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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-01-2014, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Took my SFU to the dealer I bought it from for...

Took my SFU to the dealer I bought it from for the first oil change today. I was a bit nervous when they told me it was the first Ecodiesel oil change they had done. I asked a lot of questions - what...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-24-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Vtail
But it lasts a lifetime. :-)

But it lasts a lifetime. :-)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-22-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Vtail
If one does their own oil changes, is there a way...

If one does their own oil changes, is there a way to determine what flash updates are needed? Can you check somewhere with the VIN or do you have to take it to the dealer just to find out? Does...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

I got 25mpg on my last tank driving around town in mixed traffic. Better mileage is just one reason I got the diesel. I didn't know if I would do much towing, but now that I have it I am. Last week I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Vtail
Let me know how it goes, and where you are taking...

Let me know how it goes, and where you are taking it. Per the attached (which you may already have), I read it to say that to avoid having to wait the 30 minutes to let the oil drain down out of the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Vtail
I'm down to 15% on my oil life, so getting ready...

I'm down to 15% on my oil life, so getting ready for the first oil change. I called a couple dealers, including the one where I purchased my Summit. One said the price was only $99, so I asked if...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-18-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Most excellent and congrats! I've got 4,000 on...

Most excellent and congrats! I've got 4,000 on mine now and still love it. Getting around 24 - 25 mpg now driving around town, and we're still having winter temps and winter fuel blend. I'm hoping it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Without a good place in the lower grill to bring...

Without a good place in the lower grill to bring it out on my Summit, I just have it tie-wrapped in an accessible location in the engine compartment and pop the hood to attach it. Once attached, the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Couldn't find any pics of the "forked tail doctor...

Couldn't find any pics of the "forked tail doctor killer".... :-)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Well, I haven't tried fitting the airplane into...

Well, I haven't tried fitting the airplane into the trailer, but it does fit into the house...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-12-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Vtail
I'm at 20% oil life left before first oil change....

I'm at 20% oil life left before first oil change. Thought I'd try changing my own oil. Partly to save some money, partly because I don't trust the dealers to do it right, use the correct oil, etc. I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-11-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 23,661
Posted By Vtail
Yeah, that doesn't really do it very well, and...

Yeah, that doesn't really do it very well, and wouldn't go out far enough to show the entire route. Oh well...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-11-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Today I towed a heavy trailer 150 miles, picked...

Today I towed a heavy trailer 150 miles, picked up a 2200 lb tractor, and drove home 150 miles. Averaged 24.5 mpg on the trip according to EVIC, which usually is conservative compared to calculations...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-10-2014, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Does anyone know of a way to display your entire...

Does anyone know of a way to display your entire route on the Nav feature after you've got a route put in and are following it? On most Nav systems I've used there is a function to zoom way out and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-07-2014, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Vtail
Wow, a new convert to the Jeep believer club :-) ...

Wow, a new convert to the Jeep believer club :-) Congrats. I looked at all of the luxury SUVs before deciding on the Jeep and love mine. Even with the mind numbing cold winter we've had in MN my...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-03-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Many aircraft owners do oil analysis, but not as...

Many aircraft owners do oil analysis, but not as a one-time affair. It is done at every oil change so you can watch for trends. The trend will help you see if things are starting to go sour before...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-03-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Great post. You've confirmed my suspicions....

Great post. You've confirmed my suspicions. Thanks Chevy!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 87,783
Posted By Vtail
Wow, it's been quiet here on JeepGarage! At 2800...

Wow, it's been quiet here on JeepGarage! At 2800 miles I've had to add a second quart of oil, and the oil life remaining is at 30%. At this rate I'll need to change my oil at 4,000 miles, not...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-20-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Vtail
Mine has been problem free for almost 3000 miles....

Mine has been problem free for almost 3000 miles. My only issue is that according to the oil life remaining, I'm going to have to change oil at around 4,000 miles. Not anywhere close to the 10,000...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-11-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Vtail
I concur. I used to hate driving. Now I can't...

I concur. I used to hate driving. Now I can't wait. Even though my wife's Jetta TDI gets better mileage, I'd rather take the Jeep. It is just so much nicer to drive.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-10-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Congrats and welcome to the club! Glad that the...

