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Vehicle Prep For CA trip

I will be heading out to California this weekend to stay at our place in Huntington Beach and I am getting my truck ready for the long drive.

What i want to do is this:

Change oil

Change Transfer Case fluid

Check Tire Pressure

Clean Air Filter

Clean Intake and Throttle Body

My questions are here.

What oil does everyone use for T-case??

Any other things i should check before the trip??

Any other recommendations?

Truck is 4.0L FX4

I really just want to know about the T-case and what people run in it? Also i remember hearing the drain plug is hidden behind that round peice? Is that true? If so all i have to do is just remove that??

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check the air filter, and other various wires/plugs underneath the hood make sure everything is nice and tight and where its supposed to be.
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T-case should take ATF, IIRC
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T-case should take ATF, IIRC
Is there a good synthetic for this?

Do you recommend synthetic??

Or just straight ATF?
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check the air filter, and other various wires/plugs underneath the hood make sure everything is nice and tight and where its supposed to be.
Im a recharging my air filter tonight =]
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Im a recharging my air filter tonight =]
dont use to much recharge oil or it will mess up your maf, hence why i will never get a kn filter.
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Why i always go lean and clean my MAF when i do it so i dont ruin it. Cause its not always a cheap fix lol
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A translator...LOL

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Also i remember hearing the drain plug is hidden behind that round peice? Is that true? If so all i have to do is just remove that??
Yes
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Okay sweet deal then.
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I know its a 5spd, but you might as well change the trans fluid while your changing the T-case fluid. That is, if its never been changed.
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check you serp belt, make sure its okay...jsut do a reg checklist..coolant, brake fluid, pads...etc

Id always take a nice rifle or pistol and some good tunes and some beer...for WHEN you get there.lol
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I know its a 5spd, but you might as well change the trans fluid while your changing the T-case fluid. That is, if its never been changed.
Yeah i changed the Tranny fluid at like 83000k and im at 88k now so i think its okay.. but yeah i changed it and made a nice shift difference..

T-case fluid.. synthetic or regular? which is recommended by you?


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check you serp belt, make sure its okay...jsut do a reg checklist..coolant, brake fluid, pads...etc

Id always take a nice rifle or pistol and some good tunes and some beer...for WHEN you get there.lol
Yeah I dont know about the gun part being im just turning 19 haha.. Got the tunes and well we will get the beer when we get there ..

Thanks for everyones input. Pads i just changed and the belt was changed 10k ago so i think that could be okay to.
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Use either for the T case. I'm switching to synthetic when I get it to stop leaking.

Oh. Also make sure your spare has the correct pressure in it. The last thing you need is to get a flat only to find out that the spare is also flat.
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All the parts stores around here dont carry the synthetic stuff, they have to order it, but if you can get synthetic I would go with it...hell the T-case doesnt take that much, so it wont cost an arm and a leg.
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A good radar detector.
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A good radar detector.
Hehe I have an escort passport 9500i does that count??

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All the parts stores around here dont carry the synthetic stuff, they have to order it, but if you can get synthetic I would go with it...hell the T-case doesnt take that much, so it wont cost an arm and a leg.
Hmmm yeah another question anyone know what the capacity is on the t-case?


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Use either for the T case. I'm switching to synthetic when I get it to stop leaking.

Oh. Also make sure your spare has the correct pressure in it. The last thing you need is to get a flat only to find out that the spare is also flat.
Yeah good call.. i would be pissed offffff
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Hehe I have an escort passport 9500i does that count??
Dang that more than counts. That owns!
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Dang that more than counts. That owns!
Its worth its weight in gold.. I know this may sound absurd but here is a true story.. straight shot on I-15 before Ludlow CA i picked up a CHP from 8+ miles off with that thing i was amazed.
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Blow up doll for carpool access!
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Im not traveling alone thank goodness.. thats slow suicide haha..

Yay for carpool access for the 15 and the 10 yay haha..

I will probably be out your way ^^^^
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Its worth its weight in gold.. I know this may sound absurd but here is a true story.. straight shot on I-15 before Ludlow CA i picked up a CHP from 8+ miles off with that thing i was amazed.
Holy crap thats some good detection. Was he running Ka?
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Holy crap thats some good detection. Was he running Ka?
Oh yes... CHP = KA ******..

HIGHWAY PATROL ANY STATE = KA ******.

Laser is a city tool really.. Laser they cant be moving and shoot and there are a lot of crap with them.

Laser = Speed traps.

KA = Mobile radar.

Im sure you already knew that but hehehe.
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Im not traveling alone thank goodness.. thats slow suicide haha..
Well that's good. Someone to wake you up if you start falling asleep.

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I will probably be out your way ^^^^
Close but not in my area. I'm in Butterfield Ranch which is at the very end of the 71 close the the 91.

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Well that's good. Someone to wake you up if you start falling asleep.



Close but not in my area. I'm in Butterfield Ranch witch is at the very end of the 71 close the the 91.

yeah i hate falling asleep at the wheel haha.. just isnt as a good a night sleep as my bed.

Yeah ill be in HB.. then probably out in Redlands/Yuciapa.
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yeah i hate falling asleep at the wheel haha.. just isnt as a good a night sleep as my bed.

Yeah ill be in HB.. then probably out in Redlands/Yuciapa.
How long are you going to be out here?
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