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Unread 01-05-2010, 08:55 AM   #16
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one more question, is it totally necessary to use a torque wrench? or can you just use a regular wrench until the bolts are tight? I don't have a torque wrench...
I have a torque wrench and didn't use it, haven't had any problems so far.

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Unread 01-05-2010, 11:06 AM   #17
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The concern is with (Over Torque) and to not deform the sheetmetal cover.
You should tighten the bolts in sequence as you would a valve cover or a wheel. Do not over tighten, you are just trying to compress the gasket enough to form a good seal. You can do this by feel, I use a small wrench so I can better judge equal force used on each bolt.
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Unread 01-05-2010, 11:50 AM   #18
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The concern is with (Over Torque) and to not deform the sheetmetal cover.
You should tighten the bolts in sequence as you would a valve cover or a wheel. Do not over tighten, you are just trying to compress the gasket enough to form a good seal. You can do this by feel, I use a small wrench so I can better judge equal force used on each bolt.
In sequence? There are only two plugs for filling and two for draining.
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Unread 01-05-2010, 12:27 PM   #19
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In sequence? There are only two plugs for filling and two for draining.
Maybe he thought the pumpkin cover was removed???
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Unread 01-05-2010, 12:38 PM   #20
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Maybe he thought the pumpkin cover was removed???
I did
If you ever take off the cover, Do what I said
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Unread 01-05-2010, 12:53 PM   #21
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In sequence? There are only two plugs for filling and two for draining.
Actually, all of the plugs are there to keep the fluid from coming out (:

I didn't use a torque wrench either.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 09:26 AM   #22
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I am due to change diff fluid as well.

Did you guys drive around first to warm up the fluid before you dumped it? Will driving even warm up gear oil enough to make a difference?

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Did you guys drive around first to warm up the fluid before you dumped it?
Yes. I see no reason not to.

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Will driving even warm up gear oil enough to make a difference?
Dunno, but I don't see how it could hurt.
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Fluid should be warm, warm fluid drains easier and holds particles and impuritities in suspension, allow to thoroughly drain and "flush"! (Just like motor oil), for first time removing drain/fill plugs, check to "see" if any threads are visible and write it down and re-tighten to approx same thread view vice a torque wrench. sometimes therre are places where a torque wrench doesn't fit or can't be pressured accurate. Think a 10 lb "bag of sugar or potatoes" when torqing and adjust, better a bit loose than tight!
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I was going to ask you if there were any special procedures for our silver Saharas since it has already been established they are the fastest and most capable... Well maybe not, but it sounds good.

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I was going to ask you if there were any special procedures for our silver Saharas since it has already been established they are the fastest and most capable...
Unfortunately, they also suck the most gas ):
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I accidentally combined 75W-90 and 75W-140 in the rear axle.. is this ok? is there any downside to using 140 instead of 90?

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I accidentally combined 75W-90 and 75W-140 in the rear axle.. is this ok? is there any downside to using 140 instead of 90?
You just have 75W-115 if they're the same product otherwise.
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Don't forget to use teflon tape or pipe dope on the plug threads. I always use the teflon tape.
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You just have 75W-115 if they're the same product otherwise.
LOL! Thanks for the laugh

Mobil might consider doing a special "dirtyjpwrangler" blend. Best of both worlds..
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