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    I have about 45k on my 06 LJ and just curious what everyone's opinion is on all the "required Maintenance" that the dealer / chrysler says should be done.

    I get the oil changed about every 5k, but have not done really anyhting else, for instance I should have had the tranny fluid check, but they were going to charge over $200.00 to do it.

    everything shifts right and sounds good, but just want some opinions.
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    at 45k I would probably run through and do everything.
    Oil, diffs, t-case, trans, coolant, plugs. Check your brake and power steering fluid, probably no reason to change those out though.
    If nothing else, it'll give you a bit of an idea how everything is holding up... metal shavings in the fluid, fouled plugs, etc
    None of it is really that difficult and could be done by yourself for about half the price the dealership would charge.

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    I have changed my tranny/xfer case fluid about every 60,000-90,000 miles and diff's about the same. I now have 250,900 miles on them with no problems.
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    Depends on how much off road and how much mud/water you drive through. Doing the job yourself is much easier then you think. The biggest hassle is taking off the skid plates to get to the t-case.

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    Default Use Amsoil Products..

    Motor oil Syntec 10W30 change interval 25000 miles.
    High flow oil filter.
    Syntec Tranny fluid
    Syntec tranfer case fluid
    syntec gear oil with 500,000 miles change interval.
    syntec heavy duty grease for your terminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior View Post
    Motor oil Syntec 10W30 change interval 25000 miles.
    High flow oil filter.
    Syntec Tranny fluid
    Syntec tranfer case fluid
    syntec gear oil with 500,000 miles change interval.
    syntec heavy duty grease for your terminals.
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    Thanks for the input fellas. Thats what I was figuring, but thought I would throw it out there and get some good back up.
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    Maintenance is always cheaper than repairs.

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    25K in the engine and 500K in the diffs?

    Is Syntec that good for that many miles?

    You run magnets on your plugs to catch excess metal?

    How does it stand up to water?

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    • Severe Service(4) – Up to 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

    (1) Engines operating under modified conditions are excluded from extended drain recommendations. Examples include the use of performance computer chips; non-OEM approved exhaust, fuel or air induction systems; and the use of fuels other than those recommended for normal operation by the manufacturers.
    (2) Engines are in good working condition and within the factory design settings. Mechanically sound engines, for example, do not leak oil or consume excessive amounts, are not worn out, do not overheat, do not have internal or external anti-freeze leaks and have properly working emission control systems. AMSOIL recommends repairing malfunctioning engines prior to the installation of AMSOIL synthetic oils.

    I just went to the site and I fall under this catagory. This stuff sound great for my daily driver...

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