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FZJ4FUN
02-28-2009, 12:40 PM
I bought a 97 fZJ and i need to change the gear oil in the axles and i'm sure the transfer case since i have no service records. The cruiser didn't come with a manual at all so if you could help with some suggettions on what would be better to use be great. Even some tricks on what would make this an easier job would also help, I do use it as a daily driver so that might be important for suggestions. Thanks All. I hope to see you all at my first meeting this wed. I've got the 40th Anv. thats missing both of the rear fenderflares. :)

nakman
02-28-2009, 03:30 PM
Any 75-90wt will be good, the Valvoline Synthetic blend is a good one it's good quality and not too crazy expensive, you can put it in all three. Just cut the tip off the top and squish it in, when you get down halfway switch to a new bottle, when you get two half bottles, pour one into the other and make a full one. ;)

FZJ4FUN
02-28-2009, 09:37 PM
That helps any idea for an ammount for the three

farnhamstj
02-28-2009, 09:56 PM
I believe 7 is the answer you are looking for. Maybe buy 8. I have some pump thing that screws on the tops and makes it less of I mess. Less that $5. Congrats on the new rig.

nakman
02-28-2009, 09:56 PM
8 or 9 oughta do it.

Bikeman
03-01-2009, 10:25 AM
2.8 Q front, 3.4 Q rear. Just did mine, but use less in the front, like 1/2" from the top fill plug. You don't want to blow out the front axle seals.

Hulk
03-01-2009, 12:50 PM
I bought the Redline stuff when I did mine last year, but it was crazy $$$.

LARGEONE
03-02-2009, 10:31 AM
X2 on the cheap pump adapter...easier and quicker and pulls right from the gallon containers.

corsair23
03-02-2009, 02:01 PM
2.8 Q front, 3.4 Q rear. Just did mine, but use less in the front, like 1/2" from the top fill plug. You don't want to blow out the front axle seals.

Speaking of axle seals...How does you front axle look? You may be wanting to do the front axle service soon and if so, either hold off on replacing the front diff oil or use something cheap because you'll be getting to replace it when you do the front axle service anyway :)

Red_Chili
03-02-2009, 02:21 PM
2.8 Q front, 3.4 Q rear. Just did mine, but use less in the front, like 1/2" from the top fill plug. You don't want to blow out the front axle seals.
So, with a good breather, you still want to fill below full capacity?

Bikeman
03-03-2009, 10:50 PM
A few toyota techs told me so, especially if one is still using the goofy plastic breather box above the axle, level with the frame that is on the 80's.

Rock Dog
03-08-2009, 03:02 AM
I like the Amsoil, but is also $$... I believe that is what they use at Christo's shop as well.