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  • 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.
  • Hey peoples ! Just checking in to brag about, well..... Perfection ! Mar '05 Diesel Liberty still hasn't been to the shop. Any new issues I'm out of the loop on ??? Thanks.
  • An actual 30+ mpg can be had with good tire inflation (my sweet spot unloaded is 38 psi front and 36 psi rear)and cruise control below 100 kph in 5th Lock gear over long distances. If much stop and go driving is done it's a difficult mpg average to…
  • How about an aftermarket chip ? F37 is the Antichrist !!
  • Caribou... Are not at all concerned about possible pre-detonation when egr is disabled this way? Please explain your faith in the ORM to not cause premature engine wear/failure. I ask- this because I'd love to have the nerve to maintain the ORM (…
  • Normally, when the EGR opens, I am guessing the injection timing is advanced more to offset the degraded combustion conditions. Preignition may result if that timing advance remains after doing the Off-Road Modification. Preignition can severely re…
  • caribou1: I could be wrong, bit I think chaining up the front on an Independent Front Suspension is a no-no. I did that on my Montero during a hunting trip and was replacing Idler and Pitman arms plus the drag link soon after. Look in the Liberty …
  • caribou1... I not only get your point, but feel the same way about all the HUGE pickup trucks with 6.9 and 7.3 liter diesels I see. It's funny; my brother bought an early 90's Dodge diesel and I believe it has a 4.7l non-turbo and it easily pulls …
  • "the crd will tear up the torque converter and it will throw pieces of it through your tranny" Then, it will grow fangs... Everybody knows that less is more in Europe- it's the only way Europeans can feel greatness at all. Sadly though, less is …
  • They become porous and spongy with time and exposure to heat and the oil vapors... Sounds like politicians too :mad:
  • Yeah... And don't forget the drivetrain warranty is halved beyond 2005
  • crdnot... Thanks for sharing your legwork in this matter as you seem to share my sentiments: No voluntary torque reductions w/o a compensatory remedy (or buyback). Your use of the term "drivetrain" made me curious until you talked about your diff…
  • Gosh ! I hope you mean synthetic oils. Be clear. There was good agreement in this forum that a synthetic oil brings resistence to problems related to coking of oil on hot turbo-charger bearings.
  • You may have better sense about the F37 Recall than I do, arvman. Just keep in mind: can Daimler-Chrysler mandate a "fix" that diminishes the torque when fixes that wouldn't do that were an (albeit more expensive) option for them to prescribe ? Wi…
  • Yeah. I do love messing with people who promote their livelihoods here!
  • So there's the answer. Biodieseldude DOES NOT use Amsoil even though (s)he's familiar with the many positive anecdotal claims of Jeep afficianadoes. The same conclusion (opinion) as me !
  • Yes, people have used it and their vehichles ran about the same as before. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend Amsoil or any other value-added product like it.
  • "Biodiesel is much easier to make (than ethanol), you can do it yourself in your backyard using a vegetable press machine." When I entered this forum a year-and-a-half ago, I always tried to instill extreme wariness in folks about the product unifo…
  • Yes Tidester, Sir: Your knowledge on current Hydrogen technology is what I understand too. There are bugs to be worked out of the adsorbtive technology- to be sure, but that is the promising track of things.
  • Siberia- Not a problem. I just appreciated the long answer caribou1 provided, too !
  • Thanks caribou1- Your explanation of it was not wasted on me since I've been a student of this Jeep since before I bought one. Running the diverted EGR exhaust back to exhaust (perhaps an auxiliary tail pipe!) would be the only reliable remedy to …
  • I know that the flow control valve will throw a code if it is not sensing flow. But, what does it do besides function for the EGR system? Is it involved in changing turbo vane geometry ?
  • caribou1- Is there specific post of yours you might recall that provides some guidance on 'how' you got rid of your EGR (problem)? You can't keep teasing us like this! Doesn't it involve chewing gum and a sledgehammer?
  • Well, my 03/05 version has been in the shop zero times. My previous Mitsubishi Montero got stuck in the treadmill of the local dealer's shop. The guys who actually turn wrenches in dealer shops are notoriously low on talent and sometimes attention…
  • I know I'll be one of the last holdouts on F-37. I tow lots, have really learned to drive Libby for the best economy and power, and also have reservations about the recall degrading its performance. Not getting F-37'd and having transmission failu…
  • Playgabe, I'm with you but am not sure we didn't sign away our rights to ignore specific recalls. I tend to side with a previous poster who said that the subect parts will loose warranty coverage if we do not respond for "the fix". Would really li…
  • The ST's are not great for traction or wear, but they have provided good fuel economy and a certain amount of ruggedness and durability; ESPECIALLY during towing- for me. During most of the year, I run 38 psi in fronts and 36 psi in the rears. If …
  • Farout- "(with ULSD) I can sometimes feel a little jerking once in a while, when in 5th OD and doing 60mph." That's a fuel injector hanging up within the lower lubricity diesel, don't ya think?
  • Even THIS site can't bog down my wicked fast new supercomputer (or perhaps only its more modern video card), so I return just in time for "F37". Has anyone tried a before and after dynamometer test before turning their precious CRD over to Big Broth…
  • In retrospect somewhat foolishly, I changed out to Castrol 5W-50 at 742 miles, and again at 3,200 miles. Was the warm-to-hot season, May - October. No adverse results, but I'm certainly not making any recommendation, yet.
  • I do use Stanadyne All-Season (Cetane improver) and also used Chevron 'Dieselmotive' with the presumably lower sulfer CA fuel. However, that was marketed only as "Diesel #2", so I have no idea if it was anything more than more expensive. The mile…
  • Just returned from a 1,675 mile trip to central CA in a pretty loaded-down CRD. Averaged 26 MPG. Didn't spare the ponies much, either. Best segment, 356 miles, produced 30 MPG traveling 68 MPH in cruise control (Speed Limit mostly 55 :blush:, bu…
  • Wow! That must be the record long post! Just a thought on your warm up problem: if you were to mount and adequately sized power inverter into the battery system and retain your block heater plugged into it? The extra work for the engine through t…
  • :lemon: kiagal :lemon:
  • Amsoil dudes- Apologies. Admittedly some of us get a wee cranky when merchandising is incorporated subjectively into threads. I'm really not sure how the extra $0.70 - $1.20 per quart of Amsoil is warranted, except through advertising hype and 'v…
  • I drove on Amsoil for the first time and got 28 mpg! Literally... I drove on it. It's a low-grade oil suitable only for oiling dusty roads and concrete forms. I hear that Chevron Corp. makes awesome synthetic motor oils, though.
  • Caribou1... User-selected, variable, pre-programmed reprogramming- That's an awesome idea. Warranty stuff will get in the way, I'd guess, though.
  • Junkyarddog2 Not all Libertys have skid plates. Could that be the source of clearance error? I knew mine was more car-like in clearance before purchase. Did get great traction and towing ability, etc- and my wife likes it. I am leaning towards …
  • The Sprinter van can weigh 8,000# unloaded, then carry payload. Not underpowered in the Gr. Cherokee for the fuel economy market. Just underpowered compared to Liberty and would get ~ fuel mileage.
  • Hi again Steve... Yes, the speed is ZIP!(sorry): No matter what I do on my end. Look to whatever conditions existed just after the 1st of the year- when we had a brief return of sensibility. It's time to take down the fancy "christmas decorations…