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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-31-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,019
Posted By lstowell
Re: What Tire Pressures Do You Run?

From which orifice doth this drivel come?
Tire pressures are a compromise.
Define "overinflating". Above the door sticker, or above the tire makers recommendation for your vehicle?

Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-29-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,749
Posted By lstowell
Re: Rattle Trap

Rear plate holder only fastened at the top?

I added some Home Depot rubber bumpers to the bottom of mine to stop it rattling.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-29-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By lstowell
Re: Something extra I wish my EVIC Screen displayed

And I take it you can't move it.

Will have to try the evic mod setting...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - ZJ 07-28-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By lstowell
Re: OBD-I Scanners... Worth it?

I was going to suggest hitting EBay for one.

You can pull a log of error information with the key on off on off on method.

I dunno if you can still buy the Factory Service Manual for the 95...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By lstowell
Re: Highway sport mode, saving gas ?!

Disclaimer that there is no way to correct for wind conditions, etc.:

I've run the same stretches of highway in both sport and ECO, and always get better mileage in ECO mode--to the tune of a...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 07-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By lstowell
Re: Will the 2016 Jeeps be safe from hacking?

No vehicle with communications interfaces is totally safe. They can be made pretty safe and make it expensive/difficult to get into, but with enough compute power, experts, and equipment, if you...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 07-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By lstowell
Re: Issue with bleeding the brakes

The best way to bleed is with a reverse bleeder, where you feed new fluid from each wheel up into the master cylinder [being careful to avoid overflow] as that drives any bubbles up and out without...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,248
Posted By lstowell
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

Google "IBM Spring Hook"

Local places may have them in your area, or you can mail order same.

There are a few that are long enough and are spring loaded with a small hook on the end that you...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,565
Posted By lstowell
Re: Solution to stiff seats?


The service writer suggested he could get me a good price on moving the seats from a 95 Limited to the 14 Overland, as the techs had all noticed how much stiffer the WK2 was compared to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-06-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,147
Posted By lstowell
Re: Overland or Summit??

?!! I am coming up on 35K miles on a light frost interior, and there are no marks, spots, etc. anywhere inside it.

Yes, it is a tad of a poor color for mudding, but I use Weathertechs, a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-19-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By lstowell
Re: Shuttering, stalling, rough idle.

I'd do the easy stuff and look for an injector that is leaking externally first.
As I would guess the alternative is an injector that is jammed open.
Forum: Other Rides 06-18-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,838
Posted By lstowell
Re: Fake SRT's

Given that Jeep owners pretty much all tend to have a screw loose--or worse--there just may have been a hemi in that thing.
Forum: Other Rides 06-15-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,838
Posted By lstowell
Re: Fake SRT's

Another way to look at it would be that if someone with an "SRT appearance kit" gets their doors blown off, the victor would be dog meat should a real one show up.

I take it you've never seen a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-11-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 84,013
Posted By lstowell
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

!!!!! Agreed. Nothing like Howard Stern about to do the punchline and the next thing you know you are listening to CNN manufacture news.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By lstowell
Re: Help with a question about ACC

The Owners Manual claims it does:

"NOTE: The brake lights will illuminate whenever the
ACC system applies the brakes."

Lacking that, you'd have to have someone follow you or kludge up a mirror...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 05-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By lstowell
Re: Jeep confirms 100k+ range rover rival

The service bay at the local RR dealer tends to stay busy..... not all oil changes either.

However, Jeep will hopefully think carefully about what it means to be in the same price range as the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,119
Posted By lstowell
Re: Why would we buy a Jeep?

It seems an industry problem globally.
In the 70's, Porsche would contact an owner with too many service calls early in the vehicles life, and removed my dealer's franchise after a few too many...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,412
Posted By lstowell
Re: How do you know it's a V8?

Well, you could cut holes in the hood and front fenders and add mirrors so folks could see the engine cover--or even the top of the engine itself, should it be that important.

Observers could just...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-15-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By lstowell
Re: Optimum TIre Pressue 265/ 60 /18 LTX MS2

Been running the LTX/MS and MS2 for a couple decades at 37-38.
I personally prefer 37-38 cold, but someone here noted they preferred 38 front and 36 rear... and I'll agree with them after trying...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-14-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By lstowell
Re: Smaller Tire Width for Winter?

