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#77 of 155 Re: Minimal Issues [caribou1]
Jan 25, 2007 (3:27 pm)
caribou1: The ashes are no problem! We have a Waterford wood heat stove that generates lots of ashes! Maybe I should bag them and sell the bags. Now that is the kind of recycling I can really get into.
I found out that the 2006 Liberty's have a service note on how to clean these dirt-magnet seat covers. Wash with warn water only power vac. Then let dry, and repeat the same except with cold water, vac, and let dry, and vac once more. DCX says this won't fail......I wouldn't bet the farm on it!
Diesel is now $2.32 US here, and reg gas is $1.99, How much is the fuel there?
Oh I read that the Jeep Commander's days are limited and no more in 2009. I feel sorry for those who bought this gas hog box on wheels.
#78 of 155 Re: Minimal Issues [farout]
Jan 26, 2007 (6:40 am)
Farout: Today I'm bringing home two small bags of ashes to try with my little car. I'm just curious to see how good this works; it seems most people knew about this trick here, and I didn't.
My BFG T/A tires have 38,000 miles and still give outstanding performance on crushed ice and snow. I was a bit doubtful entering the winter season due to the wear of their cutting edges: I was wrong.
I use NAPA Windshield Winter Blades that I strongly recommend. They don't completely cover the passenger side because of their additional stiffness but ice is no problem because of the way they are built. I can only complain about the accumulation of snow that gets stuffed into the groove located on the left side of the windshield. Snow accumulated outside cools the glass and this catches humidity that reduces the driver's view.
Good diesel fuel (Total Excellium) came down to 1.1 Euro per liter(~5.70USD/gal) and reg gas is practically the same price.
#79 of 155 Re: Minimal Issues [caribou1]
Jan 27, 2007 (6:26 am)
We used ashes to move a helpless 4wd Suburban on ice a couple of years ago on a surface that our 98 Jeep moved easily. We keep a bucket handy for our steep driveway when it gets icy - haven't needed it yet with the Jeeps we have had. I learned the put-it-in-neutral trick on ice when I was 16. It just seemed natural.
I lived in a village with steep hills everywhere. One day I couldn't get up any of the steep hills to my parents house. I backed down a steep hill and backed up another hill just to turn around but the car just kept going - got home in reverse. The leading edges of the tires were badly worn. I switched the tires around to put the sharp trailing edge the right direction and got through the rest of the winter on those hills.
Most people when stuck and "rocking" a vehicle jam the transmission into gear and floor it, then jam it into gear and floor it until they get unstuck or ruin the transmission. Here's a rocking tip that will not hurt the transmission and has never failed me. Gently move the vehicle forward (or backward) until it stops while applying the brake just before or right after it starts to spin at the end of the rock. Change gears (at an idle) while holding the brake, then release the brake while gently applying throttle. Applying the brake at the end of the rock helps hold a position further in the rock. Chances are you will drive out of the icy trough you made and get back on top of the packed snow in just 3 or 4 tries. Sounds simple, but I have never seen anyone do this.
I have helped people, that were stuck and destroying their car, by just asking them to get out and I would get behind the wheel and drive it out of the spot using this method. I love their stunned expressions. It is a waste of time to try to push someone who is frustrated.
#80 of 155 Re: Minimal Issues [siberia]
Jan 28, 2007 (2:30 am)
Siberia: I believe we share the same driving experiences. I do exactly what you describe. So far I never needed help except for the only time in my life my vehicle rested on it's belly over an icy snow drift higher than my knees. That was kind of funny for me but not for my wife anxious to get to work on time
But regarding the ABS combination with the gearbox being in Neutral position, I find tricky for the non 'addicted' people. Since our dear PCM (engine injection plus transmission synchronization calculator) gives or should give an alarm to the transmission controller to release the clutches that were being used at the moment the slippage began, I think the logic could wait for the throttle pedal to be pressed again before resuming previous drive selection.
I realize how people react when they loose control so a bit more value analysis here could be appreciated.
#81 of 155 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel EGR issues [steve_]
May 05, 2007 (4:44 pm)
I have nothing but good things to say about my CRD. I now have 43M miles and have loved every minute of my driving experiance with it. However, today my check engine light came on for again and I fear this may be the 4th EGR replacement coming up. I did see that the code set this time is different from the other times - P1104 - anyone know what this means? I have noticed that my fuel mileage has dropped a lot. I plan on calling my dealer(Who has a very good diesel mechanic) on Monday morning - but was really wondering if anyone had an idea what this code means. Thanks
#82 of 155 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel EGR issues [spete]
May 06, 2007 (7:03 am)
Spete.... Can not help you on that one the book goes from 1102 and jump to 1131, maybe is the EGR valve. Are you using ULSD fuel?. ARE you blowing it nose every week?. Are you bleeding the air from the fuel filter?. are you cleaning the map sensor at every oil change?. This are a few things that you have to do to the CRD as part of the maintenance procedure. Good Luck.
#83 of 155 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel EGR issues [nescosmo]
May 06, 2007 (10:03 am)
Thanks for the relpy - yes I am doing everything you mention in your reply. I had not any problems since last fall (November was last EGR replacement and was supposed to be a different part number from Chrysler) - and this time i had stopped to get my morning coffee and when I restarted the engine after about 10 minutes of shutdown, the check engine light came on. I will post what I learn after I bring it in this week. Thanks
#84 of 155 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel EGR issues [spete]
May 08, 2007 (10:44 am)
Spete...Yesterday i replaced the fuel filter ( i had one since i bought the CRD} with only 9k miles and let me tell you the difference was super; I could not believe that a filter change could make so much difference, the filter inside was black like tar, well you could think about it. Wix make a filter for $26.00 that replace the original and is identical the #is 33647. Try it.
#85 of 155 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel EGR issues [spete]
May 09, 2007 (12:27 pm)
EGR Flow control valve. Had the same thing happen. rather common.
#86 of 155 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel EGR issues [farout]
May 09, 2007 (3:43 pm)
Farout... How do you like your vehicle, funny the day that you exchange your CRD the diesel went chipper that ru.