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post #1 of 16 Old 09-08-2011, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Cold weather Preparation

What do you guys do to prep your jeep for the cold weather? What fluids are you changing? Diffs clutch etc? I'm basically stock with a 2.5L

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-08-2011, 09:03 PM
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I've never had to change much of anything. I use 10W30 oil year-round, its a good compromise. I do try to make sure all the fluids are topped up, and especially the cooling system is up to the job. Summertime we get 98 degrees and muggy, winter can go to -20 and snow up to your butt around here.

I just keep on doing everything on schedule like normal.

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post #3 of 16 Old 09-08-2011, 09:21 PM
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One other thing, make DARN sure you have a good strong battery, and all the electrical connections are clean and tight.

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post #4 of 16 Old 09-13-2011, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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transfer case or clutch fluid

sorry a couple of follow up questions, what about fluids? do you run different oil? How about the clutch and transfer case I have meaning to flush both but not sure if a different weight should be used besides the recommended 10w-30?
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sorry a couple of follow up questions, what about fluids? do you run different oil? How about the clutch and transfer case I have meaning to flush both but not sure if a different weight should be used besides the recommended 10w-30?
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Just the regular stuff is fine for me.

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check the clutch fluid if it is completely clear (no black stuff floating might mean you have a problem) leave it alone.If it is a little low just add some more.
The transfer case; flush it out, use the royal purple.You don't have to change it like engine oil. Every 30000 miles,so using the good stuff is worth the the money. .How many actually do that and don't have any problems.Not me of course; I just finished flushing all mine.I did have to replace the whole clutch system on the wife's 90 yj.
if your going to flush things how about your tranny too. do it the same time as the tcase.then they are always due the same time, 30000 miles.
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-16-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll be flushing the fluids next weekend with royal purple as I've used them and they have always performed well for me.
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Check antifreeze in radiator cause if theres none a frozen block can occur. Make sure heater core flushed for the heater to work top notch. If you live in area where snow comes always a great time to make sure 4wd works for that time.

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post #9 of 16 Old 09-16-2011, 02:56 PM
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Park it in the garage before the road salt starts. Then bring it out when the salt is gone.

Takes all of a minute or so.
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post #10 of 16 Old 09-16-2011, 04:08 PM
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^ that's what I think I'll be doing . Unless of course I absolutely have to drive it.

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post #11 of 16 Old 09-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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that or pressure wash the crap out of the undercarriage every few days

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll be flushing the fluids next weekend with royal purple as I've used them and they have always performed well for me.
meh up to you, I get 8 months of snow/-20 to -55 temps, I do nothing aside from plugging it in when it get s below -30, only thing I do is plug it in around NOV to make srue the heater is working and make sure the antifreexe is good so I dont get a block of ice.... OH OH change your washer fluid, lots of people forget that and end up with a busted washer fluid tank when it frezzes to...

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Park it in the garage before the road salt starts. Then bring it out when the salt is gone.

Takes all of a minute or so.
SAD, its a jeep not a ferrari, lamest thing I ever heard... really this is just lame

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that or pressure wash the crap out of the undercarriage every few days
this to, if you live where thye use salt, ..... spay it down good....

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post #13 of 16 Old 09-16-2011, 06:37 PM
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Given that you live in Arlington, Va I really think you're reading way too much into it and worrying too much. Put it this way: I live just north of Buffalo NY, just a hair away from Canada, and I don't even worry about it that much. I use synthetic Mobil-1 10W30 year round, no probs. I do let it warm up longer in the winter... start it up and let it idle in the drive until the snow melts off it. The trans and diff fluid stays the same, no changes there. I do check the antifreeze in October, just to make sure its strong enough. It usually lasts a few years without probs. I already had the block and heater flushed last January. You can get the adapter kit to do it at Wal-Mart for $4.

Up here they cure the road kill with salt so it doesn't even start to rot until June. The flies won't even touch it. So I hose it off once a month during winter at the car wash.

And that's all the winter care it needs. Of course I make sure to keep it tuned up and the electricals tight, year round.

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i agree with oldtime, i was stationed up in ft drum and i didnt do anything special there either other than make sure i had a few mre's and water with me. the cold down here in va compared to there is like night and day

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post #15 of 16 Old 09-17-2011, 07:52 AM
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first post. lol

Besides that, anti freeze and a good battery Manual says change from 10w30 to 5w30 but that shouldnt matter unless it cranks slow

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