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    right over the top TJ Shermuz's Avatar
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    snorkel for petrol engine

    Hey guys

    Summer coming up, starting to book dates away, thinking of being a bit more hardcore this year.

    Is it worth putting a snorkel on a petrol engine car? My understanding is if the top of the block and the plugs get wet its game over either way.
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    snorkel for petrol engine

    Yeh I put a Safari snorkel on my petrol Prado for recent Ďround Oz trip.
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    They help with keeping dust out of the intake in some instances too, especially if you throw a pre filter on them.

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    Yeah echo the above. I donít think itís overly common to have the current diesels with water over the head anyway. What vehicle?

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    Wet coils are heaps easier to fix than bent rods if you do end up drowning it
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    I had an eBay snorkel on my old 3.4L Petrol Prado. Took it through 1m+ of water on a Straddie trip. Mysteriously shat the starter motor the day after. Mysteriously shat the crank angle (or cam angle - can't remember) sensor a few days after. Didn't stop running with water over the bonnet/coming up the windscreen. Lanolin in a can and smother the ignition system with it before you hit the deep stuff.
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    FJ Cruiser

    Last australia day i did what looked like an innocent water crossing on fraser island, it was deceptively deep, water went up over the windscreen, car made a single splutter and pulled through like a champ. Hasn't missed a beat since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherfucker Jones View Post
    Wet coils are heaps easier to fix than bent rods if you do end up drowning it
    Was thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ Shermuz View Post
    FJ Cruiser

    Last australia day i did what looked like an innocent water crossing on fraser island, it was deceptively deep, water went up over the windscreen, car made a single splutter and pulled through like a champ. Hasn't missed a beat since.
    On the plus side the FJ should have a Prado airbox which means it should have an excellent one-way drain valve. Still won't help too much if you take a hydro-locking sized gulp of water. But there are snorkel options around

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    Yep, do it.
    fitted a Safari to our NS SWB Pajero..
    (factory air intake is right behind the top of the grille - so it is a must on Gen 4 V6 Pajeros)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ Shermuz View Post
    FJ Cruiser

    Last australia day i did what looked like an innocent water crossing on fraser island, it was deceptively deep, water went up over the windscreen, car made a single splutter and pulled through like a champ. Hasn't missed a beat since.

    Fitted mine last week , piece of mind for water crossings .


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    Doesn't even have to be a water crossing, a decent sized puddle can ruin your day. Ask anyone with an early '90s Hilux/4Runner diesel, air intake is behind the headlight. Toyota Australia was red faced when a couple lunched the engines at the new model launch.

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    going to go this one i reckon... get it painted black

    http://www.jmaxengineering.com.au/product/fj-cruiser/
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    Snorkel is a given in dusty shit, water crossings etc. I also have a 3mm airline into the bellhousing for air from the compressor, stops water getting in too much while you`re moving/wading.
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    Yeah, bit too nice for me, I prefer my R32s with mountains of bog and LS engines

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