|09-10-2014 12:45 PM|
I just extended mine today. Took longer to buy the parts then to do this mod.
Thanks for the write-up.
|06-19-2014 04:45 PM|
|04-12-2014 07:25 AM|
|04-12-2014 07:06 AM|
|WhiskeyMike||I can't speak for a rubicon, but a 2014 sport does not, which makes it hard to believe they'd do it for a Rubi.|
|04-10-2014 08:12 AM|
The TC and transmission hoses may be a little more difficult to find but as I found out, my TC breather hose isn't as as high up the firewall as shown in the pics, so I'm glad I found out where it is exactly.
edit: actually, the youtube video that's linked on the first page of this thread is a good way to see where the hoses terminate on a 2012 jeep.
|04-10-2014 07:42 AM|
|04-10-2014 07:35 AM|
|CAWillie||Guys, I read somewhere on one of these forums that the newer Rubicons already have the hoses extended. Is this true or not? I thought I would ask before I start another project that has already been done for me. Thanks.|
|04-10-2014 07:21 AM|
|4 ever in a jeep||great info|
|04-08-2014 08:46 PM|
|Termite3102||Glad I found this! Thanks for this info.|
|02-04-2014 07:08 AM|
|WhiteRavenRR||I have an '07 and my transmission line was so far down behind the engine I couldn't reach it either. I just ran it from the top as well. I just left the original line and ordered a new cap.|
|02-03-2014 01:26 PM|
|02-03-2014 10:05 AM|
|Alastor||Just bought an 07 JK and we live in an area that is prone to severe flooding. I lost the rear end in my Xterra from contaminted diff fluid, so I'll definitely be doing this mod! Is there really no way to protect the manual transmission other than not shifting?|
|01-30-2014 08:07 PM|
Tried some new google-fu and think I've determined that the breather on top of the engine is the transmission breather, and the one one the firewall is for the transfer case. Will probably extend the transfer case breather as it sits very low. Still not sure why it's lower than I've seen in other pics.
In the video that OP did you can easily see the transfer breather cap up near the dipstick. On mine it's about halfway down the fireway. No way I could simply extend as I can't even reach it. Will just use a new line like I did for the others. Should be easy to drop it down the firewall and then grab it from underneath and route to the transfer case.
|01-30-2014 05:19 PM|
Did some more searching and I did find a breather cap. Sort of against the firewall behind the tranny dipstick but is WAY lower down than other pics I've seen. It's so low I can't even take a pic to show you.
So in summary, I have 2 breather caps (the one on the firewall I just mentioned, and the other on top of the engine pictured in my previous post). Can anyone confirm these are the transfer and tranny?
I'm a bit confused as to why my 2012 3.6 isn't matching with pics I've seen online of the same engine and year.
|01-30-2014 04:30 PM|
I looked again under the hood and where OP shows the transfer case line to be, I'm not seeing anything like that and I have a 2012 3.6 as he stated.
The only cap I saw was on top of the engine, shown here:
|01-30-2014 03:55 PM|
I did some reading around and found where the transmission line enters the trans, but does anyone know where the other end is? Too cold to go crawling around in the garage at the moment.
Think I'll leave the transfer case line for last and may not even do it all as the stock location seems adequate for my needs.
|01-30-2014 03:41 PM|
For the record I prob used 7+ feet (no sure) for the rear due to the way I routed it. For the front I used about 5-6 feet.
For each install I went and bought 10' so I'd be sure to have plenty to work with. Preferred to have too much rather than not enough.
|01-30-2014 03:09 PM|
I think I would prefer to run new lines on the axles breather hoses. I think a solid line with no breaks/joints would be better.
How much 5/16 fuel line (total feet) did you think I would need to buy to do the extended breather hoses for the axles in a solid, no break, line for each axle terminated in the approximate locations the OP shows.
|01-30-2014 02:44 PM|
Front axle done
Just finished the front axle, so now I at least have both axles done.
Like the rear, I opted to go with a brand new line, rather than extend the existing line. The factory line come out quite easily. Once you cut the zip tie that attaches it to a brake line bracket, you just have to slide off 2 clips that attach the line to the Jeep, and then just pull it free of the axle.
To route the new line, I fed it through the wheel well at the top of the shock mount and found a nice place to secure it to the firewall. Then I reused the metal clips from the old line to secure the new line to the same spots the previous line had used.
I did not reattach the line to the brake line bracket as the bracket is pretty flimsy. I then just the line over to the axle and secured using a hose clamp. I added more slack than the previous line had to account for axles droop, just in case.
|01-26-2014 11:43 PM|
|xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42||Hahahahaha! YUP! Winning... Lost my jeeps first heart to water... bought a snorkel... NEVER AGAIN. Lol|
|01-25-2014 11:33 AM|
|01-25-2014 08:53 AM|
I'm sure you could use a razor blade and disect the hose around it you could get it off. I have had the parts to do this for over a year but haven't gotten to it. Luckily I play on rocks and Hills and stay out of the water....
I just need to crawl under and get it done.
|01-24-2014 09:39 PM|
|xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42||Yeah I'd imagine the hardest part is deciding where you wanna place them.|
|01-24-2014 08:59 PM|
|01-24-2014 08:26 PM|
|xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42||Looks good.....!!! Nice work dude!!|
|01-24-2014 07:40 PM|
Well, once I decide to tackle a mod, I don't waste much time. So, I can now mark the rear axle breather off the list. No real surprises. Was able to tuck the new line up into the wheel well and run it over the cross member and down to the axles.
I left a good amount of slack at the axles end and added a hose clamp. I also left some slack behind the tail light in case I need to add more slack at the axle end.
I must have had some severe droop on that side at one time because my hose wasn't even attached to the christmas tree plug any more. The plug was sheered off. My breather was just draped over the frame. LOL
I'll post pics, but there basically gonna look just like OPs first post.
|01-24-2014 06:57 PM|
|01-24-2014 05:09 PM|
Good to know. Thanks!
Believe it or not I have no mods sitting in the garage waiting to be done so I was going through my saved threads list to see what I wanted to do next. Seemed like a good time to do this, especially as I have a trail ride in a few weeks that will involve several deep water crossings.
|01-24-2014 05:06 PM|
This was a great thread that I saved until I did both axles about a year ago. Still haven't gotten around to doing the doing the TC or transmission yet but I feel a lot safer fording water crossings now.
|01-24-2014 04:46 PM|
I've had this thread saved for quite some time and am finally getting around to doing this, starting w/ the rear axle.
Rather than extend the lines, I'm opting to just run new lines for a cleaner install.
Question before I start on this:
Does the end cap (or whatever it's called) easily come out of the factory line or will I need to get new ones?
I was just at O'Reilly's picking up clamps and air lines, and asked if they carried these so I'd know how much they were, and they had no clue what I was even talking about.
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