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Assuming these are front diff breathers

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Surf_spear_Mex, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Sep 12, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    Poking around and found oil seeping from a line with a breather. Looks like brake fluid but not sure.

    Top photo is from the bottom driver side of engine bay. Bottom is from the top driver side.

    Anyone have info. Thanks

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  2. Sep 12, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    Yes. Its been a while since studying these, but they seem to be the front diff (larger) as well as the ADD breather (smaller). I experienced some oil coming out of mine (larger) a few weeks after doing a full synthetic fluid change. Not sure why, but it hasn’t happened before or since.

    There is a Transmission breather between the firewall and back of intake manifold (near starter). There is another breather on top of the Transmission (rarely seen by most men but I have the photos).

    Give them all a swirl to break the crust. You can pull them off and inspect for air flow and/or clean them, too.
     
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    You are the man, I have the arb diff breather plumbed to my engine bay. Might as well route these to it as well and get rid of the stock breather caps. I was talking to a buddy and he made great sense of this. When the diff is overfilled or experiences moderate angles after a re fill often times the fluid level will go over the breather tube and when pressure builds it will burp fluid out the breather. I'm going to go with that as last night I went up a ditch burm playing and it must have been a 30° + deal so it burped fluid today. Thank you for your response sir!!!
     
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    You are welcome. I thought about your offroad wheeling after I responded and figured that may be it. Mine probably leaked out the breather due to over fill which lead to the self burp described by your buddy.

    Post up a pic of your ARB Breather. I’ve heard good things.
     
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    Correction, it's not actually arb rather the ifjf branded one. It is absolutly identical to the arb down to every detail and part included just a 1/3 of the price.

    I have 3 free ports to run hoses to so I will utilize 2 of them for the mentioned breathers that are burping like little babies.

    My friend also mentioned putting a inline fuel filter in the breather line without the filter element allows air to separate from the oil in burping scenarios. Pretty smart little fix. It's time for a diff oil service anyways so I'll run a new tube to my arb'ish breather lol

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    Also parked on a hill that's why my ps reservoir looks overfilled
     
  8. Sep 12, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    That makes complete sense having a pre-burper before the breather.
     
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    I'd also change/flush the power steering fluid. That looks pretty dark.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    It's brand new toyota WS

    Just changed steering rack, all lines, PS pump...

    Nice try though captain
     
  11. Sep 13, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    Mine looks dark inside that cloudy plastic too. When you open and look inside looks brand new. :thumbsup:
     
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    Same here. That reservoir gets stained after 15-20 years of fluid sitting in it.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2020 at 7:05 AM
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    Is there a "bleached b-hole" mod for the res so we can see that candy apple red ws?
     
  14. Sep 13, 2020 at 8:40 AM
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    Only thing I know is a new unit at around $153 Special Programme Prices.

    Mine is dark outside yet Ruby Red looking with the top off, as well.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    Lol I was only kidding...I know my fluid is top notch so I don't care if the res is misleading
     

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