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Water down your snorkel...

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by BravoNovember, May 8, 2019.

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  1. BravoNovember

    BravoNovember Active Member

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    Might be a proper noob question, but I passed a disco today in the torrential rain and thunder we had with a snorkel with the air ram bit facing forwards.

    Looking at the rain slamming on my windscreen as I was driving along...
    Got me thinking... what’s to stop rain being rammed down there as you drive along? Especially if you were on a motorway or something? Would it be enough to lunch your engine???
     
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    For those that actually have the snorkel plumbed in!

    There is a drain at the lowest point of the air intake plumbing that is supposedly designed to be one-way, thereby allowing you to wade - although a properly plumbed in snorkel recommends this drain point being sealed as they are prone to failure (brittle rubber etc)

    The safari style snorkel is designed to be reversible to prevent dust ingress more than rain, though the mushroom top versions don’t enjoy this luxury - both don’t have a big enough aperture to allow significant water ingress. Although following a truck in a monsoon of spray recently did make my Td5 a bit wheezy.....
     
  3. dieseldog69

    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    That would take some really heavy rain to even consider but most likely it would just be soaked up by the filter and clog it.
     
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    I flip mine around if driving in torrential rain :) but most of the time its forward facing and its not a problem :rolleyes:
     
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    Well that’s my mind at rest then. I’m bapping out the hole saws and sealant this weekend to fit mine, just wanted to check lol.
     
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    Do people really fit them without plumbing them in? So the are just like the spotlights on a Lambretta.
     
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    Interesting how many you check when off roading in the mud and water and find they do not stall the engine when sealed off.:p:p

    Cheers
     
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    The disco 1 I had before this truck had lost the hose that connected the snorkel to the air box at some point in its prior life in the hills around cheddar. Snorkel looked good but it was basically a length of drainpipe up the side in reality.
     
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    Sometimes you find this !!...LOL.

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    Cheers
     
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    Are both of those clogged with grub and dust or have they got wet then clogged?

    Pretty minging either way.
     
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    Mine i went a bit deep and the snork wasnt fully sealed.

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    The pic I posted was a D2 that the owner had not checked and had taken through some deep mud and water. Had got very muddy and moist on the plains.

    Cheers
     
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    Very common, as is having a winch bolted on the front and it not being wired in :rolleyes:

    Mine sucks the hoses flat and then splutters to a stop.
     
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    Tow strop on the bull-bar :eek::eek:
    Hope it's not attached to anything powerful the other end.
     
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    There was a time when it was considered advantageous to have some moisture entering the intake, thereby improving the density of the air/fuel charge :p
     
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    I know! It was my mates first time out with me! Changed to the rear pretty sharpish!
     
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    Been there, done that. Looked better without the bars anyway
     
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    Did it bend the chassis in the process?
    nb: they all look better without 'bars & attract less attention from the anti-FWD brigade :(
     
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    Nah was too rusty for that and came right off. Problem was it was in a bomb hole at the time and full of water. I thought I had clipped it onto the recovery point but didn't. Got it out in the end.
     
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