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axle breathers

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fcgadget, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. fcgadget

    fcgadget

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    The cap on my front axle breather went away. I don't see any breather in the SOR catalog. Any ideas for replacements?
     
  2. theo

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    Read the writeup theo linked- you don't want the stock "breathers" anyway.

    Any 1/8" NPT fitting will thread in where the stock breathers were. Use that to run a line somewhere high (firewall), this will keep water out and oil in your axles much better than the stock setup.
     
  4. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    get a piece of hose and clamp it to the nipple o fyour old breather...route up high...done.
     
  5. 65swb45

    65swb45 Elder Statesman Supporting Vendor

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  6. CruisinGA

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    This kind of works, but does not get rid of the troublesome one-way valve, nor the tiny orifice in the stock breathers.

    I removed a stock breather (which I had previously pried the cap off of) and heard a disticnt hiss of pressure release as I unscrewed it.
     
  7. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    can't say as i'd know...i tapped all mine and am running standard nipples to coiled airtubing.
     
  8. Degnol

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    "Standard" nipples? Ige, I thought yours would be "Heavy Duty".....



    Nipple


    Ed
     
  9. IDave

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    Someone's feelin' brave.
     
  10. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    nope sorry, just standard :flipoff2:
     
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    I used 65swb's and they were simple and thhe threads are right.
    mail him some coin and he will mail them to you. Boy was I glad I got them installed before Rubithon this year.