I'm getting ready to get some more work done in the coming weeks, so I'm loading up this post with questions. Thanks in advance for the help- received some great responses on previous posts!
1. My '02 is at 96K- should I look at replacing the brake hoses anytime soon? I looked at the lines and they look pretty good. No noticeable cracks or oxidation. There is a little oil on the driver's side hose from the front diff breather occasionally 'burping'. Any idea how long these hoses generally last?
2. I can't believe I'm asking this, but the rear shoes still have plenty left in them. Wouldn't be surprised if they last another 100K before needing replacement. Since the drums are pretty well glazed at this point, can they be resurfaced without needing to replace the shoes or is this asking for trouble? I've just never seen the original front and rear brakes last this long so it has me wondering
3. I'm getting a little whine that seems to be coming from the transmission. This only happens in 5th gear between about 60 and 65. It only occurs when there's no load in the driveline- i.e. down a gentle grade where the engine is neither braking or accelerating. This started right at about 90K and have been running Redline MT-90 75W-90 GL-4 since 70K. Anyone else getting this?