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Greetings: I surely don't know how to use this Forum, religiously staying away from any internet exchanges. Alas, I need a reply from somebody more cooperative than Jeep salespeople.

I am considering the purchase of the 2017 Summit model diesel, IF I can lock the vehicle and let it idle for an extended period of time (having dinner with my wife, for example). Is is due to my canine being in the vehicle, even during hot Southern days.
Other option is the new Jaguar F Pace, but I would rather spend my $$ on a domestic make. Thank you.
 

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Greetings: I surely don't know how to use this Forum, religiously staying away from any internet exchanges. Alas, I need a reply from somebody more cooperative than Jeep salespeople.

I am considering the purchase of the 2017 Summit model diesel, IF I can lock the vehicle and let it idle for an extended period of time (having dinner with my wife, for example). Is is due to my canine being in the vehicle, even during hot Southern days.
Other option is the new Jaguar F Pace, but I would rather spend my $$ on a domestic make. Thank you.
This might be good start in screening dealers for purchase and servicing your Jeep:

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Hi George,

I just bought a 16 Summit 4X4 and tryed to get a 2017. Not many of them around and there was only one in the US in the Ivory White my wife wanted. Bought it and flying to Colorado to pick up. From what I have read, extended idling really carbon's up the EcoDiesel. Read the Ram Truck Forums also but from everything I have read, it's not recommended. I bet their is a work around with some of the handheld tuners but I have no real first hand knowledge.

Good Luck,
Dan
 

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Hi George,

I just bought a 16 Summit 4X4 and tryed to get a 2017. Not many of them around and there was only one in the US in the Ivory White my wife wanted. Bought it and flying to Colorado to pick up. From what I have read, extended idling really carbon's up the EcoDiesel. Read the Ram Truck Forums also but from everything I have read, it's not recommended. I bet their is a work around with some of the handheld tuners but I have no real first hand knowledge.

Good Luck,
Dan
Dan, THANK YOU very much for sharing. Too bad; my RVs 360 HP Cummins (DEF) will idle forever and self-clean (purge?) at certain regiment. Will see what the Jag F type diesel brings. George
 

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George,

I think you are going to have the same issue on all the new small diesel's. I think the Real answer is to find a used Audi or mod the Jeep. I looked at 2014 Jeep Limited 4X4 with 32,000 miles for under $30,000. I had a hard time finding a new 2016 4x4 in Pearl White. Big Local Dealer could not promise anything before mid Oct. From what I have found out that idling is what causes the most problems. Audi, VW, and Porche just cheated around this problem. My attorney has a Q5 Diesel Quattro that he really likes. I would go the Audi route as you can buy them fairly reasonably. What scares me about the Jag is that it is now owned by TATA motors out of India which has no U.S Presence. Who's motor is going to be in it.

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George,

I think you are going to have the same issue on all the new small diesel's. I think the Real answer is to find a used Audi or mod the Jeep. I looked at 2014 Jeep Limited 4X4 with 32,000 miles for under $30,000. I had a hard time finding a new 2016 4x4 in Pearl White. Big Local Dealer could not promise anything before mid Oct. From what I have found out that idling is what causes the most problems. Audi, VW, and Porche just cheated around this problem. My attorney has a Q5 Diesel Quattro that he really likes. I would go the Audi route as you can buy them fairly reasonably. What scares me about the Jag is that it is now owned by TATA motors out of India which has no U.S Presence. Who's motor is going to be in it.

Dan
George,

Picked up my new Jeep yesterday. Really like it and just getting to know it but so far everything good. Very knowledgable Salesman / Rob Fisher. 970 623 1216 cell, told me that long term idling is no longer a problem. These guys sell lots of Diesel and he knows them backwards and forwards. West Colorado is Jeep Heaven and only 30 miles from Moab. I know second hand information is not always correct so give him a call and hear what he has to say.
And the Adventure Begins!

Dan
 
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