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#1 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 11:58 PM
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Welcome to some interesting beginner pictures (and questions)!!!

Edit: post #8 has photos with labels, let me know if there is anything else I can label for you, I think I labeled everything I know.

First a touch of background, I have 2300 miles on my '13. My goal: to change out the oils to eliminate shavings and gets some great oils in my rig, see how the "pros" do it, and most importantly at that mileage: to have it covered under warranty!

First, they were perfectly fine with me watching them!

The first order of business: take off the two front skid plates, then the oil change, here is the oil filter housing, I should have taken a photo of the filter I suppose:



That was easy peasy (with a vehicle lift) and the skids off. He used brake cleaner to clean off the oil.

Next, the rear differential, drain plug is on bottom right, fill plug is center right:



While I'm waiting, I took some extra pictures, this is of the trailer electrical plug, now I see why some people relocate it!



Rear Spring ... wow that's buried deep!



What is this? It is under the cargo area, no idea what it is:



Back to the oil change (now that I wouldn't be in his way), you can see the black oil filter housing on the far right, on the far left is the brass drain plug, closer picture coming up!



One of the tow hooks on the front?



Front coil over (spring and shock):



Wow that's a lot of CV joints!!!



Here I see the UCA, just curious .... why when people do a lift, do they replace the UCA with a lighter racing one?



Transfer case and drive shaft:



Now I see why people put skids on the shock joints:



Transfer case drain plug:



Transfer case drain plug (far right) and fill plug ... errr, fill hole in the center:



Oil pan and drain plug:



A random picture: oil filter on center right, the rest ... uhhhhmmmm??



Transmission oil pan and drain plug (far left), not sure what the other plug is, another picture of it to follow:



That second plug has the word "check" stamped into it:



Front differential, a little crooked photo, but drain plug is center left, the fill plug is right of the bolt in the center of the photo, in reality this is up and right of the drain plug:



A better picture of the fill plug:



Another photo of both the drain and fill plugs:



Now, just for kicks and giggles, I asked him to stop lowering the FJ as soon as the tires touch, so I can see approx what a 3 inch lift will look like
I was really wondering how it would look without changing to different tires until I wear these out!





Please feel welcome to post comments of any kind!

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Wow, everything there looks so clean! I'm really digging your bronze TRD's on the sandstorm. Is the 3" your next mod?
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Thank you !!!!! It's Quicksand though, Sandstorm was over in like 2010 or something
I just haven't gotten to go off road yet
The 3" lift is my next mod, but I need a taller garage, I only have less than 2" clearance now .... CHAINSAW time !!!!!

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Well, sand is sand!
And you do know the only way to test if your new fluids work properly is to take it off road, right?
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The extra plug labeled check on your trans pan is the overflow plug which is used to check the fluid level. The attached pdf explains how this is done.

The plastic box in the rear under the cargo area is part of the EVAP evaporative emmision system. It is basicly a canister which contains activated charcoal to absorb EVAP (Evaporative Emissions) generated in fuel tank. There is a refueling valve, and the canister pump module which uses a pressure sensor and a vent valve to maintain proper pressure in the system.
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Well, sand is sand!
And you do know the only way to test if your new fluids work properly is to take it off road, right?
I know right!!!! I just need to find where!!!! There's nothing near here except bad mud!

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The extra plug labeled check on your trans pan is the overflow plug which is used to check the fluid level. The attached pdf explains how this is done.

The plastic box in the rear under the cargo area is part of the EVAP evaporative emmision system. It is basicly a canister which contains activated charcoal to absorb EVAP (Evaporative Emissions) generated in fuel tank. There is a refueling valve, and the canister pump module which uses a pressure sensor and a vent valve to maintain proper pressure in the system.
Thanks!!! Two mysteries solved and pdf saved!!

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"2013 Quicksand and Bronze Wheels":
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"FJ vs Lamborghini Review":
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great pictures.

any chance you can edit the photos by labeling everything you are referring to ....

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"2013 Quicksand and Bronze Wheels":
http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ml#post2357199
"FJ vs Lamborghini Review":
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Nice pics. I was wondering what that big black box was too.

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Thanks Not too bad for an iPhone !!!

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"2013 Quicksand and Bronze Wheels":
http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ml#post2357199
"FJ vs Lamborghini Review":
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