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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-18-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,502
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: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 32,829
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: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,269
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: 633
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: 642
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 06-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
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: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,905
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

1. You need to be in tire change mode.
2. Then measure the wheel arch heights, front and rear and note heights and any differential (e.g. 1/2 higher at the front etc).
3. Measure your trailer front...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel Lifetime Oil Change Contract $1200. Deal Or No Deal?

MB Diesel has it right...
The ED is an easy peasy oil change, especially if you install a Fumoto drain valve :) !

And, more importantly, you KNOW the job will get done right:thumbsup:.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-09-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 110,626
Posted By philbytx
Re: The Towing thread

Folks from the Land of Oz,

Can you get this brake controller "Down Under"?

DirecLink Brake Controller - DirecLink.com (http://www.direclink.com/direclink.html)

Very easy install under the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,739
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

Kprower,

Get the NAV upgrade (the 8.4AN on our 2014's) it is very good plus it will also help with resale value.

Also figure on getting Dom's plate installed....still way better than the stock...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,692
Posted By philbytx
Re: What do you keep in the compartment under the driver seat?

As bad as Foster's is, it is way better than most of the US "maidens water" they call beer......Coors, Budweiser, Miller, Michelob etc...and the "Lite" beers are even worse:eek:!

Thank the Lord...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-13-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2015 EcoDiesel - Damaged During Delivery

And, more importantly, don't mess with it while it is under warranty..........

I had a camshaft wear issue with my Toyota Supra Turbo while it was under warranty and I was doing all my own...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2015 EcoDiesel - Damaged During Delivery

A good move on your part.....:thumbsup:
Wait for a new one...it will be well worth it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,847
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing thread

We went through the whole gas (v6 & v8) versus diesel exercise when buying our JGC. Ended up with the Ecodiesel and never regretted it and maintenance costs are realistically just oil and filter...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-11-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,474
Posted By philbytx
Re: Fix for capless filler

Hi Dom,

Your mini vid works great for me on Windows 8.1/IE11.09.600

Nice looking set-up. Can you add a hand sanitizer pump on it as well (wink wink!!!) LOL


And a good job as always mate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-07-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,847
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing thread

VAH5708,
Regarding TT's, it really depends on what will work for you. We went with Lance, which make a "higher end" line of lightweight trailers that really maximize space utilization. We fully...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-06-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,847
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing thread

We tow a Lance 1685 dual axle travel trailer with our 14 JGC Overland Diesel (Factory tow package) and use an Anderson "No Sway" WDH.
Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-31-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By philbytx
Re: Consumer Reports

Here, I've made the correct changes :

Maybe if XXXXX worked out most the bugs with the 2014 XXXXXX BEFORE releasing it, and improved on their Quality Control and dealership network, they...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By philbytx
Re: New CRD Impressions

When we went to pick up our JGC in Houston, I spent about 30 minutes going around it, inspected it inside and out, then took it out for a test drive.......and promptly got lost!

Didn't know the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 72,741
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Installing the protection plate is really a breeze. If you park up your JGC, with the engine running and put it on the highest suspension setting, you have a ton of room in which to do it. Basic...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,106
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Yes, it IS in an exposed place and it IS a "plastic" part. Fortunately, I became an informed consumer and bought Dom's DEFHI plate. I just had the Jeep wiring 'fix' done and then replaced the DEFHI...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By philbytx
Re: Coolant level below min

And use distilled water when you mix it !
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By philbytx
Re: engine warm up time, engine shutdown, idling time and more

Hi Olivia, good advice above. We tow with our Jeep and I always let it rest before turning it off, especially after being on the highway.


Have you tried the Adaptive Cruise Control yet? Using...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By philbytx
Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Note that Loves, Pilot, Flying J etc also have retail pumps but, in general, they pump the same grade diesel as the 'big rigs', which is 20 percent.

Best to stick to 'retail' type gas stations...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By philbytx
Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Howdy from Texas,

Ok, I believe they mean major truck stops such as Flying J, Petro, Pilot etc .

When on the road, I discovered that quite a few of major truck stops carry 20 percent...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Protection Plate - 2015 Model

Very happy with my plate. I was one of the early adopter's and very happy that I did so. Rather than drill, I went with 20lb 3M double sided tape, which worked very well. No issues in over 13k...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-14-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By philbytx
Re: DEF Line retention - RRT 14-075

Howdy Dom


I thought about leaving it on but our local dealer (small town in Texas!) wasn't the dealer I bought our JGC from!

Would rather just reinstall it myself and make sure there is new...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By philbytx
DEF Line retention - RRT 14-075

Dealer ordered the parts last week and the parts department informed Service that there is, roughly, a one week delay on the Kit, part # 68257352AA.

So, if you haven't had it done already, call...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,648
Posted By philbytx
Re: Testimonial for DOMs DEF injector/ harness protection plate

Dom's plate was easy to install and now gives me peace of mind when traversing rocky and muddy trails and going through low water crossings is no longer an issue!


FYI - For those of you (like...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,648
Posted By philbytx
Re: Testimonial for DOMs DEF injector/ harness protection plate

Easy installation, good fitment. I used double sided tape at the rear but obviously the wrong stuff as it came loose and now I get a slight vibrating rattle from it at low rpm's. Will reinstall...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,951
Posted By philbytx
Re: Navigation Issues

Just contacted HERE on their Toll Free number. BTW - HERE is Navteq...

Young lady called Michelle informed me that the map update will be "later this year" and they haven't heard anything about...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel Engine Oil (liquid Gold)

Chad,
You can buy 6qts from Amazon, delivered, for under $50.
Amazon.com: Pennzoil 550023013-6PK Ultra Euro L 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil - 1 Quart (Pack of 6): Automotive...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Ecodiesel February '14 build

No, not at all. I was just trying to send you some "positive vibes" is all :thumbsup:
Let us know how everything goes for you...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Ecodiesel February '14 build

Ok, so here is the other side of that....ours is a Valentine's Day 2014 build.

Our JGC Overland Diesel (ORAII, ATG) has logged just shy of 10k, mainly highway miles about 80/20. So far, not one...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,894
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing Review//Engine Heat

FYI - The VM Motori diesel does not have a viscous coupled fan on the motor, just a large electrically operated fan.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-31-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,217
Posted By philbytx
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

We ordered our JGC Overland with the ORAII package for our occasional forays onto State and National Park unpaved roads and certain "roads less travelled" here in Texas and in the mountain states.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,273
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco Button Impact on Performance?

OK,

So here is the mathematical "skinny" on our trip.

We drove from Deming, NM straight through to Kerrville, TX - 591 miles.
25mpg (actually 25.92) was hand calculated using a tank fill...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,337
Posted By philbytx
Re: Help me decide. Diesel or HEMI

We use our JGC mainly for road trips. Did a 4000 miler to NM/AZ/UT/CA in April/May and just got back from a 2500 miler to CA. Our next trip in Sep/Oct to the Florida Keys will be another 4k.

Our...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By philbytx
Interesting Diesel Fuel Article from Chevron

Also, I recently noticed that some local stations (Shell for one) that used to carry "straight" diesel have now the "up to 5% BioDiesel" stickers next to the pump.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,100
Posted By philbytx
Re: Did you get extended warranty for you 3.0 diesel

Yes,
I bought the WM8120N (8yrs 120k miles) package, which was the longest warranty available for a diesel engined JGC.

We keep our vehicles at least 10 years and I bought it mainly for the...
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