Drivetrain lubing ?? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-13-2001, 09:44 AM
Frank360
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Drivetrain lubing ??

Warm temperatures are here, and there is mud all over the place.. I mean, DEEP MUD, 2-4 feet deep... and black bears, washed out roads and trails... you get the picture, I cross a couple of deep holes within a month... How often do you guys and girls change your diff, trans, and tcase lubes ?? How often do you take your front hubs apart to grease them ??

A Jeep is a Jeep..
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 12:01 PM
Frank360
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

Top

A Jeep is a Jeep..
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 12:42 PM
mudracer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

My Jeep is in deep mud and water all the time too. I try to check fluids after each wheelin' trip and see if the oil is milky or brown. If there is much of either, it gets changed.

After getting very tired of tearing down my Dana 60, I have installed grease zerks in my hubs so that I can fill them with grease. The idea is if the hub is FULL of grease, there will be no room for water. So far, results are good. The next step is to make the inner spindle bearing greaseable also...

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
'84 K20 driver
'80 CJ-7 BBC, 1 ton
<font color=orange>'79 K10 mud racer</font color=orange> (for sale)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 12:46 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

I got tired of replacing parts like that a long time ago. So if i'm out wheeling for the weekend I'll repack the hubs and bearings when I get home os sometime during the week. I have found that with everything freshly packed I don't really need to change my fluids as much. I still change them at least twice a season, with mild wheeling.

'95 Cherokee; '86 CJ-7, HEI upgrade
'84 CJ-10a, running stock; '84 CJ-10a, running stock; '84 CJ-10a, running stock; '85 CJ-10a, needs alt & vacuum pump.
post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 12:54 PM
Frank360
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

grease zerks ??? are those somekind of grease nipples...

A Jeep is a Jeep..
post #6 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 12:58 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

Is there a way to put a drain in a diff. cover? So I dont have to play with all those torx bolts everytime?

<font color=red> Red 7 </font color=red> in the <font color=green> Green Mountain State </font color=green>
<font color=red>84 CJ7 / 258 / weber
</font color=red>
torx: the root of all evil.
post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 01:33 PM
mudracer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

Hmmm... the more I think about it, they kinda look like nipples...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The things you attach your grease gun to on your tie rod ends etc.

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
'84 K20 driver
'80 CJ-7 BBC, 1 ton
<font color=orange>'79 K10 mud racer</font color=orange> (for sale)
post #8 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 01:40 PM
mudracer
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Drivetrain lubing ??

vtcj7, first you need to get rid of any axle that has those evil Torx bolts.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

I want to add drain plugs to my axles too, but want to protect the drain plug from rock damage without losing clearance. Toys have a heavy slice of steel pipe welded around the plug. Anyone have any other ideas?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
'84 K20 driver
'80 CJ-7 BBC, 1 ton
<font color=orange>'79 K10 mud racer</font color=orange> (for sale)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome