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Old 04-06-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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90w gear oil in transfer case

Okay, so I've had my YJ for about two months now. I had to take out the transmission to replace the slave cylinder but its all back in now. Question: My transfer case has a crack which I can patch up with JB Weld. Does anyone know what would happen if I put 90w gear oil instead of atf in the transfer case so it would leak slower?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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it would be akin to putting 90w in your motor....would you do that?.....it's just not going to circulate thru the system right because of the thickness....

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Wait. You're saying you're going to patch the hole so it won't leak, but you want to put the wrong fluid in it so it will leak slower. I'm not following. :s
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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Go grab a new transfer case from a junkyard, they can't be too expensive, they're 65 bucks here..
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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Only put the recommended ATF in it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:53 AM   #6
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Make sure you clean both sides of the crack real good before J-B welding it or it will leak again.. Use ATF, ATF,ATF!!!!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #8
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Okay, I guess the answer is pretty obvious. THanks guys.

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