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    Do snorkel heads let in water?

    I had always had my doubts about whether snorkels do let water in despite the drains around the hood etc.

    When I fitted my snorkel, I made up a connection box to replace the flimsy plastic with joins which looked like they would leak like a sieve, with a fabricated aluminium box. It had always been my intention to neaten up the job with a machined box down the track and today I started that project by removing the snorkel.

    The answer to whether or not snorkel heads let water in or not was pretty self evident…..

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    I had always had my doubts about duck bill drains, as in some testing I had done, they had always leaked. Anyone have experience with them where they do work, or a particular design or make which is very good? Having seen the amount of water the snorkel lets in, I think I may need to incorporate one in my revised design.

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    Wayne, I think the trick with those things is to keep the air inlet ABOVE the water ......Just sayin'.

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    you mean like if you stretch Obama's "O" too much it loses its elasticity and water drains in, in the bath????

    Keeping air inlet above the water...neat idea, I'll have to try it..

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    Gone back to the Sy Klone which i had on the H3 so that should solve the problem!

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    Hard to tell in that pic - is that standing water in the bottom of that box?

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    i think there is only one way to find out

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    That would be a 15 on the 'ol Pucker Factor scale.

    WTH is it with these crazy Aussies and water?


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    holy ****!!! Good thing his windshield wipers were on
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    Jesus ****ing christ... how is that thing still running?!
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    I would love to see that from outside the truck.

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    That's the ultimate goal for my hummer is to lift it, then sink it like that! Haha


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    Ballsy or stupid to drive through that. Most snorkels leak at some point because it is hard to make and keep the connections sealed on a 4x4 vehicle.
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    I am not sure if the hilux is sensor heavy or not but either way im sure it has its fair share of issues now.
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    Mr. Sexy Sugar Britches

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    Has anyone seen the video of that H1 that drove under water? I'm sure that thing is a little fubar now too!


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    Saw the H1 video awhile back. Hope that guy could hold his breath a long time.
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