snorkel test?

Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:40
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does anyone know an easy and safe way to test if your snorkel is sealed properly?
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:53

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:53
Put a seal of some sort (NOT your hand) over the open tube (remove ram first). You should feel incredible suction. If the seal is good enough - you'll kill the engine.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:54

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:54
Stick a plastic bag over it while the engine is running. If there are any air leaks in the snorkel you should hear air being sucked into them before the engine stops.
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:35

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:35
i would assume the engine will suck a hole in the bag before stopping. My diesel would anyway.
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:54

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:54
S&N asked for information on snorkel test
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When you do a dusty trip have a look at youair filter if it has more dust and leaves plus moths than you had before then your Snokel is not dust tight
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:51

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 09:51
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"if it has more dust and leaves" - then where it's going to !

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Reply By: fnq triton - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:55

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:55
could you cover the end so no air gets in and see what happens, if you hear hissing or it doesn't stall it would suggest sumpthing. thats just a guess as i don't have a snorkel to test for myself

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Daniel
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Reply By: Dirty Smitty - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:33

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:33
Place the mouth piece in your mouth and submerge your head in water (bath, pool or any open water area). Then place your thumb over the top hole/end/opening of the snorkel and breath in. If any water enters your mouth your snorkel is stuffed. You may be able to repair the snorkel with silicon rubber or silly's no more leaks/gaps. I have personally tried this method in the past and it never fails, good luck with it and I hope my advice helps.
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Follow Up By: Bros 1 - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:43

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:43
Is it Friday already.
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Reply By: angler - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:54

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 21:54
I tried the plastic bag trick when I first put the snorkel on and I must let everyone know it goes off with a very loud bang just before the engine stops.

Pooley

Frightened the S**T out of me, well almost anyway.
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Reply By: hoyks - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 22:43

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 22:43
Someone once told me that if you block half the inlet and spray some Aerostart or Start-ya-bastard around the joins, if there is a leak it will suck in through any gaps and change the idle speed of the engine.
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Reply By: Moggs - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:44

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 23:44
howdy Shannon.

What's up with the snorkel test???? - are you just checking up on the crazie workmanship while he is away ;-)

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:02

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:02
hahahahahah!!! GOLD!
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Follow Up By: S&N - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:39

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:39
hahaha, I like that! Nah, it was me who did the silicone, so ive only got myself to blame!!!!!
I think his words about both cutting the hole and putting the silicone on the pannel were, "Its your paintwork, you do it!!!!" I had to laugh when he said it though!!!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:39

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 08:39
drive into a river over the bonnet, stop in the middle, wait for rod to come through side of the donk... send ads the bill.

Hows the missus doing with the bub? Have to catch up for beer soon.
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Follow Up By: S&N - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:42

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 12:42
Nik is doing great! Tamzin is wonderful, even giving us 4-5hrs between feeds some nights,(some nights are only 1.5-2hrs, but we wont go into that!!!! GRRRRR)

Beer sounds great! will have to con Nik into letting me put a BBQ on for us all!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 13:53

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 13:53
Just dont tell her.
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Reply By: S&N - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 19:26

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 19:26
well, our patrol failed the plastic bag test!!! i think the problem might be with the primary air filter box (the one behind the passenger headlight). it has a drain hole at the bottom of it, so i silliconed it up! Will see how that goes tomorrow, then will work back from there!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 13:53

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 13:53
If you look at the hose that comes out of it, if its same as mine, that pipe that comes out of the precleaner box BREAKS OFF THE BOX..

bleep it off altogether.
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Follow Up By: S&N - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 16:36

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 16:36
bleep what off bruce? the filter container or the drain plug?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 23:44

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 23:44
Get rid of the precleaner box from behind headlight, and leave the main one above rocker cover.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:39

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 20:39
Levuka 4x4 park at Easter , at the mud pit , there are 2 pits side by side ,1 = upto 30 odd inches of mud ,fun and games ,,next to same pit is pit no2 that no one has gone into all w/end , Nissan Navara diesel "Ive got a snorkel ,Ive got front and rear diff locks" into the pit ,, mud above headlights ,water 18inches above that ,, snorkel FAILED to be air tight .,,, umpteen tries for snatch out ,one totally furbar Nissan motor ,,, !!!!!! "Ive got a snorkel " Better be bloody airtight !!!!!!
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Reply By: S&N - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 15:04

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 15:04
i re-sealed everything, started it up (4.2 turbo diesel by the way) put the bag over the head on top of the snorkel, it sucked back through the fins & popped the bag, so i put a rag over the top (safari style head) then put a new plastic bag over, the suction was enough to start bending the fins on the head backwards, slight rev change, but no stall!!!!!! is this right or should it stall????????

thanks!!
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