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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-01-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By philbytx
Re: CEL on then off, would you keep your appt?

Wouldn't you want to know what caused the CEL?
Definitely take it in to the dealership and have it recorded on your service history. If it happens again, its already noted:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-30-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By philbytx
Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

Just sit back, drink a cold one and admire your Jeep and your handiwork for 30 mins....

And don't forget to torque your oil filter cap to 25Nm and wait for the new oil to drain into the sump....at...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-24-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil change when towing an RV

Olivia,

I also tow with our JGC Diesel and I did have an oil analysis done at 8500 miles (when I did my second oil change at 15k). Blackstone said the oil was still OK BUT.....I've decided to do...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By philbytx
Re: 50psi?? New LT265/60R18 BFG TA KO2

36psi works well for the stock Michelins. I use that pressure even when towing.
So far, with 2 rotations and the third next week at 22500, the tires look really good with decent tread depth and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-21-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By philbytx
Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

The JGC is an easy vehicle on which to do an oil change!
You have enough room underneath to access the drain plug, even if you aren't up in ORII :D!

Add a Qwikvalve (Fumoto) to the equation and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By philbytx
Re: Can I safely tow a longer trailer?

FYI - The JGC Diesel hitch weight max is 720lbs.

We tow a Lance 1685 (overall length 20'6") weighing in, usually, around 4600lbs (5500lb max) and we use the lightest WDH, which is the Andersen. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-19-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,513
Posted By philbytx
Re: First Tow with Diesel

Volvite,

Same principle, different execution.....

You will discover that the Andersen is WAY lighter than a torsion bar system......we love it!

No affiliation......just did the research and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-18-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By philbytx
Re: Rear sway bar

Mowingy,

We have Quadralift on our Overland, do you have QuadraLift air suspension on your Jeep?
Also, I use an Andersen WDH which, together with the Jeep sway control, keeps our towing set up...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-18-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,513
Posted By philbytx
Re: First Tow with Diesel

Olivia,

If you haven't tried an Andersen WDH, they are very easy to install and use and are lightweight. Check out the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FhIEc62mKA

Also, don't fret about...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-18-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,513
Posted By philbytx
Re: First Tow with Diesel

Olivia,

Worry not.....we've been towing our Lance 1685 TT since October last year.
When travelling, usually weighs in around 4600lbs.

We use an Andersen WDH.....which is MUCH lighter than,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-01-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,513
Posted By philbytx
Re: First Tow with Diesel

FYI - Regarding "high" oil temperatures.

The American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) standard wear resistance tests are conducted at 302 F. In this test synthetic lubricants far out perform...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-29-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By philbytx
Re: Why? DEF only filled to 75% on Dealer Servicings @10K & 20K

Yes! You are correct :) !

I use truck stop DEF and if you do a regular fill, it stops but shows 75%.
However, if you SLOWLY add more DEF to it, it will accept thee extra 2 gallons to fill 'er...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 32,833
Posted By philbytx
Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

Factory battery for the diesel is an H8 with 85Ah and 800 CCA.

Ooops! Sorry, didn't get your motor at first......

Factory Battery for the V6 in the APAC market is an H7 75Ah and 800 CCA. Part #...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 32,833
Posted By philbytx
Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

Just raise the hood (to get rid of the heat sink!) and keep it on a battery tender......

We live in central TX and it gets pretty warm in our garage, especially when you bring a hot car into it. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-27-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By philbytx
Re: problems between the 2014 and 2015

As the other poster stated, some have and some haven't.....fortunately, we haven't.

Our GC has been pretty much flawless since we picked it up in March of 2014:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By philbytx
Re: For those of you who still believe dealer oil changes are superior to DIY...

+1
Installed a Fumoto (aka Qwikdrain Valve) to make it REALLY easy peasy!
Don't even need ramps to do it......
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By philbytx
Re: Pennzoil Ultra Euro L on sale

The 3.0VM diesel takes 8qts so you need to buy 3 packs of 6qts for 2 oil changes:thumbsup:. Pennzoil Ultra Euro L 5W30 is spec'd for our motor.