Congrats and welcome to the club! Glad that the forum was of help to you.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-08-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Vtail
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

A buddy of mine (same friend that went with Shannon and me to the JNAP tour last year) recently sent me the attached photo of his F350 diesel truck. He had the block heater plugged in for about 4...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-08-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Vtail
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

One other thing is to make sure fluids are topped off with the right kind. Specifically, the radiator/cooling system uses a special "lifetime" antifreeze. Don't let the "rapid change" guys fill it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-30-2014, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Bummer you're having all those issues. Jeeps are...

Bummer you're having all those issues. Jeeps are made to run in snow and crap, something doesn't seem right.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-29-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Vtail
It will start with the block heater plugged in,...

It will start with the block heater plugged in, as long as the hood is fully closed. But if you open the hood without pressing the "run" button after using the remote start, the engine quits....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-27-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Has anyone else used the remote start from the...

Has anyone else used the remote start from the key fob, then opened the hood and the car stopped? It's happened a couple times where I used the remote start, then needed to unplug the block heater...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 468,418
Posted By Vtail
Not to minimize the effort that has gone into...

Not to minimize the effort that has gone into creating the checklist, but as a matter of practical experience, I found it to be simply too much to look at when I got to the dealer. As I recall I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-13-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Vtail
As far as I can tell, the DEF always shows 0 on...

As far as I can tell, the DEF always shows 0 on the left and 100 on the right just to show the scale of the gauge. It won't give you an actual number, just a graphical indication on the gauge of how...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-10-2014, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Skittle Farting Unicorn - first penned by...

Skittle Farting Unicorn - first penned by Chivvalry, I believe, as many of us had been waiting for about a year since rumors first surfaced of the JGC diesel, and we began to wonder if it was simply...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-10-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Vtail
I started using an app on my Android phone called...

I started using an app on my Android phone called Fuel Log from the first fill up. It tracks all kinds of stats including lifetime milage, costs, etc. It takes less than a minute to enter the info at...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-09-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Vtail
The way it seems to work is that it takes...

The way it seems to work is that it takes whatever the current average mpg's are on the EVIC and multiplies it by the amount of fuel left in the tank to get miles remaining. I have found that the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-08-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Too many letters.....

Too many letters.....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-08-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Vtail
Finally got my license plates. Thought what could...

Finally got my license plates. Thought what could be better than to use my Jeep Garage handle...

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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-22-2013, 09:11 AM
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Posted By Vtail
I think it just shows 0% at one end and 100% at...

I think it just shows 0% at one end and 100% at the other end of the scale all the time and that you have to just look at the bar and estimate how far down it is. Would be nice if it actually...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-21-2013, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Vtail
With 1300 miles my oil life is now showing 62%....

With 1300 miles my oil life is now showing 62%. Far cry from the expected 10,000 miles. I also had to add a quart this morning. I'm a bit concerned about this and will have to keep an eye on it. The...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-18-2013, 04:42 PM
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Views: 87,783
Posted By Vtail
8 quarts @ $12/quart is $96 + tax just for the...

8 quarts @ $12/quart is $96 + tax just for the oil...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-18-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 87,783
Posted By Vtail
wow. Is there a dealer nearby? That is my only...

wow. Is there a dealer nearby? That is my only suggestion. You might also try a local auto parts place as many have an analyzer you could borrow to at least get the error codes.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-17-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 87,783
Posted By Vtail
Oil question: I'm now at just under 1200 miles...

Oil question: I'm now at just under 1200 miles and the oil life is at 67%. At that rate I'll need to change oil at 3600 miles. It was my understanding that under normal driving you could go 10,000...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 468,418
Posted By Vtail
Interesting. I tried it one other time and it...

Interesting. I tried it one other time and it wouldn't shift past 7th gear. Wasn't sure if that was the way it was supposed to act or not.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-16-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 87,783
Posted By Vtail
Don't be too disappointed if it misses Christmas,...

Don't be too disappointed if it misses Christmas, as mine took over two weeks once it was loaded on the rail car. No matter when it arrives, it will be exciting!!
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