snorkels and rust

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:24
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Hi all.
I had a snorkel fitted to my 1999 GU Patrol nearly 5 years ago. I have recently noticed that just under the snorkel where it enters the front guard rust bubbles have become evident. I will have to go and get this fixed before it gets worse (so much for the Counteract electronic rust protection). Hate to think what is behind the snorkel. Is this a common occurence that I will have to have repaired every so many years or could it be that it was just not installed properly in the first place, ie. sealant on the cut metal.

I have just recently found this site and think it is great. Think I will have to join. I have spent hours reading through the archives. Can be pretty hard to pick fact from fiction (truth from wishful thinking) with some of the responses for the more technical stuff. Very confusing at times, otherwise great.
See you aout and about.

Matt.

1999 2.4TD GU Patrol Wagon
wife, 2 kids and a crazed kelpie.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:45

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:45
Matt, quite possible for water to sit there and creek in under the paint further and further. I seem to remember the guy who fitted ours painted with cold galvanising there on the raw metal. I used fish oil in round the guard while the plastic liner was off, especially in a blind area inside behind the wheel arch.

We will welcome you as a member Matt and love to think some occasional wishful thinking actually may be seen to work by some............
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:46

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:46
What sized TD engine do you have???????????
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Reply By: Squizzy - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:36

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:36
Matt,

I think you'll find your motor is a 2.8L TD Patrol, not 2.4.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Matt H (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 13:41

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 13:41
Sorry, got my fingers all crossed up. It's a 4.2td
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:42

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:42
I thought it may have been Deslexic typing it for you.
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