|10-09-2009 02:44 PM|
|somemoore||I think mine has 25 zerks - it's like an Easter Egg hunt when I'm laying under the Jeep|
|10-09-2009 08:33 AM|
|10-08-2009 01:38 PM|
Yes I pump until grease comes out of the rubber thing.
Where did you find the 7th one?
|10-08-2009 01:35 PM|
|adkjoe||thx nicolas, you only have 6 circled on the front end though i found 7 on mine, so i'm guessing i'm good. You just pump them until grease starts to come out right, thats something you really can't mess up?|
|10-08-2009 01:27 PM|
There are the zerk fittings. Only older TJs have the one in the rear.
Sorry I have this pic only in German.
I also have greasable driveshafts, control arms, track bars, sway bar end links and some more. But these parts aren´t stock.
|10-08-2009 01:20 PM|
|jdhallissey||^ your picture is amazing lol. I think you got them all for the grease. Do you have greasable ball joints too?|
|10-08-2009 01:01 PM|
Others say never use synthetic.
|10-08-2009 12:58 PM|
Ok so I think I'm all set, I took the day off today and did a lot.
One last question.
I found 7 grease fittings in the front end and none in the rear and pumped them all full. did I get them all (I couldn't find any more zerks maybe 1 or 2 are hiding?) or am I missing anything that needs some grease??
Thanks this has been super helpful.
|10-08-2009 11:02 AM|
|csamn2007||synthetic is a personal choice really, some people say use it others say it doesnt matter.|
|10-08-2009 10:43 AM|
|adkjoe||how important is it to have synthetic in the axles?|
|10-08-2009 08:35 AM|
|snwchris||Yea you'll be fine with recommended oil in manual or haynes manual as well.|
|10-07-2009 07:19 PM|
thx I feel better now
So I guess the other thing I need to know would be what kind of oil for the axles. Would mobil 1 80w-90 GL-5 be a good bet for a dana 30/35
|10-07-2009 07:07 PM|
Are you missing your dipstick? I'm confused as to how water would have got in there. If there's much water, you should be able to see a milky like color if you pull the oil cap or possibly on the dipstick I believe.
Edit...just saw your response . . . I wouldn't worry much about it if you think it really just a couple of drops.
|10-07-2009 07:07 PM|
|jdhallissey||You will be just fine. No worries|
|10-07-2009 07:06 PM|
|adkjoe||well yea I just covered the airfilter but I noticed after that the oil dipstick wasnt all the way sealed down and I lifted it a little and there was a little bubble of water around it. I pulled it out and there was tiny little water droplets on the stick. I don't think it's a real concern but i get paranoid about these things.|
|10-07-2009 06:33 PM|
No real need to remove cover, but it sometimes makes for easier for draining, if no drain plug and plus you can inspect the gear teeth as well.
Zerk grease, I typically use Mobil 1 grease and hit all the zerks with.
Hmmm never really needed to cover the engine other then airbox intake for washing the engine compartment.
|10-07-2009 05:20 PM|
Getting ready to do some maintenance
So this weekend it's about time I change the axle fluids and lube everything up. Any need to know tips/advice? It's an 06 2.4L. I can just pull the plug on both axle's drain and refill right or do I need to take the whole cover off? Any suggested type of grease to pump the zerks full with and recommended fluid to fill the axles with? Manual says mopar 80w-90 API gl-5 axle and gear lube, watcha think?
Also I washed my engine and covered everything important exept my oil dipstick, think I got a few drops of water down the dipstick, is that going to hurt anything if I don't change my oil for another 2k or so? ooops.....what can happen?