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r_unda
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Rig : 1998 Jeep Wrangler
specs. : 2.5L-4 Cyl., 33x10.5 BFG's Mud tires, 2.5 in. lift springs, 1.25 in. BL, 1 in. MML, 4.88 Gears, Front Powertrax No-Slip, Rear E-Locker, Chromoly axle shafts, SYE, Tera Low & 2Low, UCF Tummy Tuck, etc
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PostSubject: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Fri 30 Mar 2012, 1:36 am

Well guys I finally traded my 2005 Toyota Corolla S for a 2007 Grand Cherokee Limited CRD 4x4

My old Corolla


The new to me WK



“The 3.0-liter CRD engine, built by Mercedes-Benz, produces 215 hp @ 3800 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. torque @ 1600-2800 rpm and gets an estimated fuel economy of 19 miles city and 23 miles highway. The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD offers class-leading torque, outstanding towing capacity (7,400 lbs.), and class-leading driving range of approximately 425 miles.” Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Fri 30 Mar 2012, 7:49 am

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Fri 30 Mar 2012, 10:33 am

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Fri 30 Mar 2012, 1:13 pm

Win!
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Fri 30 Mar 2012, 2:49 pm

Sweet. Tow rig or grocery getter?
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Fri 30 Mar 2012, 6:38 pm

Very nice. Congrat's on the new addition to the family.
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specs. : 2.5L-4 Cyl., 33x10.5 BFG's Mud tires, 2.5 in. lift springs, 1.25 in. BL, 1 in. MML, 4.88 Gears, Front Powertrax No-Slip, Rear E-Locker, Chromoly axle shafts, SYE, Tera Low & 2Low, UCF Tummy Tuck, etc
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 1:37 am

Thanks guys! I am really happy with it.

Deacon wrote:
Sweet. Tow rig or grocery getter?

It will be both
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Sat 31 Mar 2012, 9:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 4:43 pm

I have always wanted a diesel Jeep, nice!
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specs. : 2.5L-4 Cyl., 33x10.5 BFG's Mud tires, 2.5 in. lift springs, 1.25 in. BL, 1 in. MML, 4.88 Gears, Front Powertrax No-Slip, Rear E-Locker, Chromoly axle shafts, SYE, Tera Low & 2Low, UCF Tummy Tuck, etc
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 8:13 pm

Thanks guys! took my first road trip this weekend with it, I really like it!

It definitely needs a tune-up since the best mpg I got was 17.5 all highway driven so I need to start looking into what all the diesel engine needs as far of maintenance (this is my first diesel).


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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 8:24 pm

Glow plugs and injectors!
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Sun 01 Apr 2012, 9:23 pm

Air and fuel filters. Fuel injector cleaner and diesel treatment. Citain booster, programmer and full flow exhaust!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Tue 03 Apr 2012, 8:34 am

Congrats!
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Tue 03 Apr 2012, 8:46 am

Hemi_Tim aka thebigtman wrote:
Congrats!

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me over the phone Tim! I was already leaning towards the CRD over the Hemi but talking to you helped finalize my decision.
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Tue 03 Apr 2012, 9:04 am

Glad I could help!

If you're getting lower mpg stock check the usual things - filters, alignment, hanging brakes. I would also immediately change the oil. You never know what the dealer put in there.

Oil specs:
5W-30 (3.0 V6) - Use only SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Engine Oil that meets Chrysler Material Standard MS-11106 or Mercedes Benz MB 229.51 and ACEA C3 qualified engine oils.

Also, pour half the oil into the filter housing and the remaining 5 quarts through the normal oil cap opening for a total of 10 quarts with a filter change. Wait 15 minutes before cranking and don't be surprised if the oil looks dirty 5 minutes after you change it. It's a diesel so don't judge the oil just on its color. We buy all our oil through Amsoil's website b/c it's easy and they have the filters/oil right there. Randy is an Amsoil dealer so you can input his dealer number and he'll get credit for your order. If you've never changed the oil in a European diesel, you should also know that the filter is a cartridge style. The new filter will have two O-rings in the filter box. One is used on the tip of the oil reservoir cap and the other is used on the reservoir cap at the top of the threads to seal the cap to the aluminum housing. The oil filter snaps on and off of the cap. I use a small flat blade screwdriver to carefully remove the old O-rings.

Check your turbo inlet hose and while you have it off, visually inspect the turbo impeller blades and check for any freeplay.

As I mentioned on the phone, you will have a glow plug failure eventually. They are fairly easy to replace. You can check resistance through the glow plug with a multimeter and see if you have any other GPs on their way out. I ordered 6 and I've already used 4. We're at 78k miles now.

Good luck and enjoy the torque!
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Tue 03 Apr 2012, 9:30 pm

Thanks for Tim! Any tips in replacing the transmission fluid?
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Tue 03 Apr 2012, 11:29 pm

When's the lift kit and tires arrive? I'm just assuming they've been ordered......
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Wed 04 Apr 2012, 8:30 am

IIRC, it is ATF +4. Get the filter kit from the dealer. While you're doing that, do the transfer case (need special fluid from Mopar). Since you're in there, your diffs need servicing too. Just plan to do it all since you never know how it was treated prior.
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Wed 04 Apr 2012, 8:48 am

matinau wrote:
When's the lift kit and tires arrive? I'm just assuming they've been ordered......

haha not ordered yet... The lift and tires are on my to-do list but it’s not priority, first I need to do all the fluid change, etc.

Hemi_Tim aka thebigtman wrote:
IIRC, it is ATF +4. Get the filter kit from the dealer. While you're doing that, do the transfer case (need special fluid from Mopar). Since you're in there, your diffs need servicing too. Just plan to do it all since you never know how it was treated prior.

Thanks Tim. Thats the plan, replace all the fluids!
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Wed 04 Apr 2012, 9:51 am

So now you are a two-Jeep kind of guy. I hope Llanero doesn't get jealous.

Let us know what difference you see in your mileage once you've made your adjustments.
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Wed 04 Apr 2012, 10:26 am

lanrod wrote:
So now you are a two-Jeep kind of guy. I hope Llanero doesn't get jealous.

Let us know what difference you see in your mileage once you've made your adjustments.

Actually Three-Jeep kind of guy. 1951 Willys Truck. But this one is far from ready. Need lots of work.




The only one really jealous is Michelle! She calls them my three girlfriends! In reality she actually likes it since she always knows where I am at! (The garage)

I will definitely let you guys know on mpg improvements on the WK

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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Wed 04 Apr 2012, 12:57 pm

I forgot about your Willys truck. I believe you had mentioned possibly working with your father on this project.
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Tue 10 Apr 2012, 9:22 pm

Just did my first mod. Bought a grill on Ebay and had it painted for free by the dealer to match the rest of the body since I don't really like chrome that much.

Before


After (took it with my cell so the photo is not that great but the color match just right)
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PostSubject: Re: Traded my Toyota Corolla for a...   Thu 12 Apr 2012, 1:54 am

Looks very nice. Gives it more of a "sport" look Smile
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