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Unread 02-28-2010, 05:38 PM   #31
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Thanks for the replies!

I decided to get a 2ft section of hose and extend the breather more. Instead of wrapping the hose over top of the engine, I pushed it back toward the firewall and wrapped it around the back.




Also, I removed the melted electrical tape from the hose and there is absolutely no harm done to the hose. good news.

Everything is good now

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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #32
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Glad that it worked out for you!!!
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Unread 03-13-2010, 09:43 AM   #33
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intake pipe 1

a start on the intake pipe that connects the airbox to the snorkel.

Made entirely from Spectre intake parts.



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Unread 03-14-2010, 03:21 AM   #34
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Unread 03-14-2010, 09:25 AM   #35
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This is a fantastic thread. However, I can't understand the point of the breather tube replacement? Is there a problem with the factory setup? About the only problem I have is that the rear one always falls off at full extension.
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Unread 03-14-2010, 11:04 AM   #36
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This is a fantastic thread. However, I can't understand the point of the breather tube replacement? Is there a problem with the factory setup? About the only problem I have is that the rear one always falls off at full extension.
The factory breather hoses only extend up to mid-engine height. If you happen to go in water deep enough that the breathers are under water, you could get water in your differentials, transfer case and/or transmission. and thats no good.

So I tied all the breathers into a main line that goes to the airbox. This way I only need to worry about making the airbox "waterproof".

The River Raider (www.riverraider.com) kit is only $50, so why not i guess. just to be clear, I didn't replace them, the kit uses the factory breather hoses.
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Unread 03-14-2010, 12:42 PM   #37
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The factory breather hoses only extend up to mid-engine height. If you happen to go in water deep enough that the breathers are under water, you could get water in your differentials, transfer case and/or transmission. and thats no good.

So I tied all the breathers into a main line that goes to the airbox. This way I only need to worry about making the airbox "waterproof".

The River Raider (www.riverraider.com) kit is only $50, so why not i guess. just to be clear, I didn't replace them, the kit uses the factory breather hoses.
This makes perfect sense! Keep the updates coming, I think there are quite a few of us following along... Have you had a test voyage yet???
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Unread 03-14-2010, 02:44 PM   #38
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Awesome project warCryr. I can't wait to see the finished result!
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Unread 03-14-2010, 04:49 PM   #39
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I was just thinking
By running everything to the air box it's possible that it will apply vacuum pressure to the vents!!! These vents are in place to equalize pressure within the systems to that of the outside atmosphere to protect the seals. By adding vacuum to these vents any fluid that reaches the tubes [splashed or otherwise] could be inhaled by the engine. Fumes and vapors could also become a problem and have an effect on the various sensors in the intake/fuel system.
Just something to keep in mind.
Your work looks very good, Keep it up
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Unread 03-20-2010, 04:12 PM   #40
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Today I drilled a couple of 3.5" holes in my jeep .


First I pulled down and cut away some of the material covering the area to be drilled. The following image shows the bare firewall with an oval hole already in it and 2 other things sticking out of it, all three of these will be included in the hole to be drilled an will no longer exist.


tada.
This was a pain. If you do this, make sure you have a long enough drill in the center of your hole saw so that it reaches through the oval hole and hits the wall behind, this will keep your drill steady as you go through. (I figured this out the hard way .


Also, notice how I chopped off part of that dented-outward part of the firewall, I recommend avoiding that and drilling higher than I did. I wanted to avoid it but it didn't turn out that way. In the next photo you can see that because I didn't drill higher than I did, the hole drilled in the back wall (being curved) isn't quite circular.

I ordered some rubber grommets from Minor Rubber (I actually had to order 34 of them because of a "minimum order". But I couldn't find these the size I wanted anywhere so I went with it.) The following image shows the rubber grommet placed around the edge of the back hole. I added some silicone sealant to the inside of the grommet groove.


Then I placed another grommet on the front hole.

This image actually does the result justice. Because the edge of the hole is 1-3 sheets of metal in different places, the grommet doesn't fit nicely.

I'll have to do some forcing to get the pipe through...but at least it'll be really snug.

This part of the project is less than perfect, I didn't expect the walls I was drilling through to be thicker in some places than others.

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Unread 03-20-2010, 04:14 PM   #41
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btw, the holes I drilled were 3.5" in diameter, but with the grommets, the diameter of the intake pipe will be 3".
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Unread 03-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #42
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Looking great so far, can't wait to see more!
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Unread 03-20-2010, 07:20 PM   #43
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thanks for the enthusiasm, it motivates me.

congrats on the new jk btw

edit: didn't see you were already a jk owner ha, congrats anyway
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Unread 03-21-2010, 09:18 AM   #44
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I am addicted to this thread! I soooo wish I had the technical know how to do this myself! Be that as it may, great project and write up!
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Unread 03-21-2010, 01:09 PM   #45
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I am addicted to this thread! I soooo wish I had the technical know how to do this myself! Be that as it may, great project and write up!
ha. i dont know what i'm doing, im just making it up as i go. just hoping i dont screw up too bad.

and hoping that people learn from my mistakes or get ideas from what I do for there own project(s).
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