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Can i run my T-Case dry?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by n8brown, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. n8brown

    n8brown Registered Member

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    i'm having some serious trouble getting my tcase fill plug off. So i'm wondering what would happen if i ran my truck with a dry tcase. not permenantly, just for the time being.
     
  2. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It prolly wont last long like that. I wouldnt do it.
     
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    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    which t-case? not that it matters much, but if its all gear inside, metal on metal will heat up fast, and brake parts
     
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  4. n8brown

    n8brown Registered Member

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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I wouldn't even drive it out of the shop with it dry.
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Would you run the motor with no oil??
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Don't do it
     
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    chopped&bobbed77burb 1/2 ton status

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    how is it giving you trouble ?? Don't run it with out fluid . If you need help with it there are a few members in your area so shoot us an email and maybe we can help .
     
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    Anything without oil will be damaged with any driving. So don't do it.
     
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    Maybe a socket and a breaker bar will get it off . It is an odd size , may need to buy the socket . worth it though .
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    How come ? I own a 208 , they are a hex head , which means you can put a socket on it .
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    1 3/16 i believe, sears has them
     
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    I meant don't drive it anywhere without lube.Wouldn't last long at all.
     
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    Jagged 1 ton status

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    Pipe wrench works wonders, too.
     
  17. n8brown

    n8brown Registered Member

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    yeah i'm gonna go buy the 1 3/16 socket today. i have headr the pipe wrench idea a few times now, and i don't think i've ever heard of a pipe wrench. what is that? thanks for the unanimous info!
     
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    this is a pipe wrench

    mitches camara pics.jpg
     
  19. muddybuddy

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    my experience with pipe wrenches, usually strips the nut.
     
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    i am going to go against the flow...Yes yo can run your t case without fluid... on that note It will not last very long:p:
     

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