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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-11-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Bob, I have no criticism of the Treg, and your comment is spot on.

Yep it broke, and had it not happened at 60k on the dirt of the Plenty Hwy, there may have been serious consequences, but given...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-11-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

here you are…..the original bulletin - issued early on when there was a lot of hoo ha about whether or not and would the Quadralift cope.

John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-11-2014, 12:38 AM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

The figure is really only a recommendation from Jeep, and there are plenty out there that are well over, not using a WDH. I'm sure your vehicle will do it easily.

I use one and our van only goes...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-10-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Ahhhhhh, get it right before Snuke comes along......
Jeep recommend a WDH be used with all available suspension systems when towing an ATM over 2268kg.
You were in the ballpark anyway.
I use mine...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-08-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

It's got me intrigued.........
I just looked at the Cequent (Tekonsha) site for the P3 manual, (on the data page for the unit), and the manual - revision C, 02/12 (after I purchased), references...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-08-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

My owners manual, for my Autoelec supplied AU 90195A model P3 is titled for Model 90195.
It doesn't mention storing profiles.
Perhaps there has been an upgraded P3 released in the 4 years I have...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-08-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

There does seem to be a difference in the part no - 90195 in the US where the specs mention the storable profile, against 90195A for the units marketed here.
Whether there is a difference I couldn't...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

next time you get a hand drawn sketch……..

There's crocodiles in them ponds.

john
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2014, 04:23 AM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Yep, look at Snukes evidence....
The iPad has pretty much replaced my MacBook when we are travelling.
Works for email, banking, web browsing and our navigation, sitting down on the console in the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-06-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Git orf and get back on topic...
Thanks for the hints tho.
You must have something better to do now.
I hadn't even cleaned the truck and now you've made the bugs show up. Hours and hours of work...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2014, 10:58 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I know its sideways, I only have the iPad to hand and the technology defeats me.
Sorry
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2014, 10:56 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Geez, hardly worth walking the 5 m to the truck...........
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2014, 05:27 PM
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Views: 706
Posted By John47
Re: Air bag light

It's off the topic, and apologies for that, but the cruise control and parking brake light are very likely related.........there have been lots of reports that the wire to the park brake switch is a...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2014, 05:19 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I've used plain old Aldi mirrors for the last 40 odd thousand K, and they have given me absolutely no issues and done the job of providing a view brilliantly.
They are similar to the Milenco, in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2014, 09:16 PM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

"Hate" is a pretty strong word, please don't use it in relation to any attitude of mine.

Pennzoil is Shell, I can't see how they would have a product packaged as Pennzoil, and not have a Shell...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

I wouldn't touch Shell with a barge pole after the shifty way they changed the formulation of the Helix Ultra Extra (this oil also carried the Chrysler MS11106 approval), in 2012 such that it no...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-18-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: Snatch Strap Kit recommendations for the GC?

You got good advice, and you will enjoy the training as well as get lots out of it.
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-18-2014, 06:19 AM
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Views: 720
Posted By John47
Re: Snatch Strap Kit recommendations for the GC?

Once you've done the research and decided on a quality strap and some rated d shackles, you'll have to think about where to connect them.
Your new Jeep won't come with recovery points, and it will...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2014, 11:08 PM
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Posted By John47
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

As others have advised, it is only the radius on the corners that is different. Once they have been slightly rounded off it will still fit in your older hitch.
Trailer loads will be taken through...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-14-2014, 07:01 PM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

The Wesfil oil filter for the 3.0 CRD, 2011 on, is WCO 163.
The air filter is WCA 5153.
The cabin filter is WACF 0154.
The fuel filter is WCF 203, and 2 of these are required for the change.
You...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-13-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Granted.
I like to think of supplying my own oil as a strategy for risk management.
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-13-2014, 07:42 PM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

I am currently running a Wesfil oil filter, that I supplied when I had the vehicle serviced in Broome.
Last invoice I paid for a Mopar filter was in the order of $58, and as I recall the Wesfil...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-13-2014, 03:37 AM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

At least you can feel more comfortable that your your vehicle hasn't been compromised.
Or can you?
I guess you have to have some confidence that the higher spec oil actually went in, but I have...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2014, 05:26 AM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

The 2012 does have a DPF, but not the software issues that have plagued early 2014 models.
You also have a sophisticated emissions control system that includes exhaust gas recirculation and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-11-2014, 07:22 PM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

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Part quote......
Used Castrol Magnatec Pro10W30 – discounted to $55 to keep under the $560 quote.
Trans fluid $148
Trans filter $42
Oil filter $64
So I need to rebook when the brake...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,864
Posted By John47
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

Well done Chocco......another positive result for this forum, and international cooperation.
Now you have the challenge of getting the diesel stickers to put on your new black cap.
What about...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,864
Posted By John47
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

Thanks Bones, bog simple and looks very workable. If the spray can plastic cap seals on the rubber collar that will keep the whole neck clean, as well as allow the filler cavity to be hosed out...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-30-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,864
Posted By John47
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

So Snuke, are you reconsidering the suggestion you made on 10/5 to cope with the sealing?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-29-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

For what it's worth when comparing service costs, I'd be asking what oil was going in the vehicle.
Those who have followed the oil threads know there is a world of difference in the oils the dealers...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-26-2014, 10:11 PM
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Views: 36,565
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

My information direct from my dealer service manager was that he had been informed "change automatic transaxle fluid" at the 50k service was incorrect and should not be included in this service. All...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,682
Posted By John47
Re: OBDII wifi dongle and Ipad app

Thanks David, for the feedback on your setup. As Snuke noted, I've also seen ads for ELM27 wifi dongles that switch on/off with the ignition. They are expensive little critters though compared to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-10-2014, 11:46 PM
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Views: 411
Posted By John47
Re: 1st Oil Test M1 ESP 5W30 MY12 JGC 3.0L Diesel

Thanks Swampy.
Certainly supports the use of the Mobil 1 and a nice warm fuzzy about the apparent engine wear levels.
Makes the hassle to get hold of it and supply well worth while
John
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-10-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,864
Posted By John47
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

I did get a suggestion from another owner who folds a small hand towel over the cap before the door is closed. He says that works a treat for him.
Thank you again Snuke for your suggestion however...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-10-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,864
Posted By John47
Re: Capless fuel filler and dust

Photos were much appreciated.
The 2012's don't have a seal around the door so that may be of some benefit.
Diesel film does attract dust, and it seems to me that it could be an issue......places we...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,864
Posted By John47
Capless fuel filler and dust

We are presently in Broome, having come across from the east via the Plenty Hwy, and the Kimberley. Several thousand k of very dusty dirt roads, and as the fuel access actually collects dust, a...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-08-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,527
Posted By John47
Re: The MY14 2nd Battery and DC Thread

Ally is right, think it was over on the Ausjeep forum, about 18 months ago in one of the dual battery threads. Didn't look all that attractive to me.
There is also the option for non QL vehicles to...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 64,923
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Actually the bull dust was so deep in parts that we didn't leave a mark. Compared to the 3 trailer double deck cattle trucks and the 4 trailer mine trucks our contribution was nothing.
I just had...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-23-2014, 05:48 AM
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Views: 64,923
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Just to underline the importance of Russell's enquiry.
Photo shows our recent experience of 13 April on the Plenty Hwy. At 60kph on a very corrugated section of the 800 k of dirt. We dragged the van...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,172
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

By my reasoning the engine is one part of the package, Chrysler purchase this and engineer it into a package that includes emissions control systems, and the software to manage them. These additional...
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