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post #31 of 49 Old 11-12-2009, 03:09 PM
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Would it be wise to add more gear oil for now? I can't get it done and I need to drive it...
And does mixing different motor oils cause a problem? as long as they are the same kind?
You can mix any kind of dino motor oil with any other kind of dino motor oil. You can also keep adding oil to the diff and it will be fine. I personally like the mud method. I used to have leaks on both my steering box and my pinion just like yours. Both seemed to have been solved with a good dose of mud from wheeling.


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post #32 of 49 Old 11-12-2009, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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So how do you tell how much oils in it?
Mines way past the safe thing

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post #33 of 49 Old 11-12-2009, 05:12 PM
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Safe thing on what?
If the diff, just make sure it has oil level with the fill plug when you remove it.
If the motor, do not fill past the full mark on the dipstick.

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So how do you tell how much oils in it?
Mines way past the safe thing
hes talking about the dip stick.


thats probably a lil to much but i cant tell you without any pics...just quit worring about it so much.but do keep an eye on it.

you can be in college and work on your car..just find a write up for replacing the seals, or find a write up about installing a locker or regearing and see how the axle comes apart and how they install the seals. i mean it should be fairly simple.the write ups are step by step.

id just go buy tools and fix it.find a write up.
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Oh found another minor issue.
T-case is leaking
It looks like its coming from some sort of seal. Like where the left half connects to the right.
Not worried,cause I can just undo the plug and put more fluid in... Already went to autozone grabbed some castrol ATF(dexron III) and a little spout.(All I have to do is undo the bolt on the drivers side right? the hex bolt?) The leak from the t case doesn't bother me just gota refill every few months.

Diff is getting fixed tomorrow. Its leaking from the yoke(on the tcase) and from the diff. 70 bucks And saves me the mess.
Sunday I'm cleaning most of the oil off and calling it done. Will do the rear main in a few months.

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post #36 of 49 Old 11-12-2009, 10:20 PM
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Hey I'm in Chicago suburbs and need to do the pinion seal on mine too. Lets get a party together and work on some Jeeps. I even have access to a full shop with Tools/Lift for $100 a day near Ottawa IL? Plus its close to the Cliffs insane all terrain park!
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Ok so I was out there for an hour looking for the right tool and stuff to add more fluid to the t case...

What tool to remove the fill plug? and whats the best way to add fluid?
Going to ACE hardware soon..
only place still open

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post #38 of 49 Old 11-13-2009, 07:42 PM
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I used a big crescent wrench because it's like a 1 3/4" bolt head... Getting fluid in is a bit of a trick, I bought a "pourer" that fits on quart containers. It allows you to shut off then open flow after tipping the container. It leaks a little bit, but for like $2.49 at autozone it gets the job done.

Put some RTV on the drain plug before putting back in, your t-case leak will probably disappear.
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man you have had so many offers from people to help you out in person and you just ignore them, personally i would jump at the oppurtunity to pay for pizza and help other jeepers work on my jeep. but hey thats jus me

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I'm open to having people help just never have time(school!)

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I'm open to having people help just never have time(school!)
doesnt look like were gona have a bad winter. just wait till winter break. if it aint nut freezin im still down

hit it with a hammer

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If the oil does not leak bad enough to drip on the driveway I say free oil spray, since it probably only leaks while driving or running. Just keep an eye on the levels and top up as necessary.
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One thing to add here is that many of the 2000 XJs have the 2001 seal type. The 2001 version has less material and costs an extra $15 for a total of $35 at Napa.
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