Checking and filling oil in transfer case

RASPUTIN
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Checking and filling oil in transfer case

Unread post by RASPUTIN » December 21st, 2017, 9:25 am

Hey,

I have a bit of an oil leak around the top of the transfer case. Pretty much sorted this out but is there any tricks to checking the oil levels. Probably should check gearbox oil level as well.

I really don't want to risk running out of oil and it going bang :).

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Re: Checking and filling oil in transfer case

Unread post by NZ LUX » December 21st, 2017, 11:40 am

Most gearboxes and transfer cases you fill up until the oil starts coming out of the filler hole (usually located around halfway up the side of the box) , then you just put the bolt in place.

So to check the oil level, all you have to do is remove the filler plug(bolt) and see how far below the hole the oil level is, and top up as necessary.

If it's been a while since fresh oil was added, you'd might as well replace the oil for peace of mind.

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Re: Checking and filling oil in transfer case

Unread post by hoyks » December 21st, 2017, 8:12 pm

Unless there is oil everywhere, it is unlikely to be too low. The box and the oil isn't under pressure, it just relies on being splashed around, so a leak around the top of the case may look messy, it probably hasn't lost too much.

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