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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-19-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,778
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

If you read the first few pages of this thread and the issues with Shell labelling of their product perhaps you may not be quite as enthusiastic.

Just a quick Google brings up the following info…...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By John47
Re: Loose Mirror/Sensor Assembly

I'm sure it is a click into place….when I had a new screen fitted the guy fiddled about for ages to get things lined up when refitting the housing.
Likely the fact I was standing watching influenced...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,778
Posted By John47
Re: MY2014 GC Limited Springs

Jarrid, early on in your thread some pretty experienced people asked what were the weights you were dealing with, and I reckon putting your package across a weigh bridge while loaded to worst case...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,778
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

It seems there is now some cross posting between this thread and http://www.jeepgarage.org/f157/chrysler-ms-11106-compliant-oil-82458.html
but I'll buy in here with my thoughts on Shell Helix HX7...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Further to thoughts on stability - for those that tow, this video is worth a look.

It has been around for a while now and is caravan oriented but a horse float is just as relevant, maybe even more...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

The safety chain to towing hitch question is one that regularly pops its head into caravanning circles - and generally promoted by just such as the situation with the awkward connection on the WK2.
...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 11-28-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By John47
Re: Diesel Overland heating up towing 3 tonne caravan

There are a number of posts on other forums regarding the apparent engine coolant temp rise when towing with a 2014 up hills......in exactly the manner you describe.
Several posters have carefully...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,778
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

I know it doesn't really have relevance to WA, but just for general info I paid $243.20 for 20l of Mobil 1 ESP 5W30 in April this year, picked up from local depot at Pacific Petroleum in Burleigh...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,778
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

i agree with your thoughts Bob, and the Mercedes BeVo list appears to back you up.
Here is an extract from the top of the page that lists oils "approved" to MB 229.51 (search BeVo for this page if...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By John47
Re: Australian windscreen replacement

I can post an update on our experiences with the new windscreen - and as you already know it was genuine Mopar from the dealer.
We had the phantom wipe issue for several days - dealer couldn't find...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Welcome Gandalf - and pardon the editing……but you are right - all the information is contained here, plus descriptions and comprehensive information as to where to purchase, how much to pay, and how...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-11-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
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+ 07-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
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+ 07-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,806
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
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
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+ 06-12-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
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+ 04-23-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
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+ 04-02-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,507
Posted By John47
Re: Product Safety Recalls Australia

It probably is……I had a conversation with my dealer service manager about the recall today.
He advised the update hasn't been released to dealers yet, the WITECH system they use doesn't have it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-26-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By John47
Re: Mini fuse for GC 2014

These are the fuses….called Micro 2 fuses - not to be confused with Mini fuses.

MICRO2 Fuses 32V DC -40C to + 175C Rating (http://theelectricaldepot.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_253)
...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

And just to show we do use the van, we are presently having a few days on the banks of the Condamine River, amongst the red gums and white cockatoos.

When we get home we organise ourselves, and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 19,778
Posted By John47
Re: CRD oil on special

You'll note from my earlier posts that I did comment that the Chrysler standard had just disappeared from the Autralia site in late 2012, around the time I started enquiring.
In my early on...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

I dunno how many WK2s I've seen with the little plastic circle sticking out from the rear mudflats, still attached.
I'm sure that no dealer "mechanic" ever reads the instructions. Wonder what they...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 03-04-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By John47
Re: Dual Battery System Danger

I use a dual battery system in my 2012 Laredo, to power a 12v fridge and other accessories.
I fabricated a slide in module for the cargo area and when going away the module is slotted in, with the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-21-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Bob, you obviously haven't been keeping up with your homework……… http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_2600212.pdf
Little tests will be slipped in from time to time.

My invoice from my 50K service...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-20-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

50k service today…….
Price paid - $276.55
I supplied my own oil (Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W30).

Essentially this was a standard service - despite the service booklet saying "change automatic...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By John47
Re: Blown Turbo Hose

About three months ago as we were accelerating from 80kph to 100kph joining the M1 at Robina, there was a thud from the front as if we hit a bird.
immediately the MIL came on and the vehicle lost...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-22-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By John47
Re: 101 things to do with expanding foam filler

Foam boxes or packing were firmly off our list when we used to do a lot of corrugated road work out in the shrubbery in the good old days.
The foam rubs and any sort of shaking around breaks it up -...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

Brenden, you have been given the right information regarding the Tekonsha P3 - it is the benchmark for electric brake controllers.
You can get one from here - Tekonsha P3 Prodigy Caravan Trailer...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-31-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Well I'm still around and still enjoying our Jeep, just back from a 7000k loop to Victoria and back, towing our van.
Just before we left i had arranged a 40 K service with Frizelles at Tweed. (forum...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,920
Posted By John47
Re: Dual battery MY14 Overland CRD

I wanted a removable system this time as well, so I modified the drawer module from our previous Patrol (would have been quicker to build a new one). The module now replaces the lift up lid in the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-24-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 76,099
Posted By John47
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

For those that might be interested, this is the best explanation I have found as to how a full time 4wd system works, and certainy relevant to our WK2 model.......
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 67,436
Posted By John47
Re: Jeep service costs

Aussie - the Chrysler dealer in Lismore is Frizelles Group - the same group has Tweed and Southport.
Obviously they will have different service people and facilities, but hopefully should share the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-20-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

I did, and you'd need to have the ignition on at the very least.
The EVIC comes up with a confirmation message.
The handbook warns QL should be disabled when jacking as well so as to avoid...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-05-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,585
Posted By John47
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Willx, your experience towing with the JGC mirrors the applause from Australian owners - but just wait until you try with the CRD - they are awesome tow vehicles, and you will be amazed that they...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 94,183
Posted By John47
Re: The Towing thread

There are plenty of ways of achieving a power supply to a second battery or to a van or trailer in a WK2.
You are right in that the jeep employs a Canbus wiring system, and this means that a 12v tap...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-25-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By John47
Re: WK2's in the outback

I use Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 - bit hard to get hold of but it is one of the very few that comply with Chrysler spec MS11106.
Due to the exhaust gas recirculation into the intake system and the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-23-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By John47
Re: WK2's in the outback

Spare fuel filters on board are definitely on my list - as well as a couple of air filter and cabin filter elements. Aftermarket ones from Wesfil are always beside my spare tyre. Do a bit of reading...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-19-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,103
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 283,375
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Ally, just to revisit the controller installation for a bit.......our P3 is in the cubby (looks exactly like No1spcl's photo) and works works fine for our purpose there - I also fitted a Piranha...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-04-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,103
Sticky: WK2 DownUnder
Views: 283,375
Posted By John47
Re: WK2 DownUnder

GDay Glenn
Roachy was right...it is in a thread called BMackin WK2 Build & Adventure - Post #14 - didn't post a link because it might not be the right thing to do.....I'm sure you already know the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-31-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 76,099
Posted By John47
Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Goodonya Selous, great work and thanks.....
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