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post #16 of 22 Old 08-16-2009, 12:02 PM
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I believe there is some sort of a drip pan on the legit snorkels, but I don't think enough rain would get in to really do anything.
Ahh...so using the factory air box or the paint can...or something of that nature...would keep the water at bay. I was thinking about that earlier and concluded that by the time the rain reached the combustion chamber, it would be quickly evaporating due to the heat from the engine, and the fact that minuscule amounts of water vapor have little to no effect on gas engines. It's diesels you gotta watch out for.


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post #17 of 22 Old 08-16-2009, 03:28 PM
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I think mass produced intakes contain some sort of seperator

another thing that I think one of the guys that posted the pics up did was put a drain bolt at the lowest point in the system and left it out any time he was on the street

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Or just tie a 12 lb fish to a one foot pipe.
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post #18 of 22 Old 03-18-2014, 11:28 AM
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One thing I have never understood about snorkels...somebody please explain. Suppose you are driving at highway speed in the rain...How do you keep rainwater from entering the snorkel and in turn entering the engine?
I just though about this. And couldn't you flip the intake point of the snorkel towards the back of the truck? Pointed down at say a 45* angle? Just a thought
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post #19 of 22 Old 03-18-2014, 04:51 PM
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If you're using PVC plumbing pipe just put a trap in-line and run a drain hose out of the (normally closed) drain hole - - thinking about it, if you got water vapor moving into the combustion chamber it'd cool the charge and allow you to advance the timing (or run more boost) - that's why back in the bad old days of carburetors vehicles ran their best when it was damp or raining out ... but to be serious I don't think it'd do any harm UNLESS you were in wet conditions at high speed where the air temperature was low enough to ice the throttle body - that could be interesting (thinking back to the bad old days of iced carburetors) -
BTW - I like the designs (both inside and outside) - back in the 1970's we'd run baja bugs with the air cleaners routed inside the car - noisy yes - not clogged with sand dust and other crap - yes.
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post #20 of 22 Old 03-21-2014, 09:42 AM
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Here's mine take the cap off when off road has another section that goes up to roof rack, don't have a pic of with fender on
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post #21 of 22 Old 03-22-2014, 01:51 PM
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I just though about this. And couldn't you flip the intake point of the snorkel towards the back of the truck? Pointed down at say a 45* angle? Just a thought
when you are driving forward, the air flows through it with more ease than if it were to point backwards! Same idea of if you put a radiator on the back of the car, it wouldn't cool off as quickly!
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Here is mine, it's for the V8 but the idea is the same, just different plumbing to the throttle body.
It's made of some inline filter i found at the local parts store wich came with a flexible hose, and then some exhaust pipe welded together. Have a snorkel head ordered that I'm waiting for.

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