nlspace wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:41 am
Somebody must have removed the breather or the tube broke.
I see you're prob right. Also note how jaap's last picture above showed oil spots all over the orange parts.
The breather "cap" on the end looks like it is super important to have in place, only allowing small openings up there, not a big open tube to burp fluid out.
Maybe a mechanic was in there very early in the life of this vehicle, damaging it, before jaap bought it, or some num-nut at the factory installed only part of the tube (minus breather). Or, it could have fallen off. All seem like they would be rare. ???
Hoping no funny noises start coming from the gearbox from low fluid for a bunch of miles! Should be easy to replace the breather tube assembly or at least the cap part. Just weird this happened at all.
An aside: Don't jaap's front ramps look flimsy? Needs X shaped bracing on the sides. Maybe I'm paranoid.