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

  1. May 2, 2021 at 2:09 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Yep, this’ll do.

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  2. May 3, 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    I found the source of my leak at the t case/trans. Here’s what came out of my truck, and what I SHOULD have moved to the FJ case. Notice the O ring attached to the cover.

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    Here is my case as it currently sits. Notice the lack of O ring.

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    The lack of O ring let trans oil into the cavity between the trans and t case. I’m glad I didn’t procrastinate in fixing it because that was the majority of my oil and I would’ve fried my trans.
     
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  3. May 3, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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  4. May 3, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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    Good thing you are working with a manual transmission too
     
  5. May 3, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Luckily (unluckily?) this only applies to manuals. With the auto's, the seal is on the transmission side of things. Or maybe there's no seal at all. All I know is people bolt up the as-is FJ case into an auto with no issues.
     
  6. May 3, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Ah, I gotcha. Was more just referring to the simplicity of filling said transmission. Didn’t know it wasn’t an issue for autos.
     
  7. May 3, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    Agreed, the manual is really simple to change the oil in, just like a diff. I was due for a fluid change anyways, so I guess it's a blessing in disguise.
     
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  8. May 3, 2021 at 1:03 PM
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    Here's a better pic of what I was talking about. Very easy fix once the t case is out of the truck and on the work bench. Only 5 bolts and some RTV.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. May 4, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Sealed the floor today. My original hole was a bit large but it ended up working in my favor. I was able to remove the shifter very easily while making it.

    I couldn’t find any shift boot that would work for me so I bought this smaller boot and used some 14 gauge to cover the gaps. Sealed it up with rtv and used self tapping screws to secure it to the truck. Then covered with sound deadener.


    Spectre Performance 6285... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062ZI1S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


    I also wrapped the shift lever in sound deadener, as well as some gorilla tape. I’m hoping that’ll act similar to oem and keep some noise out of the cabin.

     
  10. May 6, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    I got the tranny filled, skids mounted and wheel bearing changed. Betty white is finally back together.

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  11. May 6, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Stuff that my wife thinks I don't need.
    Whatcha call that tool?
     
  12. May 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    A screwdriver?
     
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  13. May 6, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Stuff that my wife thinks I don't need.
    The caliper doo-hickey. PM me address and I'll send you some hooks that are for that!
     
  14. May 6, 2021 at 12:46 PM
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    Ahhh. I have the hooks but I didn’t want to unbolt that bracket from the spindle, freeing up more slack.
     
  15. May 6, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Fine fine. I'll keep my hooks of your calipers.
     
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  16. May 6, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    This is perhaps the worst overland tax I've seen.

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    Does that work upside-down in the rain while in outer space?
     
  18. May 6, 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    ThE RuSsIaNs UsEd a PeNcIl :D
     
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  19. May 6, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    On the surface, the cost makes sense for the below reasons. The real question is: does it need to exist in the first place?

    Titanium barrel is the main cost driver, mixed with the excessive laser texturing on the clip.

    Add in single batch processing for slow and inefficient manufacture.

    Small sales volume as well so their overhead rate is stupid high.

    Then they had to pay the marketing guy for this exceptional wanketeering:

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    So how many did you buy? :)
     
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