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Front differential breather.... is it LEAKING or normal????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by wyotaco06, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. wyotaco06

    wyotaco06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Noticed today that a very small amount of gear oil has been leaking out of the breathers located under the hood. Both caps spin and appear to work. Changed front diff and T case fluid 10K ago.

    I use 4x4 on a weekly basis, and drove almost 150 miles in 4x4 the other day when the roads were awful. And it has been super cold lately (-20 with 0 degree highs:))

    Is this normal for a small amount of oil to be around this area?? (no drips, just oil spots on the surrounding metal and the breather tube?:confused:
     
  2. fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    a little bit of blow out is normal
     
  3. wyotaco06

    wyotaco06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I figured. And after using the SEARCH option, pretty much found my answer. Thanks for the input, love the info on this site!
     
  4. David K

    David K Well-Known Member

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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Kragen HID, 1 Cibie Halogen.
    Front differential and ADD breathers:

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