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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Well upon further inspection on lunch, I found that i have a cracked front diff breather tube..... Its directly above the front driveshaft, and thats why it only leaks when its warm after shooting down the highway.

    So i guess ill be looking at what size hose that is, and picking some up on my way home tonight.


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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    If that is it, sounds like an easy fix
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    I just got done replacing that hose, and I’m not convinced that was the issue. It had a small cut in it, but I don’t think it went past the outer layer..... And it passed the blow test. I don’t know...... I guess I’ll keep an eye on it with the new hose and see what happens.

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    I was skeptical, but I kept my mouth shut on that. After all, I am not there. So you think it is a valve cover or pinion seal? If it is a pinion seal, I will give you the torque specs for the crush sleeve
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    It might be a pinion seal, but its hard to say. It only seems to leak on longer trips, or when im going 75 down the highway. I did find that the SOLID brand diff covers have a fill plug that is like 2" higher than the factory one, so I may drain out a little fluid and see what happens...






    In other news, I got my new winch all mounted and set up yesterday. Its the Smittybilt 9500.








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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Cool, that front end was looking a little naked without it
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Well I drained about 3/4 of a quart out of the front diff last night. I believe its still overfull slightly, but its closer to the factory fill hole height.

    I drove it in to work today 34 miles on the highway and it didnt seem to leak at all. Fingers crossed!

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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Could have been it then I guess
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Hopefully that is it... I know mine is filled to just below the fill hole on the Solid cover, and as far as I remember the last time I looked it wasn't wet down there... but will defiantly have to take a look tonight when I get ready to head the gym...
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Well i have put on a few hundred miles since then without an issue, so Im calling that a win :-)

    I also got the Jeep all loaded up last night for the Iron Rock Offroad Customer Appreciation Days this weekend in Northern MN. It should be a great time, and im really excited to see what this ol girl is capable of, since its the first time ill have it on the trails!




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    O man, enclosed trailer, very fancy. Have a good time
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    I didn't think the diff was the issue either, but if it's no longer leaking, that's a good sign! have fun
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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Well we went out to the Iron Rock Customer Appreciation Event this weekend, and what a blast as always! The new jeep took everything like a champ! Its really a night and day difference between that and my old one. I ran into a slight issue, as I found out that the rock rails need to be wider, and i had a rock bite my passenger rear door. Other than that everything was great, and it made it a lot more fun being able to take it on trails that I would not even try to take my old one on.

    So my next order of business is to figure out if i want to cut the rockers out, or just build some kickers off of the rock sliders that I currently have, and just angle the kickers up a little so that I can avoid having that happen again.
































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    Default Re: Project Old Yeller

    Love that band aid. You are right, a little wider on the rock sliders. I have noticed that when they stick out they start hitting your leg when getting in the vehicle though
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