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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-05-2014, 06:09 PM
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Views: 57,678
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I'll echo Brainstormer's sentiments. Chevy - you definitely were a benefit during the order/waiting process and I think it's great you volunteered to take strangers on the plant tour. And I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-11-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,017
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Limited vs Overland? Opinions

Given all the warnings in the manual about letting the diesel idle for a while before shutting down, I'd be really surprised if they included this on the diesel.

Of course if they really wanted...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,017
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Limited vs Overland? Opinions

This has been covered a bunch of times already, but what the heck - what's one more time. :)

Which is best *for you* depends on a lot of different things, not the least of which is whether you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Whats your take on the trans with this diesel?

EDIT: I suppose I should've also included some of the "context" from my earlier review. But in short, I've now had my diesel JGC for 8 weeks, logged about 2K miles, did a mix of commuting, family...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-30-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Skittles Farting Unicorn. It was borne from the...

Skittles Farting Unicorn. It was borne from the frustration of the delays in releasing the diesel and wondering if it even existed or was a mythical creature.

EDIT Here is the original post:

...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-30-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 57,678
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

OK, now that I've had my SFU for 7 weeks, have done a reasonable amount of commuting, took a family trip to the mountains and did some snow and offroading, I'm going to do my full review. Some of it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-30-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Sometimes fate makes your decisions for you ... Since I first placed my order for my SFU on 8/9 I've been debating which tires to put on - P vs LT, which brand and what size. Early on I had settled...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-27-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Use this as an excuse to upgrade your...

Use this as an excuse to upgrade your kindle/tablet/etc and load the PDFs on the old one and keep it in the car. Kindle with eInk would probably be best since it uses so little power and lasts a very...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-26-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I got the 8yr/120K for $2k from Ziegler (you can order it online through them, you don't have to go through your dealer - though if your dealer can match the price, no reason not to let them ... my...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Found a nice alternative use for the child-seat latch hooks ... bungie from the latch to the luggage tie-down holds my jump-start/compressor quite nicely.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Just in case this helps someone else ...

I filled up my DEF last night (because dealer didn't do it). Based on the gauge (about 1/3) and one or two other reports, I figured it would take 2 2.5gal...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
It'll show diesel. You just have to select the...

It'll show diesel. You just have to select the fuel type. It's on the left.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-14-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

A couple more decals I ran across after finding the previous one:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DQgxpjKRL.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41I10U1U6JL.jpg

Not...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-14-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Gje1RytlL.jpg
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-12-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 57,678
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Tonight after work I decided I wanted to try out sport mode. I figured if I was going to test sport mode, I might as well do it right ... So I headed into the Santa Cruz Mountains on some twisty...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 57,678
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

I posted these photos in the diesel production thread, so sorry if you're seeing them twice.

This review will be really brief - I'll have a much more detailed version after I've had some time...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

My baby is home!!!!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Looks like that's probably what happened. You show delivered now. :)



And you have the more "normal" looking delivery update, so I believe my previous conjecture was correct.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Thought for the day:

http://payload127.cargocollective.com/1/2/66131/4853290/apocalypseunicorn2%20copy_860.jpg
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Willx, Milous or others can probably give you a more accurate answer. But generally speaking, especially when it's the last train stop, it means you've detached from the train and your rail car is...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Forgot to mention, odometer read 5 miles.

Here are some photos of the few things that weren't perfect. Basically just minor stuff.

Scuffs and grimy prints:
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Bummer, OK. Here are all the photos I took of it. Your tail lights look to be OK also.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

A couple quick photos of my SFU. We were in the shade so the photos are so-so. I should have better photos on monday once I take her for a drive.

In another post I'll put the few I snapped of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Got to see my SFU in all her skittley and...

Got to see my SFU in all her skittley and rainbowy goodness. Couldn't take her home because they didn't have any techs to do the PDI. So she can't come home until Monday.

Did about a 1 hour...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Haha, and in fact that's exactly what happened!



Haven't heard from the dealer, but I'm going to drive over now.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

http://www.jeepgarage.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=31580&stc=1&d=1383957063
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

OK, just as long as he remembers:

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4330475776/hEA9EFC88/
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

If you do a search, you'll see this is an oft-asked question.

I used to have the differences memorized, as I was debating between a "loaded limited" and an Overland. I may be forgetting some,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

I'd tread lightly ... there are some 8/9'ers around that may lynch you and/or pay to get yours absconded.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Well, obviously one of the guys "in the know" can tell you more. But, from what I've seen the MOTS data doesn't necessarily show every stop. It looks to me like it's dependent on when Milous does...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Yes, that's my understanding based on a similar question I asked Willx a little while back. From what I gather, they estimate how long it typically takes to get out of a particular yard. So it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

They just couldn't keep 'em boxed in! Unloaded ahead of schedule!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Welcome to Cally baby! About an hour to the end...

Welcome to Cally baby! About an hour to the end of the (rail) line.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-06-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

So as I sit here continuously refreshing the MOTS data, I am struck by the thought of the origins of the name "Milous". It seems suspiciously like the contraction of Miley Cyrus. And similar to my...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

I was surprised by how close the two routes are. For the "fun of it" I plugged in all of the waypoints for both routes (from historical MOTS data) and then did a path between those points (so it's...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Great to hear you're ridin' the rails!

The shipping estimates are interesting. Acilate was originally the 11th and I was the 14th, then we were both the 12th, and now he's the 12th and I'm the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-04-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 104,575
Posted By nautiboy
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Hmph. I sent an email to my dealer yesterday trying to make sure everything was lined up. I mentioned that it seems other dealers are forgetting to top up the urea tank, so I said I wanted to be...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Yeah, that was a bummer you missed the train. I thought for sure you'd be on it with us. :(



Well, I just finished my tabulations. The Benicia destinations that have a Grand Island update...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-04-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
Re: 2014 diesel production

Sorry, I'm off feeding my crazy. I've copied all of the MOTS data for all 2013 deliveries to Benicia, and I'm now calculating the time from each stop until the train arrival in Benicia for each of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 490,920
Posted By nautiboy
I just had this picture of a guy driving along in...

I just had this picture of a guy driving along in a lifted diesel excursion with Marshmallow Lasers blaring out the window. And then my head exploded.
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