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After the second trip to the auto shop to have my tranny pumped out, in two months time. I have had it. I do know that the vent is behind the converter. I also have read were if you seal that one you can put the vent on the top of the case behind the bands. My tranny is in great shape and i cant see tearing it down to drill a hole. What my question is has anyone piped in the factory vent to get it higher. I have no problem taking the tranny out of the jeep. Any help here would be thankful.

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Re: water proofing 999

I saw an article in on of the 4x4 mags about using some hard line tubing behind the converter to move it out, thru a hole you drill in the bellhousing, but I think its too tight.

I prefer my method on teh IFSJA tech pages.
but as you said you have to dissasemble the tranny.

im suprised you can have it flushed and it hasnt gone belly up yet, in fact Id suspect you might be tearing into that puppy before too long anyway, go ahead and do it right then.


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Re: water proofing 999

Here is the article. I gave it to the guy that rebuilt my 999 and he said he did something to make it waterproof.
http://home.off-road.com/~ifsja/tech...on/727vent.htm

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Re: water proofing 999

This is the thrid time i have had it flushed. The first was it Feb. of this year when i bought the jeep. The second about a two month ago and the thrid today. The second and third times were do to water. I think it was you that sent me a write up on the vent before. I talked to the tranny shop today and they said as long as you get it out asap it shouldnt hurt anything. Thanks for the input.

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Re: water proofing 999

the tranny shop is right BUT, getting it out ASAP means before youve run it any with water in there, the water will dissolve the glue that holds the friction material to the clutches and bands.

mine ran for almost a year before going bellyup, I got it stuck in Hood deep water one night ( hood deep to a FSJ Cherokee with 33 inch tires, chest high on me)

it ran home barely, never would come out of 2ndgear. several fluid changes and months of driving I thought i had it licked, but it eventually gave, and when I rebuilt it it was like sludge/mud inside.

I hope your luckier than me, but time will tell.


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