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Old 04-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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First time servicing my 4.0 TJ

Just finished my stereo system install and it came out great!
Did a new Kenwood head unit, new 4" Boston dash speakers and new 6" sound bar speakers as well as a great self contained 8" powered subwoofer by Sound Ordnance. $409 delivered with all the goods from Crutchfield. The little bass box fits under the drivers seat perfectly and it CRANKS!!
Sounds so good! Very satisfied especially for how much I spent.

Next up is its first major service. Was wondering what fluids you all recommend as I plan on changing diff fluid, manual gearbox and transfer case.
She's a 97 4.0 with a Dana 44 ( according to you guys and my own online research) and 122,000 miles.
Also in the plans-
-a full rear drum shoe replace and service. My E brake has to be cranked fully to engage and even then if the hill is steep enough she will roll. Any advice on brand of shoes and servicing the drums?
- I saw a thread on spark plugs. What says the forum for my model jeep?
- she is going up on jack stands and I am going hard with the wire wheel at the existing rust under it. I used Por15 in the past with great results. Opinions?
- what about other quick mods or necessary service stuff ?
I just replaced the air filter with a purolater and added seafoam to my last fill up.

Thoughts , Opinions are always valued? Thank you!

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Not much help really other than to say you came to the right place. (the Forum not me) The fluids are actually fairly easy...and that is something I have been doing on the TJ the almost from the start. Have 150K+ and no leaks or major issues yet. Do have the rear main seep though. May want to check on switching to a synthetic oil. Some people say snake oil/ not worth the extra cost. I believe that I get better mpgs and I go 5K on an oil change now. Be sure to use a good filter, axles most people use the RTV sealent, the tranny fluid is a little pricey have heard different things about that. That is only one I let dealer do. (was filled with wrong fluid once, by a lube shop, and was very hard to shift!!)

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Appreciate your input JP. Previous owner did all the oil changes with Royal Purple 10/40. I am also on the synthetic bandwagon. My auto mechanics teacher swore by it so that's what I was taught and that's what I go with. Will most likely switch to Mobil 1, the RP is out of my range. Just wanted to see what opinions the folks here had. Thanks again
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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Bump it up again in an hour or so....there are A LOT more knowledgeable people than I on this Forum. They can tell you how much, which wrench, and the fastest way to get it all done.

Heard good things about Por 15 but have never needed it yet. Plugs ---- there is a thread, but be sure to regap, they usually are not set correctly. Not that most people on here don't see eye to eye, one of the most knowledgeable is Jerry ...he may chime in later, still early in CA.
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Sounds like you are off to a good start so far. You might also look at some bedliner for all of your under carriage needs. Don't fall for high flow air filters as the stock system is non restrictive and you won't gain anything but more dirt getting into your engine.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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Is anyone partial to certain brands of gearbox/differential fluids?
Is there anything I am missing out that should be done as well?
Thank you!

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