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Snorkel cover?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DueNorth, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Dec 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    DueNorth

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    Weird question I suppose but I'm wondering,

    Has anyone ever covered their snorkel opening during the winter months while their truck is parked outside for long periods of time?

    If so, what did you use?

    I've noticed during the last snow storm (if you could call it that) while my truck was parked outside at work, my snorkel opening had quite a bit of snow blown in. That's not good so i would like to cover it somehow to prevent this.

    I've also turned the snorkel head around backwards to help prevent sucking snow in while driving down the highway, but obviously this doesn't help when my truck is parked. So if anyone has any suggestions, that would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    i would get a sock, at least that is what i am going to use when i finally install my snorkel. I am actually trying to make a additional filter to fit over the opening. I will get serious when i actually install "Said" snorkel. Let me know what you come up with. I have a old K&N filter that i pulled apart that i was going to use for the cover, just need to fab up something to form to the opening of snorkel.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    I thought about the sock idea as well but quickly dismissed it. As soon as it gets wet, it'll freeze into a solid block of ice effectively blocking off the intake of air and making it damn near impossible to pull off.

    Currently i'm just using a plastic grocery bag and covering the opening with it. That helps a lot but looks really bad.

    Anybody else have this problem? Any other ideas or am i stuck using a plastic bag? lol
     
  4. Dec 17, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    a bucket maybe?
     
  5. Dec 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    There ya go, what a great idea.

    Don't know what would look worse, the bucket or the bag. lol
     
  6. Dec 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Pantyhose would work as a prefilter, we haven't had much snow here so I haven't worried about it but had thought about it.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Thanks North! That's a great idea. Right now i have window screen covering the inside of the tube to prevent bugs, cig butts and gravel from getting in (yea never know with kids these days!) But that doesn't really help block the snow from getting in.

    Black panty hose seems like best way to go for this. It'll blend in really well and hopefully i won't have to remove it all the time like a bag (or bucket). I'll give it a try and report back.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Cool, I used to use them on the air filters for my dirtbikes. I was thinking about the snorkle one day when it was snowing and thought it might work, as well as being cheap, disposable and low profile.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    A little off topic, but directed towards someone with a snorkel. Did you do any other type of waterproofing on your truck other than the snorkel (like waterproof your sparkplugs)?
     
  10. Dec 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Besides moving things to higher ground (vent breathers) that was about it for me.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    rocky road has these... might help?

    could add a pre-cleaner
     
  12. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    black stockings imo the cheapest solution it blends in and doesn't restrict air flow and it keeps the caca out.

    shit this is what i'm doing when it begins to snow heavy and in the summertime when the bugs are all out. i was finding all kinds of shit in my air box last summer.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:30 AM
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  14. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Great idea, but the grill can't be removed from my snorkel. :(

    I agree, black stocking may be my best bet. I'll report back as soon as we get some snow. Looks like we're in for a green Christmas this year. That doesn't happen often.


    Yea i've seen trucks do that as well and another good idea. It may get soggy and wet with continued use though. That's where a bag or bucket may be a little handier.

    Unfortunately i don't have any of those just laying around eh. Mind helping a buddy out? ;)

    On second thought, the lacy thongs i'm picturing probably won't cover all that much, but booty shorts? Mmmm ( ops i meant Hmmmm!)
     
  15. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Does someone make a can cover like you see on a Humvee or some of the big rigs so the snorkle isn't taking driven snow/bugs/rain directly down the intake tube?
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  16. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Lol..... I might be able to provide something ;)
     
  17. Dec 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    :eek:...

    I mean
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  18. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    x2! :bananadance::canada:
     
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    I dont want anyone to get in trouble thou
     
  20. Jan 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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