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  1. Diesel fuel costs

    It's interesting, diesel in Aug 2018 was $3.15 per gallon and today it's $2.18. Oil is under $40 per bbl. Even when diesel was over $4 per gallon, I have never regretted owning a diesel. I do not see that changing any time soon. Cost per mile is still cheaper than gas. I know our taxes are near...
  2. What is the average age of a JL Rubicon owner

    I am in my early 60s. About 20 years ago, I retired from the Navy after nearly 27 years. I went back to work for the department of the navy as a civilian. When folks ask why I am still working, my wife retired last year, I tell them that as long as they pay me I will continue to show up. I...
  3. Tracking Jeep JLUR Diesel Issues

    Just picked the Jeep up. Turned out to be the crankshaft dampner. Tech said they found a bolt lodged behind the dampner and the block. They feel its been there since manufacture. No idea how it would take 750 miles for it to cause an issue. Well Jeep is back in the garage.
  4. Tracking Jeep JLUR Diesel Issues

    Tom, I guess I need access to the issues spread sheet. I have 750 miles on my jeep and it is sitting at a dealer getting repaired. Started making a grinding noise, sounded like the bearing in the belt tensioner or water pump. Dealer said they could not find anything. So while I was driving...
  5. Eco Diesel and Tunes

    I love GDE. Had their tune on my Gen 2. I talked to them in Feb and they said they were trying to have their EPA compliant tune done within 12 months. Sure was nice to see the regen message so you could actually know when the regen was completed. Would have been even better if FCA could have...
  6. Post your 2020 JL build status

    After 164 Days, JLURD Ordered: 10/07/2019 Build sheet: 2/17 Window sticker: 2/13 Picked it up: 3/19
  7. Alternative filler neck for large diesel nozzles?

    If you check in where your jack is, you may find a surprise. Look on the right side. Mine came with an adapter for the large nozzles.
  8. Start of 3.0 Production

    Well folks after 164 days.... The Dealer told me on Monday that it would take an additional two weeks, but it showed up on Wednesday. There were 25 miles on it. There were about a dozen fuses that needed to be seated. This is my first Jeep. My impressions are that the cabin is tight...
  9. Start of 3.0 Production

    Hey, where are we on the Yellow Can decals? Have not heard anything for a while and with more being delivered figured I would bring it up again. Not that I have mine yet, but it is getting closer. Hopefully next week.
  10. Start of 3.0 Production

    Congrats Mitch. Nice to see more of the early orders getting completed.
  11. Start of 3.0 Production

    Eli, The discount will really depend on your dealer. The folks who got 7-9% below invoice, generally had to do financing with the dealer. I know a lot of us are in the 3-4% area. You normally do that when you order. Once the order is placed it becomes a little more difficult to get the dealer...
  12. Start of 3.0 Production

    For those of you who have or who have ordered the RSE steps, these are the second generation of the steps. As I understand it from my guy at Northridge, the 1st generation has some issue with the motors. The second generation are much much more reliable. Northridge has been putting them in for...
  13. Start of 3.0 Production

    James, Nice to see your having a warm spring day! I talked to my kid last week in Green Bay and it was only -6. Global warming, go figure!
  14. Start of 3.0 Production

    As one of the "OGs", the first to order the diesel on this forum, I don't think you will annoy anybody. We are all waiting. Hell I am still waiting, today is 150 days and counting. As Tom has said in the past we are all like little kids waiting on Christmas morning and it really doesn't matter...
  15. 3.0 Diesel EGR tube plugged

    I have had 3 VW diesels. During dieselgate, nobody, I knew, sold their rigs back because they did not love them, it was because of the stupid amount of money VW was paying. My 5 year old Golf with 50K miles was worth over 22K and the wife's '12 Touareg with over 60K mile was worth over 40K...
  16. DEF Usage

    I did talk to my dealer about this and he confirmed that the factory is only putting in a few gallons. The dealers used to fill them up as part of the PDI, but FCA decided to stop reimbursing the dealers so they stopped filling up the DEF tanks. As I recall the DEF tanks are just over 5 gallons...
  17. Start of 3.0 Production

    Congrats Tom! Let the modding begin!
  18. Start of 3.0 Production

    Maybe a darker background to make the yellow can really pop. Gets a little lost in the white background.
  19. Start of 3.0 Production

    James, Hope you are OK. Aches and pains happen as we become more seasoned. I know you are still a lot younger than I am, but it is a glimpse of things to come. Talk about luck, good thing the Jeep is still in the shop or you may be ordering another one. Who cares if the loaner gets a little...