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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,239
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Engine Block Heater

Thanks, and you're welcome! Since most people do not have an annealed wire to bend into shape you can use a wire puller reel.

Yes, there are times I think I can make money by setting up a salt...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,652
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Same for me, I manually calculate a higher MPG than what the EVIC shows me. Since the temperature has dropped so has my MPG, however.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-17-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,239
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Engine Block Heater

You've got it.

I was in a hurry, the shortest extension cord I could find was 8 ft. It was too long but I made do. As you can see in the first picture I bundled the cord up along the wire...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-11-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,239
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Engine Block Heater

I bought an extension cord and electrical taped the ext cord to the heater cord (to seal and keep together). I then used black zip ties to exising wiring harness where available so it will not move...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,652
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I am also getting much lower MPG's in the cold weather, just not as low as yours. I'm getting 20-21. I travel 21 miles one way to work with a lot of stop and go's.
This did bother me at first, but...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-15-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 58,672
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 GC "EcoDiesel" OWNERS!!! Review..

Hi, my name is Matt and I am a dieselholic. It has been 6 says since I last drove a gasoline-powered vehicle and I feel empowered.
Empowered you ask? Yes, once you get used to the 420 lb-ft of...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Thanks, I believe they have now fixed it. All of my problems were due to one simple thing. I will explain in my review.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Wow, it looks great. Congratulations nauti!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-11-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

I will post a review when everything is said and done. This whole experience needs to be accounted for in my writings.
I hope nobody else has to go through this.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Thanks, I am going to take it to the dealer first thing tomorrow. I guess it is a good thing I got the MaxCare package because I will need the loaner car.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

What it actually looks to be: the taillight on the body is kinked a little bit. I'm sure it will not take much to fix.
I have a much bigger issue: If I hit the brakes part way to slow down the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

* Sigh* I was concentrating on the gap of the taillights to the hatch (which is a little off, but acceptable) I hadn't noticed this, but now it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Thank you guys for...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

I picked up my SFU today and it is a masterpiece. The look, feel, sturdiness, noise level, and seemless controls make this a thing of beauty. As everyone else, I will give my 2 cents in the review...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,437
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Mileage at delivery?

Just picked up mine today. It came off the truck with 5, after PDI I took it home with 10.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

I hope you get somewhere. One more thing: Hegewisch is listed on my bill of lading as a Chrysler yard, so I think they are still in charge of when your GC leaves the lot. I would think customer...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,652
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Congratulations! I will be picking mine up Saturday. I ordered the same thing as you, but with True Blue.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Unsung and 3rd3rd:
The carrier name that brought my GC to the dealer was DCA Towing Inc.
Maybe you can try calling them to find out when they have you scheduled. The phone is 773-654-6850.
I wish...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Definately negotiate, they have room on this.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

I have that info at home, I will look it up for you. The dealer gave me the sheet that showed what position my GC was loaded on the trailer and what vehicles it traveled with. The name of the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-06-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Unsung, just FYI, my dealer also normally used Cassens but my Jeep was delivered today by a different carrier. I was told that they are so busy due to the Cherokees that things are all messed up. I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Most likely a different truck than mine, then.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Great, use that diesel engine and push them through the pipeline! :D
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Stoots,

Mine beat yours to the yard, but they are sitting there together. Where in Chicagoland are you?
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-01-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 105,652
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Sno, weren't you thinking about getting a diesel at one time? I remember everyone being happy for you getting your GC.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-01-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Congratz to you! Make sure and tell us all your impressions. I am impatiently waiting for that call from the dealer telling me my unicorn has arrived. I told them to let me know when they get it.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-01-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

While Oakwood is only 2 hours away, it looks like your SFU is headed in the exact same direction mine took. Expect it to stay in Oakwood for a day, spend a day in nowhere - OH, then Ft. Wayne - IN...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Looks like my SFU is headed the same way as yours. It was last seen in Oakwood, MI at 8:04 this morning. I know exactly where it will end up, there is a massive car lot near where I work that all...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

This made me laugh. Thanks Shannon, needed that today!
Man, you guys are good with the pics.
Good luck Chiv!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-29-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

WooHoo! I'm in the game! Thank you for the update Willx!!! :thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Of course you could slow down to reduce the wind chill.... but where's the fun in that??
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Harley Softail, nice bike. I haven't stored mine yet, but will soon. Let's see, you have a plane, bike, cars... all you need is a train and a boat to cover all forms of transportation!:)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

No offense to anyone else on here, but Chiv is the guy I had hoped would get his CRD first.
I've ridden my bike at 40 deg and that is friggin' cold.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Cool, at least I know it runs fine then. Can't ask for a better test! :lol:

Just remove the stains and clean any brown streaks off my seats from getting the crap scared out of you during the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-28-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Willx or Chevy,

I am just curious. I noticed my CRD went KZ, but has never left the "Detroit Jefferson Facility". Does that mean it has stayed in the yard next to the plant the entire time?
It...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-26-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Looks like they are getting KZ'd fast! Chiv and Nautiboy, if you guys are forced to riding motorcycles this time of year: I truly hope you get yours right away!
They are probably trying to figure...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-25-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

I also live in the Chicago area. I was told by my dealer that all of their Grand Cherokees are brought to this area by truck. It would be pretty rare to see ours go by train. Just FYI (I made sure...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-18-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Did I know that.. sure. Talking about it vs. actually seeing that they separately sell pork a-holes in a box to use as a product (or in a product) makes it hit home.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-18-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Wait just a minute..... All Jeep delay stuff aside.
Pork rectums? I sure hope that is an altered pic!:eek:

I also hope that pic was not taken at a hot dog factory.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 493,301
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: 2014 diesel production

Imax, welcome to the craziness! I certainly hope we all receive our CRD's soon. I get anxious when I check on here every morning to see if they have shipped or not.
I am getting nervous, snow...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-15-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,975
Posted By Matt'sGC
Re: JNAP Plant Tour

Thanks for all you've done for us on the forum! I would certainly enjoy taking a tour through the plant if it becomes available.
You've been more than helpful in trying to inform a bunch of people...
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