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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-26-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Benn0
Re: Off-Road 2 mode CLUNK 2015 JGC Summit 3.0TD

Yep, that's normal. It's the air suspension popping to full extension as the shocks rebound. It's loud and annoying, but not a problem other than that.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Ok, who owns this beast!

https://www.facebook.com/MurchisonProducts/posts/1012015785489100
...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 77,723
Posted By Benn0
Re: Jeep service costs

Service was good at Taringa, but they are new, and I don't know how experienced they are with anything outside standard services.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 77,723
Posted By Benn0
Re: Jeep service costs

LOL I love it when the parts guys don't know what they are talking about.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-24-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,163
Posted By Benn0
Re: WK2 Offroad

~18psi for sand, only go lower if you are stuck or getting stuck in softer stuff.

If its thick mud in deep holes or slick uphill, then 24psi, but if its watery on a firm base, then keep it at...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-23-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By Benn0
Re: ECO Mode

Sounds like a new trend developing, is the problem like the one described in this thread:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2015-jgc-8-speed-transmission-issues-87220.html
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-23-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2015 JGC 8-Speed Transmission Issues

Well you have the benefit there of being able to compare 2 cars (I'm guessing they are similar build dates too?). So your experience is somewhat objective. It's a bit difficult for the service guys...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

My wifes renault has elec hand brake, there is a lever in the boot to disengage if the battery is flat.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-23-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2015 JGC 8-Speed Transmission Issues

Ok, we are talking about different things then, rough gear changes are when there is a jerking feeling on the change, not when it changes at a lower or higher shift point.

Read the TSB I linked,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-22-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2015 JGC 8-Speed Transmission Issues

Yeah, I wasn't talking about smoothness, I was talking about upshift and downshift points. They aren't always where you would like them, they may be predictable and smooth, but that's another story....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I read it that way at first too, but it says "supplant", so I'm guessing that means removing the foot brake. Or Milous got the description wrong.....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Aren't they doing something about the park brake with the MY16?

edit: Electronic parking brake (EPB) with Safe Hold Console-lever electronic parking brake supplants conventional ...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yeah, this is a strange one. I have shuffle on, turn the car off, then on again, the shuffle light is off. But it still seems to shuffle the order of songs. Sometimes it will shuffle for 3-4 songs...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I wonder why you would need to turn it off? Doesn't mute do the same thing?

I don't use my radio at all, so I might be missing something.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-22-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2015 JGC 8-Speed Transmission Issues

Well that is what Sport mode does, so it sounds like its working. By holding higher revs it is accessing more power. It also reduces traction control, and pushes more power to the rear wheels.

The...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-22-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By Benn0
Re: Why would we buy a Jeep?

But it should be easier under the new laws from 2011. If the Dealer fails to act within the new laws there are huge fines applicable. It should just be a matter of reminding them that the ACCC are...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 63,441
Posted By Benn0
Re: Is DPF issue for 2014 CRD fixed now?

Yep, facebook has gone quiet on dpf limp modes too. I think we can call this one fixed (and I'll probably get a limp mode tomorrow)!

edit: And thanks to Steve for the OBD details, certainly feel...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 63,441
Posted By Benn0
Re: Is DPF issue for 2014 CRD fixed now?

This is what I'm seeing too.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-18-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,820
Posted By Benn0
Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

Yep, I use them to downshift when I need to slow down. In previous autos I did this with the shifter, but in the GC you can't, so you have to use the paddles. I'd prefer to be able to select gears...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-17-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 77,723
Posted By Benn0
Re: Jeep service costs

The service schedule Snuke posted a while back seems to be pretty accurate:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/135bR-SoyY400hPB0wnA9-p9Ol7j6kOFD19MHFAqwHB0/edit#gid=807480113

The 10k, 30k,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-15-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

It was a teaser on their facebook page. No other pics yet.

https://www.facebook.com/Uneek4x4
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-15-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,163
Posted By Benn0
Re: WK2 Offroad

Yep, it's in the FAQ section if you want to read all of the statement, but it includes the disclaimer as you suggested:

*Please note: the technical advice given by us is only a recommendation...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-15-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,163
Posted By Benn0
Re: WK2 Offroad

I had to go and have a look:

If you want to reduce your pressure whilst maintaining your load, you must reduce your speed. Reducing your pressure without reducing Load or Speed will lead to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-15-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

And if you look closely at that pic, it seems they have a lower radiator guard being developed too....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-15-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Uneek are doing a winch mount:
...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 33,372
Posted By Benn0
Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Uneek have had their tow hooks on their bullbar rated:

If you own, or are looking at purchasing our Steel Bull Bar for the 2011 on Grand Cherokee, you might be interested to know that we have had...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,609
Posted By Benn0
Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

The vfacts stats are based on registrations, AFAIK.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,609
Posted By Benn0
Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

Funny:
The Hawk: Ex-Fiat Chrysler boss's wife's hairdresser given free car (http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-hawk-exfiat-chrysler-bosss-wifes-hairdresser-given-free-car-20150606-ghi679.html)
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,609
Posted By Benn0
Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

A good read, seems he was lucky to be there when the new Jeep arrived and pricing was aggressive enough to see it boom. He rode the wave and full of hubris felt he could get away with anything.

It...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,609
Posted By Benn0
Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

This bit is interesting:

Another dealer said the Federal Court action had added to the Jeep brand’s recent woes and was affecting sales.
Last month, when the claim was made public, Jeep sales...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

The stock jeep hooks have been fully tested for strength, so I wouldn't have any problems using them if they fit. But it is a 2 piece attachment, the hook sits into a bracket, and the bracket is...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,163
Posted By Benn0
Re: WK2 Offroad

There is sand, and there is soft sand. I run 18 for firm sand and getting across the short access tracks to the beach, and up to the dunes. If it gets really soft and find I'm digging in I will go to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Good point, my speedo calibration hasn't been changed with the bigger tyres, so I'm probably doing slightly more kms than others are for the same reading. My tyres are 815mm diameter.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yeah, I reckon the tyres cost me 1L/100k, and I tend to be a bit impatient and give it full right foot when weaving through the traffic.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13,518
Views: 1,066,856
Posted By Benn0
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I get 8.5 on the highway, ~12 doing 2 min trips to the shops and on the school runs. That's with the offroad tyres. Generally I get 750-850kms from a tank. Might get close to 900 this tank having...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-11-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-11-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

I like the bracing across to the cross-member, should give it a bit more strength for lateral force. But yeah the chief ones look better....
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-11-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 108,044
Posted By Benn0
Re: No tow hooks? Front Recovery Soluition help

Uneek are doing recovery hooks now too:

wk2 grand cherokee tow hooks (http://www.uneek4x4.com.au/wk2-grand-cherokee-tow-hooks/)
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-10-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,609
Posted By Benn0
Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

Some happy news:

https://thenewswheel.com/dealers-to-get-first-peek-of-2018-jeep-grand-wagoneer-in-vegas-this-august/
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-09-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Benn0
Re: Cabin Air Filters - OEM Charcoal Part# 68260792AA

There is a relevant thread below, although it is more about aftermarket filters rather than OEM:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/wk2-aftermarket-filters-online-in-aus-87414.html
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