Is there a breather on a 200 series auto ??

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:35
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Hi guy's I would ring Toyota but it is Sunday, I will be making some 1 metre + water crossings sooner than later, I would like to know if the Auto on the cruiser has a breather that needs raising or if it is a closed unit, this is the first auto I have owned, I have done the diffs and I expect to find a breather on the transfer but I have know idea about the auto.

So far I have done over 240 water xings at 0.6m with this car that hasn't have affected the auto as I have raised the car 50mm, but I have yet to do a metre with it, the Magella creek is rising and in order to get to the East Alligator for fishing the Magella has to be negotiated, I have done it hundreds of times before in Troopies and the 100 series but never with a 200.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Kyle H - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:56

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:56
Yes there is a gearbox breather on the 200 and as you have said a transfer case breather.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 14:03

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 14:03
As was the case on my 2007 Prado. I managed with great difficulty to extend those up to the firewall. You need two elbows and three wrists on one arm to make the job easier :-) but it can be done.

Or drop the transmission.

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Reply By: Richard and jem - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 18:09

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 18:09
If you look behind the cooler on the drivers side you will see the gear box and transfer breathers sticking out a bit.
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:45

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:45
Cheers Dicko I will have a look.
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Reply By: Richard and jem - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:57

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:57
No problem Steve if your going in water that deep it may pay to extend your front and rear diff breathers the front diff breather is on the left wheel arch. I have mounted a set of brc breathers off my fuel filter housing just clears the Bonet.
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 23:13

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 23:13
Yeah thanks Dicko I have done the dif breathers on both of them, I just wasn't sure about the transmission.

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Reply By: Member - ken b (QLD) - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 11:22

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 11:22
hi steve. if you are planning on going thru water that deep, the first thing you should worry about is your altenator. its position at the lower part of the engine. makes it very easy to drown. ( I have a 200 series vx,and I have had to replace the drowned altenator ) regards ken
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:03

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:03
Hi Ken thanks for your reply, the alternators on both cars combined have been under water over 600 times, I drive through Jim jim creek twice every day when it is open and the xing is between 0.6 and 0.8 through out the year.

Neither car has shown signs of and alternator problem.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:45

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:45
Steve, have you ever looked near the alternator after a crossing ?

I'd say with your vast experience in doing crossings, the bow wave is good and you're probably not getting any water near the alternator ??
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:55

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:55
Hi Gronk to be honest I probably do, I only idle across I have never pushed a bow wave, I have even been known to stop in the middle ( not for long though), perhaps I have just been lucky and now that I have said I have no problems, Murphy may catch up. LOL
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 21:05

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 21:05
in a free flowing stream where bugger all minerals exist mud is the enemy for alternators.
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