Prado 120 diff breathers?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:05
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was reading in another post that someone was thinking of putting diff breathers on a Prado 120 which already had a rear diff lock. When i got my rear diff lock (ARB) i asked the same question but was told the airline for the rear locker replaced the factory breather and because the airline went all the way up to the air compressor in the engine bay, this was effectively an extended diff breather anyway. as for the front .. well i'm not even sure where the factory breather is (if it has one?)

can anyone provide any info on this
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 15:18

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 15:18
I'll be installing diff breathers on my car on wednesday. Will let ya know after
that.
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Reply By: Charcoal RS - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:32

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:32
I purchased a diff breather kit from Piranha. I have done my rear diff (with air locker). This was very straight forward although I needed to change the threaded insert that goes into the diff. The front diff already has a factory diff breather which comes half way up the passenger side of the engine. I have chosen to leave this as is for the moment.
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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:40

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:40
thanks for the reply. i take it therefore that the air-locker airline doesn't simply use the factory breather hole and that you therefore still needed to either block-up or extend the factory breather to stop water getting sucked in???
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Follow Up By: Charcoal RS - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:47

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 14:47
Hi Drew,
Yes you are correct ARB actually drill their own point for the air line. Where we live (NW Oz) I have heard of the factory diff breathers sticking open and sucking in water when going through river crossings, this was the reason for me extending my rear breather as it only sticks out about an inch from the diff. Hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 15:16

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 15:16
now it makes sense ... i'll have a squizz under the car & see if the factory brether is still there .. & if so will have to replace it with an extended breather
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