Unless the logjam has busted in the 20 inch size range, I'd suggest 18 inch wheels and snows for winter mainly due to the larger variety of tires and treads available last year in the 18 size. They...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 04-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,505
Posted By lstowell
Re: Switching to Synthetic Oil in High Mileage Engine

First mistake was Jiffy Lube. Don't your local dealers have express lanes at the same price points?

You MAY be able to recover something from Jiffy Lube, where a lawyer in your area familiar...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By lstowell
Re: V8s- Which gas do you use?

The owners manual indicates octane range of 87 to 89 and further that the use of premium is not recommended, as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.

Would appear...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By lstowell
Re: Average of days for side collision repairs

A good body shop will do its best to get all the parts available before they have you bring in your vehicle. If this is possible, a week is about typical.
[I don't have your experience, but I...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 03-31-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By lstowell
Re: Idle Problems still after full tune up

What area of the country are you driving in when this happens?
I had a 95ZJ 4.0 that ran smoothly and passed 4wd dyno based emissions with flying colors, but on a trip to Los Angeles absolutely...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By lstowell
Re: Michelin LTX MS 2 for Winter

I've used them, which included trips across Donner pass, Echo Summit, Carson pass over the Sierras. They are quite surprisingly good, plus much quieter than some aggressive treads. They are also...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,431
Posted By lstowell
Re: Fog lights on with High Beams?

Just one.
Could you go back to it and leave us alone?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By lstowell
Re: Dr. Colorchip - Anyone use lately?

I have the larger kit, deep cherry red.

typical rock dings, it does a very good job of covering up, where they note that this is done such that it is not visible at a given distance. You can...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 03-18-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By lstowell
Re: Just a lil B&W shot with the new wheels

The spirit of Ansel Adams lives!!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-18-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 9,283
Posted By lstowell
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - V-8 Or V-6 ??

You really need to drive both on roads representative of where you will be driving.
Get similarly equipped models and when testing don't worry about 4x4 vs 4x2 as long as both are the same.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By lstowell
Re: 18" to 20 " conversion ride quality

You might want to consider one of the more premium tires such as a Continental Conti, Pirelli, etc. on 20 inch wheels. Does the place you are buying the wheels at have recommendations for the GC...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 971
Posted By lstowell
Re: No Updates for my Truck?

Ask your dealers service folks.
Some will update your various bits of firmware to current versions by default when you take it in for service. Those tend to be dealer service departments aware of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By lstowell
Re: Problems to look for when buying a used 2014 Overland

There are multiple software flashes and tsbs, the ones that would apply depend on the build date which is on the door sticker.

Some of us have pre-Aug builds with pretty much none of the...
Forum: Tech Tips DIY/How To 02-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By lstowell
Re: 2002 jeep grand cherokee. manifold leak

Which engine?
If a 4.0, they are infamous for exhaust manifold leaks.
There is an upgraded manifold available with what looks like accordion folds, but it frankly isn't really better. If you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,492
Posted By lstowell
Re: Advanced tech package

Why stop there?
Add suspension/wheel cameras for rough trail riding for precision wheel placement.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By lstowell
Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

Agreed. Unless you are a combined oil and engine engineer, it is usually a good idea to stick to the manufacturer's recommended viscosity and make sure any oil you buy is labelled to meet the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-24-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By lstowell
Re: Quadra-Lift Ground Clearance Numbers

Probably most useful when driving on a trail with calibrated rocks with clear height markings every few millimeters.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,006
Posted By lstowell
Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 in the snow

I live on the Colorado Front Range.
The Subaru is a capable enough vehicle, unlike 99.9% of Subie drivers who think that thing is a supercar or a real 4wd on ice/snow. Most of the vehicles I see...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-13-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By lstowell
Re: Check engine light on... again!

Code readers are pretty cheap, and there are Autozone's in your area of Denver.

Generally, if the thing is on solid, it is nowhere near as serious as if it blinks, and it MAY go off after a few...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-29-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,187
Posted By lstowell
Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

I've also seen it called a light truck.
Suspect someone just aimed a dart at the board and took the first answer... wait till the sunroof qualifies you as a convertible owner.

No offense to a...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-29-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,650
Posted By lstowell
Re: Best snow driving techniques and modes

It would be odd if ECO mode bogged anything down in deep snow, as with load on the engine, it should not be in 4 banger mode anyway. Just use snow mode, it also turns off ECO if it becomes too...
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