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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Wj 4.7L Crankcase breather question

Several months ago I had a local mechanic replace the valve covers on my engine.
It seemed to run fine since then, but today as I was replacing the spark plugs I bumped the drivers side crankcase breather that threads into the cylinder head and broke it. Apparently the mechanic had broken it and decided to super glue it back on instead of telling me it broke.

My question is, will it affect anything being disconnected until I can get it fixed? Also, are there any alternatives to fix it such as putting an individual breather on it? Its only $15 for the part but if I can put an individual breather on I would rather just do that.

I tried searching but all the threads for ccv were for the 4.0.

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Unread 06-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #2
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Come on guys, 89 views and no replies?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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I haven't seen mine in awhile but I'm sure you can replace it with a aftermarket cone filter. I've done it before on a Dodge pickup V6. They sell them in the same section as the cold air intake kits. It was a direct filter and got rid of all the tubing involved with it. Your WJ shouldn't run bad with it off it just may spit a little oil in your engine compartment. You could always tape a rag over it to keep debris out.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Got picture? I can't picture mine but I think a JY visit would do the trick, right?
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Unread 06-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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I found the factory replacement that threads into the head on ebay for $20. It comes with driver and passenger side. I will probably do cone filters on the replacements.
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