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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-05-2014, 12:03 AM
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Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Hi Dave,

I did have the problem you describe a couple of times with the hemi.
When it happened to me the Jeep was parked on a fairly steep hill. It also blew quite a bit of smoke. I've since...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 46,173
Posted By Brett
Re: Jeep service costs

Let me guess - Albion CJD?

They quoted me $740 some months ago for my 24k service. I queried it and also reminded them that they only charged me $500 for the 12k which is essentially the same, but...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-28-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,046
Posted By Brett
Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

Looks like he has the SRT8 - that's why it is possible...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-07-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Brett
Re: Alarm

Here's how I managed to set it off
Leave the window down and lock the car. Then reach through the open window and it went off.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,066
Posted By Brett
Re: 5.7 hemi supercharger

I reckon the SRT pulls better times because of the "launch control". Not quite sure exactly what it does though...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-02-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,757
Posted By Brett
Re: Benn0's build up thread

Shame you won't have the GC ready for your Straddie trip...
If you are really keen to test it out as soon as you get it you could always do a day trip to Bribie. The inland access track is pretty...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 46,173
Posted By Brett
Re: Jeep service costs

I was using Albion happily for years until they quoted me over $700 for my 24k service. :mad: Crazy because they only charged me circa $500 for my 12k...
Rang Northstar Kippa Ring and they quoted...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,018
Posted By Brett
Re: SAND driving - Have you had a problem with your GC?

Hey, I would also get them to check the air suspension. As far as I know the classic symptoms of the serv 4wd error do not include the air suspension warning (and I've experienced the serv 4wd issue...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-27-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 46,173
Posted By Brett
Re: Jeep service costs

Was just quoted $713 for 24k service on (petrol 5.7). Seems a little pricey?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,018
Posted By Brett
Re: SAND driving - Have you had a problem with your GC?

Sounds like it was a lemon. If it was the infamous serv 4wd error you would have seen the message displayed on the EVIC. Whatever the problem was it must be related to the oil pressure warning you...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Brett
Re: 2012 Overland 5.7 0-60 run

My interpretation of this is that the "OR" applies only to engines without MDS (i.e. not the 5.7 hemi). Particularly because if you select any gear other than "D" (i.e. 5 or 6) with the hemi then the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 90,221
Posted By Brett
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

So what's the deal with the "factory" front recovery hooks on this overland (I thought only the Trailhawk had them?)

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK Overland MY2014 Sports Automatic...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-04-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Brett
Re: Axle Back Exhaust

A bit of smoke there on startup. Do you get that every time?
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Brett
Re: Diablosport inTune - very underwhelming so far. help?

I guess you could risk $125 on the hemifever tune, and if you still don't like it you can return the tuner and have only lost $125. I've not tried it but feedback on the hemifever tunes is...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-02-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Brett
Re: 2012 Overland 5.7 0-60 run

That's a really good time. Did you get a time before tuning for comparison?
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-31-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,533
Posted By Brett
Re: Updated Oil Pan

I'm not sure of the difference between old and new oil pan, but to get the "complete" fix you also need to convince your dealer to apply the software update to the PCM (as per TSB).
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-28-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By Brett
Re: 5.7L Hemi oil guzzler

I had the same problem recently after starting to park my hemi on a fairly steep incline. I noticed the smoke after startup, and over a period of time this coincided with increased oil consumption. ...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-26-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Brett
Re: Battery Saga

Haha, in that case with of the shitness of the hyundai elantra I was using as a donor, the commensurate amount of time could have been in the hours :lol:
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-17-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 46,173
Posted By Brett
Re: Jeep service costs

Sorry if this has been covered recently GlennR, but how what did you do to get the Jeep running cooler - is it because of different oil or some different coolant?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-17-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Brett
Re: Battery Saga

Yeah I thought the Hyundai would have been able to do it.
We gave it a really good rev, but the Jeep wouldn't even turn over. In retrospect the battery was down to about 5.5 volts, so maybe if we'd...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Brett
Battery Saga

I had a flat battery the other day in my GC.

