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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:13 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Here's what you want for gear oil, 3 quarts of it

    https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-LU...id=1543781357&sr=8-2&keywords=85w140+gear+oil

    And I used RTV for my gasket.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UEN1U/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Only downside of RTV is you're supposed to let it cure for 24 hours before adding fluid. I failed to read the directions and waited like 1 hour, but I haven't had any leaks. You'll also need grease to hold the springs and shit in place while assembling. This is the grease I use for most everything (including winch rebuild) and also what I used for the locker assembly, though I'm sure any grease would do.

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  2. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:14 PM
    BravesRunner

    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    But I like the idea of breaking it up into two days. Should be able to get it done after 5 on a Friday and then back in first thing the next morning.

    Maybe get it in this weekend. I’ve got something to do around 3:30 so that might be enough time.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    Good deal. Thanks! I’m pretty sure that’s the same grease the guy used. Doubt they are picky about which grease to use.

    If I can get the stuff I may try to get it started Friday.
     
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  4. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    What's nice is once the 3rd member is out, all work can be done indoors so it doesn't matter if it gets dark or not.

    Not sure if I shared this tip but rather than remove the hard brake lines to slide the axles out, unbolt all brackets holding the hard line to the axle. Then pull the axle out and shove a 2x4 to hold it out. Do that on both sides and the 3rd member will come out. Saves from having to bleed the brakes.

    Edit: also you'll want crush washers for the drain and fill plug. Some people don't replace them but I always do. In my experience it leaks if I reuse them.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    Get an oil soluble grease. What Randy posted is good. You'll also want to change your gear oil probably about 5-10k after the install or shorter to get the grease out. It won't hurt anything if you don't but it will change the viscosity a little depending on how much you end up using. How much IDK would it hurt it to leave it in doubtful. Up to you but that's what I would do. Also is there any break in period where they suggest changing the fld after x amount of use.
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    I bet you can find some specs online somewhere.
     
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    No break in period. All they say is after about 50 miles the locker will quiet down, which is accurate in my experience. I hardly know it's there anymore.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    I do only if they are badly deformed or leaking prior to servicing. Never had one leak I just give them a little extra calibrated elbow torque when reinstalling. Same process for all drain plugs for me.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    Probably about the same as regular. You have to put in synthetic oil so it shouldn’t break down.
     
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  10. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    This is what it should of said :rofl:

    In all seriousness they will quiet down some as the ratchets wear into each other. I would probably change the oil sooner than wait the full service interval just to see if there are any abnormalities in the oil.
     
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    Have to put synthetic oil in what?
     
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    I think it's a little of that but mostly me just adjusting my driving habits haha
     
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  13. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    No oil breaks down. When we talk about oil break down it's talking about all the additives and such that in the oils. Also little know secret synthetic oil still has a base of dino oil in it.
     
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  14. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    I thought you had to put synthetic back into the diff. Might just be what people do. I’ll have to read the manual.
     
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  15. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    You can pick your poison and both have their pros and cons. ECGS recommends the oil I linked you above (it's dino oil)

    https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/files/PDF Files/ecgs-gear-oil-recommendation1.pdf

    What I gathered from the article is that dino will remain viscous when it warms up, but will break down faster. Syn thins out when it gets warm, but doesn't break down as fast.

    Dino is significantly cheaper, so ECGS just recommends dino oil and replacing it a bit more frequently, like every 15k or 20k instead of 30k. I trust them since they're the diff gurus.
     
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    Took him half a day. You are up to 2 months now. Git r dun
     
  17. Dec 2, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    For the record it took me two days. :evil: I recommend Adam do it exactly like I did as it gives plenty of time so nothing is rushed.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    Says the person going on a month with a rear seal leak.
     
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    I am old so I have until summer to get it done
     
  20. Dec 2, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    BravesRunner “Exploration is curiosity put into action”

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    No excuse. You’re old so you could pay someone younger to do it for you.
     

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