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My Differential Breather Mod Photos

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by David K, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    David K

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    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Cibie Halogen. Bilstein 5100s Ride Rite Air Bags
    You don't see the hose unless you are under the truck, so color doesn't matter. However, the yellow sure made it nice to show the install!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    Thanks for the MOD right up. Did such a good job selling me on the benefits of the breather for the rear now I'm thinking I should change the breather in the front to the two way - similar to the part that the MOD called for in the back.

    Correct me if I misunderstood, but it seems like the front diff breather is only a one-way valve and not a "true breather".

    I understand that the front will not get contaminated due to its height compared to the rear, but being a one way valve can't it create a vacuum at one point?
     
  3. Mar 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    NO! The front breather is fine... it is the model we use for the back in this mod!!!

    That's one of the things that makes it seem so crazy that Toyota does... the good (2-way) breather in front, and a one way exhaust valve on the back!
     
  4. Mar 21, 2014 at 5:37 AM
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    Understand. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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    No problem... anytime!
     
  6. May 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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    Just finished this mod!! Thanks to everyone's tips and descriptions. Was super easy.

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  7. May 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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    GOOD JOB! New color tube looks great!
     
  8. May 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM
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    Thanks David! Yup, as advertised Lowes no longer carries the yellow high pressure hose, just the bright red/orange.. Thanks again for all the notes & pictures. Super helpful! It's a very useful & easy mod, now I can run through stream & river crossings with confidence! (While still using common sense :D )
     
  9. May 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    I know someone with a Toyota Land Cruiser that got his rear diff fluid water contaminated from just one time crossing a deep muddy creek, the same one that got me, in Baja, when my truck was new.

    DON'T DELAY, DO THE REAR DIFF BREATHER MOD TODAY!
     
  10. May 25, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    We had flash flooding here the other day and I had a few involuntary water crossings (on roads) up to my rockers. I had no worries with this mod, completed last summer.
     
  11. May 28, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  12. May 28, 2014 at 6:39 PM
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  13. Jun 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    Some of you may be interested in this little devil. It has a "cool" factor to it: http://www.arb.com.au/products/arb-air-lockers-accessories/differential-breather-kits.php

    This kit is intended to replace your factory breathers and contains enough fittings and tubing to connect at least two drivetrain assemblies. More tubing and push-in fittings can be purchased separately to connect up to four assemblies to the central manifold (Part Number 170113).

    FEATURES


    • The axle breather manifold is machined from billet aluminum and anodized, making it lightweight and resistant to the elements.
    • The manifold has 4 axle breather ports allowing for between 1 and 4 breather lines to be connected. It is very compact allowing it to be installed in virtually any location.
    • The kit comes with self tapping screws, but the manifold mounting holes are large enough to allow mounting using an M6 (1/4 inch) bolt or stud, which is the common size in most vehicle engine bays.
    • The air filter is the ARB compressor air filter, which is a splash resistant air filter with a washable high flow sintered bronze filter cartridge.
    • 8mm Polyethylene tubing is flexible, oil resistant, water resistant and heat resistant.
    • 8mm tubing has been selected over the standard 6mm tubing to improve the air flow and reduced the chance of oil blockages in long breather lines.
    • The 8mm push-in fittings make the installation simple and fast.
    KIT CONTENTS:


    • Anodized Aluminum Manifold with 5 ports and 2 mounting holes
    • 4 x 1/8"BSP ports for connecting up to 4 breather lines
    • 1 x 1/4" NPT ports for the air filter
    • Air filter assembly
    • 4 x 8mm-1/8"BSP push-in fittings
    • 3 x 1/8"BSP plugs for plugging unused ports
    • 8m x 8mm polyethylene tubing
    • 2 x self-tapping screws
     
  14. Jun 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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    Good find. Cool, but not $70 cool to me.
     
  15. Jun 19, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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    Doing mine tommorow. I sucked a bunch of water in mine also. Changing the fluid tonite with some supertech synthetic from walmart to clean out the diff then doing a full 4x4 system change
     
  16. Jun 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    Good idea, better late than never (and have your rear end cease on you)!

    It will impress me to no end to see the next gen 4WD Tacoma have a true two-way breather on the rear differential as they already do on the front! I don't get that they put the correct one up front, up high, but leave the rear vulnerable to water contamination???
     
  17. Jun 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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    I got a little behind on maintance after I got out of the airforce. By the time summer is over my truck will be ready for lift and some bumpers
     
  18. Jun 21, 2014 at 11:10 PM
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    This will be the next mod on my list! Can't believe these trucks didn't come with a breather from the factory!
     
  19. Jun 22, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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    That's basically what I was thinking of. I just used a bunch of Watts fittings to accomplish the same thing. Manifold makes it cleaner, and the ARB logo is interesting. Price. I could do something with that money


    If you price out the components I used though, price got up there quick.
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    Found this too.

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