It was a little more difficult to resolve than I anticipated, to say the least.
The vehicle was in my garage so I thought I would just put the battery...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-17-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By Brett
Re: Are 3 car seats in back possible?

I've got 3 in mine, no problems. The only difficulty is getting to the buckle if one of them is a booster seat (which one of mine is). For that I got a seat belt extender (ordered from Mopar).
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-11-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,579
Posted By Brett
Re: Removing Front Air Dam For Off-road

I'm heading off to Fraser for the 3rd time in my GC soon. We always do lot's of driving on the inland tracks when we go, so the vehicle gets a real workout. Have also done a couple of similar trips...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-08-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Here's a link to the official TSB - dated 27 April 2013

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_2100313.pdf

I sincerely hope the problems you had on Fraser a little while ago were not because they...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-30-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,579
Posted By Brett
Re: Removing Front Air Dam For Off-road

That is a good idea - I think I will take them off too.
Not the air dam though - I am comfortable leaving it on for my off road adventures (looks pretty crap with it off too!)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-26-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,941
Posted By Brett
Re: Insurance Rip Off

Yep, I had the top rating with AAMI, full no claim bonus, no accidents for over 10 years, etc, etc. Sounds like they are pulling the same BS on you as they did with me...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-19-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,579
Posted By Brett
Re: Removing Front Air Dam For Off-road

I've done a couple of trips to Fraser and a couple to Moreton in my GC without removing the air dam. I cracked the piece shown here:...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

I saw a few utubes some time ago of GCs going through test courses where they have conveyor belt like rollers in certain positions to allow wheels to slip and demonstrate the system. Can't remember...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-12-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,941
Posted By Brett
Re: Insurance Rip Off

Just a quick update on this.
Well, I ended up going with Bingle. It seems they are owned by Suncorp anyway which gives me confidence they are solid. They are online only, I guess that is how they...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-12-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

That's right a locking diff or transfer case can transfer 100% of available torque to a single wheel/axle. But using brakes to brake a wheel without traction would divide torque 50/50 as the brake...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,309
Posted By Brett
Re: Front skid plate for WK2?

Hey Mendo - yeah that plastic piece behind the air dam is still intact on mine, but the central plastic piece that bmackin is making a replacement for split in half. And the ACC sensor was knocked...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Brett
Re: 2013 GC Front RH LED DRL and Indicator Issue

It happens on my MY12 GC also. I have seen several others do the same.
I have assumed that it is a design feature. The DRL needs to be off while the indicator is on to increase the visibility of the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

I'm not sure if the same applies to the CRD's, but with the hemi my biggest problem in the really soft sand is the crappy transmission programming. Often, you need the transmission to drop back a...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Thanks Bob.
I guess I should say the MP3023 can lock and is always locked in low range...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-06-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Well I did say "confidently".
I do wonder how many times those other vehicles were recovered/snatched out of the bog.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-06-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Since this is a sand driving thread - to me a softroader is a vehicle in which you would not dare to confidently drive on the likes of Fraser or Moreton Island (other than the hard wet sand).
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-06-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Bob the GC uses an NV245 centre diff which is capable of locking. It is always locked in low range! In high range, yes it is defaults to 52/48 torque distribution, but can vary that to apply up to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-05-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Man, that is over 30 years ago!
Manufacturing techniques have come a little way since then, unibody construction can be very strong now, particularly the latest GC.
It's like the argument against...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-04-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

There is not one single aspect of a ladder chassis that would make the vehicle that sits on top of it a "better" 4x4 than a vehicle with unibody.

The crucial aspects are height and 4wd system...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-04-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 70,636
Posted By Brett
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

GC is not a softroader :confused: I would class anything without low range and/or some sort of locking centre diff or transfer case as a softroader. Like the ASX, cx7, xtrail, dualis, kluger, rav4,...
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