What is that on top of a police snorekl?

Submitted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 19:55
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Recently saw a police 4WD with a black box on the top of the snorkel. I guess it was about 20cm wide by 20cm deep and say 15cm high.

I figure it is a pre-cleaner but haven't been able to find one on the Internet anywhere.

Any "intelligent" ideas as to what it is, make etc.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:10

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:10
What make of car, the new Paj's or the patrol, or the cruiser?
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan M (ACT) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:12

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:12
Only caught a quick glimps as I drove past. I reckon it was a Patrol.
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Reply By: jp - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:28

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:28
External gps ariel?
jp
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:31

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:31
Mobile speed camera. They just drive along and computer knows vehicle speed, laser is drawn to oncoming vehicle, calculates speed and takes a digital snap shot of the vehicle. The unsuspecting driver gets a speeding fine in the post the next week.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan M (ACT) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:46

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 21:46
Good thought D-Jack. A mobile cash register!

It sat where you would expecty the normal air intake is, and I couldn't see any other air intake for it.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 22:19

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 22:19
Nothing sinister - seen them on a number of snorkel equiped 4WD vehicles - not that common - just another type of precleaner.

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Reply By: Jarrod - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 22:59

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 22:59
The box thingy on the top of our (police) snorkel is just the factory snorkel "air ram/inlet" - it doesn't matter which ay you go thru water, the water cant get in .. This is because the air inlet in actually on the botom, facing up. therfore gravity keeps water from entering. ...

Jarrod.

BTW its a cruiser, 100 std.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan M (ACT) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:11

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 23:11
Thanks Jarrod. Are they being fitted routinely to the forces fleet of 4WDs?
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:45

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 21:45
But when the engine uses up the air in the airbox/snorkle, the air/water pressure will force the water in, even if it is uphill, so the engine will stop due to lack of air, possibly before it hydraulics itself to death.

But if this happened to a fuzzmobile, it would mean that the inside of the vehicle would be full of water too...........anyone available to give mouth to mouth ????

Not me
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