Forty shorty Gearbox breather

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 11:00
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I have a friend that has been looking for the Gearbox breather and can't find it does anyone know where abouts it would be or are they only on the transfer case, it's a 1977 FJ 40.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 11:43

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 11:43
Only on the transfer case.
I think the gearbox relies on the ball and socket arrangement for the gear stick so it can breath.
Can't imagine your 1977 FJ40 is much diffrent in that area to the 1976 FJ40 I had.

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Reply By: banjodog - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:02

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:02
From memory the breather is screwed into the top – as the year model you mentioned has the one (1) piece transfer case with the 4 speed box.

If you can’t get to it from underneath the only other way is to remove the floor plate to get to it. Be prepared for the 10mm head bolts to be tight or rusted in. Then it’s out with the angle grinder and/or drill to remove them.

If you do have to destroy the original floor cover plate bolts best to replace them with stainless steel ones (for access next time) and even extend the breather up into the engine bay via tubing. You can then use the original breather or use a plastic fuel filter cartridge.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:34

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:34
Yep 4 speed thanks for that i'll pass that on, it's his sons and it gets a hard time he's already drowned it once.

Thanks everyone

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 14:58

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 14:58
You would know all about drowned trucks ???
How many takers for the trip to Birdsville in July. I may have to pull out as offspring are returning from Overseas and I will be expected to be there. I'll let you know.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 15:50

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 15:50
At this stage it looks like about 19 that includes me, we will be there anyway and are planning a Simpson crossing and a spit roast for Saturday night so reguardless of how many turn up should be fun i'm hoping for about 15 or more, one thing is for sure there will be 3 definates all from NSW.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 16:18

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 16:18
Hey Baz

I know the Disco is a very capable vehicle but do you really think you'll be able to do the Simpson crossing AND a spit roast all on Saturday night?? :-)
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