Well, I picked it up today. The engine is quiet as can be and the transmission shifts like a dream. However....the TRANSFERCASE. Oh boy, that infamous NP249. It it crackin and poppin like no other. The front tires are binding and chirping a bit during tight turns. I think its safe to say the VC is TOAST in this case. So I suppose I could either go to a transmission shop and get a quote for a new VC install on the 249, ORRR, find a used 231 and drop it in its place
Anyone have a 231 or 242 for sale?
Here is my to-do list.
-Transmission (Type of fluid)?
-D44a and D30 fluids (Non limited slip D44) What fluid would be best for these two axles?
-Radiator Flush, do these 5.2's require HOAT coolant like the Inline 6?
-I just bought 4qts of Valvoline 10W-30 and 1qt of Marvels Mystery Oil for my oil change.
Ignition and Spark
-Spark Plugs. The owner had left 8 Champion Double Platinums #7071 (How do these specific plugs do in the 5.2)?
-Wires Set. What does everyone like on these engines?
I Just put on a new serpentine belt, idler and tensioner pulley. Engine wise, I think it is pretty damn cherry. I think I need a Flowmaster 40 at the end of this engine, because it sounds soo damn quiet. For it having 145,000 on it, it really sounds titties.
The front axle has a leaking inner axle seal on the passenger side. I can see diff fluid running down the right knuckle when i crawled underneath. Is there a write up for that specific job? Then last, but not least...im getting a noise from the right rear fender from inside the cab.
Which leads me to believe it is either a bad brake setup, or maybe a axle bearing? What does everyone think?