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post #1 of 40 Old 09-12-2017, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Want to buy GC diesel

Hi guys,

I like to buy a grand cherokee diesel 07 or 08 i want to know the good the bad about the suv mainly the bad. I will be towing with it and i know its capable.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 40 Old 09-12-2017, 03:56 PM
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Welcome, there's a recent thread that should provide a few answers for you http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/crd-hemi-4150426/

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post #3 of 40 Old 09-12-2017, 05:18 PM
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Good luck with your hunt. I really like mine. We have towed over 30,000 miles with it.

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post #4 of 40 Old 09-12-2017, 05:28 PM
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Do it!. Just do some research on here and see what everyone else has said about them. there was an update in 08 that added a few more options on the WK that may be worth it. Definitely worth getting the GDE tune for it if you do get one. Its a very capable tow rig as well.

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post #5 of 40 Old 09-13-2017, 08:50 AM
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It's nice to get 22mpg with 32" tires too. I love mine. They are hard to find and more expensive to work on but if well maintained and not completely abused then you can get 250k miles out of it with regular maintenance. You can't get better mileage and power than the 3.0.
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post #6 of 40 Old 09-13-2017, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for all the input.
I have always wanted this rig. First time i drove it in 2009 i thought it was amazing.
And now i figure its time to own one of these.
Some manager at a toyota dealership spoke with my wife and told her they are not good vehicles and we should consider the hybrid highlander lol.
I just laughed but i thought it wouldn't hurt to get more information.
Anyways if i get a lead on a good crd i will most likely purchase it.
I like the gde tune and 2 inch lift. Maybe a front bar.
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post #7 of 40 Old 09-13-2017, 11:38 AM
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Took me 3 months to find a good one. Had fuel tank fixed and did 2 inch lift love it. Saving for gde tune
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post #8 of 40 Old 09-13-2017, 11:55 AM
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Took 4-5 months to find mine; 59k miles; well cared for...did the EFH mod; Hopefully the GDE tune soon.
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post #9 of 40 Old 09-13-2017, 08:35 PM
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What is the EHF mod?
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Sorry typo: elephant hose mod
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post #13 of 40 Old 09-15-2017, 04:10 PM
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Get a Hemi. Comparable T, more top end HP. It's cheaper to buy, cheaper to work on , cheaper to maintain, easier to work on , parts are cheaper, there are more aftermarket parts, there's more info around about it, most mechanics are comfortable with it, it has less systems to repair/maintain/fix.

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post #14 of 40 Old 09-15-2017, 04:33 PM
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It's cheaper to buy
I'll give you that, gas WK's don't hold their value at all around here.

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cheaper to work on , cheaper to maintain, easier to work on , parts are cheaper
Based on what? Even if fluid changes and regular maintenance are a bit cheaper, the extra fuel they chew through cancels it out pretty quick. With the current fuel prices I save $1200-1500/yr having a diesel instead of a gas WK. Granted the oil cooler system (diesel) is a pain to work on, but dropping a valve seat (5.7) is no picnic either. Spark plugs might be cheaper than glow plugs but I only need 6.

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there are more aftermarket parts, there's more info around about it
Sort of. All WK's have pretty piddly aftermarket support compared to most other vehicles, and all the engines have very little in terms of aftermarket support compared to cars (at least from what I've seen). Admittedly I haven't looked into modifying a 5.7 much, but what can you really do aside from an intake and exhaust without getting into internals? It has more support over here, the OM642 is everywhere in Europe though. You just have to look beyond Jeep forums to find info, and those Mercedes guys are a crafty bunch.

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most mechanics are comfortable with it
I'll give you that, if you're just going to take it to the dealer then a diesel is going to confuse them even more (around here all the Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealers are completely inept though). If you can find a local Sprinter shop or DIY you're fine though.

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it has less systems to repair/maintain/fix.
What extra systems does it have? I know there's the DPF and swirl motor, but they're hardly complex and easy to remove if needed.

Just my $0.02 (since they nuked the penny we've got a nickle now!), that got wordier than I thought but I see a lot of generalized statements thrown around about the diesel and I rarely see any reasoning behind them.

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post #15 of 40 Old 09-15-2017, 08:14 PM
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May I ask what you guys in the US are paying for a 60k mile CRD? Pricing here is all over the map and I am guessing it's just related to what they owe versus what its worth.
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