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Did you get the plug out yet?I managed to strip the allen wrench hole in the drain plug on the front diff today. Anyone got any tips or tricks to maybe get this thing out. I figure if anything I can just pump out the old fluid through the fill hole if needed. I would like to fix this though
Not yet. Haven`t tried yet either. Weather has been pathetic for weeks now. The fluid in the front diff is still clear so not an emergency to change. I still have to go get a new plug from the dealer. I`ll post up when I finally get to it.Did you get the plug out yet?
Very nice! I wish I could feel the same way about our local, heavily used, undercoating dealer. I just don't trust they'll do a good job.Here's what we done today and I hope this is the right place to post this. If not just park it where it should go. So since purchasing the FJ about a month ago we've only driven it a few times but I decided to go ahead and take it and have it professionally undercoated. The underneath looked great and I wanted it to remain that way after reading all the post on here about the underneath paint on this not being that thick and I don't ever want to have to worry about it. The shop I took it to is call Auto Image and does all the vehicles for the local state departments and I've had them do every jeep I've ever owned. They can do just about anything to a vehicle and their work and attention to detail is amazing! While they had I also had them go ahead and swirl and polish it and had a ceramic coating applied to the paint wheels and headlights which will last a couple of years. If you haven't ever heard of it you should look into it because it's amazing because all you have to do is spray it off when it gets dirty and it looks like it was just waxed and protects the paint also. So anyway the owner Chris just called and said it would be ready for pick up tomorrow and sent me some pics that I'm sharing with you guys to see what you think. He said he could tell that it had always been garage kept because it turned out great. He said "if you thought it was red before it's RED..RED now Lol". Anyway I can't wait to pick it up tomorrow and see it in person. Let me know what you guys think.
Maybe I'll just do it then, bc the local shop here does the same process or so it sounds. Thanks!No it actually looked great (I'll attach a couple of pics I took before) I just didn't want it to ever be an issue down the road. Like I said I always have it done and after reading all the post on here about other people having issues I wanted him to check all the weld points and scrap anything he saw off because everyone says that's the worst places on these. So their process is pulling wheels off then steam washing the entire underneath and scrapping any places they find off no matter how small and treating that with Ospho and/or PR-15 (if necessary) and let it sit for 48 hours. Then they come back and apply the undercoating and let that sit for another 24 hours. They are the best in Western NC in my opinion. They have a long waiting list to get in because people come from all over to use them. Hope this helps!
Here's a couple of before pics.....