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Diff breather?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by miked, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    miked

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    Is it necessary to put teflon tape on the camary union?Also should it have any threads showing or should it tighten all the way down?Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2009 at 1:06 AM
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    In this application, teflon tape isn't necessary considering it's not a pneumatic mechanical application. However - if you're allowing air to leak out at that joint, then that only means water can get in. I'd recommend using the teflon tape just to do it 'right'.

    The threads showing depends on the type of fitting you're using. Sometimes threads can/will show as long as everything is tight. Again, the teflon tape helps seal it up even more.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2009 at 3:15 AM
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    pipe threads are tapered...it's ok to have some showing. i would use the teflon for leak insurance.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    Thanks for the replies.How many threads?I was only able to tighten the union 3/4 the way in with teflon tape on!I actually stripped the top of the union trying to put it in!lol!! Could someone post a close up pic of how it should look PLEASE. THANKS
     
  5. Mar 4, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    another semi related question is if i do the breather relocate is the dealership going to get pissed when i try to get the rear leaf tsb done? do is void the warrante?
     
  6. Mar 4, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    It'll vary.....
    It's not about how many threads are showing. It's about how TIGHT it is.

    Note: As long as the female/male are the proper threads and they are threading smoothly. If you're stripping the threads on the way in, you don't have the proper fittings or something is wrong with the threads before you started.

    Note #2: Use common sense - tighten it nicely. Don't put too much muscle into it or you could break the fitting.

    3/4 of the way in (as you mentioned) - that sounds good enough. Although, it depends on the total length of threads are in the first place.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Then just disconnect it.... I would assume you're using hose with a hose clamp? Yank the hose off at the clamp....and tywrap it to something under the bed. Get the TSB bone and then re-connect it.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    what the hell are we talking about in this thread?
     
  9. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    Search Google "Camary Union" and you shalll find all you need/want to know.
     
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