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Old 09-07-2010, 10:30 PM   #21
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In following the various breather/ scuba threads, it can be confusing when reading about the 'E-locker breather'... It seems that the Tacoma does NOT have one, but the FJ Cruisser does... Why is that, and what bearthes on an e-locker motor? It is bolted onto the differential, and the differential has a breather... ??
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In following the various breather/ scuba threads, it can be confusing when reading about the 'E-locker breather'... It seems that the Tacoma does NOT have one, but the FJ Cruisser does... Why is that, and what bearthes on an e-locker motor? It is bolted onto the differential, and the differential has a breather... ??
I'm pretty sure they all (e/lockers)have them, my son has an old front e/locker and it has a breather. I think the difference between the FJ and the Tacoma is the FJ has a check valve and the tacoma goes into the cross member, although when I blew into the fitting in the cross memmber it seemed to have resistance.
I base the FJ info on some photos I saw on another thread.
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so for the Off road version we have two rear dif breathers?
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so for the Off road version we have two rear dif breathers?
Technically no, there is a rear diff breather and a e/locker breather, the diff is 5/16 hose the locker is 5/32 so half the size.
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^ so then that would be a yes. So when I do this mod I will need to do two breather mods....right?
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Somehow, I don't think so... in the other thread on doing the mod, the e-locker was not shown getting a tube added to it. The FJ Cruiser is different than the Tacoma, and it does have a second breather (diff. and e-locker). If the Taco had two breathers on the rear end, it would have been spelled out in the other thread. At least I hope that is the case... otherwise, I guess I drop the spare tire again and find out what parts to order!??
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What other thread are you referring to
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What other thread are you referring to
the one linked on pg 1, post 8..................

I routed mine to the gas door area up even higher when I did this mod (not even gettin near goin thru that much water...on purpose)..............checking for pic....................nice write up pics
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Found my pics from mod day. Never uploaded them. Just pitchin in, no takeover intended,lol..........

Top to bottom

Followed the gas line down. Only 1 ziptie

Then followed the brake lines

Left a bit of slack and there we go
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Okay, before I drove off to install some sprinkler valves today (hooray work), I crawled under my taco and found a TINY 1/8" rubber tube coming up from the E-Locker and goinig into the frame cross member... Is THAT a breather tube? If so, it is routed higher up than the differential and probably out of harms way in most water crossings? Where does it go from inside the frame cross member, or is the breather inside, there?

I am still wonder why an electric motor needs a breather tube???
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Okay, before I drove off to install some sprinkler valves today (hooray work), I crawled under my taco and found a TINY 1/8" rubber tube coming up from the E-Locker and goinig into the fram cross member... Is THAT a breather tube? If so, it is routed higher up than the differential and probably out of harms way in most water crossings? Where does it go from inside the frame cross member, or is the breather inside, there?

I am still wonder why an electric motor needs a breather tube???
I blew through the hose while it was connected to the cross member and it had resistance, like the valve you put on the diff breather, that no longer is a check valve.

As far as it being routed up high enough, I would just rather not have to second guess that out on the trail, I know it is the same height as the other.

Why it needs it? I couldn't find an answer either.
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Thanks...

Where are all the Toyota Techies.. I am still wanting the facts on the e-locker breather... Where does that tiny rubber tube go once inside the cross member?
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Where are all the Toyota Techies.. I am still wanting the facts on the e-locker breather... Where does that tiny rubber tube go once inside the cross member?
I pm'd chris4x4 about it but he said he would need pics before he could speculate as to what/where/why
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If he needs pics to know what an e-locker breather is, then he isn't the tech I think I am seeking for an answer.

Thanks, anyway!
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