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Snorkel or no snorkel?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fred d, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:22 PM
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    I don't live where there are hurricanes but in the last couple years I have taken my snorkel through some torrential downpours. At most I've seen a tiny bit of water make it's way to the filter but nothing that would go past it. And that's only happened during a huge storm when I was cruising on the highway for miles.

    The snorkel is designed to evacuate water through the drain slots built into it under the snorkel head and it works well, I don't think it's something to need to worry about. ARB only recommends turning the head around during heavy snowfall so that it doesn't accumulate on the face of the snorkel and block the airflow. Otherwise there's no need to worry about turning it
     
  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:23 PM
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    You gotta understand that if you just throw a snorkel on it doesnt mean you can just submarine deep crazy theres more that goes into it, I have one and tbh its just for looks let be honest, but it was a pita to put on, heres a tip for anyone trying to put one on, when you attach the oem tune to the snorkel tube spray some wd40 for it can just slip right in, also the drawing they give to make the holes just make them a tad bit bigger and if you want put some sealant on the snorkel nase where it touches to hole to seal good
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Ya know, I wouldn't have thought that a hurricane could make a vehicle stall out without some extenuating circumstances (like trying to ford a flooded street). Matthew proved me wrong, hence my line of questioning.

    Oh I know, with breather tube extensions/relocations for your tranny and differential and whatnot. Since my application would be solely for ensuring engine function during extreme rainfall coupled with extreme wind, I think I can probably do without the extra mods.

    I'll look into this a bit further. I know it's probably excessive installing a snorkel for this application, but I can't think of another fix. Plus, there's no kill like overkill.
     
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    If that is the only reason you would be installing a snorkel, I think you would be wasting your money. I think the stock intake would be as good, maybe even better, for that specific scenario than a snorkel.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    It is truley is just for looks why not skip cutting a hole through your fender, and just surface mount it?
     
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    If your gonna have it might as well have it functional.
     
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    It's entirely possible that I'm misdiagnosing the problem my old F150 experienced. It seems that it could have been due to a sensor getting wet rather than water intrusion through my air intake. This means the addition of a snorkel will functionally do nothing for me.

    Does anyone else have input?
     
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