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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-07-1999, 08:34 AM
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AMC 20 breather tube broken off

I just recently noticed that the breather tube on my 85 CJ7 AMC 20 rear has broken off flush with the pumpkin. What kind of connector is it and how is it replaced?


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Re: AMC 20 breather tube broken off

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I think I have seen posts where the guy drilled and tapped to 1/8" std pipe and screwed in a barbed fitting to take the hose. When you do that, stick the drill and the tap in real heavy grease first....that will catch the filings so they don't fall down into the case and become a part of the lubricant pool.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-07-1999, 12:56 PM
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Re: AMC 20 breather tube broken off

The actual stock connector is aluminum, it is pressed in. It is available from the dealer for several dollars. I tried to find another connector that would fit, never could find anything suitable without drilling the hole like Dave suggested.

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Re: AMC 20 breather tube broken off

Mine was missing when I bought my CJ5. I couldn't find an original one, so I got a 3/8 brass hose joiner and cut off one side to about 1/4" length, leaving the other end intact for the hose, then epoxied it in place with Loctite Weld (a steel filled epoxy) after cleaning the area real well. It hasn't come loose yet.....


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