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post #1 of 13 Old 07-18-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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New Gears! break in period

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I just put new 5.13 gears on my unlimited sport. I was wondering if there is an specific break in period and if there is one, how hard can I drive my Jeep during that time.

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I generally follow these rules for the first 500 miles:
1. No long trips.
2. No high speeds (keep it under 60).

The idea is to let the gears just get up to warm and then cool down several times. You also want to get the fluid changed after that break-in period to check for shavings or any signs of uneven wear. If they are set way off, don't worry--you'll know WAY before that first fluid change!

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I generally follow these rules for the first 500 miles:
1. No long trips.
2. No high speeds (keep it under 60).

The idea is to let the gears just get up to warm and then cool down several times. You also want to get the fluid changed after that break-in period to check for shavings or any signs of uneven wear. If they are set way off, don't worry--you'll know WAY before that first fluid change!
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X2 as above. I also wouldn't do any towing during the break-in period.

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Great timing on this thread. I'm getting gears late next week or early the week after. I was wondering about this....

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Ring and pinion break in procedure

http://www.4x4now.com/gt0999.htm

good read on the subject

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good read on the subject
Thanks this will help when the time comes.


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agree on all the above x2 NO TOWING!


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What shop did the install and didnt tell you about the break in on them?

Also they should be changing the oil 500 miles and checking them out.


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Yea they did tell me all about this. I just wanted to double check.

As soon as I get all the pic, I will do a proper write up.

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http://www.4x4now.com/gt0999.htm

good read on the subject
Really good read on the subject.

Thanks!

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I generally follow these rules for the first 500 miles:
1. No long trips.
2. No high speeds (keep it under 60).

The idea is to let the gears just get up to warm and then cool down several times. You also want to get the fluid changed after that break-in period to check for shavings or any signs of uneven wear. If they are set way off, don't worry--you'll know WAY before that first fluid change!
What would be considered long trips - 15-30 mile trips @ under 60...or ?

I read the link http://www.4x4now.com/gt0999.htm, Been following the recommendations to the T and yours as well.

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http://www.yukongear.com/Downloads/T...structions.pdf

Page #19 has Yukon's gear breakin directions...
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