Killbert wrote:Furi wrote:frostyfriday wrote:Guys, other than fyording through 6 feet deep water, what is the use of a snorkel?
I have always wondered, because I have designed automotive controllers and gauges and I can tell you that the spec for a military vehicle that can be submerged and those for a Mitsubishi Delica are quite different. Submerging a Delica is just asking for trouble...
So I wondered about that. How deep of a water can a standard L300 with no mods ride through? And what would the depth be with differential breathers added on but no snorkel?
Well it's more or less what you're willing to destroy. With a snorkel you could enter much deeper water but at the expense of water potentially soaking the rear ac unit, alternator, water entering the differentials via the vent... it'll go deeper than without one for sure once or twice... but then you'll quickly find the weak points. Rule of thumb for me when I off road is to never go deeper than 3/4 of my Tire.
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3/4 or height of tire seems a good rule of thumb to go by. But would adding breathers to the differential's provide any more clearance on our deli's without using snorkels? Are the differential vent's the same height as other components that could get damaged? I'm removing the rear AC but I'm going by the assumption that I don't want to damage anything like the alternator.
As awesome as they would look :) seems getting a snorkel would mean that one needs to follow through and waterproof all the components that might get damaged from water exposure.