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    JL JOURNAL : Axle Differential Fluid Change - How to do it Yourself

    In spite of the fact that Cindy and I work from home and have half a dozen Jeeps that we can and do use as a daily driver, we’ve still managed to rack up 15,000 miles on our brand new Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. And for us, that means it’s time to do some maintenance. Among other things, the differentials are something I typically service at this time but it’s also a good idea to do if you’ve been spending any time in some deep water. Fortunately, changing out the fluid is super easy to do on a JL Wrangler and it can be done in minutes using a 3/8” drive ratchet.



    WHAT YOU WILL NEED
    • 3/8" Drive Ratchet
    • Oil Catch Pan
    • Chemical Resistant Yellow Teflon Tape or Paste

    FLUIDS YOU WILL NEED
    BUY Royal Purple Gear Oil Here: https://amzn.to/2srkjLx

    186 FBI (Model 30) - Front Axle
    MOPAR Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5)
    1.82 Pints/0.86 Liters

    210 FBI (Model 44) - Front Axle
    MOPAR Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5)
    2.18 Pints/1.03 Liters

    200 RBI (Model 44) - Rear Axle
    MOPAR Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5) or equivalent.
    For trailer towing, use MOPAR Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 75W-140).
    Models equipped with Trac-Lok require an additive.
    2.43 Pints/1.15 Liters

    220 RBI (Model 44) Rear Axle – EDL
    MOPAR Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5) or equivalent.
    For trailer towing, use MOPAR Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 75W-140).
    Models equipped with Trac-Lok require an additive.
    3.06 Pints/1.45 Liters

    220 RBI (Model 44) Rear Axle – T/L
    MOPAR Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) (API GL-5) or equivalent.
    For trailer towing, use MOPAR Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 75W-140).
    Models equipped with Trac-Lok require an additive.
    3.02 Pints/1.43 Liters

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    Nice video. Hard to believe you've got 15k on it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Nice video. Hard to believe you've got 15k on it already.
    He’s got over 20k. Lol


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    Great video as always... I've got to ask, does Royal Purple still have the gear oil stink?

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    Nice to see you finally returning to work. Lol. Excellent addition to the JL Journal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Nice video. Hard to believe you've got 15k on it already.
    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    He’s got over 20k. Lol
    LOL - What Adam said. We filmed this back in October and have well over 20k now.

    Quote Originally Posted by CalSgt View Post
    Great video as always... I've got to ask, does Royal Purple still have the gear oil stink?
    All gear oil has that lovely smell but it is a bit less with Royal Purple or at least in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Nice to see you finally returning to work. Lol. Excellent addition to the JL Journal.
    By work, if you mean still out on the trail, yes, we're still wheeling. We just found a hotel that has internet so that we could get this uploaded and posted today

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    Yeah, great video---

    I've already changed my JLR Diff's/w to VALVOLINE 75W-140, mainly because I have a couple cases left from my '08 JKUR and--

    I was told that the JL RUBY'S already come with synthetic in the Diff's--OK I still wanted to change, because I put on the new MOTOBLT DIFF COVERS--

    Your right EASY/PEASY job and another neat attribute about the JL R--is the Diff. cover gaskets are "REUSEABLE COMPRESSABLE" METALIC MATERIAL--

    Super cool !

    Good day

    JIMBO

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    Hey y’all. Thanks for the easy “how to.” Just wanted to say the new “Wayalife” logo is a real class act and thank you.


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    Another great Jeep how to with good tips from Wayalife. Like the correct teflon tape and don’t crank on the drain/fill plugs.
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    another great how to video, kinda funny how we still get that grin on our faces when you here that "fart" sound. lol
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