point that "issues" is a subjective term that is defined by the individual. Semantics have to be established or the question is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

It does. The Silblade wiper material is silicone so it is very compliant.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

I found your question to be ambiguous. Here are two views for you to evaluate for yourself:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/45803-albums372-picture3497.jpg
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,734
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Issue free

I see that's all you seem to have in terms of a rejoinder. That's telling.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,734
Posted By Roadkill
Because there's no such thing as a vehicle with...

Because there's no such thing as a vehicle with zero issues indefinitely, and everyone has their own personal scale of what counts as an issue.

Ever had to top off your tire pressure on your "zero...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Roadkill
I guess it's sort of an abstract question to...

I guess it's sort of an abstract question to ponder. I think my rain sensing wipers still work just fine, but it's tough to tell because I never turn the wipers on besides a few one-off swipes in...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,453
Posted By Roadkill
Went to the dealer this morning. "We normally...

Went to the dealer this morning. "We normally stock them, but I sold one this past week and now we're out of stock."

Quelle surprise.

I'm ordering two online now. Maybe a spare fuel filter...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,824
Posted By Roadkill
This is a reasonable question, and part of what...

This is a reasonable question, and part of what drove me to consider an AT tire with the severe service emblem (aka "mountain snowflake").

Double duty, and keep the forteras for three...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-14-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,453
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Check your air filter

Ah, it feels so good to be wrong.

Still. WTF is up with the filters?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,453
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Check your air filter

EDIT: I'm leaving this up so that others can give me the gibing I richly deserve. But if you're just glancing through quickly, note that I'm wrong (well, the filter is obviously shot, but the rest......
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-13-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,824
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

Thanks for reporting in. I have been eyeing the Rotiiva's for a while now.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-13-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,734
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Issue free

Okay, well, my 1998 Toyota Camry had several issues over its lifespan that required replacement hardware and shop time.

My 2014 JGC has had a few issues, none of which required replacement...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By Roadkill
Re: oil catch can

Damn you! I hate the irony of having an enormous amount of background research and planning surpassed by a simple solution that didn't have to take into account hundreds of variables.

Haha, thanks...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-13-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Looking for parts catalog

Ooooh, a degenerate solutions competition! Can I try?

Okay, first you sell your house and move to Detroit. Then you get a job at Chrysler working in the appropriate department. Then you look up...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,281
Posted By Roadkill
Metoo, our Jeeps are siblings; albeit, mine has...

Metoo, our Jeeps are siblings; albeit, mine has ~8,000 miles.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-11-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,578
Posted By Roadkill
From my perspective, it is trolling to come into...

From my perspective, it is trolling to come into one of these threads and attempt to hijack the discussion by white knighting for the environment.

Was anyone here *not* aware that the DPF and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,890
Posted By Roadkill
Damn. I know some owners actually have...

Damn. I know some owners actually have transmission hardware problems as well. I had hoped that a ZF transmission built by ZF instead of Chrysler would be reliable on this platform. Given how mine...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,890
Posted By Roadkill
Yeah, the 27 August TSB transmission flash...

Yeah, the 27 August TSB transmission flash substantially turned down the suck on my transmission too. Everyone should get that one done. Preferably *without* having the visor recall done (haha).
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,578
Posted By Roadkill
What's the theory to explain this? Is it that the...

What's the theory to explain this? Is it that the DEF intake is above the 2 gallon mark?

Is the 2 gallon refill due to the weird ultrasonic detector (rather than a float) that is the reason we are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,881
Posted By Roadkill
In order: 1. Highway range per tank. 2....

In order:

1. Highway range per tank.
2. I've always wanted a diesel.
3. When people said this type of driving pattern would "reduce the efficiency of a diesel" I didn't understand they actually...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,881
Posted By Roadkill
Nope. It's just a stock US EcoDiesel. I just...

Nope. It's just a stock US EcoDiesel. I just mostly drive short, in-town jaunts that never let the engine warm up.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,881
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Shifting to Sport Mode while moving

I want it to upshift more readily, and I don't want to screw around with the paddles. Sport mode, by design, hangs onto the gears. Also, switching to Sport mode is just yet another "preflight...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,881
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Shifting to Sport Mode while moving

I have to say, it's annoying that switching *back* to Eco from Sport will cause it to come back out of aero (provided you aren't at a speed where Eco would switch to aero anyway).

Switch back to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Roadkill
Re: Overheating?

Do you happen to have the Torque PID for the DPF reading?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-07-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Roadkill
I'm fairly certain regen shows up as a spike in...

I'm fairly certain regen shows up as a spike in Cat1Bank1 rather than EGT per se. At least that's how I have seen it: random, ~10 minute spikes of C1B1 temps to 600 C while on open, flat highway....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Roadkill
I haven't seen the service manual for the 2014,...

I haven't seen the service manual for the 2014, so I don't even know for certain where the seat ventilation fan is.

I suspect it's underneath the rear seat, passenger side, because one time I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Roadkill
You have auto-on comfort enabled in your...

You have auto-on comfort enabled in your settings. If it's "hot" outside, it will enable the driver's side seat ventilation on low. If it's "cold" outside it will enable the steering wheel and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-06-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Roadkill
I see you went with the Laredo trim, then.

I see you went with the Laredo trim, then.
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