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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,779
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Sirius XM Antenna problem...?

Well now that the trees have gotten their leaves this problem is as I suspected worse than ever. Seems like I spend a quarter of my one hour commute home in silence. It does seem to be far worse...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By raptor5618
Easy exit just stopped working

I tried the easy exit setting so the seat goes back when you shut the car down. I got in one day and my seat felt like it was not set up right so I hit the button to readjust and nothing happened. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,643
Posted By raptor5618
Re: First Long Trip MPG Results

Got mine in early January and with winter fuel during the bitter cold I have been averaging 26-27 with mostly highway but maybe 10 or 20% off highway. When march came around it moved up around 28. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,831
Posted By raptor5618
Re: EcoDiesel Which Oil Will You Use

I contacted customer service for Jeep and they did not say that I could not use another oil or that if I did it would necessarily void my warranty. They said they recommended using the certified oil....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,440
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Diesel transmission jumping

Mine was built in Mid December and as part of my first oil change last week they flashed some updates and since then I have not had that bump again. Cannot say it is fixed because I only had it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,065
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Overland vs Limited Dilemma

I think if you are going to load a limited up with all the options you probably are better off going with the overland. My son got one and I think he kind of regrets it. Some of those added features...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,440
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Diesel transmission jumping

7K and I just recently got this jumping a few times. Seems tied to stopping from a slower speed than say stopping as you get off a highway. I do not drive much in the city so it might happen way...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,954
Posted By raptor5618
Re: 2014 WK2 3.0 so far NOT so good

I once read an article about the evolution of a camera from where you had to adjust everything to take a picture to what we often see now where the camera senses light and distance to focus and...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,779
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Sirius XM Antenna problem...?

My radio is now cutting out more than ever. I read somewhere that it might have something to do with my phone but I tried turning it off and even left it home once to see if it changed anything and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-07-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,670
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

I think the only thing that someone has do to decide is to drive both versions. While I think that over time the Diesel is the more cost effective option, I do not think it would matter because I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,670
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Convince me as to why I want a diesel

I think you would have to do some magic to get 24MPG with the gas engine in my part of the country where it is a little hilly. Measured at the pump while on winter fuel I have exceeded 28 MPG on...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Where to Get DEF/ How Much Per Gallon

Well decided to top off the DEF tank after reading this thread and seeing my level is moving toward a quarter tank. Stopped at flying J, Sat in line with a whole pile of trucks feeling kind of puny...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,708
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Fueling the CRD

I know I was not clear in what I wrote. I drive a hundred miles every work day. Fuel prices in NY are crazy so I always fill up at a station that is near to where I live who has the best prices...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By raptor5618
Re: MPG better with ECO OFF?!

I wonder what the temp was for each test. I always have eco on but when the temp drops below freezing and especially down into the teens my mileage drops significantly. I have the same 100 mile...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By raptor5618
Re: I Pulled The Trigger

I am going to be over 5K in the truck and so far only minor stuff that really are not flaws but caused by our countries demand to squeeze more mileage and cleaner emissions before the technology...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Where to Get DEF/ How Much Per Gallon

Thanks for the Link, Found out there was a DEF pump 6 miles from my house on a route that I go on from time to time. I also go by a Flying J but that place is usually really busy so could be a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Starting Issues in the cold

Think this also points out the importance of being more careful where you get your fuel in the winter. I try to buy from stations that are actually truck stops where you can be fairly certain they...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,954
Posted By raptor5618
Re: 2014 WK2 3.0 so far NOT so good

I hope your problems are over. I know this vehicle has a lot of processors so in agreement with an earlier post and drawing on my work in IT, most of the problems I see are the result of a faulty...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,708
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Fueling the CRD

I do not fill while idling for the same reason I do not go to drive throughs. I just do not like letting an engine idle as I think it is not so great for the engine and I guess I still have some of...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,682
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

Always had great reception before this vehicle even with those magnetic antenna things that sat low on your roof but you have to run a wire out the window or through the trunk. I can live with the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-10-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,797
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Diesel drawbacks

