Nissan Patrol Snorkels on ebay

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:03
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Hi All,

Just wondering what the unnamed Nissan Patrol snorkels on ebay are like, are they just cheap junk or not ?

I am NOT referring to the genuine Nissan or Safari snorkels.
Thanks and cheers P&J
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:44

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:44
According to safari, there are some cheap plastic snorkels around.

I have had safaris on cars more than 7 years and still look like new.

Depends on how long you keep it for I suppose.

The safari does have the water removal drain....They also hang their hat on that.

Safari copied the first snorkel (running up the side of the car) about 30 years ago and have gone from strength to strength.

Brett....
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 06:16

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 06:16
Hi P&J,
Have a look through this search,
safari snorkles don't get burnt
Sure they are cheap, but is it worth it.?
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 21:55

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 21:55
Check out the patrol forum. There is plenty of pics of ill fitting Ebay snorkels.. Many of them have lots of little pieces clamped together, less parts are better as you will agree.. plenty of examples of brass inserts pulling out and plastic fading and splitting and delaminating. Pay the extra and buy a Nissan or safari.. It needs to work when you need it most. Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 22:28

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 22:28
Another point. Genuine snorkels and Safari snorkels would at the time of design, been flow tested to ensure they flow enough air suitable for the engine capacity. Many of the cheapies have small flexi type tubes that are not conducive to good flow. Michael
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Reply By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 00:03

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 00:03
I bought a snorkel off Ebay for my Hilux TD 18 months back.
$195 including freight, it fitted perfectly, still looks like new and has a head same as ARB type.
Came from a mob in Sth Oz.
ARB seem to be one of those companies adding extortionate markups and getting using scare campaigns.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 00:04

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Reply By: P and JM - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 19:13

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 19:13
Hi All,

Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions. I fully agree these cheap ones (although are reasonably priced and very tempting) may NOT be the way to go.
Then again what's not made in China nowadays ?

Cheers P&J

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