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Old 02-02-2008, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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relocating sterling breather tube

anyone relocate, or think of a reason it cant be reloacted to the top of the pumpkin. Was looking to put it on top of the machined flat surface where the brake line clip bolts down. The only thing I can think of is gear oil slosh from the ring.
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I dont see why that would be a problem. If the tube has any sort of length to it, it will never reach the end of it. Or if it is ever a problem, a small breather element on the end would cut that down.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just curious why do you want to do that? did you break it off b4 or somthing?, but i dont see a problem with it...
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That extra 6 inches of line adds weight
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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IM inboarding some chevy rears on the bronco, and wanted to clean things up a bit while I was at it. Planned to put a center limit strap, and figured I would plumb the brake line drop and breather right next to it.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just make sure to tack a small piece of sheet metal over the top of it as a baffle to keep the gear oil from getting slung into it.

3/8" ID minimum.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've done it, it works, I did it because I broke off the stock one.Didn't use a baffle, never leaked any oil.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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did you put it in that same flat area I am talking about?
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's not about leaking oil, it's about getting oil in the vent line and not allowing the housing to breathe properly.
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