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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-01-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By philbytx
Re: Truckstop DEF? SuperS DEF is ISO 22241 approved

I've filled up ours twice at Pilot Truck Stops.
Once in Van Horn, TX and our local one on I-10 in Comfort, TX:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-30-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

Yeah the "Old" Pennzoil had a bad rep but Shell bought Quaker/Pennzoil back in 2002. Definitely improved the product since then:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-30-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

Like others on here, I've been sourcing my Pennzoil Ultra Euro L from Amazon in the 6 packs. Currently priced at $43.25 shipped for 6qts, not bad at a few cents over $7.00 per qt including shipping.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-29-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By philbytx
Re: Great price on EcoDiesel ACEA C3 approved oil...

From reading that document, it appears that Chrysler has its own testing procedures. HOWEVER, and more importantly, any oil manufacturer would be happy to add MS-11106 to their list of approvals IF...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
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: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By philbytx
Re: Rear cargo mat recommendation

You would LOVE that lip if one of your liquid grocery items broke/spilled!

DAMHIK!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By philbytx
Re: Park Leveling? Quadra-Lift for Sleeping Overland

Yes!

I've heard our JGC Overland adjust itself when parked in our garage!

I've been working in/on it and heard a little "braaapp" from the pump when it levels itself:thumbsup:.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By philbytx
Re: Rear cargo mat recommendation

We went with Husky Weatherbeaters for the passenger compartment and also the luggage area.

We have the Tan/Frost Interior and their Tan color matched extremely well. Fit is excellent.

We...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-26-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By philbytx
Re: Front Bumper Options

And some folks wonder why our insurance rates go up............:confused:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-26-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By philbytx
Re: Front Bumper Options

Amen Brother!

I agree, it's almost a bloody war zone out there:mad:

I'm also a motorcyclist.......:eek:
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By philbytx
Re: Front Bumper Options

We had a similar accident in February with no frame damage, just bodywork and "bits". Ours was still driveable and ran just fine the 5 miles home, even with the suspension 'down' !

Total to repair...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-18-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,766
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Overland Footwell lighting

Being as all the lighting on the dash etc is blue in our 2014 Overland, I went with THESE :

10 x Ultra Blue T10 8 SMD 3020 LED Wedge Side Light Bulbs Lamps 194 168 2825 921 | eBay...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-18-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,930
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Air Conditioning Problem

Has anyone removed their cabin a/c element, replaced the cover and then fired it up to see if the noise goes away?

Also, with it out, you can then check inside the fan and around the fan element...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,432
Posted By philbytx
Re: Ecodiesel 4x4 OEM Tires - What did you get?

Latitude Tours with Kumho spare came on our 2/14 build with ORAII.

With 20k on them, they are looking really good and 5k of that is towing a Travel Trailer. They are a quiet tire with a good ride,...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-15-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,857
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Easiest Brake Controller with the latest technology is the Tuson.
DirecLink NE Brake Controller - DirecLink.com (http://www.direclink.com/direclinkne.html)

It takes 5 minutes to install and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-13-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By philbytx
Re: Highest mileage 2014 that has never had a P20EE/SCR cat issue?

2/14/14 build date.
19987 miles including around 5k towing a TT.
No issues whatsoever. Dealer did TSB's/reflashes when I took it in for a tire rotation. Didn't change anything....still running like...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,232
Posted By philbytx
Re: Any high mileage diesels out there? How many miles do you have?

Just hit 20k.....our JGC is absolutely trouble free with no faults or anything "trouble' related since new.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-05-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,875
Posted By philbytx
Re: Brown sludge scum in coolant bottle.

So.....2013 Onwards OAT (MS-12106 purple coolant)

Here's what you need :
Straight Coolant:
Part number : 68163848AA CONCENTRATE ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT
50/50 Mix:
Part number : 68163849AA...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-02-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By philbytx
Re: Dash Issue - New car on lot

The dash is actually leather and you will find some imperfections. However, that doesn't look like an imperfection, rather it is something that has a defined shape under the leather material.

Take...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-02-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By philbytx
Re: Any aftermarket oil filters yet?

My 2 cents would be to use genuine MOPAR parts during the warranty period.
Don't give a manufacturer ANY leeway should an engine problem arise.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 05-23-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,083
Posted By philbytx
Re: Done.

IIRC - You bought your Jeep used. Did you buy from a dealer or privately?

My missus had a Mazda Protege a few years back. It had fine engineering
and the only thing that ever went wrong was a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By philbytx
Re: Uconnect software update problem

I too had issues and there are a couple of workarounds which I discovered on the site. One recommended using Opera and that worked just great. The site search is your friend......


Here's the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 36,225
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

Just ordered online, quite easy really. Note they offered free shipping but they stuffed me at checkout. I got on to their CHAT and they said they would credit me the $3.95 shipping.

It appears...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,857
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

You must take ALL measurements with the QL in tire change mode ONLY. You can also put it in Tire Change mode from your Touch Screen.

You need to get that front 1 inch differential as near as...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By philbytx
Re: Eco Diesel Servicing

Chasvb1,

Actually, regular Diesel maintenance is generally simpler than gassers. I do all my own oil and filter changes and also UConnect updates. However, I do take it to dealer for tire...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-17-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By philbytx
Rear footwell courtesy lighting - bulb replacement.

Has anyone replaced the bulbs in the rear footwell/under seat lights (under each front seat) on an Overland?

If so, are they T10's ??

I've replaced everything except the map lights (don't...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,857
Posted By philbytx
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Barboots,

It really depends on what WDH you are using but I believe Willx was referring to something like the Torklift WDH.

Typical Weight Distribution System...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,857
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 05-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 43,086
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I understand completely and always work with jack stands...but I do so admire Darwin's theory ;)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 43,086
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

Ahhh! The all important "Elf and Safety" warning ;)!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 43,086
Posted By philbytx
Re: First oil change some info and comments

On a QL fitted Jeep, you don't need ramps or jacks to change the oil. Just raise it up to max off road :thumbsup:. If you fitted a QuickDrain Valve at the first change, it then makes it all that much...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
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: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,000
Posted By philbytx
Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

1. Wanted a "Swiss army knife" type of vehicle with comfort, a good road presence and a DIESEL motor!
2. We live in Texas and wifey's Subaru (smaller Swiss Army Knife vehicle) didn't cut it in ranch...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil filter availability

A warning to all on here......

While you are under warranty, I suggest you purchase, and keep receipts for, FCA recommended oils and MOPAR filters. Should anything happen to your motor, such...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-30-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By philbytx
Re: Oil filter availability

Nope! You are a member of a rather large club :lol:.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-28-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By philbytx
Re: 12v AGM oem battery replacement

FYI -

Lead Acid BMW batteries that are under-seat have a built in vent hose that goes out to atmosphere:thumbsup:.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By philbytx
Re: Noise Vibration and Harshness - let's hear them

As Dom stated, check the fastening bolts on the protection plates. If you have the ORA package, you will probably find that the bolts holding the plates to the frame are NOT tight. I used Blue...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,588
Posted By philbytx
Re: Towing RV Trailer

We get a regular 14-17 MPG towing with our Lance 1685 at a steady 65mph and have seen 18-20 on a flat road and a calm day.

Note that the mileage will definitely depend upon any elevation changes...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

If installed correctly, no slip at all.....:thumbsup:
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By philbytx
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

We use the Andersen Anti-Sway WDH..........

Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch (http://www.andersenhitches.com/Catalog/andersen-nosway-weight-distribution-hitch.aspx)

Light and easy...
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