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Old April 16th, 2004, 06:19 PM
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Build your own snorkel that really flows the air.
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Personally I think as long as your snorkel isn't any smaller in diameter than your exhaust pipe you'll be fine.

That's just a hunch and is backed up with absolutely no scientific data.

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Old April 17th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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you guys are all caught up on one thing and one thing only. Nobody has mentioned the real reason most people add a snorkel. The "COOL" factor. Those things just look cool. Seriously though, do the majority of people out there (not the guys and girls on this message board of course) really need the snorkel when they are using the vehicle as a daily commuter? I recently found a better upgrade which you guys are all aware of already. A good marine battery. When water enters the compartment beneath the seat with the battery you better have a good one. Sorry to interfere, back to the debate.
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Marine battery? I think snorkels on petrol trucks only help in reducing dust and help in adding cool air from outside the engine bay. Water is really a mute point with petrol trucks unless your distributor and spark plugs are totally waterproof. I agree with the cool factor though. To the uninformed it looks like a very cool purposeful piece of equipment. But really don't snorkels only work the way they where intended on diesels?
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Oh I dunno, it seems that any air flowing through a snorkel and added pre-cleaner would be helped. I don't know that the combustion characteristics of a diesel are so different from a gas engine that it would make the snorkel innefective on a gas motor.

What way were you thinking it would make a difference? I will agree that you mainly do see snorkels on diesels though, so maybe that's what you're thinking.

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I am thinking of the pictures of diesel trucks with the driver neck deeep in water. In a petrol truck you just can't do that and that. The diesel has no distributor or spark plugs and can conceivably be run under water if you have a snorkel. Not so with a gas engine.

I am convinced that a snorkel is a good addition to gasoline engines, especially in hot dusty conditions that we have out west. The air temperature at 7' can be several degrees cooler than at 2-3' off the ground. The air is also cleaner with the snorkel position next to the front windshield than under the hood IMO. I plan to add a snorkel to my long list of To Do items just for those two factors and the added cool factor.
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Old April 17th, 2004, 09:32 PM
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Well, aside from the absence of a spark plug and distributor and the ability to run FULLY SUBMERGED, yeah, there's no difference between a gas and diesel engine.

Hehe.

IMO a gas engine with a snorkel still shouldn't be driven in water up past the dizzy. You can waterproof the sparkplugs pretty well, but the dist. will get you every time.
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...Oh, and RoversNorth has a discount on them at the moment, $350 for the setup...

I checked RNs website and could only find the regular price. Where do you see it listed? Also, is it Mantec? Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Found this on Pirate:

SEMA LEGISLATIVE ALERT

Anti-Hobbyist Snorkel Bill Moves Through Minnesota Legislature

A bill (SF 2793) has been approved by the Minnesota State
Senate's Environment and Natural Resources Committee to prohibit
operation of an off-highway vehicle (OHV) on public land or public
waters with an air-intake pipe or snorkel that is more than six
inches above the manufacturer's original air-intake pipe. The bill
was introduced as a proposal for a study on the impact of OHVs on
wetlands, but was amended in committee to now include the proposed
ban on snorkel use. The bill is now pending in the Senate Finance
Committee and could soon make its way to the floor for a vote by the
full Senate.

We Urge You to Contact Your Minnesota State Legislators Immediately
to Oppose this Bill

- Existing law in Minnesota allows use of snorkels on OHVs,
permitting responsible access to trails and wilderness.


- SF 2793 would prohibit installation and use of any snorkel that is
more than six inches above the manufacturer's original air intake,
essentially banning the snorkel and causing OHV engines and filters
to ingest more dirt and dust, rendering them inefficient with gas and
possibly causing the engines to produce greater amounts of emissions.

- The purpose of SF 2793 originally was to merely study OHV impact
on wetlands, but it has been converted into a platform for curtailing
OHV use on public lands.

- Existing Minnesota law already protects the wilderness and
wetlands. Those laws should be enforced first before more laws that
seek to further restrict off-road hobbyist rights are enacted.

Please contact members of the Minnesota State Legislature in
St. Paul to oppose this bill. If you need assistance in determining
who your state legislators are, contact the Minnesota State
Legislature's general information line at (651) 296-0504 or (651)
296-2146. This information can also be obtained by calling the SEMA
Washington, D.C. office at (202) 783-6007, ext. 38. You also can
access this information via the Internet at
<http://www.congressweb.com/cweb4/index.cfm?orgcode=SEMA>.

Please fax a copy of your letters to us at (202) 783-6024, or mail or
e-mail to:

SEMA Washington Office

1317 F Street, N.W., Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20004-1105

Attention: Steve McDonald

stevem@sema.org
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