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post #1 of 10 Old 04-27-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Snorkel and ....???

I just put my new Snorkel on today. I have heard I need some other things sealed up and waterproofed. What is recommended? And what products are used to do this?

Im not trying to take this completely under water for long but where I wheel there are MANY puddles that are easily up the hood.

Any thoughts would be great!


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post #2 of 10 Old 04-27-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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No one?

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-27-2013, 08:17 PM
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Extend the breather lines for the drive train up higher to keep water out.

They are:
Front Diff - Located at top of radiator on driver's side.
Auto Trans - Tied to the top of the dipstick tube.
T-case - Location varies. Mine when stock was tied up on top of the trans. Not sure where the manual trans vent is.
Rear Diff - Located near the top of the fuel filler neck inside the left rear fender well.

Use dielectric grease and waterproof the electrical connectors under the hood. Unplug, apply grease, reconnect.

I'm sure I probably missed something, too.

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While the snorkel is a good precaution, driving in water up to your hood is just a bad idea....

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I know what I missed. If you have to drive through something that deep another concern is the radiator fan. I had heard of them flexing while in deep, especially muddy deep, and damaging the radiator. Most people who have this concern switch to an electric fan with a shut off for this purpose.

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I know what I missed. If you have to drive through something that deep another concern is the radiator fan. I had heard of them flexing while in deep, especially muddy deep, and damaging the radiator. Most people who have this concern switch to an electric fan with a shut off for this purpose.

No matter what you do, I'd like to know who is going to get out(or swim as the case maybe)and hook up your tow strap when you stall out? Or what about when the water fills up your exhaust system?

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Or what about when the water fills up your exhaust system?
Just don't turn it off. I don't know how it will do in deep water, but I got stuck in a good muddy puddle up above my exhaust. I left it running and the exhaust kept bubbling out. Might be a different situation under deeper water.




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Thanks! That's what I was looking for.

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-28-2013, 06:53 AM
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well i know having the my exhaust under water stalled my manual but it was just sitting at idle. turning your radiator fan off is also a good idea so its not splashing water all over the place. i have a PSC hood louver and it just shoots it up at the windshield even if its a 1/4 the way up the engine


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No matter what you do, I'd like to know who is going to get out(or swim as the case maybe)and hook up your tow strap when you stall out? Or what about when the water fills up your exhaust system?
You got a softtop,you put it down, and crawl out, or crawl out the window, and then into the front fender if you're getting hooked up on the front bumper and then down onto the front bumper, Or if your getting hooked up to the rear, you crawl though the back and open the back door... I've seen it done before..

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