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Gamgan
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:59 am    Post subject: Snorkle? Reply with quote

Any one know where I can find a good tutorial , walkthrough, write up on snorkles and waterproofing your jeep?


Searching for some, since I know nothing about them but very tempted to put one on

Will the snorkle affect my jeeps intake of air as a daily driver? Or it breathes as normal as any other intake? ( or does it have negative secondary effects ? )


Ok found a few post with the search feature
Reading them now
http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=646&highlight=snorkle
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Gamgan
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

found a good review here

http://www.off-road.com/jeep/reviews/arb_safarisnorkel/

Safari snorkels seem to run around $260-$270 for the kit

Still need to look for information on waterproofing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.jeephorizons.com/tech/snorkel/
http://www.jeephorizons.com/tech/cowl.html and a variation though not really for deep water.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you're talking about the safari snorkel... I've installed one and have done some tests.

using an air pressure sensor, temp sensor, moisture, humidity sensor, and common sense (good to work at a university Very Happy ) in the airbox, with the monitor in my passenger's lap...

I've found some things to be true.

1. at rest, the pressure is lower than stock. - This means that the engine is 'sucking air'. It is by no means 'negative' pressure.
2. at low speeds (1-15) the air pressure is marginally greater than stock (pending t-test). This is due to the ram air effect of the head.
3. at high speeds (15-85) the air pressure is significantly greater than stock (pending t-test), also due to the ram air effect.
4. driving in the rain results in increased moisture in the intake, but there is negligible difference with or without the snorkel in place.
5. at low speeds, intake air temperature dropped dramatically.
6. at high speeds, intake air temperatures dropped but not alot.

while wheeling, i've found some other things out:

1. it is best to take the snorkel head off, as the snorkel head will 'hook' branches,
2. reversing the direction of the head eliminates the 'scooping' of mud and water out of the air, but doesn't help with intake. there is less chance of mud in the intake with the snorkel head removed.


also:
Olympic Roof Racks are compatible,
skid row mirror movers are not.


to waterproof further:

start in one corner of the engine bay,
separate one(1) connection, apply dialectric grease, reconnect, wrap outside with a twist tie (or string), and apply liquid tape.
work your way around the engine bay, doing ALL connections.

lj
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