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Forum: Wheels and Tires Discussion   06-22-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,155
Posted By zoner99
Just to update, the Geolandars have been fine...

Just to update, the Geolandars have been fine this spring. We had lots of cold/wet conditions and they worked well. So at this point I'm thinking they will be ok as three season tires.
Forum: Jeep Compass General Discussion   05-28-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By zoner99
There are other factors such as wheel width and...

There are other factors such as wheel width and offset, and effect on overall gear ratio to consider. Broadly speaking approx 28.5 to 29" tires work without causing problems.
Forum: Customer Service & Warranty issues   04-19-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By zoner99
Well, nothing new here but this is the first 2011...

Well, nothing new here but this is the first 2011 I've heard of with this problem. Guess it will be 2012's next.
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   02-18-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,339
Posted By zoner99
Part of it of course is just FCA putting cheap...

Part of it of course is just FCA putting cheap tires on the vehicle. If I was buying one I would factor in the cost of changing out the Continentals immediately. The Firestones appear to be decent...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   01-27-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By zoner99
The basics are always what you can reasonably...

The basics are always what you can reasonably afford, what your actual needs are, how long you plan to keep the vehicle, then make the best choice from there. However there is value also in having a...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   01-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By zoner99
A salesperson's job is to tell you anything to...

A salesperson's job is to tell you anything to get you to buy. There are professional salespeople who make a career out of it and know they will still be there if you have problems, so they are more...
Forum: Jeep Compass General Discussion   01-26-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By zoner99
I believe you are required to install a Jeep logo...

I believe you are required to install a Jeep logo steering wheel cover first.
Forum: Jeep Compass General Discussion   01-26-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By zoner99
I believe that in 2014 the 2.0 only came with...

I believe that in 2014 the 2.0 only came with front wheel drive. Typically, if a motor needed to be replaced in a 2014 vehicle in 2015 ie one year later, it would be done under warranty by a dealer,...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Purchase, Lease and Orders   01-13-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By zoner99
There is a lot of chiselling going on that weighs...

There is a lot of chiselling going on that weighs down the economy and costs average people a lot of money. These are based on 'lack of knowledge', ie, buying a car or a home is a dark and mysterious...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   01-01-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By zoner99
Ha! 'park it outside and wait for rain', 'Cause...

Ha! 'park it outside and wait for rain', 'Cause no one has invented the garden hose yet? Then they will say they have to park it outside to wait for a warm and sunny day to dry it out. And I would...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   12-26-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By zoner99
Sure, lots of experience - back in the '70s when...

Sure, lots of experience - back in the '70s when practically all sunroofs leaked. Used to be a rule of car shopping that you would take it through an automatic car wash before buying. Man I am old.
...
Forum: Repairs - Mechanical problems and questions   12-23-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,724
Posted By zoner99
I find it surprising and a bit amazing that these...

I find it surprising and a bit amazing that these are still on the road, frankly. The 2007 Compass was the first model year of a poorly conceived vehicle, from a 3rd rate manufacturer, who was...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   12-22-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,655
Posted By zoner99
I worry about only having one full size spare....

I worry about only having one full size spare. Thorn trees are common in my area, I've seen thorns go through tractor tires. Very possible to get more than one flat at a time. Not common on pavement...
Forum: Jeep Compass General Discussion   12-22-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By zoner99
Off hand I would say it sounds like weak...

Off hand I would say it sounds like weak ignition. Spark plugs, coils, leads.
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   12-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,230
Posted By zoner99
I think that new FCA models should have a...

I think that new FCA models should have a mandatory warning of some kind on them for the first five years, "warning, test vehicle!" or similar.
But the main reason this pisses me off is the...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   12-07-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 24,968
Posted By zoner99
It's not 'oil consumption' as typically thought...

It's not 'oil consumption' as typically thought of, IMO. On an old or very high mileage engine, oil can be burned in the combustion chambers due to excessive clearance (wear) between the piston rings...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   12-06-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 24,968
Posted By zoner99
well it should be pulled out of the crankcase by...

well it should be pulled out of the crankcase by the PCV system.
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   12-06-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 24,968
Posted By zoner99
well, being picky here, the oil doesn't evaporate...

well, being picky here, the oil doesn't evaporate and the molecules don't become smaller. However, when you spray oil from a nozzle for a purpose such as the oil spray cooling of the pistons, some of...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Discussion   12-01-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,155
Posted By zoner99
update. I put the Geolandars back on early this...

update. I put the Geolandars back on early this past spring, and then we had some late season snow and ice. I was happy with their performance - they chewed through deep snow and performed well on...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Discussion   12-01-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,155
Posted By zoner99
Sorry I did not see your post until now. I have...

Sorry I did not see your post until now. I have stock steel Patriot 16" rims for my winter tires.
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   11-24-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,230
Posted By zoner99
cynicism? I'm a long time Chrysler corp / now FCA...

cynicism? I'm a long time Chrysler corp / now FCA supporter, bought my first new one in '87 and the most recent in 2016. That said, I'm not willing to ignore the problems, particularly the stupid...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   11-18-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,230
Posted By zoner99
"just dump them and get something else!" which is...

"just dump them and get something else!" which is what happens. When a new model comes out and you soon see a lot of low mileage used units on sale (not rentals) there is something going on. Then...
Forum: 2nd Gen Jeep Compass Forum General Discussion   11-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By zoner99
16" is not a popular size in aftermarket wheels...

16" is not a popular size in aftermarket wheels so you won't have much selection. Going a lot wider on tires means that you need to add some clearance on the body side of the wheel. That in turn...
Forum: Jeep Compass General Discussion   10-29-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By zoner99
The CVTs, generally speaking, have average...

The CVTs, generally speaking, have average service life. The problems people typically encounter with them are related to overheating, not failure of the entire unit.
The skill level of that...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Discussion   10-25-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By zoner99
It's possible that the tire is leaking. After all...

It's possible that the tire is leaking. After all there must be a reason why it was low in the first place.
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