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A49erfan or Huey.....HELP!!

I am dead set on doing my own service.
two questions.
1) When I get the correct fumoto valve in the mail (didn't get the one with the nipple prior) do I coat or cover the threads one the valve before permanently screwing it in?

most important.

2) can I add my own grease to the boots? Or, are they factory sealed? I have a chance to get an inexpensive craftsman grease gun. From what I heard it is good to fill the boots just to the point where they start to bulge.

3) Transmission flush...Good....Bad? I like Royal Purple products and wish to service and change the trans. and diff. fluid. Thoughts?

4) Any ideas on a storage box to replace the third row seat that I can do myself?

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So those are the only two people you want help from ?

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So those are the only two people you want help from ?
No no no, I'd accept help from the golden girls if they knew what they were talking about, exept for that tramp Blanch....I never trusted her.
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I am dead set on doing my own service.
two questions.
1) When I get the correct fumoto valve in the mail (didn't get the one with the nipple prior) do I coat or cover the threads one the valve before permanently screwing it in?

most important.

2) can I add my own grease to the boots? Or, are they factory sealed? I have a chance to get an inexpensive craftsman grease gun. From what I heard it is good to fill the boots just to the point where they start to bulge.

3) Transmission flush...Good....Bad? I like Royal Purple products and wish to service and change the trans. and diff. fluid. Thoughts?

4) Any ideas on a storage box to replace the third row seat that I can do myself?

Thanks
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1) You do not need any special sealer for the valve, you can use pipe tape if you want peace of mind but it is not needed.

2) I do not think the Commander has zert fittings but I have nevery looked.

3) what is your mileage?

4) there are several plans on here for a DIY storage box.



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I have a storage box in the back of my commander, I can snap shots and take some measurements if you'd like.

I actually would rather have the 3rd row, but the storage is useful.

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I feel honored. Adondo built a wood storage compartment that would be easier to make your self. So a search and you will find it or wait 5 minutes and Jeep5352 will probably find it for you.

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No no no, I'd accept help from the golden girls if they knew what they were talking about, exept for that tramp Blanch....I never trusted her.
Translation- no one else knows what there talking about LMAO that funny right there


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1) You do not need any special sealer for the valve, you can use pipe tape if you want peace of mind but it is not needed.

2) I do not think the Commander has zert fittings but I have nevery looked.

3) what is your mileage?

4) there are several plans on here for a DIY storage box.
53,000 miles. I am making the big move Crested Butte and want to have the knowledge I did everything possible for my XK. Which will lead me o my next question of suspension and such, but first things first, fluids/lube etc.
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I have a storage box in the back of my commander, I can snap shots and take some measurements if you'd like.

I actually would rather have the 3rd row, but the storage is useful.
Thank you and please do! I have so much material around my place.
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I feel honored. Adondo built a wood storage compartment that would be easier to make your self. So a search and you will find it or wait 5 minutes and Jeep5352 will probably find it for you.
Wish I knew how to weld so I can copy yours with the diamond plate. I can get the tools/welder on loan and buyy the materials to do so, I might even have a friend use his c&c router to cut the materials to size for me, but I have never welded before. I am handy, but am not sure thats a good first project.
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