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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 03:27 PM
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Diff drain tubes

I run my jeep throuh mud and water, and the diffs fill up with water on a regular basis. My solution was to remove the 1/2" plug and buy a 1/2" plumbing pipe 90 and a 1/2" nipple. Then I ran two copper tubes into the plumbing 90, one set at drain level, the other bent to clear the carrier-down to the lowest point in the pumpkin. With a pump, I attach rubber hoses to the lines and pump out the old watery fluid and pump in the new without having to take off the diff cover. The 90 sets out about 2" and could be subject to damage on rocks, but since I only run in mud and water- that should not affect me. If it does not work, I can allways re-install the 1/2" drain plug.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 03:29 PM
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 03:34 PM
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installed without rubber hose yet
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 04:42 PM
 
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Re: Diff drain tubes

Why not replace your wheel bearing seals and raise your vent line up into the cab of the jeep? In your picture it doesn't look like you even have a line on your vent. That is where your water is getting in.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 04:50 PM
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I replaces the seals when I installed my powertrax lockers and capped the vent line. The copper tube set at the drain level of diff cover drain plug no acts as the breather vent. A rubber tube extends to my snorkel. The other copper tube is capped untill needed and will eventually be run permantly to a drain sump.
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Re: Diff drain tubes

Why didnt you just drill a hole in the bottom of the pig, then tap it to 3/8 pipe and put a plug in it. Then when you want to drain it just pull the plug and if no water comes out, just put the plug back in. Heck you dont even have to pull the cover to put at plug in, but you better not like your drill to much, cause it will have oil on it when your done.

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Re: Diff drain tubes

Resourcefully innovative and delightfully crude, much like a sump pump in a sink hole full of sewage. Ever check your wheel bearings or drive on the highway ?

I'm thinking that flunks the KISS Principle.

Good Luck with it.

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