With all the rain up here I thought I should do something with mine. I dropped into Glenfords and bought 2 Nito barbed hose fittings and cut the barbed ends off. Unscrewed the breather vents and knocked the caps off. A 1/8" punch down through the middle and a tap with a hammer and off the come.bravoboy300 wrote:g'day,mycourierwishesitwas4wd wrote:Hi has anyone worked out an easy install for a courier rear diff breather? Im not really set up with a laith to turn out my own bolt and dont really have the $40 either (taking away petrol money for the trip) :/ so I was wondering if anyone has found another bolt from a fuel system or something that will be a straight fit into the dif? Were about to do some touring and I think a couple of creek crossings are unavoidable. The other thing is,should I really do this for a couple of creeks? Is the effort/expense worth it?
i was in the same boat as you when i did my breathers. what i did was to undo the breather out of the diff (put a clean rag or tissue over the hole so stop crap falling in) and i used a bench grinder to grind the little cap off the end of the breather. Then using 8mm (i think, don't quote me) hose like fuel hose or something of the like i slipped that over the end, secured it with a hose clip and bobs your aunty. works a treat!
I filed the vent down to get rid of the lip on the top then welded the barbed connector onto the top. The tail is probably longer than you need and you could probably get away with 1 connector and cut the tail in two.
3m of hose, a few zip ties and a cheap fuel filter flushed with 2 stroke got the job done for under $20.... not including the $$$ for the TIG, so maybe it isn't that economical . Once the fuel evaporates the 2 stroke oil makes the paper filter more water resistant.