Got Lucky Today!

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by Pbav8tor, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Pbav8tor

    Pbav8tor Old Fart

    So I was changing the oil today and while under the truck thought I should look over the undercariage. It could use a good washing but no problems. Then I go to the rear and see oil on the rightside of the axle. Where is oil coming from? I find it pretty quickly. The Expo diff cover has a breather hole that I had plugged but now was open. I guess the pressure blew it out. So I made a plug and JB Weld it in the hole, let's see that blow out. Checked the fluid level and it was down a little but not bad. Topped it off and closed it up. Just glad I found it before it drained the pumpkin.

    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
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  3. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    you shouldn't plug the breather hole
  4. OP

    Pbav8tor Old Fart

    The Ranger does not have a breather. So I don't need it on the Expo diff cover.
  5. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I thought this was going to be about something TOTALLY different! lol

    Good find though, glad it was caught in time
  6. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    good thing ya found it. maybe you could just tap it and throw a bolt in it eventually
  7. OP

    Pbav8tor Old Fart

    I knew you would think that way, mind in the gutter. I could tell you about the nieghbor tearing her shirt off after getting caught in a bee's nest! Oh wait, that's another story.
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Lol... WOO HOO!!
  9. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    That deserves a thread all to it's own :eek:
  10. ZWilson07

    ZWilson07 New Member

    Had to reread it a second time. The ranger axle does have a breather just not on the diff cover, but I knew what you meant.

    Thats weird that it blew out though.
  11. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    false and true. it has one but not on the cover
  12. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    If you're building up enough pressure to pop that "plug" out, I would look into it. Sounds like your breather's clogged up (on the axle TUBE). I would look into it IMMEDIATELY.
  13. OP

    Pbav8tor Old Fart

    Yup, going to check that out tomorrow before I put the bumper back on. Painting that gray pad black.
  14. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    Well he did get lucky...he plugged a hole....just not the hole u were hoping...

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