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Diff Breather

PostPost by: alanr » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:58 pm

I have just replaced in situ my diff output seals and bearings (not a nice job!) on my +2 and would ideally like to check if the diff breather is clear, however I can't even see the breather with the diff brace in place.
So my question is, if I remove the diff brace which will mean removing the mounting bolts (nuts under tank etc) will I be able to both see and also remove the breather?
I just don't want to go to all the trouble of removing the diff brace only to find I still can't remove or get access the breather to check if it is clear with the diff in situ.

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 am

I doubt that you will be able to get anywhere near it without cutting an access hole in the wall of the boot. ... Number 38.

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PostPost by: alanr » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:35 am

Thanks for the input. Yes that was exactly was my thought.
Thinking about it I will probably just have to trust to luck that it is clear. If my diff oil leaks are now cured following my recent efforts I guess it won't be necessary to pursue checking it.

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