New deuce owner seeking advice

frank8003

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And from 2013... see post 3
may have to put this into google to find it
 

fasttruck

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Greasing drive shafts: placing both the transfer case and transmission in neutral will allow you to rotate the driveshaft to access the grease points. If the drive shafts are correctly assembled all 3 grease fittings should face the same way. Jack up one of the front wheels will allow you to rotate the front drive shaft to access those fittings. That leaves the 3 in between the rear tandem to fight with. It might be necessary to have "soldier b" gentle move the truck to rotate these fittings into view. You only have to move the vehicle inches to rotate the drive shaft 1/2 a revolution. If you haven't already found them; the check plug for the transmission is on the left side of the box and the one for the transfer cased is just below the front axle driveshaft facing the front of the unit. Check the LO, transfer cases don't take a lot of oil.
 

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Not only the 3 in between the axles but also the drive shaft between the transfer case and the intermediate axle. There are a total of 12 grease fittings associated with the 4 drive shafts on the truck. The handbrake on the back of the transfer case will have 4 fittings of its' own. Drive on.
 

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Reference post 104: both transmission, transfer, and all 3 differentials were issued with 1/2" square pipe ends for plugs so you need a 1/2" breaker bar or drive to open and close them. 5 tons have a square plug, commonly found on commercial trucks, that takes a 15/16" open end wrench to turn.
 

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get some ebay tires, 50$ each, shipping will cost a bunch though. ndts are decent, if anything you can just make a set of tire chains. id get a 3/8 chain and wrap it on the outside tire through the hand holes but careful with the valve stem..
 

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Welcome, and hello from another Southeast Alaska member! I remember POW well, even the NAPA in Craig didn't have that wide of a selection in terms of filters, etc. They did however have the most amazing full-service True Value.

Truck looks like it has solid bones, good save! I commend you for rescuing it as opposed to just writing it off as more rusting iron.
 

frank8003

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Reading thru my notes I found interesting filter and grease data for you to read.

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Testing revealed that BLG provided excellent field performance compared to the G-version grease. The testers observed no sign of biodegradation in the lubrication systems during operation, indicating that BLG products will only biodegrade under certain environmental conditions. To assess this experimental BLG, a field biodegradation test was conducted at the bioremediation site at Fort Hood. The BLG test results clearly showed more rapid biodegradability, which occurred within a 6-month period, compared to G-version grease, which showed extremely slow biodegradability for many years.

In 2008, the MILSPEC was revised to accept BLG as the GAA grease. The revised GAA specification, MIL-PRF-10924H, included an additional biodegradation test and a higher acceptance limit for load-carrying capacity than the MIL-PRF-10924G standard. As a result, BLG officially became a new “green” GAA military product.

While BLG’s formulation is not the same as the old G-version GAA grease, they are comparable in performance and fully compatible. Existing G-version GAA grease can be easily changed over to BLG without needing to extensively clean the lubrication system. During the changeover period, both greases can be used in Army vehicles and equipment until the G-version GAA grease is exhausted."
 

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