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Snorkel claws back SC "losses"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Namtinker, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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    So, yes - it seems that there is something to the Safari snorkel claim about "slightly improved fuel efficiency".

    After my charger install, I lost about 1 mpg during normal driving.
    I added the snorkel, and after about 2 months doing all types of driving, it appears that the snorkel "returned" about half the losses. Definitely on the highway.

    So there, if you were still looking for a reason to drill that large hole in the wheel well...

    NT
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    If you want even more improvement, drill a huge hole in the fender and don't add a snorkel.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Ah yes, but then I won't be able to see the nice Vee the water makes when it flows over the hood - with the truck is still driving.;)

    Back-end get a bit floaty though!
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    Yes, currently comfortably getting over 500km before the light comes on, then another 8-10 L left. Not bad for a SC. I travel close to 800k a week, so any savings/losses add up quick!
    Old habits from trips in "dark" Africa die hard!

    Not to digress, point being: savings from the snorkel - enough to be noticed.

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    Thanks - guilty as charged. Did not bother to search!
    Was mostly a general comment though - I'll go do the exact math and include a comment on that thread in the next few days.

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