Al9 wrote:Really weird look for an orifice tube, i swear i've never seen one like this before. The two differently sized holes on the front and the spring looking thing (rather than a single metal pipe surrounded by plastic and filtering media) lead me to believe that it's some kind of a variable flow orifice tube (look up patent US5081847A to understand how one works) but i could be wrong.
AI9, you are correct, its a VOV. I searched everywhere on the jeep forums and only found one post mention it. Made me realize that my service manual is 99-04. I bought a 99 specific service manual and sure enough that line contains a variable orifice valve. I was able purchase a factory line (which is discontinued). I will post up results once it arrives.
Thank you all for the help!