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Diff. breather Mod - why?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by texastacobueno, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    texastacobueno

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    I was reading where someone did this mod, and had a walk through of it. Whats the point of it?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    .......... so water/mud/dirt doesnt get sucked into your read diff
     
  4. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    The thought is that if you submerge the rear diff while off-roading, the breather vent will let water in and contaminate the oil. The diff breather mod raises the level of the breather vent higher than you would want to submerge a truck in water.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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  6. Jan 31, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    No prob. It's definitely a good idea plus it's cheap and easy.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    :anonymous: I look for the water and the mud, and I have never done this Mod despite being told by several avid members to "just do it".. It has been eating at the back of my mind for a while, guess I will just do it this week.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Have you changed your diff fluid? If so how did it look after the mudding and water?
     
  11. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    :anonymous:
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    haha. That's good cheap insurance to.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    Never Changed it, never looked at it.. and I tow frequently.. My mileage has really started to suck lately and the truck just doesn't seem to have the same amount of power that it did. All the scenarios started running through my mind, and then I read this thread.. oops. Guess I will change it tomorrow hopefully (weather permitting). I have 10k miles on an 09.. so it is not "THAT" bad... ... ... I hope..

    My last taco, I used that expensive hard to find amsoil.. think I am going cheap this time and using the Pennzoil synthetic.. suggestions?
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    This was @ 4k miles before my first oil change..

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    10k isn't bad at all assuming it's not mixed with water or mud.

    Honestly I don't remember what brand I have in it:eek: but I know it's not synthetic. It was all autozone had in the correct weight. I'll probably go to royal purple next change though.
     
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    haha. That's awesome. You know how to use a truck.:D
     
  17. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    I like the way you think.:)
     
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    Nice................................:thumbsup:
     
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    I changed mine after BVORR, I went through some pretty deep water. When I got home I changed out the diff. oil, Looked good.:cool:
     
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