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Old 01-31-2013, 12:55 PM
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How often should you run 4x4 to keep gears lubed? Thanks, Sean
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Never thought of that, I am a new 4x4 owner; interested in the responses. I ran my AC yesterday for this reason, I was told you should run it periodically in the winter to keep the compressor lubed.
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Never thought of that, I am a new 4x4 owner; interested in the responses. I ran my AC yesterday for this reason, I was told you should run it periodically in the winter to keep the compressor lubed.
Thats funny, I never thought of running the AC
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The good news is I get enough snow in the winter to use it fairly often, not so much in the summer as I don't off-road. Something I'll make sure to do periodically going forward.
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Unless you've got something that's disconnecting the 4WD, you don't need to run it because everything's already spinning. That's why some like to install aftermarket manual hubs.

BTW, when I say spinning, the front tires are spinning the 4WD system to the transfer case. The difference between this and actually being in 4WD is that the transfer case isn't locked...
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Spinning even in 2wd?
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That's the point he's making, yes.
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Yup. My truck even has the "auto 4wd" spot on the knob, and all of the mechanicals need to remain engaged for that feature to work properly. The only difference between mine and the ones without this function will be the transfer case.
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Looks like I'll get to try out the 4 wheel drive in the morning. Snow and ice here tonight.
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Looks like I'll get to try out the 4 wheel drive in the morning. Snow and ice here tonight.
Kewl beans! 4WD is always fun in the snow. Ice.... that's a different story.

BTW, don't go crazy because you have 4WD because 4WD ain't gonna help ya STOP!
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