Here is a question:
I am looking at being proactive on this issue as I plan on keeping my Jeep for life. It's a '06 Rubi LJ with about 20K miles on the clock. I pulled the OPDA last month and did the Fog mod to it. I have always used Mobil 1 HM ACEA 10-30 oil. Next change will be the diesel oil. My gear had slight wear, nothing I would feel was abnormal. The shaft was showing some light coloration from heat build up at the top bushing, but no scoring or looseness to speak of.
I intend to get the HESCO high volume pump with the oil jet to get more oil in the area of the pinion/cam gear. I am guessing the force needed to drive this pump would be greater. Is it counter productive to do this as if it takes more force to drive the pump, more force would be applied to the gear?
I know it takes virtually no force to spin the wheel for the CPS. If and when I do this a new OPDA will be installed with the Fog mod.
(BTW, I love this forum and all the input available here)
2006 Solar Yellow Rubicon Unlimited
Jeep Club Member #1340
6 Speed, Hardtop
Mods done: Hurst tee handle, cheap hand throttle, Rokmen Merc front bumper, Warn 9.5 TI winch with 3/8" X 100 worth of Viking yellow rope, DPG OME Ultimate with JKS ACOS up front, Kilby Gas Tank Skid, Kilby Steering Box Skid, Jeep Medic Belly Up, Skidrow Engine Skid, Rockcrusher Diff Skid in the rear, Warn Diff cover in front, , AR Outlaw II's and MTR 12:50/15's, Homemade rear Bumper, Cheap Cobra CB, Puma OBA, Sirius Radio, Locker Defeat, Rockhard cage, Rockmen short corners, homemade tire swing/tailgate hinge affair, Airlift air bags on the rear- - - - - - and more to come!