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Vent fitting on top of Dana 60 housing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pomai, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Does anybody know were I can get the vent fitting (for lack of the proper name) that goes on the top of the dana 60 housing?

    Also the Dana 60 dust shieds. Thanks Ed
     
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    I was told that people tap the hole and put a brass fitting in there.. I have the same delema... no fitting :p:
     
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    Yep, that's your best bet. easy to do. 1/8" pipe thread tap, 1$ fitting, and your on your way.
     
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    Make sure you have the diff cover off and you catch all the shavings in a rag or something before you tap it. Mie keep breaking off cause my ram keeps hitting the fitting. I may plug it and drill another hole somewhere else.:crazy:
     
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    Good idea, Thanks alot, Ed
     
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    are u runnig hi-steer?


    pompai i did the same 1/8" npt fitting they are talking about.
     
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    Figured I'd bring a post back from the dead here. I need a fitting for the Dana 60 I have. I took my 10-bolt axle off the front and it has a bent metal fitting coming off of it. Can I use that fitting? If I can, I'm not sure how to get it off of the 10-bolt. I tried yanking on it, and it won't thread loose because the bend hits the housing...

    Is there somewhere you can buy these?
     
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    its pressed in, just get something under it and pry it out. pull on it harder i guess.
     
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    Ok, I'll man up and get it out :D

    Will I be able to use it in the Dana 60?
     
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    This is what I did. Get a 1/8npt to barb fitting slap hose on with hose clamp.
     
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    Ok, do you still have to tap the hole? Should I be able to find one of those fittings at home depot? Or a auto-parts store?
     
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    If you removed a pressed in fitting, then you will have to tap the hole. You should be able to find a tap and fitting at Home Depot or a good auto store.

    It's been my experiance that once the pressed fittings are removed, you can't get them to stay back in.
     
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    Yeah well I won't have to worry about that now. I busted the fitting on the 10-bolt. So I'll be looking for the tap and fitting at home depot.
     
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    I took one off then put a screw driver on the flat lip and got it back in, put a little silicone around it, and that was it.
     
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    It takes about 45 seconds to spin a 1/8" (I think thats what it was) NPT tap in there to cut some threads. The hole is already the correct size for a standard NPT barb fitting that you can get off the brass fitting rack at Homo Depot, or just about anywhere else. I'm almost positive its the same size that sending units are. Most people already have those taps in their toolbox.

    I used windshield sprayer EPDM hose cuz it's really cheap and the correct ID for weed-whacker fuel filters that I can buy in bulk. The filters are really small and cheap, so they work well for breathers.
     
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    The hole I have is actually 11/32 wide.
     
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    That's the proper diameter for the tap.
     

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