I think you worry too much. With the GC this is the third occasion I have had to decide if maybe I should go with a gas model or Diesel. Diesel won every time. The fuel is more but the MPG is...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Transmission & Oil Temperatures

Not vouching for the gauges accuracy but the engine will hold some heat for a very long time. Having a diesel for many years now, there is a noticeable difference when you start up in the morning...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,682
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I am in the GC for two hours every day so I would need to have a whole lot of downloaded songs to make sure I did not get tired of them pretty quickly. At 3 minutes a song I would listen to 40 songs...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 28,021
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Problem With 2014 Grand Cherokee Heater

I have a diesel GC and I have never noticed a problem with the heat. I have it set at 70 and sometimes a bit higher since it has been really cold this winter. I do not idle to warm it up either. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By raptor5618
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee wont start

In Eco mode and a warm engine I think there is little chance that you would ever up the MPG by manually shifting. If you are easy on the acceleration the transmission shifts sooner than I ever would...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Does your fuel door sit flush?

I think with all those issues related to body alignment I would find another dealer to take it too. My son's Overland has a gas door cover out of alignment and they said that he or someone must have...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,427
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Potential new owner...

I never warm it up by idling it. Within a few minutes the engine oil gets up to around 105 and then the automatic heat kicks in. The heated seats and wheel are usually enough to stay warm until the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,427
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Potential new owner...

The ACC does use your brakes to pace the other car very unlike I do it by letting off the pedal and letting the engine brake my speed. I followed my son home and that brake light going on all the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,306
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Towing MPG's

I think if you factor the up front cost for the diesel you also have to consider the expected life of the engine which in my view is much greater than a gas engine.

I know you will get better...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 21,754
Posted By raptor5618
Re: First oil change some info and comments

I wrote to Jeep and they said that using another oil would not necessarily void your warranty but they suggested using an oil that had the recommended spec. From looking over on the TDI site I...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,427
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Potential new owner...

About 4K so far and overal I am at around 27 and I do expect to see close to 30 in the summer months. If you drive diesel now there is no way that you could get a gas burner and be happy. I used to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By raptor5618
Re: 6K miles for first oil change

The only place I found that has the required oil is Pep Boys. I found some on Amazon but it really was not a deal. Local dealer will do the first change for free so I will go there for the first one...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-28-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,404
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Miles per Gallon

So far 6 fill ups and half are just around 26 MPG and half are above 28 MPG. My last fill up was over 28 and I had more city driving than usual although not really a big percentage of miles. The...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-19-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,404
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Miles per Gallon

I will have to look at my records for the Jettas I had. The older one took a hit when winter fuel came into play, the newer one it was barely noticeable. I suspect the GC still does not get as good...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By raptor5618
Re: SiriusXM Problem

The more I read about the reception the more depressed I get. I have had Sirius since it began and went through all the iterations of antenna's that came with their radios and of all of them this is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Radio Problem

The antenna for the satellite radio is horrible. I lose signal sometimes when a truck goes by. If you are or were around buildings, trees, mountains and anything that is higher than your GC it is a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Help With a Sirius Problem

Not sure I can really be of much help but I would contact Sirius. Perhaps Jeep does not have a license to give out free Sirius in Mexico but I would think that you certainly would have the right to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,404
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Miles per Gallon

I am just making an observation but it seems as if the MPG drops a good bit when the temps go into the low 20's and below. One week it rarely even hit 20 and it was difficult to cruise on the level...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,136
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Lifetime Extended Warranty Not Available On New JGC Diesel

Yea I think the dealer might have been putting a line on me but the difference was small enough that being able to finance it fit things for me better.

As far as the extension goes, I got that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-14-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,404
Posted By raptor5618
Re: Miles per Gallon

I do not know all the technical aspects of back pressure etc but I do know that an engine is pretty inefficient at converting energy to power. If I recall correctly it is in the 30 or 40% range.
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