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Old 07-24-2016, 04:44 AM
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Just noticed the two screws securing the top part of the snorkel have started rusting. Why couldn't they have used stainless instead of cheap screws, not a fan of that rusty stain look. Attachment 70083

Wadeaus, was yours fitted at Murchison as mine has these bolt/screws which look a lot better than what u have, wondering if it was the installer.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:34 AM
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Wadeaus, was yours fitted at Murchison as mine has these bolt/screws which look a lot better than what u have, wondering if it was the installer.
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Mine was fitted by SBR offroad, I assume they would have used the supplied screws/bolts but can't be certain.
Anyone else here with a murchinson snorkel who can check theirs?
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Re: WK2 Snorkel

Hey guys, what an interesting thread! I have a petrol WK2 Larado.. I was considering getting a snorkel - would anyone bother with a petrol?

I do a little bit off road, very basic stuff as my jeep is also my daily driver.

Is there nay alternative to the Murchison snorkel?


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Re: WK2 Snorkel

Think carefully before you install a snorkel. Do you really really need one?
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Re: WK2 Snorkel

Short answer is no, i guess my want is based on the following (in order):

- Looks,
- The slightly better fuel eco,
- Water ingress prevention.


Are there any negatives of putting on a snorkel or is it just silly as its a petrol engine?


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Re: WK2 Snorkel

There's nothing wrong with putting a snorkel on a petrol, I've had them on most of the petrol 4wds I've owned.
If you think you'll need one for your offroad adventures go for it but personally, I wouldn't get one mainly for the looks. I think airflow might be the only ones that do a snorkel for the petrol too..
A negative would be some reduced performance.
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Re: WK2 Snorkel

Hi,

How do you get reduced performance? I would have thought slighter better, being that air is slightly cooler?
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Yes the cooler denser air is a benefit but the additional pipework infront of your airbox will also add some extra resistance to the airflow into your engine. Travelling at speed you won't notice it with the air being rammed down the snorkel but I noticed a slight difference before and after when accelerating hard from a stand still.
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Yes the cooler denser air is a benefit but the additional pipework infront of your airbox will also add some extra resistance to the airflow into your engine. Travelling at speed you won't notice it with the air being rammed down the snorkel but I noticed a slight difference before and after when accelerating hard from a stand still.
That's interesting and makes a lot of sense. Another issue that concerns me is that a snorkel is really only necessary if the normal air intake is under water. In that situation, I'm not confident that the electronics of the modern SUV like the WK2 is up to it. If the air intake is not actually under water but in the splash zone, that can be handled cheaply by tape or a water bra like this https://msa4x4.com.au/catalogue/water-bra/water-bra/ . It also saves unnecessarily having to drag an air scoop through the air everywhere you go. Of course none of this addresses Jamie8855's #1 issue "Looks"
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Re: WK2 Snorkel

Story time. I was with a guy who punted his older V8 Grand Cherokee into a waterhole at increasing speeds to try and get through. He was really gunning it and ignored suggestions that it was going to end in tears. Eventually the attempt ended in silence as the car stalled from pretty high RPM. We pulled him out, removed the plugs, dried them, removed the air filter, dried the airbox, installed his jocks as an air filter, cranked a quantity of water out of the cylinders, replaced the plugs... and he drove it home no worries.


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Story time. I was with a guy who punted his older V8 Grand Cherokee into a waterhole at increasing speeds to try and get through. He was really gunning it and ignored suggestions that it was going to end in tears. Eventually the attempt ended in silence as the car stalled from pretty high RPM. We pulled him out, removed the plugs, dried them, removed the air filter, dried the airbox, installed his jocks as an air filter, cranked a quantity of water out of the cylinders, replaced the plugs... and he drove it home no worries.


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Good job Barboots! I guess he would have been stuffed it was a diesel with no plugs to remove.
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You can remove the glow plugs.
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