So I'm driving home at 2 am (just coming from watching the hobbit at 10:55) and bombing along at 60 km per hour on a back country road (Steeles east of Markham Rd), there were some great tunes on the radio and so I had it cranked at 30, suddenly a huge bang, boom or explosion (your choice) happened, it was so loud it beat out "Smoke on the Water", I stopped, no damage, nothing on the road, though the def registered as empty, the tank was fine, nothing under the hood.
So how prevelant are diesels to back firing, or lets say pressure build up from the turbo, could this have caused the bang?
It's funny, this happened on Fri night/ sat morning (2 am) and on Tues (Christmas eve) I hooked up the block heater so we'd be fine Christmas morning.
****** Don't use remote start with the block heater plugged in *****
************* Would be nice if the owners manual said something about this, or even how much DEF to fill *******************
So I remote started, but of course it didn't start...10 mins later out to the jeep to load it for a trip to mom & dads for Xmas, I unplugged the extension cord, started the jeep and the engine light was on. It wouldn't shift out of 1st, so I turned it off and left it, took another car for Xmas day. Came home, started the jeep, drove it around the block (after googling Jeep block heater issues) and it was fine, by Thursday the engine light was off as well (just as I was about to disconnect the battery and reset the ecu before taking it to jeep).. I assume the boom or back fire if that's what it was is not related.
After new years I will take it Jeepo/ Chrysler to see what alerts there are and any indication of unseen damage from the explosion.