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TOMMYC: Here's the pics you asked for.

Tommy's having problems getting pics from my CarDomain stie so I'm posting some up here.

Below are pictures of the rear axle extended vent tube, the larger hose that attaches to my transmission vent, the smaller hose that ties to the larger one, and the arrangement of the tubes in the engine compartment. A third tube will soon be joining them as I extend the vent for my front axle as well -- now that I have one, lol.
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what does he need the pics for?..whats he trying to accomplish?
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He wants to extend his axle vents, of course.
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Dont they make pills for that?
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So those still let the gases escape fine and stuff right? I should do this just for one of those extra securities.
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Do you go through high water?
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Thank you sir!

I didn't realize the differential vent is pretty high stock (I thought it was right off the differential). Where did you extend yours too? Mine is currently mounted up inside the frame rail.

So I just need some 1/4 inch rubber tubing, clamp it to the stock vent, run the tubing up somewhere, and zip tie it in place?
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Do you go through high water?
Not on a regular basis, but if I have the chance I will lol
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Do you go through high water?
Cost/Benefit ratio... couple dollars to protect against hundreds/thousands in possible damage.
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Cost/Benefit ratio... couple dollars to protect against hundreds/thousands in possible damage.
Exactly!
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of course, another way to look at is, that if the stock tube is in the frame rail (atleast mine WAS) then in order to get water into that tube would be to submerge the rear end to the point where your exhaust pipe is under water.... by about a 4inches or so..... keep that in mine.... I really doubt the seals on the diff when being COMPLETELY submerged
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Where the stock tube is, water gets splashed in it pretty easy. I routinely go through 2 to 3 foot deep water at Wharton.

I extended the vents into the engine compartment Tommy -- look at picture 4. In picture 3 you can see the grey lines from the axle and tranny going up the frame into the engine compartment.

Make a "reverse trap" where the tube bends over and the end points down to prevent stuff from just landing on the open mounth and going down there.
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Where the stock tube is, water gets splashed in it pretty easy. I routinely go through 2 to 3 foot deep water at Wharton.

I extended the vents into the engine compartment Tommy -- look at picture 4. In picture 3 you can see the grey lines from the axle and tranny going up the frame into the engine compartment.

Make a "reverse trap" where the tube bends over and the end points down to prevent stuff from just landing on the open mounth and going down there.
Sweet, thanks!

So I just need some 1/4 inch rubber tubing, clamp it to the stock vent, run the tubing up somewhere, and zip tie it in place?
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of course, another way to look at is, that if the stock tube is in the frame rail (atleast mine WAS) then in order to get water into that tube would be to submerge the rear end to the point where your exhaust pipe is under water.... by about a 4inches or so..... keep that in mine.... I really doubt the seals on the diff when being COMPLETELY submerged
My exhaust has been a good 2 feet under water a couple of times when I was "***-down" in deep water after plowing through. I was stuck there and it ran and burbled like an oversized outboard motor...which when you think about it is what a 3.0 is, lol...

Channeling exploding gasoline down a pipe has a way of clearing out the water...

The diff seals are no problem -- that is the cover. The axle seals can leak, but they don't leak very much with good seals. As much as my truck has been underwater there's no sign of any serious contamination in the rear.
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Sweet, thanks!

So I just need some 1/4 inch rubber tubing, clamp it to the stock vent, run the tubing up somewhere, and zip tie it in place?
3/8" for the rear axle, i just pulled the stock one off, replaced the whole thing and ran it to the back of my tail lights
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