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post #1 of 27 Old 08-04-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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8000 mile road trip

I have 35,000 miles. I will do a synthetic oil change before I leave, and one halfway through. I know air pressure in tires, and I will grease it.
Anything major I should check?? It will be a three week road trip of 8,000 miles.
I have an auto. transmission. Diff fluid? transmission fluid?

Maybe the blinker fluid?

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post #2 of 27 Old 08-04-2010, 02:04 PM
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hot damn, thats more then i put on it in the last two years...

Maybe some spark plugs and a new air filter? basic maintenance stuff
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Check your belt and be sure your tires will last another 8K.
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i wouldnt bother replacing the motor oil unless you are pulling a trailer or really pouring the coals to it. i would just change it when i got back. I would suggest changing the transmission fluid before you go, and if you havent changed the diffs and transfercase recently (20,000) miles i would do that too.

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Will you be driving off the beaten track? if so make sure your battery is in good order and take a jump start pack just in case.

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check your coolant level. overheating on a roadtrip sucks!

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your most likely going to have to fill your tank a few times during the trip, make sure not to let the gas needle hit the big E while your driving
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Change the tranny filter if you have not done yet. Flush the coolant and maybe swap out the plugs if they are the orignal.
Check tires rotate then air up, check spare.
I drove from the North VA to SE NM in late May and back in late June and did all the above and had zero problems.
I had 33" tires on my with 3.73 gears, I was able to get a set of 30" firestone at's for the road and wow they did great. I got around 15 to 16.5 mpg most of the way.
Was able to run most of the time with the AC off and windows cracked and back window rolled up. I wore ear plugs tho......
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I got ear plugs.
I got a jump pack.
I just rotated my WAHWAH MTRs
tranny fluid/filter (this is new to me)
Diff Fluid t-case changed.
Plugs
Flush coolant

Thanks for all the replies.

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Drain auto tranny fluid and filter at 60K in maitnence manual is that still recommended here on JF
I will do diffs, plugs and a coolant flush and a 27 point inspection.
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I got ear plugs.
I got a jump pack.
I just rotated my WAHWAH MTRs
tranny fluid/filter (this is new to me)
Diff Fluid t-case changed.
Plugs
Flush coolant

Thanks for all the replies.

Chris

Oh yeah I plan on going topless till my brain rattles around and my ears bleed
I suggest sunblock, I bought a safari top to use instead of sunblock, but im a weenie.
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8000 hwy miles on synthetic oil shouldn't be a problem. I'd run the larger oil filter though. Although Probly not needed. The extra 1/2 qt of oil with the larger filter wouldn't hurt.

I'd like to see a used oil sample report after the trip.
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Drain auto tranny fluid and filter at 60K in maitnence manual is that still recommended here on JF
I will do diffs, plugs and a coolant flush and a 27 point inspection.
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i dont care what is recommended, i change my automatic transmission fluid every 30k, its what i do on the wifes GC, and its what ill do on my next DD. the jeep is a 6 speed.
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^ i agree with them

Mainly because when i brought the jeep at the stealership he said to flush the trans every 30k and not to have them do it because a shop literally three blocks away did it for 40$ cheaper

^ it made more sense in my head

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oh and i only changed my oil with them because i had a few free oil changes for buying the gas chugger

^ it made more sense in my head

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