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#1 of 178 Who is Happy with their CRD?
Jun 28, 2007 (3:49 pm)
Im a potential 05' Limited owner. But after reading these forums I am very cautious. I know complaints are always the loudest so I was wondering who was actually happy with their CRD? Thanks in advance.
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#2 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [fairch]
Jun 29, 2007 (6:53 am)
50k- 2 1/2 years. 1 repair (EGR) beyond normal maint and recalls. 25mpg +/- in the summer, 22 +/- in the winter. I turn the key and it starts. What else is there to say?
#3 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [vtdog]
Jun 29, 2007 (9:05 am)
Thanks vtdog its good hear that there are some reliable CRDs out there. I think it would be a great rig for us but I don't have the time or money for a shop queen. BTW does the ORM solve alot of issues?
#4 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [fairch]
Jul 02, 2007 (12:29 pm)
I have had my 06 CRD for about a year now. Other than recall work no problems.
I have run B5 and B20 Biodiesel pre blended at the pump from day 1. Currently I have 11000 miles and use oW-40 motor oil changing between 3-4 k. I plan on changing the fuel filter once a year as I have done in all my vehicles over the years regardless of mileage. Perhaps this helped me avoid the problems others have had?
I do get a bit of smoke if I accelerate abruptly. I have driven diesels for years, all smoke if heavy throttle is given or air filter is restricted or clogged.
I highly recommend the Diesel Libby for extended interstate highway driving at 65+ mph. Mine maintains her speed well on inclines.
I get about 25mpg mixed and often 30+ highway low load.
I would go CRD Libby again
#5 of 178 Who's happy?
Jul 03, 2007 (2:10 pm)
#6 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [fairch]
Jul 05, 2007 (6:17 am)
I am more than happy with it. However, be cautious of a used one, because it seems there are few with knowhow in correcting certain problems.
#7 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [fairch]
Jul 06, 2007 (12:36 am)
I have an 06 Liberty Diesel, 12,000 miles, love it. Did a trip last year when we bought it, from Vancouver, BC, Canada to Prescott Arizona in the summer. We towed a trailer with an Austin Mini on it, total weight about 3,000 lbs. we still managed over 30 mpg!! On the way back, we parked the trailer in Moab Utah and went off roading 30 miles in, performed great! We had a gas liberty before and we now get more than double the distance on a tank!
#8 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [fairch]
Jul 07, 2007 (2:09 am)
Although I have had 2 torque converters, one transmission, one EGR due to the fact my dealer has a good tech and service advisor I have had it back pretty quick. I added the 100K warranty to it but overall am pleased. Mileage has consistently improved and is now in the 27-29 range. I have 54K miles and bought it in March 2005.
#9 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their CRD? [fairch]
Jul 07, 2007 (8:56 am)
about the same problems as everybody else egr torque converter pump etc march 2005 build last problem at eighteen thoushand moles none since 31000 miles would by again
#10 of 178 luv/hate
Jul 08, 2007 (12:04 pm)
This vehicle has had all the normal problems and recalls as the others.I find the difference is in dealer support.my dealership is very good and they have a few senior techs that are on the ball.thanks to a few of the more tech savvy owners on this forum I have found that cleaning the maf sensor and bleeding the fuel filter monthly will alleviate a lot of problems.Of course,when I have issues with the truck I start thinking why did I get it.I hope that by the time waranty runs out all the bugs will be worked out and i will have learned enough about the rig to work on it myself for most small problems.It is great on fuel and will pull anything I need.I can see parts being expensive but it seems it is mostky computer issues which i do not have the equipment to deal with.overall i am happy with this truck.