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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
Tlacuache
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Purchased: New, December, 2013
Cruise Control: 55-60 MPH
Towing: 6k-7k Pounds Approx. 30% of the time.
State: CA
County: Monterey

1/21/14: First Service
-Mileage: 7,848
-P.No. 68109834-AA Oil Filter (1)
-P.No. 68001334-PB 5w30 (8)
*Issue: Radio switching to AUX Input without promt.
-Action: Software Update: 08-049-13 RA4
-Combined MPG: 32.6

1/25/14: Warranty Repair
-Mileage: 8,579
*Issue: Oil leak developing around cam sensor
-Action: Cam sensor replaced
-P.No. 5140332-AA (1)
-Combined MPG: 33.8


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Unread 01-27-2014, 07:48 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Tlacuache View Post
Purchased: New, December, 2013
Cruise Control: 55-60 MPH
Towing: 6k-7k Pounds Approx. 30% of the time.
State: CA
County: Monterey

1/21/14: First Service
-Mileage: 7,848
-P.No. 68109834-AA Oil Filter (1)
-P.No. 68001334-PB 5w30 (8)
*Issue: Radio switching to AUX Input without promt.
-Action: Software Update: 08-049-13 RA4
-Combined MPG: 32.6

1/25/14: Warranty Repair
-Mileage: 8,579
*Issue: Oil leak developing around cam sensor
-Action: Cam sensor replaced
-P.No. 5140332-AA (1)
-Combined MPG: 33.8
That's some awesome mileage. I've averaged 19.3 over the last 1500 miles or so with my Hemi, mixed freeway and city, according to the EVIC display. It will get between 22-25mpg on the freeway over long distances. Mind you, this is with a light foot and going the speed limit. I'm pretty happy with the mileage considering the size of the vehicle, but sometimes I wish I would have gotten the diesel.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #3
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Purchased: New, December, 2013
Cruise Control: 55-60 MPH
Towing: 6k-7k Pounds Approx. 30% of the time.
State: CA
County: Monterey

1/21/14: First Service
-Mileage: 7,848
-P.No. 68109834-AA Oil Filter (1)
-P.No. 68001334-PB 5w30 (8)
*Issue: Radio switching to AUX Input without promt.
-Action: Software Update: 08-049-13 RA4
-Combined MPG: 32.6

1/25/14: Warranty Repair
-Mileage: 8,579
*Issue: Oil leak developing around cam sensor
-Action: Cam sensor replaced
-P.No. 5140332-AA (1)
-Combined MPG: 33.8
Did they fix the aux switching issue? We had the same problem with ours. It ended up being fixed by me putting the plug in the aux input and as perverted as it sounds moved it in and out really fast. I think the jack was somehow shorting out making it think there was something inserted.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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As of 1/27/14:
-From Date of Purchase: 35.1 Comb. MPG
-Total Mileage: 8,820

Trip A: Current Fuel Cell Consumption
-Miles: 549.1
-Range: 328
-Comb. MPG: 35.2


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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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Did they fix the aux switching issue? We had the same problem with ours. It ended up being fixed by me putting the plug in the aux input and as perverted as it sounds moved it in and out really fast. I think the jack was somehow shorting out making it think there was something inserted.
No issues experienced after software upgrade. Interesting enough, I too heard what sounded like a short coming from the general vicinity of the Aux input jack...followed by a distinct odor of an electrical short.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 05:45 PM   #6
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The Mercedes-Benz CRD in my 2008 developed a couple of oil leaks so don't be so quick do put down Fiat.

So far I'm averaging about 26-27 MPG for the first 1,500 miles in mixed city and highway (55 MPH) driving. Our 2008 CRD averaged around 21-22 MPG
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Unread 01-28-2014, 08:40 AM   #7
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Hey guys how many quarts of oil does the eco diesel hold? Also does it need a specific oil like the 07-08 did?
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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Hey guys how many quarts of oil does the eco diesel hold? Also does it need a specific oil like the 07-08 did?
If you scroll to the beginning, you'll see that I've included the part number and the quantity in the original post.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:28 AM   #9
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Thanks! Missed that!
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:58 AM   #10
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Thanks! Missed that!
No worries.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 06:04 PM   #11
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Checking oil

The owners cd diesel supplement recommends overnight wait and checking oil level in the morning before driving off. I've done that and get two seemingly disparate results. I pull the dip stick and look at the level of oil and I note it is at the min mark. I wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth and reinsert. I pull it out and the oil reading shows overfill on one side of the dipstick and the min mark on the other side. Which is the correct reading? Mileage is 3300. No oil added to date or other service issues. Thanks,
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Unread 02-08-2014, 08:42 AM   #12
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I never trust the first reading on a dipstick on any of my vehicles. Remove the first time and wipe off, then put back in all the way and remove again to check the level.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #13
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The owners cd diesel supplement recommends overnight wait and checking oil level in the morning before driving off. I've done that and get two seemingly disparate results. I pull the dip stick and look at the level of oil and I note it is at the min mark. I wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth and reinsert. I pull it out and the oil reading shows overfill on one side of the dipstick and the min mark on the other side. Which is the correct reading? Mileage is 3300. No oil added to date or other service issues. Thanks,
Reading a dip stick is not rocket science, but can be confusing at times. In addition to following the factories recommendations, try to assure your vehicle is on a level surface. Contrary to what most believe, I trust my first reading the most. Here is why; even though there might be some residual oil left on the dip stick, 99% of the oil has settled to its true level point. As you pull up on the dip stick to obtain a reading, you are also lining the dip stick flute with oil. As you reinsert the dip stick to obtain a second reading, you are
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Unread 02-08-2014, 11:11 AM   #14
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Reading a dip stick is not rocket science, but can be confusing at times. In addition to following the factories recommendations, try to assure your vehicle is on a level surface. Contrary to what most believe, I trust my first reading the most. Here is why; even though there might be some residual oil left on the dip stick, 99% of the oil has settled to its true level point. As you pull up on the dip stick to obtain a reading, you are also lining the dip stick flute with oil. As you reinsert the dip stick to obtain a second reading, you are
Sorry, accidentally touched the send button. As I was saying, As you reinsert the dip stick to obtain a second reading, you are contaminating the recently cleaned dip stick reading gauge. I would take three readings and note the average.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 11:30 AM   #15
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Thanks guys for replying. In all the vehicles I've owned in the last 50 years I've always gotten similar dipstick readings over multiple times. I tend to agree that the first reading is probably the true reading since subsequent readings have oil smeared up and down the dipstick making it very hard to discern the true reading.
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