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Unread 04-26-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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2014 ecodiesels

I just wanted to start a thread for just ecodiesels. I want to know if everyone loves there's as much as I do mine. I have 16500k of trouble free operation , I love the torque of the diesel and mileage. I have averaged about 9.8L/100km over the life of it so far. That is mostly highway and it has been winter up in Alberta the entire time I have owned it. My JGC is an overland white on black and I love it.


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Unread 04-26-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Yip - 1600 miles so far and absolutely brilliant. It's also way quicker than it has any right to be for it's size and weight, and I expect that it will only continue to improve as it gets more miles on board. These engines will probably need 5 -10,000 miles before starting to free up. Already on longer trips we get 29-30 mpg and 21-23mpg when towing.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 09:38 PM   #3
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I love mine as well, other than the issues I had with the fuel tank and cv boot. Hope when I get it back I will have no further issues with it. Got about 2300km on it in three weeks I owned it and have been averaging between 9-11 L/100km depending if the the time between fill ups was only city driving or combined city/highway.
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Unread 04-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #4
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Greetings, new forum member here. I am considering putting an order in for my first Jeep, a 2014 JGC Overland Diesel, this week but after finally reading some of these forum posts I'm getting concerned about the quality issues. It seems to be coming from the gasoline models if I'm understanding it. Is this right? Apparently, there are no Overland Diesels with ORAII package so it would be a new manufacturer build. I'm wondering if I should I wait until the 2015 models are out or if the new build this late in the production season will have all the kinks worked out. I was stoked to put the order in this week but now I'm nervous.
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Unread 04-27-2014, 12:51 PM   #5
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I believe I read in other threads that the order banks for 2014 models are now closed. You will have to wait for the 2015 models, which should be order-able in June, unless you find what you are looking for on a lot somewhere.

Someone correct me if I am mistaken.
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Unread 04-27-2014, 02:58 PM   #6
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Greetings, new forum member here. I am considering putting an order in for my first Jeep, a 2014 JGC Overland Diesel, this week but after finally reading some of these forum posts I'm getting concerned about the quality issues. It seems to be coming from the gasoline models if I'm understanding it. Is this right? Apparently, there are no Overland Diesels with ORAII package so it would be a new manufacturer build. I'm wondering if I should I wait until the 2015 models are out or if the new build this late in the production season will have all the kinks worked out. I was stoked to put the order in this week but now I'm nervous.
Relax - these are superb vehicles. Yes there have been some issues with very few vehicles and unfortunately people generally use forums like this to vent about problems rather than to praise a manufacturer when they get things right, but in percentage terms I think you would find that there are no more bugs than with any other manufacturer. Lastly, don't forget the Ecodiesel models have been available outside of the US for quite a long time now.

As to sourcing a new one, you may well have to do what we did and order with the factory, although you will now be stuck between model years so you may have to wait a while - it will be worth it, in my very humble opinion. Best of luck with your search!
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Unread 04-27-2014, 03:41 PM   #7
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Good points ferntree. I appreciate the feedback.
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Unread 04-27-2014, 08:12 PM   #8
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Have a few miles on mine 3000 and had a minor alignment done and will get the fuel door addressed later but other than that it has been excellent. Average over that distance is down to 25.6mpg because of a lot of local driving. On the hiway it is an honest 28 plus mpg. I love driving this vehicle and Jeep has a wonderful vehicle here. I like the Overland because of the air suspension is so good. I would suggest driving one with springs and air suspension and decide what works better for you. I like a firm ride and the air suspension gives me that while soaking up bumps much better than my 13 Outback which I like a lot as well...
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Unread 04-28-2014, 08:08 AM   #9
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I'm glad to see lots of positive things on here. Usually all you see is the negative posts about people having problems when that is only a small amount of the actual people that own one. I can't wait for there to be some aftermarket things to wake up the little VM. I too also love the air suspension coming from a DD 3500 Ram that I use for work and also the class 8 trucks I drive this thing feels like I'm on a pillow driving around.


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Unread 04-28-2014, 09:25 PM   #10
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I believe I read in other threads that the order banks for 2014 models are now closed. You will have to wait for the 2015 models, which should be order-able in June, unless you find what you are looking for on a lot somewhere.

Someone correct me if I am mistaken.
They're still taking orders through dealerships, FYI. I just placed mine tonight for an Overland Ecodiesel. I couldn't find one with ORA I & Tow Group or ORA II. Now the agony of waiting.
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Unread 04-28-2014, 11:16 PM   #11
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Glad to hear others with positive experiences. We went to pick up our new one about 5+ hours away, and noticed a small ding in the door during the walk-through. On the way to the dealer body shop the fuel regulator went out. The part is on back order with month+ being given for the wait. Totally bummed, and hoping this will be a small glitch for the life of the GC. The 2 mile test drive was really nice though
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The 2 mile test drive was really nice though
The first 6100 miles on mine were great too.... Until the injector pump went out. Good luck with your purchase.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 12:38 PM   #13
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I have about 12,000km on mine. Averaged about 9.5L/100km in Jan-Feb. Averaging about 9.0L/100km in Mar-Apr. I averaged about 8.5L/100km during couple of weeks in early Apr when the temperature stayed above 10C most of the days.

I will be towing a 7,000lb trailer tomorrow, and looking forward to see the mileage of that tow, should be better than what I get with my half ton.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 01:37 PM   #14
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Just over 5k miles on ours, not a single glitch so far. It's a keeper in my mind. Great combo of power and economy. Looking forward to products Banks Power is developing for it. Might be real interesting, they are certainly looking forward to business from the Ram application, which will probably be many more units than in the GC platform. Hopefully we will also benefit. The initial R&D going on right now is on a JGC even though I'm sure Banks is counting on more business from the Ram owning crowd, so I'm hopeful.

570 miles on the last tank with mostly city driving and ~2 - 2.5 gallons left in the tank at fill up. The "fuel low" light comes on much earlier than in the previous gas V6 JGC we had, probably because it's so bad to run a diesel out of fuel. I haven't figured it out yet, but I'm guessing when the low fuel light comes on there from 3-4 gallons in the tank, maybe as much as 5. I just need to fill it up as soon as the light comes on to see.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 10:08 PM   #15
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Even though I had two glitches on my Gc so far, (hoping there would be none more,) I love it very much. Though it stood in the shop for about a month and I only owned it it two months, I would not easily give it up unless it turns out to be a lemon, which as a technician I do understand all manufacturers can have some. With 10-11 l/100km city and not thinking yet once, man this needs more power, compared to my old ride which had more power but less torque and averaging 18 l/100km this last winter. That being a lighter vehicle with a smaller engine and the manufacturer telling me its normal, Im a happy camper. The problems Ive had has all been what could have been on any of the available models, and none with the diesel engine. The company I work for have been using the same transmission for a couple of years so far, and have not have had too many problems. I have not really heard anything bad from the other manufacturers using ZF transmissions having major problems with them yet.
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