|05-23-2013 09:16 PM|
kidding aside.. it's an easy mod and not very technical..
a little background about diffs and breathers:
your diffs are filled with gear oil that expands when it gets hot so in order to not build up too much pressure, they are vented so it's an open system. Now if you were to go through a water crossing, those vents could suck in water so they have tubes that extend upward. Some guys like a little extra protection so they splice in some fuel line to route the top of the vent even higher.
Your transfer case and tranny (if you have an auto) also have tubes but they are pretty high up.
|05-23-2013 08:08 PM|
search the forum for breather relocation and you'll see info on all 4 breather hoses.
|05-23-2013 08:03 PM|
|bcbud||Pictures would help a mechanically challenged owner like me.|
|05-23-2013 11:22 AM|
|05-23-2013 11:21 AM|
|Tweak||put a zip tie or cable clamp on it. mine comes off every time I flex even though it has slack. one zip tie on the trail and havent had the problem since.|
|05-23-2013 10:04 AM|
|05-23-2013 07:28 AM|
|ilikeguns||I put in a hose clamp around the breather tubes to keep them in place. Extending them is a good easy fun mod.|
|05-23-2013 01:13 AM|
|Barmanvarn||Will do. Thanks.|
|05-23-2013 01:11 AM|
|traitor08||Looks like a white plastic cap. Follow tude to end. Mine didn't go very far, above diff is where mine was.|
|05-23-2013 01:04 AM|
|05-23-2013 01:01 AM|
|traitor08||All might not be. There is a small filter at the end. If it was disconnected for a while your axle may have some dirt or water in it. I would recommend checking fluid in the axle.|
|05-23-2013 12:43 AM|
|Barmanvarn||Ha. Found it hiding behind the axle. Reconnected. All is well.|
|05-23-2013 12:36 AM|
|Barmanvarn||I'm not seeing any disconnected hoses. That's the odd thing.|
|05-23-2013 12:34 AM|
|traitor08||I did when I installed my rk lift. I put in a longer tube, routed higher in case of high water.|
|05-22-2013 11:03 PM|
Looks like something should be attached to it. Was worried I pulled something loose installing my latest lift.
|05-22-2013 11:02 PM|
|SilverSport||If it has a hose attached to it (or should have), it is the vent for the diff.|
|05-22-2013 10:49 PM|
|05-22-2013 10:44 PM|
Help identify this please?
Can't take a pic at the moment.
Noticed a kind of metal fitting sticking out of the top of the rear axle, to the right of the diff.
Not sure how I never noticed it before.