Normal useage oil change max, according to the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-21-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By philbytx
Re: Folding side mirrors question - 2014 Overland

They don't do the automatic mirror fold-in because it's an "elf and safety" thing........:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-20-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By philbytx
Re: Tow Package + Air Suspension

I have an R1150RT and towed it behind my missus Subaru. I used a Kendon Stand-up trailer, which would be perfect for the Jeep :thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-01-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By philbytx
Re: Truckstop DEF? SuperS DEF is ISO 22241 approved

I've filled up ours twice at Pilot Truck Stops.
Once in Van Horn, TX and our local one on I-10 in Comfort, TX:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-30-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

Yeah the "Old" Pennzoil had a bad rep but Shell bought Quaker/Pennzoil back in 2002. Definitely improved the product since then:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-30-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

Like others on here, I've been sourcing my Pennzoil Ultra Euro L from Amazon in the 6 packs. Currently priced at $43.25 shipped for 6qts, not bad at a few cents over $7.00 per qt including shipping.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-29-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

From reading that document, it appears that Chrysler has its own testing procedures. HOWEVER, and more importantly, any oil manufacturer would be happy to add MS-11106 to their list of approvals IF...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

Note that it does NOT meet Chrysler's MS-11106 spec althought it does meet ACEA C3 and MB 229.51.

While under warranty, it is wisest to continue to use genuine Mopar parts and Chrysler...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By philbytx
Re: Rear cargo mat recommendation

You would LOVE that lip if one of your liquid grocery items broke/spilled!

DAMHIK!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By philbytx
Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

Yes!

I've heard our JGC Overland adjust itself when parked in our garage!

I've been working in/on it and heard a little "braaapp" from the pump when it levels itself:thumbsup:.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By philbytx
Re: Rear cargo mat recommendation

We went with Husky Weatherbeaters for the passenger compartment and also the luggage area.

We have the Tan/Frost Interior and their Tan color matched extremely well. Fit is excellent.

We...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-26-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By philbytx
Re: Front Bumper Options

And some folks wonder why our insurance rates go up............:confused:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-26-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By philbytx
Re: Front Bumper Options

Amen Brother!

I agree, it's almost a bloody war zone out there:mad:

I'm also a motorcyclist.......:eek:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By philbytx
Re: Front Bumper Options

We had a similar accident in February with no frame damage, just bodywork and "bits". Ours was still driveable and ran just fine the 5 miles home, even with the suspension 'down' !

Total to repair...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-18-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,990
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Overland Footwell lighting

Being as all the lighting on the dash etc is blue in our 2014 Overland, I went with THESE :

10 x Ultra Blue T10 8 SMD 3020 LED Wedge Side Light Bulbs Lamps 194 168 2825 921 | eBay...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-18-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,026
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Air Conditioning Problem

Has anyone removed their cabin a/c element, replaced the cover and then fired it up to see if the noise goes away?

Also, with it out, you can then check inside the fan and around the fan element...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,925
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel 4x4 OEM Tires - What did you get?

Latitude Tours with Kumho spare came on our 2/14 build with ORAII.

With 20k on them, they are looking really good and 5k of that is towing a Travel Trailer. They are a quiet tire with a good ride,...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-15-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,918
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Easiest Brake Controller with the latest technology is the Tuson.
DirecLink NE Brake Controller - DirecLink.com (http://www.direclink.com/direclinkne.html)

It takes 5 minutes to install and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By philbytx
Re: Highest mileage 2014 that has never had a P20EE/SCR cat issue?

2/14/14 build date.
19987 miles including around 5k towing a TT.
No issues whatsoever. Dealer did TSB's/reflashes when I took it in for a tire rotation. Didn't change anything....still running like...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,085
Posted By philbytx
Re: Any high mileage diesels out there? How many miles do you have?

Just hit 20k.....our JGC is absolutely trouble free with no faults or anything "trouble' related since new.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-05-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,762
Posted By philbytx
Re: Brown sludge scum in coolant bottle.

So.....2013 Onwards OAT (MS-12106 purple coolant)

Here's what you need :
Straight Coolant:
Part number : 68163848AA CONCENTRATE ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT
50/50 Mix:
Part number : 68163849AA...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-02-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By philbytx
Re: Dash Issue - New car on lot

The dash is actually leather and you will find some imperfections. However, that doesn't look like an imperfection, rather it is something that has a defined shape under the leather material.

Take...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By philbytx
Re: Any aftermarket oil filters yet?

My 2 cents would be to use genuine MOPAR parts during the warranty period.
Don't give a manufacturer ANY leeway should an engine problem arise.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 05-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,428
Posted By philbytx
Re: Done.

IIRC - You bought your Jeep used. Did you buy from a dealer or privately?

My missus had a Mazda Protege a few years back. It had fine engineering
and the only thing that ever went wrong was a...
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