One thing about the 3.0 Diesel not talked about on this site: The Diesel warms slowly but puts out heat from the dash vents within 30 seconds. It's due to supplemental heaters feeding into the dash vents - which those of us living in Snow/Mountain country highly appreciate.
I've had several Jeeps over the years, but this is my first Diesel one. It does not have a straight linear progression to the throttle application, but as with any vehicle, you get used to it and forget about it. So, I don't see the need for a throttle controller. If I want the Diesel to...
My Jeep only gets that traditional Diesel clatter when it first starts and temps are below 20 degrees F. But, it always fires right up.
FWIW - I highly appreciate the work Jeep put into the auxiliary heating system. I get warm air out of the dash within 30 seconds after a sub-20 degree start...
There's a free program available online called DigiHud - and it uses your phone's satellite connections to show your speed.
I'm not trying to replace your speedo, just assuming some here will want a legitimately comparable source.
Many of the after-market power inverters, typically around 400 watt +, plug directly into the battery with clippable leads. I carry one out on the trail with me to run an air compressor - and tools that run off the air compressor. Having an air supply out on the trail makes solving problems I...
I use the plug in the Jeep to run a fish tank air pump - so my fish don't die during a power outage. Doing so, I've run down the battery low enough that the engine won't turn over. So, I merely recharge the battery, and go at it again.
Yep - one of the 3 vehicles we saw was headed to the Geode/Trilobite deposits. There are also several abandoned (and dangerous) mines in the area. And, at several sites on The Trail, are lava flows that coincided with the ancient Lake Bonneville.
My wife and I took the Diesel Wrangler on the Pony Express Trail (PET) yesterday. Our route:
Salt Lake to Fairfield (49 miles, pavement)
Fairfield to Ibapah (120 miles of dirt, PET)
Ibapah to West Wendover (58 miles, pavement)
The trip took 9 hours, about 2 hours more than normal, because we...
I think they'll sell every one they make. That 450 lb-ft of torque is tempting - but, unfortunately, the low MPG of the V8 will keep me away.
I don't like to re-fuel in the dust bowl that's our West Desert. My 3-liter Diesel goes from Salt Lake City to Fairfield, then up to Wendover Nevada...