Just became proud owner of a 2004 TJ Rubicon (I am sssooooo stoked
). I would like to replace ALL of the fluids, oils, lubricants, etc.
Climate conditions (in case it matters for fluid/lubricant selection):
I live in what is probably considered the high desert area (near Boise, ID) and we get about 14" precipitation/yr. Hits 100 degrees for a few days in the summer with many days above 85 degrees and often resting in the 90's. Most winter nights have a low of 20-30 degrees it might dip into the single digits a couple winter nights/yr.
Most miles driven will be city and highway driving with the every other weekend of forest service roads, light 4-wheeling, shallow sand (if any), camping, hard pack desert roads, etc.
Any special tools or precautions that I need to be aware of before beginning these fluid changes?
Any recommended articles, videos, thoughts, etc. on "How to" do these tasks? I am fairly mechanically inclined and have changed engine oil many times but have never changed differential oil, transfer case oil, etc.
Thank you for any tips or advice. It's ALWAYS appreciated!!!!
p.s. any southern Idaho, northern Nevada, eastern Oregon Jeep clubs out here?? Or, anyone mind if a newbie tagged along on a Jeep run?