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Unread 02-15-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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Diff cover vent

So I am doing some maintance to the old jeep and came across a leaking rear axle, like all of it, cover seal both end seals and the pinion seal.

I noticed the breather/vent on my diff cover looked a little ragged and beat up and when I touched it, air came out so apparently it's not working correctly

Now covers with vents (that I have found) are a bit high in price.

It is possible to just remove the vent, attach a 90 degree elbow and run a hose up to a dry area or does it need to be some sort of check valve?

Thanks in advance

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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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A better idea would be to run a hose up high then cap it with a small fuel filter like the ones you find on a lawn mower.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 01:49 AM   #3
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Here is what I ended up buying






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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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Cool. What did you cap it with?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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As of right now nothing, it's just chilling in my engine bay.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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are those aerator stones for a fish tank?
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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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Lol yea they are. About 87 yen a piece(about a dollar)
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Unread 02-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
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If you had a snorkle intake could u run those into that? Or would that cause a positive preasure in your pumpkin?
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Unread 02-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #9
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That I don't know. I suppose it would depend on how you had it setup.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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Im just wondering if u could put all yor fresh air inlets in one high vented spot (snorkled intake) then you would only hav to worry bout keeping one spot above water. Im just throwing out ideas lol. I do like the tubes tho. I should do that
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Unread 03-01-2013, 08:09 AM   #11
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If you had a snorkle intake could u run those into that? Or would that cause a positive preasure in your pumpkin?
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Im just wondering if u could put all yor fresh air inlets in one high vented spot (snorkled intake) then you would only hav to worry bout keeping one spot above water. Im just throwing out ideas lol. I do like the tubes tho. I should do that
The military HMMWV does just that. Differentials, transmission and transfer all run into a common vent tube which is connected to the Air Filter. There shouldn't be any positive or negative air pressure build up, unless you have a kink in a line.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #12
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Good to kno. Maybe il try that one of these days
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