Fluids..... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-21-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
KellyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: spokane washington
Posts: 521
Fluids.....

So i have no paperwork on my jeep. So i need you guys...lol
What fluids do i want?

Radiator, both diffs..yes i have the weak ones...lol
and tranny and t/c. OH and oil... 105k 4.0 I6

I have no idea how the guy before me treated her but i want to make sure to put some good fluids in her so that i can make her last.


I drive her easy with the get on the good foot once and awhile.
Best fluid for the buck... budget here so dont wanna break the bank....lol

KellyK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-21-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,294
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
year, manual or auto?

distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-21-2008, 11:16 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
KellyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: spokane washington
Posts: 521
DAMN i KNEW i forgot something...lmao


Its a 99 5speed
KellyK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 05:29 AM   #4
Genius!

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Coyote_94YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 20,886
Send a message via ICQ to Coyote_94YJ Send a message via Yahoo to Coyote_94YJ
4.0L = 10w-30 (6qts)
Tranny = 75w-90 (3.3qts)
T-Case = ATF (1.5-2qts)
Diffs = 75w-90 (Front 2.5 pints Rear 3.5 pints)
Radiator = 50/50 (10.5qts)

These quantities are a close estimate. The tranny, t-case, and both diffs should be filled till the fluid is level with the fill hole while the jeep is sitting on level ground.
Coyote_94YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 08:00 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
KellyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: spokane washington
Posts: 521
i remember reading somewhere that there is a special antifreeze that jeeps like more. Am i way off base there?
KellyK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,294
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Good ol Green for the 99 is fine. The newer TJ's came with the orange crap. Your works great with the Green.

Don't use tap water if you get the straight antifreeze, Use distilled water ONLY.
distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 10:26 AM   #7
Genius!

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Coyote_94YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 20,886
Send a message via ICQ to Coyote_94YJ Send a message via Yahoo to Coyote_94YJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
Don't use tap water if you get the straight antifreeze, Use distilled water ONLY.
*snicker*
Coyote_94YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 10:53 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
whiteyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 4,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj View Post
*snicker*
Been running anti-freeze&tap water mix in my vehicles for 30 years and never had an issue. Only my new ones have special requirements.
__________________
Fallen Angel...Former MOD
whiteyj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
Genius!

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Coyote_94YJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 20,886
Send a message via ICQ to Coyote_94YJ Send a message via Yahoo to Coyote_94YJ
me too....straight out the garden hose.
Coyote_94YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 11:05 AM   #10
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,294
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj


z
distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 11:47 AM   #11
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
 
jgano23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
well, i usually get the straight anti-freeze and mix it myself. think of it this way, if you get the 50/50 you are paying for 50% water. i feel like i am getting ripped off with the 50/50. just mt .02 though.
jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 12:04 PM   #12
Wrecktrician
 
4point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Sierra
Posts: 7,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
Don't use tap water if you get the straight antifreeze, Use distilled water ONLY.
Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj View Post
*snicker*
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteyj View Post
Been running anti-freeze&tap water mix in my vehicles for 30 years and never had an issue. Only my new ones have special requirements.
Its still good advice. Where I live the water has a high mineral content. I usually buy the 50/50 because it saves a second stop for distilled water.
__________________
Just getting to work is an adventure.
4point is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 04:54 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
KellyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: spokane washington
Posts: 521
Ok so what about "types" of fluids for everything else?...
KellyK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 05:37 PM   #14
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,294
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Quote:
Originally Posted by KellyK View Post
Ok so what about "types" of fluids for everything else?...
Age old debait. "I like synthetic, Oh but dino is the best way". In the end it will always be what you want to believe.


I run Valvoline in the motor and axles. <-- dino
Mobile 1 in the t-case. <--full synthetic
Redline MT-90 in the trans.


distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 05:50 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
bpowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 836
KY lube for the rear end..lol..

tap water for the windshield fluid.. and if I feel like splurging I add a couple drops of dish washing soap.
bpowa is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,775
Don't forget ladies, if you use all the distilled water in your radiator, you'll have to run out and buy more for the iron
stevens243 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2008, 10:08 PM   #17
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,294
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj View Post
*snicker*
Hey I only put distilled water in my vehicles don't I.

distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trans and transfer case fluids guns-r-us TJ Tech Forum 0 10-20-2008 08:58 AM
want to make sure i'm using the right fluids... vettefever5 TJ Tech Forum 2 10-16-2008 04:52 PM
Changing oil and other fluids chiro2736 General Jeep Discussion 4 07-14-2008 11:10 PM
fluids change scotiez TJ Tech Forum 5 02-29-2008 03:21 PM
axle, transmission fluids sierra YJ Tech Forum 3 02-13-2008 10:53 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC