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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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I thought I would create a digital backup to my paper maintenance log. Why not share that with the Forum? Two birds, one stone. It is Christmas, and I hope everyone is having a great one. Perhaps someone will derive some positive information from this long post. Enjoy.

- Ordered 16NOV14
- Delivered 17NOV14 with 12 miles on the odometer
- Installed Weathertech floor mats, cargo mat, sun shade and vent shades
- 19NOV14 sold OEM tires for 5ea GoodYear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure LT245/70R17 @ 44 miles
- 10DEC14 changed factory oil and filter for AMSOIL Signature 5W-20 @ 995 miles
- 20DEC14 installed Magnaflow #15327 stainless exhaust from Alligator Diesel Performance @ 1,150 miles
- 13MAR15 picked up custom Montrose Utility Trailer
- 01APR15 tire tread depth checked all 4 were 13/32" and spare was 15/32". All fluids checked @ 5,162 miles
- 10APR15 transaxle TSB 21-021-15 completed at dealer. Driveshaft 52123612AE replaced under warranty @ 5,348 miles
- 12APR15 used clay bar 2x plus wash and wax @ 5,462 miles
- 01MAY15 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20 & installed Fumoto valve F106S @ 6,006 miles
- 20MAY15 transaxle re-learn flash done and occupant restraint control module recall done at dealer @ 6,553 miles
- 21MAY15 installed JW Speaker 6145 black LED fog lights and Rigid 20" SR combo light bar @ 6,665 miles
- 26MAY15 completed wiring of lights
- 25JUN15 4 tire rotation and balance completed @ 7,300 miles
- 31AUG15 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20. Checked engine air filter. @ 10,919 miles
- 03SEP15 replaced factory wiper blades (front) with new Mopar ones @ 11,195 miles
- 07OCT15 continued organizing tactical gear. Installed Raingler roof net and cargo floor net plus straps @ 14,115 miles
- 18OCT15 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20. Used 68227765AA to replace rear diff fluid 1 qt and swapped out Rigid Dually diffused lights for Vision X diffused lights on Pelican tool box @ 14,412 miles
- 15NOV15 checked 4 tires and tread was 11/32" on all @ 15,364 miles
- 27NOV15 4 tire rotation and balance @ 15,623 miles
- 14DEC15 dealer did radio security update recall and replaced fuel door and fuel filler housing under warranty @ 16,069 miles
- 06-15JAN16 engine belt tensioner replaced due to loud squealing noise at -10F and colder plus tranaxle relearn flash @ 19,891 miles
- 09-25FEB16 dealer did ride along to confirm multiple complaints REF poor shifting since new. Replaced transaxle with new unit under warranty and problem was solved @ 20,944
- 28FEB16 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20 @ 21,088 miles
- 12APR16 checked tires and all 4 had 10.5/32" tread depth @ 21,878 miles
- 03MAY16 sold current tires for new GoodYear Wrangler All Terrain Adventures and had new aluminum rim replace OEM steel rim for 5 tire rotations. First set of tires were made in USA, new ones made in China @ 22,263 miles
- 11MAY16 dealer serviced A/C was low 168 grams of refrigerant (system holds 482 grams). Had parking brake, instrument panel and PCM update flashes done @ 22,472 miles
- 11MAY16 replaced both FOB batteries
- 26MAY16 replaced factory engine air filter and topped off engine coolant overflow tank @ 23,334 miles
- 02JUN16 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20 @ 26,233 miles
- 17JUN16 replaced cabin air filter @ 29,317 miles & 883 engine hours
- 23JUN16 5 tire rotation @ 30,736 miles
- 01JUL16 repaired two windshield chips on Alaska Highway @ 33,256 miles
- 11JUL16 repaired a windshield chip in by Haines Junction, YT @ 35,522 miles
- 18JUL16 5 tire rotation with tread depths between 10.5/32" and 12/32" @ 38,066 miles
- 19JUL16 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20 @ 38,240 miles & 1,082 engine hours
- 25JUL16 new OEM windshield installed (no Jeep on it) due to Alaska trip & new wiper blades @ 40,339 miles
- 08AUG16 filled over 100 chips from trip (mostly on rear hatch) and noted extensive plastic fender chipping @ 41,383 miles
- 26SEP16 did partial brake fluid flush through master cylinder using AMSOIL DOT 3. Changed engine oil filter. Replaced engine air filter. Replaced factory headlight bulbs with Philips 9012 bulbs. Replaced cabin air filter. Replaced crappy Safelite blades with Mopar ones. Replaced factory rear wiper blade. @ 45,229 miles
- 14NOV16 checked tire tread depth all 4 were at 10/32" @ 50,753 miles
- 05DEC16 engine oil and filter change with AMSOIL Signature 5W-20 @ 52,417 miles
- 13DEC16 5 tire rotation and balance @ 54,747 miles
- 22DEC16 while moving to new place noticed coolant leaking. 1st dealer diagnosed but could not get parts. 2nd dealer rediagnosed and replaced radiator, upper radiator hose and left rear axle seal. Also did transaxle harness recall and a PCM flash @ 55,580 miles & 1,480 engine hours.

By and large, my Jeep has been a reliable vehicle. The mileage average is 17.4 MPGs, which I wish was about 7 MPGs higher. I have 20,743 towing miles on the Jeep, which is quite a large percentage. The lifetime warranty will come in handy, as it just did for the radiator work. $100 deductible is easier to choke down compared to $550. I'll be due for new tires mid summer. I will also be due for brakes and will have all the fluids flushed and replaced.

Thanks for reading.
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2015 Trailhawk - Eco Green, 3.2L, Nav, Tow, Cold Weather. MODS: Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain ProGrades 245/70R17; WeatherTech mats, vent shades; Magnaflow exhaust. Rigid SR 20" bar and Rock Lights. JW Speaker fog lights. Blue Ridge Overland Gear panels and bags. Pelican tool box loaded! Bubba Rope and Gators too. Much more....

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You've keep some serious notes.
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"the mileage average is 17.4 MPGs, which I wish was about 7 MPGs higher. I have 20,743 towing miles on the Jeep, which is quite a large percentage".
I would guess that the towing has something to do with it as far as that % goes. But regardless, probably not bad when you also factor in your weather up there in the north country(winter) and the amount of AWD you are using during that time.
Factor out Towing, Colder weather, and 4WD use and your 7 mpg average is explained.
Mine goes to 19.0 on the highway towing a 1800 lb boat with 4 people in the vehicle. Usually I am at 30+ with only 2 in the vehicle on the highway.
Towing kills mpg.

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Nice report............

2015 Cherokee Trailhawk:
Granite Crystal, 3.2L V6, 8.4 Nav, black leather, sunroof, tow, tech, comfort/conv, no hood decal, 9 speakers, CD player, Maximum Care lifetime warranty, Mopar first aid kit, rear rubber cargo mat, Thule Aeroblade cross bars (black), Thule Rapid Aero feet, Kuat Vagabond X cargo basket, RRO rock rails with smooth covers, Mopar door sills, Raingler ceiling net, Raingler seat headrest handles, MFC aluminum lift kit, RRO winch bar and Warn M8000S winch, BFG T/A KO2s
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