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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ndxgc
Re: 18" wheels on a standard Laredo?

I'm sure there's plenty of X owners that want to sell their stock 18"s. Look on ebay or the "black market" section (not sure if this forum has one; never looked).
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-13-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By ndxgc
Re: new 3.6l pentastar

My MPG dropped down to 12~ when I used e 85 just to see the difference.

If you want to save money, it's better to wait in line for Costco or Sams club gas than using e85.

Only time the e85...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Should I buy this Jeep? 2011 29K Laredo X

Why do you need to decide so soon? Unless it's off your personal agenda, don't be pressured. As much as you want the car, they want to sell it even more. If pressured again, explain politely that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By ndxgc
Re: MIL/CEL keeps turning on and...

Update; while they haven't really figured it out, they replaced my engine harness and will put a data recorder to see what's happening.

My service advisor has been greatly helpful and also got...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-21-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By ndxgc
Re: MIL/CEL keeps turning on and...

^if the dealers techs, as well as the Chrysler techs, can't figure out what the problem is, pulling the code at Autozone won't help much. I'm assuming the wk2 to has OBDII, and that won't be read...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-21-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By ndxgc
Re: 2011 WK2 transmission issues

I have yet to be informed what triggered the MIL - Malfunction Indicator Light (I"m used to calling it CEL/Check Engine Light).

I took it in as the light turned on, and I previously had it in for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-21-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By ndxgc
Re: MIL/CEL keeps turning on and...

^sorry to hear. Hopefully they can figure this out. I will update as I find out what's wrong.

Ok, so 2nd MIL, and the trans started shifting weird.

Symptoms:
-Shifts are delayed and each...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 11-21-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Pikes peak. Mudflaps on

wheels' thin spokes go really well with the chrome strips! And the background is just awesome... I lived in south Denver and my apt faced south and had a view of Pikes Peak practically everyday.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-17-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By ndxgc
Re: 2011 WK2 transmission issues

Mine just went in for a CEL/MIL and while I thought it was the knock sensor again, I was told that it is the transmission.

Mine is a '11 Laredo V6 5 speed.

They had it all day today and can't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-17-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,732
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Design flaws?

I tend to hit the lock button often as I egress. I'm getting used to the accessory controls issue that OP pointed out... I'm used to having two sticks. Also, a mist wiper mode for the rear window...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Break In Engine

I've always been told to refrain using cruise control and/or steady speeds & rpm.

Also, most new engines have engine oil from factory that helps break in the engine. Don't change the oil far...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-07-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,856
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Seat comfort?

Longest trip in my wk2 has been DET to CHI, about 300 miles. In my past cars (Acura TL/Yukon Denali/Eclipse), I could go without stopping... with the wk2, I made a few rest area stops to stretch. ...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 10-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,662
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Fall Colors

That's gorgeous... I miss Colorado - I used to live in Denver and loved going down to Colorado Springs. Post some more pics!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By ndxgc
Re: MIL/CEL keeps turning on and...

Update in case anyone runs into this problem:

Dealership *thinks* it's the knock sensor failure, and ordered me a new part. It will go in next week, and unfortunately, they have to take apart the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-03-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By ndxgc
Re: EVIC Gas Mileage Accuracy

My EVIC (for my v6 laredo x @ 2,xxx miles) has been spot on; for both daily commutes (weekly fill up) and for long day trips (Det to Chi, 600 round trip).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-03-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By ndxgc
MIL/CEL keeps turning on and...

disappearing right after I make an appointment with my dealership to get it checked out. This has happened for the 3rd time tonight as I was coming home from work.

Obviously, I will get it to the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-31-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,063
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Flex Fuel

I just finished off a full tank of reg 89 octane and filled it up with the e85... just to try it.

I saw an immediate drop in the average MPG via EVIC, but didn't notice much change in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-31-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By ndxgc
Re: Help! Roanoke, VA

If the dealers can't figure out what's wrong, try escalating it to the regional/district managers of Jeep/Chrysler. They'll usually send a corporate tech/engineer out and try to diagnose the...
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