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Unread 03-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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thanks to all for help with 60k service

New wj owner and did some service I have never done before, completed my 60k service and saved some big $$$$. Thank you to all for your help on all the questions I posted. Don't think I would have attemped somethings without this forum.


1) Removed front and rear diffs, installed lubelockers gaskets.
2) Removed tranny pan and installed new filter & reusable gasket (from dealer)
3) Replaced plugs and boots.
4) Replaced air filter.
5) Flushed power steering fluid.
6) Flushed brake fluid bleeding brakes.
7) Oil & filter
8) Replaced Serp belt
9) Change transfer case fluid
10) Lubed knuckles

Not 60k, but was needed.
Front pads & rotors.
Rotated tires.
Seafoam in gas tank, throttle body and crankcase (before changing oil).
Repaired vacuum leak, was throwing codes
Replaced wipers
Installed speed bleeders on rear calipers ( will do front in the summer).
replaced rusted muffler clamp.


Figured all of the above would have set me back $1,400 at the dealer.

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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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hows the lubelockers gaskets look?
is it doubled layers?

been considering using them over RTV
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:22 AM   #3
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i use a lubelocker for my front axle... you wont be disapointed
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:38 AM   #4
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Are the lubelockers reusable?
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:47 AM   #5
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yes they are reusable
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:50 AM   #6
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yes they are reusable
Sounds good, then. Where's the best place to pick them up? Kolak?
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:53 AM   #7
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i got mine from Northridge4x4.com

id say get them from anyone who is a vendor for the website (including kolak) .. support those who support us
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i got mine from Northridge4x4.com

id say get them from anyone who is a vendor for the website (including kolak) .. support those who support us
Always

Honestly I consider paying the little extra bit to support guys like that who offer us so much help part of doing the job right.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 06:57 AM   #9
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hows the lubelockers gaskets look?
is it doubled layers?

been considering using them over RTV
After spending an hour to scrape off the old rtv and possibly damaging the surfaces, lubelocker is the way to go. You will need a torque wrench that does 15 - 30lbs. (think it was 30, it may have been 35lbs.). 1st time you torque to 15 and 2nd time around to 30 or 35lbs.

got mine at Search Results - Quadratec
Sorry, I don't know if they support the forum, I would have bought from a vendor that does.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 11:32 AM   #10
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glad i found this thread....i've been looking for diff. cover gaskets all weekend.

Sorry but i refuse to use RTV (if posible).
i honestly think that RTV is the cheap or a half *** way out and you put things back together on a prayer that it wont leak !
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QUOTE=billzcat1;wsar10 is right on point on this oil thread - as usual. Anyone reading this would be well-served taking his advice.


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Unread 03-29-2010, 11:58 AM   #11
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glad i found this thread....i've been looking for diff. cover gaskets all weekend.

Sorry but i refuse to use RTV (if possible).
i honestly think that RTV is the cheap or a half *** way out and you put things back together on a prayer that it wont leak !
When I removed the rear diff cover there was a lot of the RTV on the inside.
Dealer did service before I got the ride and must have used a ton of RTV.
If it broke off I could imagine it causing problems.

I don't think it would leak with a good coat, but soooo much easier with the lubelocker. I was disappointed a lubelocker was not available for the tranny, but the OEM gasket I bought from the dealer looks to be of same quality as the LL. I thought I was going to have to RTV it.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 01:07 PM   #12
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When I removed the rear diff cover there was a lot of the RTV on the inside.
Dealer did service before I got the ride and must have used a ton of RTV.
If it broke off I could imagine it causing problems.

I don't think it would leak with a good coat, but soooo much easier with the lubelocker. I was disappointed a lubelocker was not available for the tranny, but the OEM gasket I bought from the dealer looks to be of same quality as the LL. I thought I was going to have to RTV it.
thats my concern...... the excess squeezing out or there not being enough to form a proper seal, the worst of both sides !

Thats how i got my ZJ so cheap, becuase when the dealer did the rear main seals at 100k they used RTV on the oil pan and it squeezed out and got picked up by the oil sump, so i got it with low oil pressure and rebuilt the whole bottom end due to not knowing if the PO ran it with low oil pressure.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 01:26 AM   #13
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i was looking at teh lubelockers website and they said i can be resued a few time but they also want you to toque the bolts a bit higher then the dealer.

the reason why i am considering using the lubelockers over RTV was due to thinking if over or under put the right amount on and causing some damage. but RTV cost like a third of the lubelockers.

most people say to put a 1/4 bead were Chrysler says put a 1/*4 bead of RTV on.

i will post more info if i find some

anyone talk to nick about prices by any chance?
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