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Old January 29th, 2004, 12:02 AM
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snorkel for offroad

recently purchased a 97 that has a snorkel on it--I am not really into offroading, but do I have to worry about my tranny if I drive through high water? I have the original engine w/ auto trans.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 12:52 AM
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Well, your transmission has a breather tube coming out of it that should terminate next to you master cylinder along with your front axle and t-case breather tubes. You shouldn't have to worry about the transmission. Besides, the snorkel is primarily designed to protect your air-intake, although, you can run your breather tubes up and into the snorkel.

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Old January 29th, 2004, 08:47 AM
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If you don't offroad probably best to take the snorkel off, you'll probably get slightly better mpg as they restrict the engine breathing.
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...possibly.

But, you'll get cleaner air (marginally I know), by breathing it up off of the road surface.

Not very convenient to take off and install a snorkel depending on where you're going to drive.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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plus they look cool
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Old January 29th, 2004, 04:19 PM
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Ditto's on the looking cool!
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Old January 29th, 2004, 04:44 PM
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They don't look so cool when they're all bent out of shape having hung up on a low branch. Very good for deep water though. I've nearly killed my tdi twice now when the water suddenly got very VERY deep unexpectedly. Water comming out the heater vents deep
They do restrict power on tdi's though.
Thought I'd provoke some comment with my first post
By the way 2 cm of snow brought southern England to a halt yesterday, except for Land Rovers of course. Some people just shouldn't be alowed out when the weather's bad. Blocking up the roads with abandoned cars
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Old January 29th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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Hey! Mine is all bent out of shape having hung up on a low branch. Most people don't notice it is all beat up until I piont it out, in fact they look at it and think its very cool , and ask how deep I'v been in water.

Oh and too comment on the frist post, I think they let in cooler air from outside the engine compartment so it increases POWER!

Oh and if the snow is deep enough you should be able to get over those abandoned cars on the road or at leats push them out of the way.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 06:31 PM
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You're supposed to put the two wading plugs in before deep wading also. The rear diff usually takes on water cuz the breather for it is low under the truck in the rear. You can just change the oil in there after the occaisional wading excursion.

Definitely great for engine in dusty scenarios. TONS of dust on filters because it blows around under the hood and gets all caught up. That's the main reason I just ordered a Mantec intake from RN on sale for $359.
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I'll go with you on the cool air thought. Tdi's suck air from outside the engine compartment as standard
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Wading like this???
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That's not wading....that's swimming!
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Wicks,

Sorry to go off on a tangent here, and it might be a stupid question, but where are the two wading plugs? I know about the one plug that fits between the tranny and the motor. Where does the other plug go?
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Hehe, he said tranny.

I have a Donaldson pre-cleaner on the top of the Safari snorkel on the CrewCab. If you're going to run a snorkel at least get some kind of pre-cleaner too. You're missing out on half the point of running a snorkel if you don't IMO.
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Maybe not that deep but it was with a V8.
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From the same trip...

But their is a big difference between wading and having forward momentum, and being stuck as water fills your engine compartment (or seatboxes).
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Hey Mike

Here's some information pertaining to the wading plugs (http://www.defendersource.com/faq/Tr...utch.html#Wade). I got this off the FAQ, but Jamie has some pretty good insight as to the location of the plug.

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Question Donaldson precleaner

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I have a Donaldson pre-cleaner on the top of the Safari snorkel
Hi,some thoughts about it?
I read that precleaner works properly @ a certain minimum of rpm or Km/h to keep it running and doing centrifugal action...


I also know that Safari makes a Mantec lookalike,which I'm gonna order before the summer so I'll be able to swap the air ram with it
and avoid even more dust...

What do you think?

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I have friends who got Donaldson on their trucks,but they're Toyota HDJ 80 4.0 (erk!) and do saharian tracks most of their time...
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The Mantec kit doesn't have a "pre-cleaner" built into the top?
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