Last post on Apr 24, 2008 at 9:03 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Car Buying, SUV
#38 of 47 Re: Smoke Problem [coolrider]
Sep 07, 2007 (5:08 am)
Additional info ...
A "normal" active regn event like this should not cause such a dramtic smoke event. There are other possible causes than just bad fuel. Strongly recommend you report this to your dealer at your next service stop and have them check for any possible fixes in case it is another problem.
#39 of 47 2003 diesel
Oct 19, 2007 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2003 Grand Cherokee 5 cyl. diesel, and the nr.2 injector has been leaking badly,took to a mechanic who fitted a new seal at a cost of $80.00 Aus. and still leaking
Anybody else experienced this problem ?? and what happens if I don't worry about it ??
#40 of 47 leaky injector
Oct 20, 2007 (2:41 am)
Not familiar with your model. If the leak is inside the cylinder it will cause misfire and build up carbon in that cylinder. Also the extra fuel will drain down into the oil sump and contaminate your oil to the point your engine will fail. I think I would try a new injector. You may find one in a salvage yard.
#41 of 47 Re: 2003 diesel [garry7]
Oct 20, 2007 (3:06 am)
I presume your vehicle has an MB engine and a fuel system from Bosch. Based on the vintage, I'd contact the dealer and push for information related to possible known problems with that vintage fuel system / engine combination. I don't know your national recall or other consumer protection rules, but pushing for more info through dealer/manufacturer and linking to MB source may be helpful. Focus on that particular vintage engine.
#42 of 47 Re: 2003 diesel [garry7]
Oct 24, 2007 (12:52 pm)
Sorry to read of your FI problems. In the USA this is our first year of having a diesel option in the JGC. We had a 2.8 CRD Liberty for 2005 and 2006 but no more. The down under is lucky to have this option in all Jeep models and multiple choices of engine size to boot.
#44 of 47 2007 GC Diesel, U.S. spec
Apr 23, 2008 (11:01 am)
Just wanted to chime in here with a quick report. I have posted mileage numbers for my 2007 GC Diesel Limited over in the other forum GC Real World Mileage (something like that...). I'm really loving the vehicle and for my driving - considering the weight of vehicle, the lousy aerodynamics and the heavy, off-road Quadra-Drive II full-time system - I'm doing great on the MPG.
The vehicle has served me well, 17600 miles at this point. No problems. Very comfortable, quiet, great cruising range, easy to steer, very nice cornering for a mid-size SUV (WAY better than my previous Landcruisers and Trooper) and works well on steep jeep trails (the couple times I've done that..). I haven't towed yet, but have wanted a camping trailer and just haven't committed yet. Also agree on the stock tires - mine work well including the constant wet roads here in the Pacific NW. There was one recall dealing with the braking system; had that done.
I might add that I keep my tire pressure a bit higher than 'normal' I guess. I have had it down to 32psi, but now keep it around 39psi cold - it handles WAY better (safer) at 70-90 mph this way, and I assume is helping the mpg just a bit too....and with hardly any 'comfort' penalty since I find the vehicle still quite comfortable and quiet on my long commutes here in the Puget Sound (over very crappy roads).
It's too bad Jeep/Chrysler hasn't really advertised this option. They also need to offer it in a basic/Laredo config with 2-wheel drive (2008 models?). I would imagine it would get at least 2 mpg more that way. But I'm very, very happy I bought the vehicle.
Later, and good luck to you all.
#45 of 47 2007 GC Diesels available
Apr 23, 2008 (11:10 am)
Hi, I assume there are still many 2007 diesels left in your area.
If helpful, I was told by a friend that there is a white 2007 Ltd and a black 2007 Ltd available, still new, at Parksmotors.com (Augusta, KS). I believe they are discounted by at least 12k or more.
Apr 24, 2008 (6:46 pm)
While you are here, can you tell us what your city/highway MPG is???...
In the time it took you to type..."I have posted mileage numbers for my 2007 GC Diesel Limited over in the other forum GC Real World Mileage (something like that...)"...you could have just typed "I get XX / YY mpg with my Jeep" and let us know...