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"Sealed" Driveline?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by MowTaco, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Sep 5, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Hello fellow 5 luggers

    The other day I was doing some maintainence to get my truck ready for my 700 mile "commute" back and forth to school. I changed the gear oil in the 5 speed and the rear diff. I tried lubing the driveshaft too... no grease zerks to be found. Are the 5 lugs maintainence free in the driveline department?
     
  2. Sep 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    As far as I know, yes. I think the only thing you can really do with the drive shaft is replace the U-joint.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Is this a real question? Hahaha...
     
  4. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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  5. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    I had to replace mine a few months ago. Not sure about 1st gens but on the 2nd gens you can get Spicer replacements with or without zerks. I opted for zerks so I can grease them periodically, others may want the sealed ones so they don't have to.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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    Well one less thing to worry about I suppose. I don't see the original post only a quote... but yes Joel you should probably change the gear oil occaisionally. I went with amsoil 75w-90 gl-4 (I think... I used gl4 and gl5 cant remember which went where) There's a fatty ass bolt at the back of the trans on the bottom and another about 1/2 way up the drivers side... these are the drain and fill plugs. always take the fill out first in case you screw it up.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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  8. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:23 AM
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    I believe GL5 can cause premature wear/ corrosion to brass components like synchros. So I wouldn't use a GL5 gear lube in the transmission.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    so gl4?
     
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  12. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    Ok that's what I did then... gl5 in the diff and gl4 in the trans
     
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    If your fill plug doesn't come off, then you can fill it through the shifter.

    I fill through top of shifter. You can be so much more precise. It's fun taking your truck apart too :cool:



    It's a bitch to take off if you never done it and don't know how though.
    Considering how my old truck I put a new transmission in, filled old one up before and old transmission had shift bushing replaced...I've taken it off minimum 3 times. lol.
     
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    Good to know... but I think I'll stick to the 1-bolt "disassembly" method and take out the fill plug
     
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    My truck wasn't lifted.

    You gotta remember I had a 5/6 drop on that truck.

    Anything I didn't have to do underneath the truck was great.


    If I was using my neighbors lift, then sure fill plug would be fine.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    True... I got to use a lift so the fill plug wasn't a big deal.
     
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