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Unread 05-12-2014, 01:25 AM   #1
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Pre-purchase questions GC 2012 5.7

Hi,

Deposit paid on a Grande Cherokee 2012 5.7 with biege leather trim and there was a couple of things I'd like to check are normal for this model with less than 100,000kms. Vehicle still under warranty fyi.

1. Odour indicates it was previously owned by a smoker. Dealer advised with thorough detailing (yet to be done, this will come out). Documented in terms of contract and asked for them not to use scents to cover it up. Some posts I've researched indicate thorough shampooing of materials, carpets etc will go a reasonable way with this. Realistic that it can be cleaned out now/over time?

2. The engine bay felt very hot after being driven for half hour in traffic to be inspected at my home from the dealership. The engine under the hood felt at the limit of heat that my hand could handle, but not burning it (sorry, not a scientific measurement...)

3. I was advised low range 4wd should not be used on the bitumen. Not sure if manual states this. Risk of diff damage?

4. Anything I should ask mechanical inspector to pay special attention to?

5. Have there been any recalls on this model that I should check to see have been done?

Hoping to close the deal, subject to mechanical inspection and verifying above details, among a few others, at end of week.

Ty kindly for any experience you might have.

Cheers.

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Unread 05-12-2014, 06:32 AM   #2
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1. Smoke oder never comes out, especially if you aren't a smoker.
2. Engine bay felt hot. What did the temp gauge say?
3. ??
4. Rust. And if it has been modified, the quality of the modification hardware and the expertise of the installation.
5. Have to check this through the manufacturer. Most vehicles have had service bulletins sent out on them.
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Unread 05-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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The smoke smell will ABSOLUTELY come out. Go to Autovaccine.com they sell chlorine packets. Put a inch of water in a cup, put the packet in that. Place in cup holder. Lock up vehicle for 24 hours and the smell will never return. Guaranteed to eliminate smoke, puke, spoiled milk...all the bad smells. It's a trick of the trade. They even guarantee against a dead body smell.

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Unread 05-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input all. Re this question..

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2. Engine bay felt hot. What did the temp gauge say?
The temp guage was just under the half way point.
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