Ok .. I have a problem, but can't seem to find the cause yet.
When I am in First or Reverse, and gunning it off the line (barely) I hear a loud crackling noise from something under me. I have not been able to pin point it yet, but I have greased all the nipples I can find (and reach). I will be getting a flex-hose with smaller fitting to reach into the tighter spots (any specific hints?) for those hard to reach points.
The sound is not heard in any other gear, unless I am lugging it (4th gear, 7% climb at 60kph).
I just pushed my baby past the 258,000km mark .. Its all stock for now, but I was thinking of putting in the short-shaft kit (get rid of that horrible output assm on the T-case) .. is it something I should do now, or just fix the U-joints?
I have never fixed a U-joint before .. any tricks to be aware of?