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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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axle breather

Hi all i know its probably a dumb question but do i need to replace the little axle breather with a piece of tube on my dana 44 rear axle so that it can get water in it i thought i read some where that it wont let water in or oil out is that true

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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Morris 4x4 has them
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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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The question is do i need to swap the one i have for a tube running up away from where water will be or will the breather actually hold water out? Sorry if my post was confusing
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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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Your tube should be high and dry. The breather is a vent, but I wouldn't rely on it to keep water out. Also, punctuation goes a long way my friend. I would recommend using it when possible.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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Ok i will work on my grammar. Thank you for the info. Now all i need to do is run that tube and my rear axle is done. Thank you again for the info.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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Your tube should be high and dry. The breather is a vent, but I wouldn't rely on it to keep water out. Also, punctuation goes a long way my friend. I would recommend using it when possible.

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Ok i will work on my grammar. Thank you for the info. Now all i need to do is run that tube and my rear axle is done. Thank you again for the info.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Oh and whats the torque specs for the u bolts and lug nuts?
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Unread 08-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #8
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Just run a line has high as you can, then loop it over 3-4 inches.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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