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hi everybody

well I'm new to the world of range rovers and learning fast that I have a task ahead of me to get this car back into shape. I have spent half the day under the car cleaning out the last 260'000k's worth of muck and found 2 small tubes that have me concerned. The car is a 98 P38 4.0l

:think: one is a thin clear tube that is connected to the switch/sensor on the side of the auto but the other end goes no where but i can see that it was once connected to something as there are barb marks on the free end.



:think: The next one is just a plain black plastic tube that doesn't appear to have been connected to anything (a drain maybe?)



can anyone with a manual or the knowledge enlighten me to what they might be please?
 

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Look's like the Auto Box and Transfer Box breather vent pipes. I think mine clip up somewhere around the rear of the engine against the bulkhead. Later vehicles don't have the tranmission breather pipe if I remember right as they had problems with water ingress.

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thanks Col

I will look at the bulkhead tomorrow and see if i can spot some empty clips somewhere
 

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The long one should have a eyelet to bolt it to your passenger side head at the rear. There is a 7 or 8mm bolt on the back side that will hold it in place. If the metal eyelet has come off you can use a small nylon cable clamp/eyelet.
 

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I had a feel around behind the head for anywhere to connect a tube to but couldn't find anything. there is one breather sticking up just above the rocker cover not sure what it's from. I will have another look with a mirror when i can find one and see if can find where they go. looking forward to finding a workshop manual so I can figure out whats stock and whats home brew.

I'm a little confused though with the small clear tube, if it's a breather why does it come out of the switch and not the box :think:
 

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I'm a little confused though with the small clear tube, if it's a breather why does it come out of the switch and not the box
Sorry my mistake I misled you slighty, there are three pipes the clear one is from the switch and it's the later switches that do not have this pipe not the Transmission.

The Transmission breather pipe comes up by the rear of the Engine and is clipped to the Bulkhead and then goes parallel towards the Evap's Charcoal Filter. There was a Re-call to shorten this pipe and Cut the end at a Angle to prevent Water Entering as the water could freeze in winter and cause the Transmission to pressurise and blow the oil out of the Dipstick Tube on Gems Engine models.

The Transfer Box Breather appears to come up in a similar place at rear of Engine and just terminates there with the End of the pipe ending in a upsidedown "U" shape with the end of the pipe pointing Downwards.

Hope that makes sense.

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thanks Col

I'm still unsure then about the clear tube is it a breather or something else? if something else is it important? I saw plenty of water in the tube which more than likely was a result of my pressure washing under the engine. :doh:

I can see the breather that is U shaped mounted behind the rocker cover. so i need to extend the other black tube up and terminate in a similar manner. :thumb:
 

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I'm still unsure then about the clear tube is it a breather or something else?
Rave refers to it as a Breather Hose but does not appear to show where it terminates, but I would think if you route it up to the rear of the Engine along with the Other Breather Pipes to a similar height and position this would Suffice.

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