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Diff Breather Mod for Dummies (Pics)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Neubs, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    Neubs

    Neubs [OP] Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

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    I did the diff breather mod today and figured I would post a quick "how to" for anyone who is considering doing it. It is a simple quick mod.

    Everything you need:
    1. Toyota Part numbers:90404-51026 Camary Union and 90930-03136 (Breather Union)
    2. Drill
    3. 3/8" drill bit
    4. Teflon tape
    5. 6' of 1/4" fuel line
    6. Screwdriver (flat head)
    7. 14mm and 10mm wrenches
    8. Hose clamps
    9. Zip-ties
    10. Wirecutters or razor knife
    11. Can of Skoal
    12. Ice cold beer (optional)

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    Step 1: Take old breather out using 14mm wrench
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    Step 2: Wrap new fitting with teflon tape.
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    Step 3: Install new fitting/union using a 10mm wrench.
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    Step 4:Remove cubby to gain access to fuel filler (Pull up and out)
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    Step 5: Drill mounting location for new breather.
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    Drill bit poking through:
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    Step 6: Install new breather.
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    A look from the inside.
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    Step 7: Attach the new fuel line and tighten clamp (using a little dish soap will aid in sliding the line on the new breather). I ran the line parallel with the filler neck and drown the frame rail not out the bed pocket as pictured)
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    Step 8: Run the 1/4" fuel line and use zip ties to secure it.
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    Step 8: Install and tighten final clamp and be sure to leave enough line for axle movement.
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    Step 9: Re-install bed pocket and you are done! Enjoy a cold beer.:D
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  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    Damn nice job man STICKY!!
     
  3. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:53 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    great job and mod man!! should definitely be stickied in the 2nd gen. section!!!:)
     
  4. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    Thanks, I know this has been covered before, but I just wanted to post something that will instill confidence in those wanting to do this but were wary of their mechanical abilities. I know pics help a lot so I tried to document the whole thing the best I could.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    I hear ya man pics do help out alot good step by step so easy even a caveman can do it.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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    Neubs

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    ha ha ha :rofl:

    Yes so easy this dude can do it:
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  7. Oct 3, 2008 at 5:38 AM
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    Added to cheap/free TOC as #23.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:29 AM
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    Ha ha ha....:laugh:
     
  9. Oct 3, 2008 at 6:45 AM
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    AWESOME write up!!!! I will need this!
     
  10. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:06 AM
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    dumb question but what exactly is the purpose of this mod?
     
  11. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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  12. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    great writeup for the caveman in all of us. Thanks
     
  13. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    Did you get these parts from a local dealer? "90404-51026 Camary Union and 90930-03136 (Breather Union)"

    Is there anything that will substitute? I HATE dealerships at this point...
     
  14. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    Hmm I had no idea about what this was until I watched the video... My question is... if I do only light offroading and never go into deep water since I am not 4x4 is it something that I should still maybe do? Keep in mind I live in So Cal and get hardly any rain as wel...

    (i may have answered my own question but want your opinion please)
     
  15. Oct 3, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    Yeah, I called the local dealer and had the parts the next morning for $10. Check your dealer's website, they often have coupons that will save you some coin. Hope this helps. :)
     
  16. Oct 3, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    They actually referred me via email to: www.toyotapartsales.com for the parts.

    Thanks - good idea.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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  18. Oct 3, 2008 at 10:19 AM
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    Well I learned alot from this thread... Thanks guys! I'm actually going to do this mod this weekend.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    Just completed the install. I must say, the hardest (not that any of it was hard) part of the mod seemed to be getting the fuel line to go where i wanted it to (into the frame rail channel). Props to Neubs on the write up! The whole thing took me right at an hour, and turned out looking like it came like that from the factory.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Congrats on the mod!!! You truck is looking great too. :)
     
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