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Re: I have been regretting the diesel a little
Posted by Finch (more from Finch) on Sun, 30 Jun 2019 11:18:52
In Reply to: I have been regretting the diesel a little, adl6009 [Profile/Gallery]
, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:02:27
This is a GC I gather. I had a diesel Liberty that I dearly loved until I murdered it in a rear end collision. I miss that car every day. That said it wasn't without some unique issues.
With such low mileage a couple things come to mind:
Diesel fuel is hygroscopic and will absorb water over time. You could have water in your fuel and/or a fuel/water separator (fuel filter usually) full of water. There is usually a valve on the filter to drain off excess water. I would think there is a "WIF" (water in fuel) warning light, however.
Diesel burns sooty, and you may have a build-up especially if you've been doing mostly stop-and-go driving. I would clean the MAP (mass air pressure) sensor on my Jeep about once per year, your newer more complicated engine probably has one too. It is also possible, as the dealer indicated, that you may have some gunked up injectors. Maybe run a bottle of Power Service Diesel Kleen through the tank. The other thing to do on a somewhat regular basis is find an open stretch of road and punch the gas from a rolling start and run it up to the redline under load. Do this a couple times every couple of weeks.
Diesels like to be driven. I am jealous of your ride. I considered one, but went for a 4runner instead.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Was my jeep service guy selling me thin air? (a little long), adl6009 , Thu, 27 Jun 2019 21:41:33
- Re: Was my jeep service guy selling me thin air? (a little long), No Snaab, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 04:06:15
- Good advice thanks, and another dealer story, adl6009 , Fri, 28 Jun 2019 08:01:27
- Re: Good advice thanks, and another dealer story, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Mon, 1 Jul 2019 18:20:12
- Thank you, adl6009 , Wed, 3 Jul 2019 20:43:48
- Re: Thank you, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Thu, 4 Jul 2019 06:23:441
- Re: Good advice thanks, and another dealer story, Chip Fichot, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 09:46:02
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