Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Brentwood CA
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The EcoDiesel is a great little engine, and fits it's intended role VERY well. They routinely pull 30mpg+
The 3.0 certainly wasn't a mistake, and they are torquey little SOB's around town; yes a bit anemic at higher speeds but that's to be expected some.
I don't buy this cheating BS, the pieces just don't add up. EPA has had a hardon for diesels for years now.
Let's also mention that they are being built again....albeit in small numbers right now.
We have the Grand Cherokee - great little ride. Only issues we have had was when the dealer repaired an oil leak and did not replace the fuel rails after removing them. They are a one time replacement - dealer reused the old ones. They blew apart twice and left us stranded. Once repaired correctly per a mopar repair doc I provided we have since had zero issues. FCA did give us oil changes for 6 years on both the Jeep and our RAM for all the trouble. The ECO Diesel seems to do the job just fine in the Jeep and puts out 25 to 30 + MPG. It is no Cummins buts does meet our needs for the Jeep.
EPA and CARB are on a mission to kill all diesels.
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