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14 bolt breather

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chulisohombre, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    i'm trying to get my 14 bolt ready for install.the breather valve is busted off in the axle.what do i need to do to replace it.can i just drill it out and retap it or is there a better way?
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I'd suggest drilling and retapping it for a regular NPT pipe fitting with a nipple on it. Be real carefull about not getting any metal in the diff though, probably want to pull the cover and put a rag over all the guts to catch all the filings.</font color>
     
  3. jeffro

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    Get a stubby pipe nipple extractor. (EZ-out)
     
  4. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    haha you said nipple.so i can use an extractor to get it out.the one with the reverse rotation thread almost like a drill bit that gets bigger to get tight in the hole
     

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