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Yesterday changed my rear lower control arm bushings.
Mine were SHOT!
Today, hopefully put pretty new lug nuts on that aren't all rusted up with (dangerously) peeling chrome.
 

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YES, there are reusable gaskets, "Lube Lockers" from 4wd.com
I've been using them for the past 3yrs and change my fluid about every 6mo. depending on how much wheeling I do or if the Jeep sat for a rather long time in the water.

Chris
 

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Drove mine, topless in 95* sunshine to the fabric store.... and the gas station, and the drug store.... Smiled the whole time! :D
 

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YES, there are reusable gaskets, "Lube Lockers" from 4wd.com
I've been using them for the past 3yrs and change my fluid about every 6mo. depending on how much wheeling I do or if the Jeep sat for a rather long time in the water.

Chris
Thanks. I just found this Thread on the reusable gaskets. I must check with the Jeep Dealer here to see if they carry one for the rear differential. Space is a bit tight back there.
 

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Set a beer on the spare as I was changing the radiator in my work van.
 

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Drove to work topless ..for like 8 days in a row or so...made it to the parkin lot to put up the soff top bout 20 sec before the skies opened up....Good day. Got home, lightened "Pepe" by probably 100 lbs simply by turnin the hose on em and rinsin away some mud....hate to do that....but gots to get them mpgs
 

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I was back enjoying the the sweet sulpher aroma of hypoid gear oil again today as I replaced the rear differential fluid. Rather than take the cover off this time (which I did for the front), I pumped out the old fluid. Here's what I did:
- cut off some of the hose from a $5.00 squeeze bulb pump as it was too long for my purposes. Length left was about 18" long, including squeeze bulp pump.
- cut off a 12" long piece of 5/16" flexible copper tubing and fitted it through the "fill" hole for the differential so that it would reach the bottom of the differential housing. The copper tubing was easy to bend into the required shape.
- fastened the squeeze bulb pump vinyl tubing to the copper tubing by inserting the copper into the vinyl for a couple of inches and wrapping the fairly loose joint with Magic Wrap Plumber's tape to make the joint secure and air tight.
- reinserted the copper tubing into the differential housing and used the contraption to pump the old fluid out. It worked great.
- partially filled the differential with a quarter of a 1 quart container of some 75W-90 synthetic blend I had on hand and then pumped that out hoping that method would get rid of most of any residual old fluid left inside.
- refilled the differential with Quaker State full synthetic 75W-140 GL-5 synthetic gear lubricant, using a 6" length of rubber hose to help get the fluid in.

All went well. Gave the Jeep a 70 km run this evening so will recheck front and rear differential fluids tomorrow for level and clarity.

Some information from Wikipedia on gear oil:
API viscosity ratings for gear oils are not directly comparable with those for motor oil, and they are thinner than the figures suggest. For example, many modern gearboxes use a 75W90 gear oil, which is actually of equivalent viscosity to a 10W40 motor oil.

API GL-5, oils for severe conditions. They contain up to 6.5% effective antiscuffing additives. The general application of oils in this class are for hypoid gears having significant displacement of axes. They are recommended as universal oils to all other units of mechanical transmission (except gearboxes). Oils in this class, which have special approval of vehicle manufacturers, can be used in synchronized manual gearboxes only. API GL-5 oils can be used in limited slip differentials if they correspond to the requirements of specification MIL-L-2105D or ZF TE-ML-05. In this case the designation of class will be another, for example API GL-5+ or API GL-5 LS.
 

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:D After three days of sitting on jackstands, I finally got my new fuel pump reinstalled and got her back on the road. With new sparkplugs and wires, I can definitely feel a nice little performance improvement. No hesitations starting. And my gas gauge seems spot on! :cool:

Plus, I found out how valuable a $15 siphon pump from Advanced Auto will be when I go to change my differentials.


...also I spilled gas all over my fender flares, ruining them yet AGAIN :doh:
 

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I put a new master cylinder,new fuel pump and plugs today and tried figuring out my carb
 
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